Best economy rates, most dot balls bowled and other bowling stats from IPL 2016

The ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) was probably the most balanced season of this tournament. Both batsmen and bowlers dominated the tournament with their abilities. Many new bowlers were also seen in the tournament who were exceptional with their bowling.

Bowlers like, Mustafizur Rahman and Adam Zampa were already in the headlines for their performances prior to the IPL. And they did what was exactly expected from them. Meanwhile, there were bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who looked pretty improved with his bowling as he increased his pace was among the wickets. Bowling at good line and length with swing was his ability and with the addition of speed, Bhuvneshwar was more lethal than ever.

On the other hand, there were few other bowlers who got hammered very badly in the tournament by the batsmen. Australian pacer Kane Richardson did well in his first game but further conceded huge amount of runs with his bowling. Shane Watson was also another bowler who did well with his bowling in the whole tournament but failed to deliver in the final game and conceded most number of runs in the crucial match of the tournament.

Other than bowlers like, Bhuvneshwar, Watson, Zampa, there was another bowler who stick to the basics and performed consistently for his team. He was Dhawal Kulkarni, representing Gujarat Lions, he scalped 18 wickets in the tournament at 20.22 with an economy rate of 7.42. He was the only bowler who took the wicket of Virat Kohli for duck; the man who was unstoppable in the whole tournament. The below infographic will give a clear picture about top bowlers along with who failed as well.

Designed by: Srushti Takale
Designed by: Srushti Takale

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with He can be followed on Twitter @abhishekkr2593 and on Facebook at abhicricket.kumar)