IPL 2019: Top Five Bowlers To Watch Out For
T20 cricket has mostly been dominated by batsmen but some bowlers have been able to make their mark with their memorable performances. In IPL 2018, there were a number of bowlers from India and other countries who proved their mettle. Now, as IPL 2019 is set to begin, let's take a look at the top 5 bowlers to watch out for.
Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah started his IPL journey as a 19-year-old with the Mumbai Indians and claimed three wickets for 32 runs in his debut match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. Bumrah's stock in the IPL has risen every year - he took 15 wickets in 2016, 20 wickets in 2017 and 17 in 2018. Overall, in the IPL Bumrah has taken 63 wickets in 61 games. (All Images Courtesy: AFP)
Andrew Tye: Andrew Tye not only picked most number of wickets in the IPL 2018 but confirmed the fact that if you keep focusing on your line and length with great dedication, you can do well even on the batting-friendly pitches in the subcontinent. Picking up 24 wickets in the 14 matches he played was surely a performance worth remembering.
Jofra Archer: Jofra Archer made his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals in IPL 11. It was a debut to remember for the Sussex player as in his maiden appearance for Rajasthan Royals, the all-rounder made the difference with his returns of 3/22. The 23-year-old took 15 wickets at an average of 21.6 in the last season, becoming one of 16 players retained by the franchise from the 2018 season.
Rashid Khan: SunRisers' trump card with the ball in hand will certainly be Afghanistan phenomenon Rashid Khan. The 20-year-old has been a revelation in the tournament after making his IPL debut in 2017. Rashid Khan ended the 2018 season as the second highest wicket-taker behind Andrew Tye. The Afghan sensation took 21 wickets in 17 matches at an economy rate of 6.73.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal, one of the 14 players retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2019 auctions, has been a part of the franchise since 2014. The 28-year-old, who has been retained by the franchise for his sixth straight season, has picked up 82 wickets and is the highest wicket-taker for RCB at the moment.