The batters have no clue which way the ball is turning
Posted April 06, 2022 in IPL.
Cricket is a funny game they said, but this game can also be filled with mysteries. There are certain bowlers who can make magic with the ball. These are called as mystery spinners because apart from the bowler himself, the batters & the keepers have a hard time reading them from the hand. Such mystery spinners make life difficult for the batters as batsman more often than not try to hit them basis the line and length rather than the picking it from the action.
We have been blessed many such mystery spinners in the IPL too. Let’s have a look at these mystery spinners who are an asset for any captain.
Mystery and Sunil Narine go hand in hand. The veteran from West Indies have been a stalwart with regards to mystery spin bowling in the IPL. The mystery spinner has a terrific dot ball % of 45.6 in T20 cricket and has picked up 52 wickets in the shorter format at an excellent economy rate of just 6.02 per over. The bowler has taken 4 wicket haul 8 times in his IPL Career. Sunil Narine has definitely troubled batters all-round the globe. Sunil Narine has picked up 32 Wickets against Punjab Kings which is his highest against any opponent in the IPL. Surprisingly, the bowler always has had a hard time against Rajasthan Royals & Sunrisers Hyderabad where Narine has managed to pick up just 10 wickets each. Against all the teams where has played 10 or more matches, Sunil has been the most expensive in front of the Rajasthan royals with an economy of 7.42 in 60 overs against them.
A bowler who was considered as the next big thing in cricket when he arrived at the international circuit. But with the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who used to guide Kuldeep from behind the wickets the career graph of Kuldeep has sloped downwards. A bowler known for his chinaman mystery has a perfect wrong un to deceive any batter. Kuldeep Yadav is yet to prove his metal in the IPL Circuit. Kuldeep has so far bowled 157 overs in the IPL and has picked up 44 wickets at a decent economy rate of 8.17 per over. The chinaman bowler has a best bowling figure of 4 for 20 runs against the Rajasthan royals against whom he has the lowest economy rate too. Kuldeep has picked up 10 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which is his highest against any IPL Team.
The last in our list of mystery spinners in IPL is the Architect Mr.Varun Chakravarthy. A working professional who hang up his boots as an architect and took up spin bowling to make a mark in cricket. Chakravarthy has been quick to make his mark in IPL. The mystery spinner has bowled a total of 135 overs in IPL Matches so far and has been experimental in picking up 38 wickets while giving away just 909 runs at a very economical rate of 6.73 runs per over. While he has managed to pick 4 wickets haul just once in his entire IPL career but has been damaging the middle orders of many opposition for 3 years now. Varun has been the most successful against the Delhi Capitals. The mystery spinner has one of the lowest economy rate while bowling in the middle overs OF JUST 7.24 RUNS per over. The mystery spinner has managed to win the Man of the Match award just twice in his IPL Career so far.
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