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17 May 2018

Bowling records broken in IPL 2018

How did bowlers perform in IPL 2018?

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League has proved to be one of the most exciting seasons so far with some breathtaking last over finishes, great comebacks, massive upsets and heartbreaks.

Bowlers have been phenomenal this season, setting new records in the process.

We take a look at the bowling records that were broken this season.

In context

How did bowlers perform in IPL 2018?
Most dot-balls bowled in the IPL

Harbhajan Singh

Most dot-balls bowled in the IPL

Harbhajan has been one of the top performers of IPL with 134 wickets at an average of 26.89 and an economy of 7.02.

This season hasn't been great for the off-spinner but he has still managed to break an all-time record.

Harbhajan has bowled 1,123 dot balls in the IPL, the most by any bowler.

He overtook Praveen Kumar's 1,075.

Andrew Tye

Best bowling strike-rate in the IPL

Andrew Tye is currently the Purple Cap holder with 24 wickets to his name.

He could end up becoming the first Australian to win the honor at the end of the season.

His fantastic season saw him break the record for the best bowling strike rate in the tournament.

With a strike rate of 12.16, Tye is the most lethal bowler.

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Best bowling average in the IPL

Andrew Tye has 36 wickets in 19 games across two seasons in the cash-rich tournament. He now averages 15.05 which is the best in the IPL so far. Tye surpassed compatriot Dough Bollinger who averaged 18.72.

Best figures for an uncapped Indian player

Ankit Rajpoot

Best figures for an uncapped Indian player

Kings XI's Ankit Rajpoot was impressive against the Sunrisers Hyderabad as he claimed a 5-wicket haul to end up with figures of 5/14.

Rajpoot's brilliant night saw him record the best figures by a Kings XI Punjab player.

Further, this performance ensured he has the best bowling figures by an uncapped Indian bowler in the Indian Premier League.

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