Over the decade the fact that the bowling department is as important aspect in deciding the fate of a T20 match as the batting department has been established quite well. The franchisees and teams have now realized to balance both their dimensions quite well now which can be seen after the end of the IPL 2018 auctions.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 seamers of this IPL season –
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – Nathan Coulter-Nile
This Australian seamer with a total of 86 T20 matches and 105 wickets against his name is quite a trouble for the batsmen on the pitch. His impressive record of 23 wickets in 19 T20I and 37 wickets in 21 ODIs was a strong reason for Royal challengers Bangalore to bid him for 2.20 Cr. Nathan Coulter-Nile is sure to show us some excellent bowling moves on the pitch this season.
- Rajasthan Royals – Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer’s impressive performance in the Big Bash League, where he bagged 17 wickets against his name in 13 matches at an average of 21.90 for Hobart Hurricane was a good enough reason for rajasthan Royals to buy him for a whopping amount of 7.2 Cr. The fans are looking forward for an exceptional bowling experience from the comeback of one of the most awaited franchisees.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the winner of the last Purple Cap is all set to win his third Cap this year. With his seamless bowling abilities, he has been known to give a hard time to the batsmen of the opposing team. With 26 wickets in 14 matches last season with the economy of 7.05, he is a real threat to the teams standing against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
- Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah
With 20 wickets in 16 matches at an economy of 7.35 in the last IPL season, Jasprit ‘Boom’ Bumrah is one fine asset for the Mumbai Indians. Lucky to have found and groomed this young talent, Mumbai Indians have gained plenty of advantage by having this fierce bowler in his team. His unconventional and unpredictable bowling style has given almost all batsmen in front of him a good run for their money.