Most Dot Balls in an IPL Inning
Dot balls are the most valuable thing in any format of the game of cricket. It might be the one-day international or it might be the shortest format of cricket, T20. Not only it helps to mount the pressure on the opposition but also can yield the wickets if used at the right moment. The dot balls are like the salt in any dish. Despite being omnipresent, the perfect use of the salt can make wonders. Likewise, the dot balls too.
It is rare that the bowlers go on to bowl the dot balls in the most ruthless format. On top of it, the Indian Premier League is a great leveler. The league doesn’t treat the best of the world with the rest of the world. All players are treated equally. The uncapped Indian players take the world-class bowlers to task. And the talented and hungry youngsters restrict the batsmen for a modest of their personal score.
Lasith Malinga, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh are few players who have bowled most dots in the fastest cricket league in the world. However, they don’t find their name in the list of most dot balls in an IPL inning. The youngsters have outshone the opposition with their impressive spell in a single game of the Indian Premier League.
In the list of most dot balls bowled in an IPL inning, the fast bowlers dominate the spinners. Pacers have found their name six times whereas spinners only four times. Moreover, the list is dominated by the Indian players with a record six times out of 10. Deepak Chahar is the most recurring name in the list as he has bowled the most number of dot balls in an innings twice. Also, he tops the list with 20 dot balls in a single game that was played at Chidambaram against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019.
The second name on the list is the well-known wily leg-spinner in the league. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled 18 dot balls in a game against Chennai Super Kings at the sluggish surface of MA Chidambaram Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore were restricted to a paltry total of 70 and almost had defended it with a great spell by Yuzvendra Chahal who bowled one of the most economical spells in the Indian Premier League. His figures are followed by Imran Tahir and Varun Aaron in the list.
Here is the list of the top five most dot balls bowled in an IPL inning: