IPL 2021 will soon entertain Indian cricket fans as they will once again cheer for their favourite teams. IPL 2021, the 14th edition of the tournament, returns to India after a gap of nearly 2 years. The tournament begins with the first match on April 9, 2021. In the first match, Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Eight teams i.e., Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals will battle against each other in IPL 2021. The matches will be played at six venues across the nation which are Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Ahmadabad.
Bowling is a very hard job in IPL since the T20 league has many hard-hitting batsmen. These aggressive batsmen hit many runs while batting due to which it is a very tough job for a bowler to have a great economy rate. However, there are still some bowlers who have impressed with their amazing economy in the Indian Premier League. Some of these bowlers are not part of the IPL at present but their names still pop up when we talk about economical bowlers in IPL history. Here we look at 5 bowlers with the best economy in the Indian Premier League so far.
IPL 2021: 5 Bowlers With The Best Economy Rates In The Tournament So Far
5. Roelof van der Merwe
Roelof van der Merwe is the bowler with the 5th best economy in the Indian Premier League. Roelof van der Merwe is a former South African cricketer who currently plays for the Netherlands. He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2009 and IPL 2010 and then played for Delhi Daredevils from IPL 2011 to IPL 2013. In IPL, the left-arm spinner played 21 matches. Merve bowled 73.5 overs in IPL and conceded 498 runs. This gives him an economy of just 6.74 runs in the Indian Premier League.