Yorkers are arguably the most effective type of delivery in any form of the game. In the shortest format of the sport, bowlers often deliver yorkers at the back end of the innings to prevent the batsmen from latching on to the balls. It goes a long way in keeping the batsmen on their toes and restrict them from dispatching the ball to the boundary.
However, it is worth noting that yorkers are also hard to deliver. Often bowlers miss their length and on such cases, it becomes a case of a low full toss or a half-volley, ones that batsmen could play easily. The blockhole could also be tough to find if there’s dew on the pitch, not enabling the bowlers to grasp and release the ball as desired.
On that note, we take a look at five bowlers who have bowled the most yorkers in IPL 2020:
Andre Russell – 6:
As much of a destructive batsman Andre Russell is, he is also a brilliant death bowler. While Kolkata Knight Riders do not have a shortage of bowlers, who could bowl at the back end, Andre Russell has stepped up when others have failed.
So far, in IPL 2020, the Jamaican has delivered six yorkers and bowled brilliantly the other night against Delhi Capitals. He gave away only seven runs in the final over. In four matches so far, the 31-year old has four wickets at an economy rate of 7.75.