Bowling a maiden is one of the toughest things in T20 cricket and to do it on a consistent basis in a big tournament like IPL is a massive achievement for any bowler. Cricket has always been a batsman’s game and it is very rare to see the fast bowlers enjoying success. One of the positive signs of a fast bowler is to start with a maiden.
The game has evolved so much and even edges fly for maximums and it is very hard to keep the batsman quiet at one end. However, it is important to bowl at the right lines and lengths which might be eventually hold up the batsman for a fair time. With the 2021 IPL suspended at the midway of the tournament, it is time to look at the five bowlers with the most maiden overs in IPL history.
5 Bowlers With The Most Maiden Overs In IPL History:
5. Dhawal Kulkarni:
Dhawal Kulkarni is one of those pacers who does the job time and again and is very quiet about going his business. He takes the new ball most of the time and swings it both ways hitting the good lengths. Most of his wickets have come in the powerplay and he is the only fast bowler to have played a minimum of one game in all the seasons so far.
Kulkarni has played 92 IPL games and has taken 86 wickets at an economy of 8.30. He has bowled eight maidens so far which equals the fifth most maiden overs in IPL history. He played one game this season for the Mumbai Indians and did bowl very well at the back end by executing the yorkers. He is a very experienced bowler and has played for India in limited-overs matches.