Although T20 cricket has always been regarded as game mostly been dominated by Batsman, sometimes or the other, it witnesses some of the most memorable performances by the Bowlers as well. Moreover, if we talk about the IPL 2018, there were a number of bowlers from India and other countries who proved their mettle in the 10th edition of the IPL tournament and while IPL 2019 is just about to arrive next year, let’s take a look at the list of Top 10 bowlers to watch out for in IPL 2019.
#10 Amit Mishra ( Delhi Daredevils)
Amit Mishra has always been an Old horse in the Indian spin bowling department and even in the IPL 2018, he went on to deliver some of the most memorable performances for his Delhi Daredevils team.
If we talk about his performance in IPL 2018, he went on to scalp 12 wickets in the 10 matches with an economy of 7.13. Still, the Daredevils team can expect a lot more form the Leggie in the IPL 2019 and we all can certainly hope of seeing this Leg spin sensation to create some more wonders in IPL 2019.
#9 Sunil Narine (KKR)
Sunil Narine is that one player who has delivered more form his bat rather than his bowling in the IPL 2019 and even though he grabbed 17 wickets in total out of the 16 matches he played for his team, his bowling didn’t prove to be as lethal as it once used to be. While we can blame his Focus towards batting for the same as well which saw him earn a promotion as an Opening batsman for the team, we still expect him to win matches for KKR with the ball as well in the IPL 2019.
Moreover, his expertise being a Global T20 player comes as an added advantage for the Franchise and he would certainly be craving for some more wickets in the IPL 2019.
#8 Kuldeep Yadav ( KKR)
Kuldeep Yadav has performed well in the International circuit in the past one year and emerged as the Top bowler in even the most alienated conditions for his team. While his association with KKR in the IPL 2018 saw him taking in total 17 wickets in the 16 matches he played with an average of 24.58, he didn’t turn out to be on par with the expectation laid to him by the team management.
Still, we can expect a lot more from him this season and while he will be accompanied by the likes of Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla alongside, we can certainly hope of seeing a Brilliant spell of bowling form this Spin Sensation in the IPL 2019.
#7 Jasprit Bumrah ( Mumbai Indians)
Jasprit Bumrah has been considered as one of the pace bowlers in the Indian team and he has always delivered at the crucial junctures as well for his team during his career. Moreover, his Performance with the Mumbai Indian s was quite average during the IPL 2018 which saw him taking in total 17 wickets out for the 14 matches he played in the Tournament. Moreover, His bowling Average of 21.88 and Economy of 6.88 was quite impressive and was one of the reasons behind Mumbai‘s Qualification in the Playoffs.
#6 Hardik Pandya ( Mumbai Indians)
Although Hardik Pandya is best known for his hard-hitting batting down the order for his team Mumbai Indians across all the season of the IPL, he has stepped up as one of the best Bowlers for Mumbai Indian in the IPL 2018.
While he scalped 18 wickets in Total out of the 13 matches he played, His economy of 8.92 was a bit of concern for his team. Still, this Bowler got all the variations in his armory which can certainly do wonders for his team in the IPL 2019.
#5 Trent Boult (Delhi Daredevils)
Trent Boult has always been a key bowler for his National team and his performance in the IPL 2018 confirms the same with big impact for Delhi Daredevils as well. His brilliant display of Swing bowling saw him taking 18 wickets in total out of the 14 matches he played for his team in IpL 2018. Although his Economy of 8.84 was still a bit of concern for his team, we can expect this Kiwi bowler to bother the batsman once again in the IPL 2019.
#4 Umesh Yadav (RCB)
If there was one layer who performed well for the RCB team in the IPL 2018 apart from the likes of Kohli and Devilliers, it was Umesh Yadav. Yadav not only picked 20 wickets in the 14 matches he played with an average of 20.90, he turned out to become one of the best Strike bowlers in the whole tournament. Although his Heroics at the start of the innings didn’t get capitalized by his team, we can certainly expect him and RCB to create Miracle which can turn out the fate of the team in the IPL tournament history so far.
#3 Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)
Even before the IPL 2018 started, there was a lot of Buzz about Jofra Archer and his Fast bowling and this was the only reason, why he was been bought at a big amount by Rajasthan Royals in the Auction. Although he didn’t get the same amount of support by other bowlers in the team, he still went on to scalp 15 wickets in the 10 matches he played with a brilliant average of 21.66.
Therefore, huge hopes will be lying with this Wonderboy from England in the IPL 2019 and we can expect something more prolific from his end.
#2 Rashid Khan (SRH)
If we have to name one spinner who has caught the eyes of every cricket fan in the past few months, it has been the Spin Sensation Rashid Khan for his team SRH. Rashid Khan picked 21 wickets from 17 matches he played in the tournament with an average of 21.80 along with an economy of 6.73. Thus, we can expect this Magical spinner to keep creating some magic for his team in the IPL 2019.
#1 Andrew Tye (KXIP)
Andrew Tye didn’t only pick most number of wickets in the IPL 2018 but confirmed the fact that if you keep focusing on your line and length with great dedication, you can do well even on the Batting Supportive pitches in the Indian Sub Continent.
Picking up 24 wickets in the 14 matches he played was surely a performance worth remembering and is bowling average of 18.66 worked as an icing on the cake in the process. We can now expect him to surely up his ante and keep on bringing some more purple caps under his name.