The star Mumbai Indians pacer Akash Madhwal stunned everyone with his sensational performance in the eliminator of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2023. He scalped five wickets conceding only 5 runs in 3.3 overs to win the match for MI by a big margin of 81 runs.
With this astonishing performance, Akash Madhwal made his entry into the list of the bowlers with the best-ever bowling spells in the history of the Indian Premier League. There had been only a few bowlers in this list to bowl the best bowling spells in the tournament.
Here in this article, we’ll have a look at the best-ever bowling spells bowled in the 15-year-long history of the Indian Premier League since its inception in the year 2008.
Best Bowling spells in the Indian Premier League
Anil Kumble – The former RCB skipper and legendary spinner Anil Kumble amazed everyone with his astonishing performance against Rajasthan Royals in a league match during the IPL 2009. Kumble scalped five wickets at the cost of only 5 runs.
Sohail Tanvir – The former Pakistan pacer played for the Rajasthan Royals in the first-ever edition of the Indian Premier League in the year 2008. He scalped six wickets conceding only 14 runs in the match against Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Adam Zampa – The star Australian spinner Adam Zampa scalped four wickets at the cost of only 16 runs in the Indian Premier League 2016 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Alzarri Joseph – Caribbean bowler Alzarri Joseph went on to amaze everyone with his excellent bowling figures in the match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019.
Apart from all this, Madhwal has recorded the best-ever bowling figures in the knock-out stage of an IPL season.
Here’s a list of the best spells in the playoffs of IPL:
Dhawal Kulkarni – IPL 2016, First Qualifier against RCB, 4/14
Jasprit Bumrah – IPL 2020, First Qualifier against DC, 4/14
Anil Kumble – IPL 2009, Final against Deccan Chargers, 4/16
Anil Kumble – IPL 2010, 3rd place match against Deccan Chargers, 4/16