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IPL 2024: Ranking the Best Bowling Spell for Each Team

Sandeep Sharma, the standout as we look at the ranking of the best bowling spell for each team in IPL 2024.

The current edition of the Indian Premier League, the IPL 2024 has been a revolution in terms of the brand of cricket we have witnessed. Given the kind of pitches we have seen, and the impact player rule as a cherry on top, we have seen some amazing competitive cricket throughout the tournament. If opinions don’t matter to you, the fact that 4 teams ended the season on 14 points, and only one was able to qualify proves that.

Even though IPL 2024 has been one of the most exciting tournaments over the years, if there is one area where the tournament has failed to live up to expectations, it is the bowling department. Be it the pitches or the impact player rule, none of them were bowling-friendly; thus resulting in most of the bowlers having a higher economy rate.

While the economy rate of most of the bowlers has been affected, one area where they still excelled is the wicket column. With teams taking an aggressive route with their batting, the chances of taking wickets have improved for the bowlers. So, in this article, we take a look at the ranking of the best bowing spell for each team in IPL 2024.

Ranking the Best Bowling Spell for Each Team in IPL 2024 

#10: Royal Challengers Bengaluru – 3/20 by Yash Dayal vs DC

At number 10 on the list is Yash Dayal for RCB, who had a spell of 3/20 against Delhi Capitals. While RCB have been a predominant force, purely due to their batting, the bowling has looked under par. The fact that none of the RCB bowlers have a 4-fer against them shows either they have been a great bowling unit together, or have been below average. One can say it is the latter as none of the RCB bowlers feature in the top 10 wicket-takers for IPL 2024.

#9: Delhi Capitals – 4/55 by Kuldeep Yadav vs SRH

At number 9, we have Kuldeep Yadav with a spell of 4/55 against SRH. Kuldeep has been one of the best spinners of the tournament, and this particular spell felt cheery on the top for Kuldeep. In a high-scoring contest where SRH batters shattered the bowling of DC, Kuldeep chipped in with key wickets to curtail the run flow. Kuldeep took the wickets of Head, Abhishek, Markram, and Nitish as Kuldeep ended with a spell of 4/55 with SRH ending on 266. Unfortunately, DC couldn’t chase the target. 

#8: Kolkata Knight Riders – 4/33 by Mitchell Starc vs MI

At number 8, we have the only Overseas player on the list, and coincidently, he also happens to be the costliest player in IPL history. Starc has only lived up to the expectations in a few spells this IPL, and one of those moments came against Mumbai Indians where Starc successfully helped defend 169. Courtesy of his spell, MI were bundled out for 145; thus securing a 24-run victory. 

#7: Gujarat Titans – 4/33 by R. Sai Kishore vs PBKS

At number 7, we have R. Sai Kishore with a spell of 4/33 vs PBKS for Gujarat Titans. In a rather dull season for GT, who played back-to-back finals in the last two IPL seasons, there were only a few moments for GT to cherish. One of those moments was this spell from Sai Kishore as GT were able to bundle out PBKS for just 142 runs. With pitch supporting spin, Sai along with support from Noor and Rashid ended with a spell of 4/33. 

#6: Punjab Kings – 4/29 by Arshdeep Singh vs SRH

Arshdeep Singh has blown hot and cold this season, but this particular spell is his best of the season.  Given the strong batting lineup of SRH, Arshdeep was the main reason why SRH couldn’t go past 200. If not for Nitish Reddy’s fifty, SRH were nowhere near a winning total. Arshdeep Singh took key wickets in his spell of 4/29 as SRH could only manage 182. Unfortunately, PBKS couldn’t chase it down. 

#5: Chennai Super Kings – 4/27 by Tushar Deshpande vs SRH

Number 5 sees Chennai Super Kings with Tushar Deshpande rocking the boat with a spell of 4/27 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was a rather contrasting batting display by SRH, or one can say, Tushar, being the main reason why they couldn’t post a good total. Defending a solid 213, Tushar rattled the explosive openers of SRH, thus putting them on the back foot already. Tushar ended the match with a spell of 4/27 as SRH could only manage 134. 

#4: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 4/19 by T. Natarajan vs DC

Amidst all the focus on SRH’s explosive batting lineup, if there is one bowler who has been very impressive for the Sunrisers, it is Natarajan. In a run-feast where more than 450 runs were scored, Natarajan ended with a match-winning spell of 4/19 including a maiden to his name. While most of the wickets of Natarajan were tailenders, his stoppage of runs flow helped maintain the pressure, thus resulting in wickets at the other end.   

#3: Lucknow Super Giants – 5/30 by Yash Thakur vs GT

Amidst one of the weakest bowling attacks in the completion, Yash Thakur gave a memorable spell to remember for his team, Lucknow Super Giants. It also happens to be the first five-wicket haul of the competition as Yash Thakur’s memorable 5-wicket haul helped LSG defend a low score of 163 vs Gujarat Titans as the latter could only manage 130. 

#2: Mumbai Indians – 5/21 by Jasprit Bumrah vs RCB

In a rather humiliating season for the Mumbai Indians, if there is one guy who has always stood for them no matter what, it is Jasprit Bumrah. Irrespective of the conditions, Jasprit Bumrah has been a standout performer for Mumbai Indians. This particular 5-wicket haul is no different as it came against a strong batting lineup of RCB. In a possible run-feast, Bumrah’s magical 5/21 restricted RCB to just 196. Also, It was an epic chase by MI as they won in just 15 overs. 

#1: Rajasthan Royals – 5/18 by Sandeep Sharma vs MI

The Rajasthan Royals have been one team that has more or less played the same bowling attack irrespective of how their players performed. With a lot of Indian bowling options available for RR, they trusted Sandeep Sharma, and he didn’t disappoint either. On a rather batting-friendly wicket of Jaipur, Sandeep delivered his career-best spell of 5/18 to restrict MI to just 179. Moreover, RR didn’t disappoint in the batting too as they chased the target, courtesy of Jaiswal’s 100.

So, that’s about the ranking of the best bowling spell for each team in IPL 2024. 

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.