T20 cricket has always been considered a game of batsmen where bowlers are often overshadowed. However, the Indian Premier League has given numerous players a global platform to showcase their talents. Though it’s not easy to bowl a maiden over in T20 cricket, bowlers play an equally significant role in every match.
Even a single maiden over can put immense pressure on the opposition team’s batting lineup. In this write-up, we’ll be highlighting the top 6 bowlers who hold the record for bowling the maximum number of maiden overs in IPL history.
IPL 2023: Most IPL Maidens Listed Below
|Praveen Kumar (GL)||119||14||90||7.72|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)||147||11||154||7.32|
|Irfan Pathan (GL)||101||10||80||7.78|
|Trent Boult (RR)||80||9||94||8.27|
|Lasith Malinga (MI)||122||8||170||7.14|
|Jasprit Bumrah (MI)||120||8||145||7.39|
|Sandeep Sharma (RR)||104||8||114||7.77|
|Dhawal Kulkarni (MI)||92||8||86||8.30|
The top leading bowler on this roster – Praveen Kumar, a retired Indian pacer. Across his stints with Punjab, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Gujarat, he captured 90 wickets in 119 IPL games including a hattrick. His claim to fame in the IPL is the record for the most number of maiden overs, standing tall at 14. Praveen bid adieu to all formats of cricket in 2018, leaving a lasting legacy on the field.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has successfully clinched the second position on the IPL purple cap winners list by taking 154 wickets at an impressive average of 26.01 in his 147 innings. He has been a crucial member of his team for several years and has even won the coveted purple cap in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Notably, Bhuvi played a significant role in his team’s title-winning campaign in the 2016 edition, showcasing his exceptional skills and unwavering dedication towards the sport. He has also bowled the most dot balls in the IPL history.
Ranked third in the league’s history with an impressive 10 maiden overs in 101 innings, Irfan Pathan’s skill as a bowler earned him 80 wickets with an economy of 7.77 and an average of 33.11. Despite his short international career, Pathan is celebrated as one of India’s finest swing bowlers. His contributions were pivotal in India’s victory at the T20 World Cup in 2007, where he earned the title of player of the final match.
Dhawal Kulkarni has been a part of the IPL for several years and has played in a total of 90 matches. During his IPL career, he has bowled for 291 overs and has managed to take 80 wickets. Interestingly, he holds the record for the third-highest number of maidens bowled in the IPL, having bowled eight maidens in total.
Lasith Malinga stands tall as one of the most outstanding cricketers in the history of IPL. With an exceptional record of the highest number of wickets in the IPL, he has proved his mettle time and again. In his illustrious IPL career spanning over 122 matches, Malinga has bowled a total of 471 overs, snatching 170 wickets in the process. Interestingly, out of these 471 overs, Malinga has bowled 8 maiden overs, making him a force to be reckoned with in the cricketing world.
In the IPL cricket league, Sandeep Sharma has established himself as a proficient bowler, having participated in 88 matches and bowled 327 overs. To date, he has managed to take 103 wickets, a remarkable feat. Additionally, his stellar bowling skills have led him to bowl eight maiden overs, making him the fifth-highest player in the history of IPL to achieve this accomplishment.