Top 5 Bowlers with the maximum number of Maidens In IPL History

Most Maiden Overs in IPL: Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds the record for the highest number of maidens overs (14) in IPL history.He has been an exceptional bowler, claiming 181 wickets across 176 IPL matches while maintaining an impressive economy rate of 7.56 runs per over.Praveen Kumar is second on the list, having bowled 14 maiden overs in 119 IPL innings. He was also a prolific wicket-taker, capturing 90 wickets with an average of 36.12 and an economy rate of 7.73 throughout his IPL career.

Bowlers with Most Maiden Overs in IPL

We will take a look at the Bowlers with most maidens in IPL history.

Top 5 Bowlers with most maidens in IPL history

Bhuvneshwar KumarSRH1811417665049295/1927.237.56
Praveen KumarGL901411942032513/1836.127.73
Trent BoultRR1211110438832304/1826.698.29
Irfan PathanGL801010334026493/2433.117.78
Lasith MalingaMI170812247133665/1319.807.14
Jasprit BumrahMI165813350637145/1022.517.30
Sandeep SharmaRR137812746937095/1827.077.89
Dhawal KulkarniMI8689229724744/1428.778.31
Dale SteynRCB9779536225083/1125.866.92
Harbhajan SinghKKR150616356940305/1826.877.08
Amit MishraLSG174616256141495/1723.847.38
Deepak ChaharCSK7768127722214/1328.847.98
Ishant SharmaDC93611038531745/1234.138.23
Munaf PatelGL7456322516985/2122.957.52
Zaheer KhanDC102510036627824/1727.277.59
Umesh YadavGT144514850842964/2329.838.45

#1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 14 Maiden Overs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds the record for the most maiden overs (14) in IPL history. He has also taken 181 wickets in 176 IPL matches, with an economy rate of 7.56.Known as the “King of Swing,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar is famous for his ability to move the ball both ways, troubling top batters worldwide.

He has been a key bowler for every IPL team he has played for, especially Sunrisers Hyderabad.Bhuvneshwar has led the pace attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad for many years and played a crucial role in their maiden IPL title win in 2016, earning the Purple Cap as the leading wicket-taker of the season.

Throughout his IPL career, Bhuvi has been one of the most economical fast bowlers and is among the top wicket-takers in the league. He also holds the record for the most wickets in the first over of matches.

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2. Praveen Kumar – 14 Maiden Overs

Praveen Kumar, one of India’s finest swing bowlers, was a formidable force with the new ball. Whether playing for India or IPL teams like Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, and Mumbai Indians, he showcased his magical bowling skills.
Praveen Kumar ranks second for the most maiden overs bowled in IPL history.

He also represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, being a key bowler for RCB in the league’s early years.
In his IPL career, Praveen Kumar took 90 wickets and bowled over 1000 dot balls.

Despite not playing since 2017, he holds the record for 14 maiden overs in IPL. With 199 wickets in just 44 matches, he is one of Uttar Pradesh’s top bowlers. His ability to swing the ball both ways was crucial to his success, although he faced challenges later in his career. His last IPL match was for Gujarat Lions in 2017.

3. Trent Boult – 11 Overs

Trent Boult is one of the best swing bowlers in IPL history. He ranks third for the most maiden overs, with 11 in 103 innings. Boult has taken 121 wickets in the league, maintaining an economy rate of 8.29 and an average of 26.69. He played a key role in Mumbai Indians’ title-winning campaign in 2020.

Boult has been a standout performer for every team he has played for, including his national side and various franchises around the world. His contributions were crucial in helping Mumbai Indians win their fifth IPL trophy.
Currently, Boult is a vital member of the Rajasthan Royals.

In his IPL career, Boult has taken 121 wickets in 104 matches. He excels in the powerplay, where the ball tends to swing, and has bowled 11 maiden overs, making him the bowler with the third most maiden overs in IPL history

4. Irfan Pathan – 10 Overs

In his IPL debut, Irfan played for Kings XI Punjab from 2008 to 2010, before moving to the Delhi Daredevils in 2011, where he remained for two years. Sunrisers Hyderabad signed Irfan in 2014. In the 2015 season, he was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings.

A left-arm all-rounder with excellent in-swinging abilities, he ranks among the best Indian cricketers of all time. The inswinging deliveries of Irfan Pathan from the power play were accurate and beautiful during his early career. In 2007, he was also part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup.

The former cricketer is still among the top bowlers, despite his retirement from all forms. During his final season in the Indian Premier League, Pathan was associated with the Gujarat Lions. He has claimed 80 wickets, bowled 10 maiden overs and picked up 80 wickets in 103 IPL games.

5. Lasith Malinga – 8 Overs

During his tenure with the Mumbai Indians, he hit a double hat-trick and was known for his yorker swing.

The Mumbai Indians (MI) bowler Lasith Malinga also appears on the list of bowlers who have bowled the most maiden overs. He is the bowler with the most wickets in IPL history because of his unorthodox sling action. Many times, Malinga has proven to be the best in the business.

Malinga has taken 170 wickets during 122 IPL matches as well as bowled eight maidens.

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