IPL 2023: Bowlers With Top 5 Most Expensive Single over in IPL History

A monumental celebration of batting performances, the T20 tournament is very well known among cricket fans for its repertoire of breathtaking batting displays. India’s official league called the Indian Premier League (IPL) consists of players from all over the world playing for a single franchise.

Most Expensive Over in IPL 2023

Arjun Tendulkar concedes 31 runs in one over, joint-most expensive Over of IPL 2023: During the IPL 2023 match against Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, Mumbai Indians’ fast bowler Arjun Tendulkar registered a joint record for the most expensive over of the season. Called upon to bowl the 16th over—his third of the evening—Arjun ultimately surrendered a staggering 31 runs to Sam Curran and Harpreet Bhatia.

There have been some impressive scoring performances by batsmen in one over. In the history of the IPL, here are the Top 5 most expensive overs:

Most Expensive Spell in IPL History

1. Prashanth Parameshwaran – Most Expensive Spell in IPL History

In India’s domestic cricket tournaments, Prasadth Parameswaran is well-known to be a very good cricket player. However, we cannot ignore the fact that he is one of the most unfortunate bowlers in India’s official Twenty20 league. 

There is a record that he holds for the most runs surrendered during an IPL match in an over. During the match against RCB in the 2011 season, a player for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala team delivered a bowling over in which he scored 37 runs. You may think this is weird. In fact, it is true.

 With his over, Prasanth Parameswaran conceded a total of 37 runs to his opponents. In this over, Chris Gayle was batting and he scored 36 runs in this over and one of his runs came from a no-ball.

Runs per ball are: 6, nb+6,4, 4, 6, 6, 4

2. Parwinder Awana – Most Expensive Bowler in IPL

As it happened during the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2014 season, Awana became the second most expensive bowler in the history of the IPL. 

Afterward, Awana was signed by the Kings XI Punjab franchise. As Suresh Raina made a huge run in almost an entire over of the second innings, it was in the sixth over of the innings. The total runs he scored from that over was 33, which is the second most runs he ever scored in a single over in IPL history.

The following runs are recorded per ball: 6, 6, 4, 4, nb+4, 4, 4

3.  Ravi Bopara – Most Expensive overs in IPL History

There is no doubt that Ravi Bopara is one of the most famous bowlers in England. However, he has another record that he holds dear to his heart. In IPL, he has the third most expensive over ever.

The number of runs Bopara conceded in an over was 33 during the 2010 season of the Indian Premier League. Chris Gayle scored four consecutive sixes in the over he bowled against Kolkata Knight Riders. It was a score of 33 runs he gave to that team.

Using the following statistics, the runs per ball are 1, 6, 6, 6, 6, wide+4, wide+1, 1

4. Rahul Sharma:

Rahul Sharma is another one of Chris Gayle’s victims. Rahul Sharma was punished by Chris Gayle and Saurabh Tiwary for 31 runs in one over during the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League. Throughout the game, Gayle was on top form and scored 81 runs from 48 balls as he helped the team to a very impressive victory. He hit eight sixes and four fours during his innings. In total, there were eight sixes, five of which came from Rahul Sharma’s single over.

The following runs were scored per over 1, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

4. Arjun Tendulkar

Arjun, the bowler for MI, started the match by opting to bowl first and quickly picked up the first wicket with a stunning yorker. However, he then proceeded to offer a couple of length balls to Curran. Taking advantage of this, Curran blasted them down the ground, scoring a six and a four on either side of a wide delivery. Following the boundary, Curran took a single, and Bhatia, the next batsman, faced the young left-armer. Bhatia was in fine form and managed to hit two fours and a six, as well as another four off a no ball. As a result, Arjun’s three-over spell ended with figures of 1/48, with Bhatia being the main contributor to the runs.

5.  Ashoke Dinda:

The year was 2017 and it was Dinda’s ball that flew over the fence like a helicopter as the 2017 season of the IPL came to a close. At the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, there was a match between Mumbai Indians and the Pune-based club.

A great shot from Hardik Pandya took 30 runs from a single over, taking the score to 30 runs from the last over of the innings. As of the present, the Rising Pune Supergiants are in a very good position.

In 19 overs, MI managed only to score 157 runs.  Nevertheless, during the final over from Dinda, Mumbai managed to collect 30 runs from the heroic performance of Hardik Pandya.

The number of runs per ball is as follows: 6, 6, 6, 6, 4 wide, bye

Top 5 most expensive overs in IPL history:

PositionPlayerTeamRuns Conceded
1Prashanth ParameshwaranKochi Tuskers Kerala37
2Parwinder AwanaKings XI Punjab33
3Ravi BoparaSunrisers Hyderabad33
4Rahul SharmaPune Warriors31
4Arjun TendulkarMumbai Indian31
5Ashoke DindaRising Pune Supergiants30

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