Basil Thampi’s bowling figures are the most expensive (worst) in the history of the Indian Premier League conceding 70 runs in four overs. IPL is a tournament where heroes are created, but it is also the place where villains are created. The tournament has seen some memorable spells of bowling, but it has also witnessed some forgettable ones. Here are the top five worst bowling figures in the history of the IPL, based on the most runs conceded in an innings:
Here is the list of bowlers who have conceded the most runs in one inning of an IPL match:
1. Basil Thampi:
Despite the fact that Basil Thampi is still considered one of the world’s most expensive bowlers, he played for Hyderabad Sunrisers at the time. In a match against RCB on 17th May 2018, which ended in a tie, Basil conceded 70 runs in four overs, a total that cost the team the match. In the history of the IPL, this bowling stint at Chinnaswamy Stadium remains the most expensive bowling stint.
Basil Thampi, playing for Gujarat Lions against Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL), had the worst bowling figures in the history of the tournament. Thampi went wicketless and conceded 70 runs in his four overs, going for a staggering 17.50 runs per over. His figures of 1/70 remain the worst in the history of the IPL.
2. Mujeeb Ur Rahman:
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, a bowler from Kings XI Punjab and a Bangladesh international, has one of the most costly bowling performances in his name.
It is true that in the match against SRH in the 2019 season of IPL, he conceded a total of 66 runs in four overs. At Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was the venue where the match took place.
3. Ishant Sharma:
It is indeed surprising to see a player of Ishant Sharma’s caliber and experience feature on the list of worst bowling figures in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sharma is known for his accuracy and ability to swing the ball, and has represented India in more than 100 Tests and 50 ODIs.
However, in the 2012 IPL season, he had a tough outing for Delhi Daredevils against Kolkata Knight Riders, going wicketless and conceding 66 runs in his four overs, finishing with the worst bowling figures in the history of the tournament. Despite this performance, Sharma has continued to be a key member of the Indian national team and has had several successful spells in the IPL and other domestic tournaments.
4. Umesh Yadav:
Umesh Yadav is an Indian fast bowler who has represented the national team in all three formats of the game. In the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, while playing for Delhi Capitals, Yadav had a tough outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He went wicketless and conceded 65 runs in his four overs, finishing with the fourth-worst bowling figures in the history of the tournament.
Despite this performance, Yadav has continued to be a key member of the Indian national team and has had several successful spells in the IPL and other domestic tournaments. His ability to bowl at high speeds and extract bounce from the pitch has made him a valuable asset for any team he has played for.
5. Sandeep Sharma:
It is unusual to see a bowler go wicketless and still have a high economy rate, but that was the case for Sandeep Sharma in the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Playing for Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sharma had a tough outing and finished with the fifth-worst bowling figures in the history of the tournament. He gave away 66 runs in his four overs, going for a staggering 16.50 runs per over.
Despite giving away just 13 runs in his first two overs, Sharma struggled in the third over, with Shikhar Dhawan hitting him for four fours and a six. In his final over, he gave away 26 runs with Naman Ojha hitting him all around the ground. While Sharma was able to take a wicket in this match, his high economy rate and lack of wickets made it a forgettable performance for the bowler.
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