Be it Test cricket, ODIs or T20s, we’ll have fond memories of a century or a double century rather than an economical spell of 4 overs, a match defining 3-wicket, 4-wicket or 5-wicket haul. On the contrary, in this VIVO IPL 2018, we saw teams defending low totals on a number of occasions. It was all due to some stand-out bowling performances.
Our Knights too have had a great run with the ball. Here’s our pick of the 5 best bowling spells from our Knights.
Birthday Special from Dre Russ
There's no better way to celebrate your birthday than bowling a match-winning spell (3/31). Russell was our asset behind RCB’s mid-innings collapse at the Eden Gardens.
Chawla’s puzzle inside powerplay vs RR
Not often will you see a spinner bowling 3 out of first 6 overs inside powerplay. Piyush Chawla not just bowled those overs, he was also at his economical best conceding only 13 runs in his first 3 overs.
Narine-show against DD
He went for 11 runs in his first over against Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens. But if you are Sunil Narine you are always in the game. He took 3 wickets in his next two overs at the cost of just 7 runs. In the process, Narine went past his 100-wicket mark in IPL.
Kuldeep Yadav’s magical 4-fer vs RR
Our left-arm Chinaman bowler didn’t show his true potential in this IPL campaign till Match no. 49 against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens. He was preferred over Piyush Chawla and he backed that decision with bowling figures of 4/20 (his best ever in IPL).
Prasidh’s epic last over vs SRH (in the last league match)
4 runs, 4 wickets (including 1 run-out), tells a lot about how good that last over was from Prasidh Krishna. We chased SRH’s target of 173 runs with only 2 balls remaining. Prasidh’s bowling figures of 4/30 gave the much-needed momentum to us before the 2nd innings went underway.