Best Economy Rates Against KXIP
When it comes to T20 cricket, bowlers have to worry about maintaining a low economy rate almost as much as they have to think about taking wickets. As it happens, the players on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy against KXIP in IPL matches have worked out the secret of doing it against one opposition! Read on for some unexpected names and some forgotten faces.
Bowlers with Best Economy Rates Against KXIP
5. Hanuma Vihari
Although Hanuma Vihari is playing in the Indian Test side primarily as a batsman these days, he is still a very capable bowler and can be deployed at any time to break partnerships. His off-spin has been seen in Test cricket as well as T20s, where he has been known to open the bowling! Vihari, who has played for Delhi Daredevils and his local IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, has faced off against Kings XI on four occasions, bowling four overs in total.
Having conceded just 16 runs in those four overs, a rarity in T20 cricket, his excellent economy rate of 4.0 puts him at number five on this list of bowlers with the best economy rates against KXIP in IPL matches.
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4. Kamran Khan
There was a time when Kamran Khan was regarded as the next big thing on the Indian fast bowling scene. The left-arm pacer from UP made waves when a video of him bowling at express pace with a tennis ball surfaced, and he was fast-tracked into the domestic setup. His distinctive slinging action was reminiscent of Lasith Malinga (albeit with his left hand) and he enjoyed some success in the IPL before fading away.
Khan joined up with Rajasthan Royals and later on went to Pune Warriors India before injuries took a toll on his career. During his time in the tournament, he faced Kings XI Punjab once, bowling 4 overs and taking 2/15. This leaves him with an economy rate of 3.75 against Kings XI and lands him a spot at number four on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy against KXIP Kings XI Punjab in IPL cricket.
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3. Nathu Singh
Another fast bowler who was highly regarded due to his performances on the domestic scene but has not made the step up as yet, Nathu Singh is a tall and well-built pacer who represents Rajasthan on the domestic circuit. Part of him not being considered for national selection is the fact that he hasn’t got many opportunities in the IPL, having been bounced around a couple of squads in the past.
Singh was initially picked up by Mumbai Indians before moving to Gujarat Lions and then to Delhi Capitals a year later. It was during his time in Gujarat that he played his only game against Kings XI, taking 1/7 in two overs during the 2017 season. His economy rate of 3.5 puts him in the third position on this list of bowlers with the best economy rates against KXIP in IPL matches.
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2. Robin Peterson
The top two spots on this list of bowlers with the Best Economy against KXIP in IPL matches are occupied by South Africans. However, they aren’t the usual suspects – these South Africans are probably not who you’d expect to see topping bowling charts at this stage in their career. Second place goes to Robin Peterson, the left-arm spinner who turned out for Mumbai Indians during his playing career. In his only match against Kings XI, Peterson bowled a single over and conceded just 3 runs, ending up with an economy rate of 3.0 against Kings XI!
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1. Lungi Ngidi
The top spot on this list of bowlers with the best economy rates against KXIP in IPL cricket goes to the tall and powerful South African pacer Lungi Ngidi. Having made his international debut fairly recently, Ngidi was picked up by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2018 season, and he did not disappoint. He played one match against Kings XI in 2018, finishing with figures of 4/10 in his 4 overs! While his wickets tally takes the spotlight, his economy rate of 2.50 is something to be proud of as well!
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