Most Maiden Overs Against KXIP
Bowling a maiden over is something of a rarity in T20 cricket, and most bowlers go their entire careers without ever managing to manage the feat even once. However, there are some bowlers who have enjoyed some success in this regard against Kings XI Punjab.
Even though no bowler has ever managed to replicate the feat, here’s a list of bowlers who have bowled the Highest Maiden Overs Against KXIP in IPL competition.
Spoiler Alert: no one has ever done it more than once!
Most Maiden Overs Against KXIP
5. Praveen Kumar
Fifth place on this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against KXIP in IPL matches is Praveen Kumar. Known for his ability to swing the ball prodigiously, the veteran paceman from UP turned out for a number of IPL teams including Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Gujarat Lions, and even played for Kings XI Punjab for a bit too!. Kumar faced his former side on 10 occasions and was able to bowl one maiden over.
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4. Munaf Patel
From one former India paceman to another, Munaf Patel takes the fourth spot on this list of bowlers who have bowled the Highest Maiden Overs Against KXIP in IPL games. The former Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians man was known for his ability to maintain an accurate line and length, allowing very few scoring opportunities. He played against Kings XI Punjab on 8 occasions, bowling one maiden over.
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3. Shaun Tait
From the gentle pace of Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel to the thunderbolts of Shaun Tait we go to reach the third place on this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against KXIPb in IPL matches. The Australian paceman is one of the fastest bowlers to ever play the game and terrorised batsmen regularly with his express pace. He faced Kings XI Punjab thrice during his time with Rajasthan Royals, sending down one maiden over.
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2. Multiple Bowlers
The second spot on this list of bowlers who have bowled the Highest Maiden Overs Against KXIP in IPL matches is actually shared between two left-arm bowlers. Cricket fans of today would be familiar with Bangladeshi speedster Mustafizur Rahman, one of the most talented seamers in world cricket today.
He has turned out in the IPL for Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad and bowled one maiden in 2 innings against Kings XI Punjab. A little bit before his time, Roelof van der Merwe played for Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore and matched Mustafizur with one maiden over in two innings against Punjab.
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1. Multiple Bowlers
The top spot on this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against KXIP in IPL matches is also shared between multiple bowlers, all of whom were able to bowl a maiden over against Punjab in their one and only appearance against them! The honour is shared equally between Rishi Dhawan, who played for Mumbai Indians; Aniker Choudhary, who did it for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lungi Ngidi, the South African paceman who represented Chennai Super Kings.
Special Mention: There are a number of big names who should be on this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches but fail to make the cut simply because they’ve played too many matches against Punjab with just one maiden to show for it. This list includes Indian pacers Umesh Yadav, who has played for KKR, RCB, and Delhi Daredevils in his IPL career; Ashish Nehra, the former Delhi Daredevils, CSK, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, and Sunrisers Hyderabad; and Zaheer Khan, who also played for Delhi Daredevils, RCB, and Mumbai Indians. The list of former Indian bowlers also extends to spinners Amit Mishra and Harbhajan Singh, while Shane Watson, the former Player of the Tournament winner in the IPL, is the only overseas player to feature on this list.
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