Most Maiden Overs Against RCB
Although taking wickets in T20 cricket requires a lot of skill and sometimes even an element of luck, most bowlers would argue that bowling a maiden over is an even more skilful job.
In fact, it’s not uncommon for bowlers to go their whole T20 career without bowling a single maiden over! However, when it comes to the IPL, and even against as formidable a batting unit and RCB, there are some bowlers who have succeeded in sneaking in a maiden over.
Here’s a list of bowlers who have bowled the Highest Maiden Overs Against in RCB in IPL matches.
Bowlers with Most Maiden Overs Against RCB
3. Multiple Bowlers
It’s not uncommon for bowlers to have bowled one maiden over against one particular team. As it happens, the list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in IPL matches sees a number of players tied on one. These include a number of former players and current stars, Indian bowlers and overseas exports – you name it, the list has it. From the crop of former Indian players, we have the ex-Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers, and Rajasthan Royals bowler S Sreesanth; former CSK spinner Shadab Jakati, former Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI, and SRH pacer Irfan Pathan; former CSK and Kings XI bowler Manpreet Gony, and former CSK, KKR, and Kings XI pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji.
Moving on to the foreign imports to the IPL that have made it to this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL games, we have South African speedster Dale Steyn along with his countrymen Jacques Kallis and Imran Tahir. The list also includes one of the best spinners of all time in Muttiah Muralitharan as well as former Purple Cap winner Dwayne Bravo, who will be looking to improve his tally as he makes a comeback to the IPL with Chennai Super Kings.
As far as current Indian bowlers go, the list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL matches is in no short supply. From pacers like Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Sandeep Sharma to spin bowlers like Shreyas Gopal, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja, you could build a serious bowling lineup from these names! All of these players will also feature in the upcoming edition of the IPL and will definitely be looking to make some moves up this list!
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2. Ryan Harris
At second place on this list of bowlers who have bowled the Highest Maiden Overs Against in RCB in IPL matches, we have the former Australian pacer Ryan Harris. Harris started his IPL career with the Deccan Chargers before moving on to Kings XI Punjab and enjoyed some success at each team.
Known for his accuracy with the ball as well as his ability to extract movement from the pitch, Harris got his fair share of wickets during his time in India. He faced off against Royal Challengers Bangalore on eight occasions during his IPL career, bowling two maidens and also picking up 12 wickets in the process!
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1. Lasith Malinga
Sitting on his own atop this list of bowlers who have bowled the most maidens against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL matches is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Lasith Malinga. The Sri Lankan, who can easily be identified on the pitch thanks to his distinctive hairstyle and unique bowling action, is known to be extremely hard to score against.
His slinging action seems to afford him great control over the balls that he delivers, and he combines that skill with no small level of mental quickness and a number of clever variations to affect a number of dot balls even in T20 cricket. Malinga has played against RCB on 16 occasions during his time int he IPL, picking up 14 wickets and also bowling three maiden overs! The Sri Lankan will be returning to the IPL in 2020 with the Mumbai Indians and will no doubt be looking to add to his impressive tally in the new season.
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