Top 5 Bowlers with Best Economy Rates in T20 World Cup

Best Economy Rates in T20 World Cup

Best Economy Rates in T20 World Cup

With the evolution of cricket in the last decade, it’s the bowlers who have suffered the most. In the current age of T20 cricket, bowlers find it hard to cope.

It’s a format where only one bad over can leave your bowling figures into tatters. As a result, your economy rate takes a beating.

For fast-bowlers, who bowl in the power play and death overs, keeping your economy rate below 6 isn’t a small ask. And the statistics too don’t tell otherwise.

In the list of best economy rates by bowlers in the T20 World Cup, no fast-bowler features in the top 10. It’s, however, the spinners who have been able to spin a web around the opposition batsmen and keep their economy rates to below 6 or 7.

Here’s a look at top 5 bowlers with the best economy rates in T20 World Cup:

#1. Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine’s outstanding run with Kolkata Knight Riders has made him a household name in world cricket. The West Indies spinner has the best economy rate of 5.17 in the T20 World Cup.

A lot of batsmen would struggle against Narine in his early days because of the former’s unorthodox style of spin bowling along with a plethora of bowling variations under his armory.

In 12 matches he played in T20 World Cup editions, Narine picked 15 wickets at an average of 15.40 and a strike rate of 5.17.

#2. Samuel Badree

Samuel Badree

Narine’s ally, Samuel Badree sits second in the list of best strike rates in the T20 World Cup. A leg-spinner by trait, Badree knows how to spin a web around the opposition.

With his accurate and disciplined bowling, Badree is counted as the best ploys to stop the run-flow of the opposition. In 15 matches he played in different editions, Badree picked 24 wickets with an impressive economy of 5.52.

#3. Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori boasts of an impressive record in international cricket. The New Zealand legendary bowler was a force to reckon with, be it any format.

Vettori has played 17 matches in his T20 World Cup career in which he has claimed 20 scalps with an outstanding economy of 5.83 and a strike rate of 20.1.

#4. Nathan McCullum

Nathan McCullum

Counted as one of the better all-rounders for New Zealand cricket, Nathan McCullum made a significant impact with the ball in T20 World Cups. Nathan represented in Blackcaps in 22 games, managing to pick 23 wickets with an average of 17.34.

Boasting of an economy rate of 5.94, Nathan McCullum sits at fourth in the list of best economy rates in the T20 World Cup.

#5. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin photo

Before the arrival of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin was a vital cog in India’s limited over’s side. The Indian spinner has an exceptional strike rate of 16.2 in his T20 world cup career.

Ashwin represented India in the 2012 and 2014 editions of the T20 World Cup in which he has picked 20 wickets at an economy of 6.18.

While he has no more an automatic pick in the limited over’s format, Ashwin still is the first-choice spinner in the longest format of the game. Ravi Ashwin has played 71 test matches in which he has picked 365 wickets at an average of 25.4.
He has represented in national colors in 111 ODIs where he has managed to pick 150 wickets at an average of 32.9.