IPL 2018: Five Best seamers in the ongoing Indian Premier League season

Fast bowlers have been playing the key role for their sides in the IPL.

Lasith Malinga an absolute legend of the Indian Premier League. pic credit IANS

The other breed of players that are excelling in T20 cricket all over the world are the seamers. The ability to bowl fast was considered likely to cost big in T20 when it started, as the modern day batsman relishes the ball coming on to the bat(the faster it comes....the further it goes), but when these men thrived in T20 on the back of great skillset, the seamers became this format's, key men.

It is a very difficult art to perfect, fast bowling in T20 cricket because there so much going against it. You see big bats, short boundaries, flat pitches and you worry for the future of the fast bowler in the modern day game. Unless you see the rare people excelling at it. 

In the ongoing Indian Premier League as well, the fast men have been valiantly playing the tough role for their respective sides. In T20, fast bowling is about delivering the tough lengths in tough stages. There have been some rare, exceptional seamers who have done this brilliantly this IPL season. It's important to applaud them. 

Hence, team COC gets down to analyze and list out five such fast bowlers from the ongoing Indian Premier League who have done the tough job magnificently. 


1. Siddharth Kaul

10 matches      7.05 Economy rate      13 wickets

Siddharth Kaul pic credit IANS

He was first seen playing the U-19 World Cup for India in 2008, Siddharth Kaul has had a roller coaster of a ride ever since. He has seen unfortunate injuries, the grind of India's domestic cricket in the sun before finally getting his rewards. Siddharth Kaul has been absolutely brilliant for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He knows how to bowl in this format. The temperament as well is his strength, something reflected by just how good he was leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad attack in absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A deserving call-up to India's limited overs squad. 


2. Jasprit Bumrah

11 matches      6.84 Economy rate      12 wickets

Jasprit Bumrah pic credit IANS

Jasprit Bumrah must be amongst the top 3, best talents to have played for India in the last five years. The right-arm, awkward action, fast bowler has been absolutely amazing for India since making his debut in January 2016 and has been the end of India's search for an excellent end overs bowler. There is a reason why Mumbai Indians retained him alongside Rohit Sharma, their captain. It shows how decisively Jasprit Bumrah means for the side. 


3. Andrew Tye

10 matches      7.9 Economy rate      16 wickets

Andrew Tye pic credit IANS

It's incredible, the rise of Andrew Tye from this thin, innocuous-looking bowler to becoming a force to reckon with in T20 has been absolutely amazing. He has nailed the art of bowling tough lengths, especially a terrific ability to bowl excellent yorkers and knuckleballs at the death. Ravichandran Ashwin, Captain of the Kings XI Punjab has dependant on him to do the tough job this season and to his credit, Andrew Tye has live every bit up to it. 


4. Trent Boult

10 matches      8.8 Economy rate      13 wickets

Trent Boult pic credit IANS

His economy rate may seem a bit high for the season but Trent Boult has been doing the really tough jobs for Delhi Daredevils this season. He has been the undisputable leader of their attack. You could see what is so respectable about Trent Boult, here's a rare modern day bowler who is trying to swing the ball, commit batsman on the front-foot and get them out. 


5. Hardik Pandya

10 matches      8 Economy rate      16 wickets

Hardik Pandya pic credit IANS

Hardik Pandya's rise as a bowler in the recent past has been one real plus for Indian Cricket. Ever since he has been told that he has the responsibility of being the 5th bowler of the side and not the sixth, it has got the best out of him. In South Africa recently, him completing his quota of 10 and 4 overs was a wonderful news for his captain Virat Kohli. He has been very good for Mumbai Indians with the ball this season and has been circling around the Purple Cap in this IPL as well. His rise is a good news for Indian Cricket and Mumbai Indians, as they have developed a real liking for him. 



By Kashish Chadha - 10 May, 2018

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