Since its inception, the T20 format is considered to be a batter’s paradise and to some extent it is true. However, throughout history, there have been some over-the-top bowlers who kept the explosive batters in check. Similarly, in the World T20 Cup, there are bowlers who have got the best of the batters. So, here’s the list of the most economical bowlers in the World T20 Cup.
In this list, we’re listing only those bowlers who have the best economic rates in World T20 Cup. Furthermore, the bowlers in this list must have bowled at least 250 runs.
5. W. Hasaranga
Hasaranga is currently ruling the Sri Lankan bowling unit. The legbreak bowler has become a mainstay in his national team, as well as the Indian T20 League. So far, Hasaranga has played 15 matches in the World T20 Cup.
The 25-year-old spinner has an economy rate of 5.90. Starting from 2021, Hasaranga has delivered over 55 maidens. Moreover, in this short span of time, Hasaranga has taken a staggering 27 wickets, far more than any other bowlers on this list.
4. T. Boult
Boult is the only pacer on this list. Coming in at number four, Boult has an economy rate of 5.83. This feat is unbelievable because, in a T20 contest, the fast pacers are often hit out of the park.
What makes this stat more unbelievable is the fact that Boult often bowls during the start and end of the game, a time when batters hit bowlers for big runs. Starting from 2014, Boult’s still going strong in the World T20 Cup. So far, Boult has taken 23 wickets in the tournament.
3. D. Vettori
The legendary D. Vettori is still regarded as one of the best New Zealand players to ever step into the game. The former New Zealand skipper was a star bowler during his time and contributed to the World T20 Cup as well.
Vettori had an economy rate of 5.83 in the World T20 Cup. Vettori was part of the inaugural edition of the World T20 Cup and his campaign lasted till 2016. During his time at the World T20 Cup, Vettori took 20 wickets giving away just 392 runs.
2 . S. Badree
Badree was a special West Indies player. The 41-year-old spinner played only T20I for the Caribbeans. This worked out pretty well for the former legspinner, as he has the second-best economy rate in the World T20 Cup.
Playing from 2012 to 2016, Badree had an excellent economic rate of 5.52. The Caribbean bowled 59 overs and took 24 wickets throughout his World T20 Cup tenure. Badree also has one 4-wicket haul in his bag, with his best bowling figure being 4/15.
1. S. Narine
Without a shadow of a doubt, S. Narine is arguably one of the best spinners on this planet. S. Narine tops this list with an economy rate of 5.17. Narine played in the World T20 Cup for only two years (2012 – 2014), which is by far lesser than other players on this list.
The Caribbean bowler took 15 wickets throughout his World T20 Cup tenure. What is more impressive is that the West Indies’ captains used the off-break bowler in the batting powerplay overs. Narine’s best bowling figure in World T20 Cup was 3/9.
So, these are the five players which have the most economical bowlers in World T20 Cup. While these are the bowlers who tend to keep the batters quiet, there are some batsmen who just like to hit the ball out of the park. Click here to read about the highest run-scorers in World T20 Cup.
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