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Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL of all time

By Akanksha - April 25, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 25, 2024 09:00 PM
Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL of all time

T20 cricket is not a game for hitters, as demonstrated by the record we shall discuss below. You can guess what it means when you lose more than 60 runs in four overs. It is considered a costly stint to give up 60 or more runs in an ODI.

The strongest power hitters in the world compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which presents challenges for bowlers. Some of the most costly periods in T20 history have occurred during the IPL. The five most costly spells in IPL history will be discussed in this article.

Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL of all time

Bowler Runs/Wickets Overs Opponent Year
Arshdeep Singh 66/1 3.5 MI 2023
Reece Topley 68/1 4 SRH 2024
Yash Dayal 69/0 4 KKR 2023
Basil Thampi 70/0 4 RCB 2018
Mohit Sharma 73/0 4 DC 2024

5. Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)

Arshdeep singh

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In their periods, four bowlers have allowed 66 runs to be scored. Included among the four is Arshdeep Singh. In Mohali in 2023, he recorded it against the Mumbai Indians. Liam Livingstone scored an incredible 82 off 42 balls for PBKS in the first inning, helping the team achieve a mammoth total of 214/3. MI reached 216/4 after chasing down the mark in 18.5 overs. Arshdeep was the most costly player in the match with a final score of 1/66 in 3.5 overs.

4. Reece Topley (RCB)

Reece Topley

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The highest IPL total (287/3) was achieved by Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2024. In the match, every bowler for the RCB went for a lot. Three bowlers in the match let up 60 runs or more in their four overs. Reece Topley, however, was the most costly. During his session, the RCB bowler conceded 68 runs and claimed just one wicket. Even though they batted effectively and scored 262/7, RCB lost by just 26 runs.

3. Yash Dayal (GT)

Yash Dayal

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Nobody will ever forget the moment when Rinku Singh hit five straight sixes off Yash Dayal in the last over to help KKR defeat the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After hitting five sixes, Yash Dayal unintentionally set a record for the third-most costly bowling spell in IPL history. The pacer threw up 69 runs in his four overs, but KKR won the match by three wickets and needed to score 207/7 to win.

2. Basil Thampi (SRH)

Basil Thampi

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When Basil Thampi was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (then known as Royal Challengers Bangalore), he set the record for the most costly IPL stint with 70 runs conceded in four overs. It happened during the M's 2018 season. Chinvaswamy. RCB scored a high 218/6 in the opening over. Thampi failed to claim a wicket after giving up 70 runs. SRH lost by 14 runs despite scoring 204/3.

1. Mohit Sharma (GT)

Mohit Sharma

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In a match between DC and GT at Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2024, Mohit Sharma broke the unwanted record held by Basil Thampi. First-batting, DC scored an astounding 224/4. Mohit gave up 31 runs (including a wide) in the final over of the first innings, but Rishabh Pant put him to task, hitting four sixes and one four. The seasoned seamer finished with the lowest bowling stats in IPL history, scoring 73/0 in his allotted four overs.

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