Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Not many bowlers have the courage and audacity to bowl at the death overs of a twenty-20 game. It takes a blend of slow and wide yorkers, off-cutters, leg-cutters, variations in pace and length to deceive the hardhearted bats of the enraged power-hitters in the ending stages of the innings.
The Most Impactful Bowlers at the Death Overs were picked based on their economy rate in the overs 16-20. From a pool of players who bowled atleast 24 balls in the death overs, the ones with miser economy rates are ranked higher than the others.
The England-international Barbadian has made quite a name among different T20 leagues as a death overs specialist. Chris Jordan lived true to his reputation for Peshawar Zalmi having conceded runs at a miserly economy of 7.86 in the slog overs.
Despite being the oldest fast bowler in the league, Mohammad Sami ensured that he used all of his rich experience to stop the flow of runs in the death overs. Eight of his 12 wickets this season came in overs bowled at the death where he conceded runs at 6.80 per over.
Wahab Riaz was trusted by the two-time World Champion Darren Sammy to impede the onslaught in the death overs for Peshawar Zalmi and he didn’t disappoint his captain by conceded an average of 6.61 runs per over at the death. Additionally, more than half of his wickets were taken bowling in the overs 16 to 20.
Not only Rumman made headlines for his quiet send offs to the batsmen but also for his 12 wickets in just 7 matches. His remarkably low economy rate of 6.19 in the second edition fell to an even lower 5.79 runs per over as he added insult to injury seven times during the slog overs.
Tymal Mills was warming the bench for Quetta Gladiators the day he became the Most Expensive bowler in the history of franchise cricket but whenever he played, he made the ball talk. Such is his mastery of the art of death bowling that he only conceded at 5.73 runs per over throughout the PSL and took five wickets in between.