IPL 2022: The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League will start on March 26 at Wankhede Stadium. Two teams from last season’s final will lock horns in the tournament’s opener. The four-time champion will compete against the two-time champ, and it will be a cracker of a contest between the two powerhouses. The T20 format is the most watched form of cricket in the world. Fans love batters hitting the boundaries. But is this game only for the batsmen? The answer is no, because there are many bowlers who are also the best in the business. And in this article, we will discuss three such bowlers who have mastered the art of bowling in the T20 format. So let’s check out the three pacers with the most maidens in IPL history.
IPL 2022: Bowlers with Most maidens in IPL history
1. Praveen Kumar (14 Maidens)
The first bowler on the list is former Indian pacer Praveen Kumar. The Uttar Pradesh-born pacer is one of the best swing bowlers to have played for India. Praveen was also once the leader of the Indian bowling attack in white-ball cricket. He has played 119 games in the Indian Premier League. The right-arm pacer has taken a total of 90 wickets at a decent economy of 7.72.Praveen is also at the top of the list of bowlers with the most maidens in the IPL. He holds a record of 14 maiden overs in total during his IPL career. He has bowled 420.4 overs in the IPL.
2. Irfan Pathan (10 Maidens)
The former Indian all-rounder is second on the list with the most maidens in the IPL. Irfan Pathan has represented PBKS, DC, SRH, and CSK during his nine-season-long IPL career. The 37-year-old was arguably one of the best Indian pacers of his time. He has represented India in all three formats successfully. In the Indian Premier League as well, he has played 80 wickets in 101 matches. Overall, he has bowled a total of 340.3 overs in the league. He has bowled 10 maidens throughout his IPL career, the second most in the league. His performances have won many games for his team.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8 Maidens)
He is the only active bowler on the list. There is no question about the skills and quality of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is one of the white-ball bowlers in the current Indian setup. Bhuvi is India’s premier pacer and has won many matches single-handedly for his team. The right-arm pacer has played for only two franchises in the IPL: Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bhuvneshwar is one of the leading wicket-takers in the league. He has taken 142 wickets in 132 IPL games. Bhuvi has bowled a total of 491.3 overs and has 8 maidens so far. And with the upcoming season, one can hope that he can bowl more maidens.