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Top 10 bowlers with best economy rates in IPL

Here is the list of the top 10 bowlers with best economy rate in IPL history. Rashid Khan is currently the most economical bowler in the IPL history.

Last updated: 16.05.2021
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IPL is known as the paradise for batsmen. There are many amazing batting performances that take place in every match in IPL. But there are also certain bowling performances that will steal our heart. 

Here is the list of the top 10 bowlers with best economy rates in IPL history:



1. Rashid Khan

This young Afghan spinner has always made wonders with his ball. One of the best spinners in the modern era Rashid Khan has a very good record in IPL bowling history. He has played 62 matches in IPL so far and has taken a total of 75 wickets. By conceding a total of 1537 runs from 246 overs he has got a bowling economy of 6.24, which is the best economy rate in IPL history.


2. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is undoubtedly the best spinner that India has ever produced. Playing for the IPL franchise RCB, Kumble has appeared in 42 matches and has taken a total of 45 wickets. His personal best is taking 5 wickets for 5 runs and is still one of the best bowling performances in T20 cricket. Conceding a total of 1058 runs from 160.5 overs he has got a bowling economy of 6.57 which is the second best in history so far.

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3. Glenn McGrath

Australian bowling legend and one of the best pacers of all time, Glen McGrath has played a total of 14 IPL matches and 12 wickets. Bowling a total of 54 overs he has only conceded 357 runs and has got an economy of 6.61. This economy is still the third best even after all these years.


4. Muttiah Muralitharan


The best spinner of all time Muttiah Muralitharan has played in IPL for a total of 66 matches and has yielded 63 wickets in his name. Muralitharan has bowled a total of 254 overs and has only given 1696 runs to the opposition. This amazing IPL bowling performance makes his bowling economy as 6.67 and puts him in the fourth position of this list.


5. Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine plays for the IPL team KKR from the very beginning and is very well known for his excellent ability to bowl in the death overs. He has played in IPL for a total of 120 matches and has taken in 127 wickets in total. He has bowled a total of 464.4 overs and has conceded only 3147 runs. This bowling performance makes his economy as 6.77.


List of players with best economy rate in IPL:




Economy Rate


Rashid Khan

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Anil Kumble

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Glenn Mcgrath

Delhi Capitals



Muttiah Muralitharan

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Roelof van der Merwe

Delhi Capitals



Sunil Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders



Daniel Vettori

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Washington Sundar

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Ravichandran Ashwin

Delhi Capitals



Dale Steyn

Royal Challengers Bangalore


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