The T20 version of cricket is considered a batsman’s format per se. Over the years though bowlers too have made an impact in the format, with their variations. The advent of T20 has given rise to mystery spinners and knuckle balls among others. The IPL, every year, churns out a number of new talents who impress with their bowling skills. Among fast bowlers, it is the yorker which is their most lethal weapon. In this feature, we take a look at the yorker kings of the IPL.
1. LASITH MALINGA
The original yorker king of the IPL, Lasith Malinga will be sorely missed by Mumbai Indians and the fans in general. The bowler with a slinging action had variety in his yorkers too. He could be as effective bowling the slow-ball yorker as he was with the toe-crushing block-hole deliveries. Malinga won Mumbai Indians many matches with his unplayable yorkers. Irrespective of how tough the situation was, Mumbai knew they could look up to Malinga. And, more often than not, the Lankan legend hit bulls-eye.
Lasith Malinga’s IPL numbers:
Matches - 122, Wickets - 170, SR 16.62, Economy - 7.14
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