IPL (Indian Premier League) turned out to be a great platform for cricketers to stand out and open doors to superstardom. Numerous cricketers have made a mark for themselves in international cricket after being selected for IPL. Let’s take a look at the top 10 bowlers that you need to look out for in IPL 2021.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
The Mumbai Indians paceman gave great performances in the last season of the league. Jasprit Bumrah claimed 27 wickets in 15 matches as Mumbai Indians lifted their fifth IPL trophy. For IPL 2021, Mumbai will need Bumrah’s death bowling skills to win the title again.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal is one of the most valuable cricketers in India. He has been one of the most consistent performers for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore). In the last season, Chahal played a big role in RCB’s qualification in the play-offs stage.
3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be seen playing in the upcoming season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The cricketer has so far played 121 matches in the mega IPL T20 league, in which he took 136 wickets. This year’s IPL will be crucial for Bhuvaneshwar to pave his way to the 2021 T20 World Cup.
4. Anrich Nortje
Nortje joined DC (Delhi Capitals) as a replacement for Chris Woakes. Anrich Nortje made a name for himself by claiming 22 wickets at a strike rate of 16.63. He is well-known for his quick deliveries in the last edition of IPL.
5. Rashid Khan
This ICC T20 player will be one of the key bowlers to watch out for in the upcoming season of IPL. The Afghan spinner is known for his efficient economy rate of 5.37 last season; he also claimed 20 wickets.
6. Kagiso Rabada
The South African pacer played a crucial role in the Capitals’ march to the IPL final last year. Kagiso Rabada also won the Purple Cap for his performance. The Delhi Capitals pacer will be seen playing in IPL 2021 as well.
7. Trent Boult
The MI (Mumbai Indians) pacer Trent Boult finished the IPL 2020 with 25 wickets to his name. Mumbai Indians signed Trent Boult ahead of the 13th season of the cash-rich league for INR 3.20 crore. He has been set as a new-ball bowler and will likely play as their frontline bowler.
8. Varun Chakravarthy
In the last season of IPL, this mystery sinner took 17 wickets at an economy of 6.84. Varun Chakravarthy is now set to be KKR’s (Kolkata Knight Riders) frontline spinner this season. The 29-year-old spinner is expected to be amongst the wickets once again.
9. T Natarajan
T Natarajan is a left-arm medium-pacer from Tamil Nadu. In 2020 IPL, Natarajan put up a breakthrough performance by taking up 16 wickets in 16 games. He would be hoping to give his best when he plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
10. Riley Meredith
The Australian fast bowler is known for his performance in the field. He can bowl at 150kmph plus. Meredith will be seen playing for Punjab Kings. It will be interesting to watch the right-arm fast bowler score through the batting-friendly pitches of India.