One of the things that the IPL has done for cricket, in general, is to raise awareness of the importance of death-over bowling. Bowlers in the Test and ODI formats of the game are under pressure to keep the opposition’s run-rate under control. The game plan drastically alters once teams begin playing in the T20 format. Bowlers are under pressure to take wickets, especially in the final overs of the game. Breaking a partnership in the last overs of a game might help a team win a match. It doesn’t matter how excellent a team is; if they don’t have a skilled death-over bowler, there’s a good chance they’ll lose the game. The ability to handle pressure during critical game stages is the first and most important quality of a death-over bowler. Another trait is the ability to pick important wickets in the final stages of a game. With these two attributes, any death-over bowler can become a game-changer. The IPL 2022 season is going to begin. All of the franchises have completed their rosters. Teams are now putting together their starting lineups. As a result, they’ll need to make room for a death-over bowler.

Thefivemost successful death-over bowlers are listed here:-

1. Lockie Ferguson:

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, Gujrat Titans purchased a high-quality bowler from New Zealand. Lockie Ferguson used to warm the bench when Pat Cummins played for the Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other hand, Ferguson will be in action from the first day of the event.
Because of his international commitments, Lockie only played in 8 IPL 2021 matches. He took 13 wickets for a 7.43 economy rate. This year, he will play more games with Gujarat Titans, and the squad will rely on him to pick wickets in the death overs.

2. Dwayne Bravo:

Dwayne Bravo is one of the few pacers who has been a part of the IPL. He is a global T20 cricket superstar who can be found in practically every T20 cricket competition. The two-time purple cap winner has contributed to some of the most memorable moments in IPL history. Chennai Super Kings repurchased bravo because of his disciplined bowling.
Dwayne Bravo is a well-known name when it comes to death by bowling. The 37-year-old has 82 wickets in death overs from his career aggregate of 153 in 140 matches and needs eight more to surpass Lasith Malinga’s total.

3. Sunil Narine: 

Suni Narine’s release by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2021 came as a surprise. For a long time, Narine has been Kolkata’s most devoted player. With his constant bowling in the death overs, mystery spinner Sunil Narine has proven cricket pundits wrong who believe spin spinners should not bowl in the slog overs.
Because of his quality, Narine was rehired by KKR for six crores at the IPL mega auction. He made his IPL debut with KKR in 2012 and has been with the team. So far in the death overs, Narine has taken 18 wickets.

4. Harshal Patel:

During the IPL 2021, the making of Harshal Patel was a fairytale storey that everyone observed. Harshal won the purple cap with Bangalore in the 2021 season after being bounced about between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. In just 15 overs, he took 32 wickets. Harshal has established himself as the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s most reliable death-over bowler. In 2021, he took 19 wickets in his death-over bowling. Eighteen of the wickets were taken by slower balls. Bangalore purchased him again during the auction for 10.75 crore due to his disciplined bowling. Harshal also matched Dwayne Bravo’s IPL record for most wickets in a single campaign.

5. Jasprit Bumrah: 

Jasprit Bumrah is a complete package of superb bowling and a player who can keep his cool in the most trying situations. He has established himself as an unstoppable force globally and in Indian cricket. Bumrah is a natural talent who has benefited much from Lasith Malinga’s mentoring. Both players used to be the Mumbai Indians’ winning factor.
Bumrah has 53 wickets in his death over bowling career. Bumrah’s strengths in the match include his quickness, yorkers, and calmness. He has been a match-winner for Team India for a long time, not only in the IPL.

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