Mumbai, April 28: In the ongoing IPL 2022, there has been a pattern where the top five teams in the points table are coincidentally the top five teams that have taken the most wickets in the tournament.
He talks a lot about the teams that are ahead on the road to the playoffs.
Gujarat Titans, the current table leaders with 14 points from eight matches, are the third best bowling team in IPL 2022 with 54 wickets. With a fierce bowling attack comprising pacers Mohammed Shami (13 wickets), Lockie Ferguson (nine wickets), Alzarri Joseph (four wickets) and uncapped Yash Dayal (four wickets) along with spinning ace Rashid Khan (eight wickets ) and Captain Hardik Pandya (four wickets). They also own the best economic rate in the last five overs of IPL 2022, at 8.5.
The team behind them in second place with 12 points, the inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals, have been at their best on the ball. From being in the bottom half of the points table in the last three seasons, Rajasthan are paying off in having a highly experienced bowling attack at their disposal with 61 wickets, the most scalps taken by a team in the tournament. in progress.
Leg-spinning Yuzvendra Chahal has been the leader of the attack, picking 18 wickets and sitting atop the leaderboard for most scalps in the tournament. Right arm pacer Prasidh Krishna (10 wickets), non-spinning Ravichandran Ashwin (seven wickets), left arm pacer Trent Boult (seven wickets) and speedy Kuldeep Sen (six wickets) have been the other featured bowlers on the side .
Sunrisers Hyderabad, just behind Rajasthan in third place with ten points, had their five-game winning streak shattered by Titans on Wednesday. Despite losing five wickets, Hyderabad had a great bowling talking point with ripping pacer Umran Malik taking 5/25 in all four of his overs, mixing control, accuracy and raw pace with precision.
With 15 scalps, Malik is the joint leading wicket-taker for Hyderabad along with left-arm pacemaker T Natarajan. Hyderabad has also benefited from pacemaker Bhuvneshwar Kumar (nine wickets), tall left-arm pacemaker Marco Jansen (six wickets) and with the return of Washington Sundar, expect him to add more to his four manes at IPL 2022. .
Slightly behind Hyderabad in the points table due to net run rate are Lucknow Super Giants, who have the fourth most wickets for a team with 53 scalps. Though they lost pacemaker Avesh Khan (11 wickets) in their latest win over the Mumbai Indians, Krunal Pandya stepped up on 3/17 and raised his wicket tally to seven. Jason Holder (nine scalps) has been a vital cog in the wheel, as have Ravi Bishnoi (six wickets) and Dushmantha Chameera (five wickets).
Behind Lucknow and Hyderabad in net run rate, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the fifth best team with the ball in IPL 2022, picking 52 wickets. For a team that has historically struggled to get their bowling attack right, the 2022 season has been a revelation for Bangalore as a bowling unit.
The acquisition of Sri Lankan leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (13 wickets) has given a huge boost in the spinning department with Shahbaz Ahmed without a wicket. With pace, Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel (ten heads each) have managed the department well with Mohammed Siraj (eight heads) contributing.
So the formula of doing well in IPL 2022 is tied to: the more wickets you take, the higher your chances of doing well in the tournament.