5 bowlers who have conceded the most number of runs in a T20 innings without picking up a wicket
It is well known that the bowlers have struggled since the beginning of T20 cricket. Even World-class bowlers like Dale Steyn, Shane Warne, Ravichandran Ashwin have been hit for plenty of runs on an off day and, it is just one of those formats where the batsmen have shown their authority over the bowlers. With totals of over 200 runs in 20 overs, the pressure has been steadily increasing on the bowlers over the years.
However, there are a few bowlers who went completely clueless against the batsmen and ended up being beyond expensive for their teams.
Here is a look at the 5 bowlers who have conceded the most number of runs in a T20 innings without picking up a wicket.
#5 Dane Hutchinson (against Otago)
In the HRV Twenty20 Cup 2013/14, Otago faced off against Wellington at the University Oval in Dunedin. Wellington, who won the toss, had decided to put Otago into bat first. Openers Neil Broom and Hamish Rutherford added 107 runs for the first wicket and gave a good platform for Ryan ten Doeschate to score 45 runs in 18 deliveries.
Otago achieved a total of 204 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs at a run rate of 10.20 runs per over. Wellington bowler Dane Hutchinson was the culprit as he conceded 69 runs in his 4 overs without picking up a single wicket.
Hutchinson also gave away a couple of wides as he went for 17.25 runs per over. In reply, Otago came close, scoring 203 runs in their 20 overs, with Grant Elliot and James Franklin staging a fightback against Otago. Wellington lost the game agonizingly by a single run, much to the despair of Hutchinson.