IPL 2018: 5 best death bowlers
It is said that it is the bowlers who win you matches in the shortest format of the game. A team might have some of the most powerful hitters in world cricket, but a strong bowling line up is equally, if not more, important.
Take, for instance, the case of RCB. They have always been a batting heavy unit with not many proven match-winning bowlers and hence have failed to lift the trophy even once.
In T20 cricket, bowlers who are utilised in the death overs to bowl yorkers and contain the batsmen are worth their weight in gold. Let us take a look at those bowlers - proven death over specialists who will be in action this year.
#5 Basil Thampi
Thampi was one of the finds of the season last year as he put up a string of excellent bowling performances and was Suresh Raina's go-to man for most of the tournament.
He displayed remarkable composure while bowling toe-crushing yorkers to some of the most powerful hitters of the ball like Chris Gayle amongst others. He will be donning the colors of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year's IPL and will form a lethal combination with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul.