IPL 2018: Five bowlers who can better Sohail Tanvir's 6/14 this season
Even though T20 cricket has become more of a batsmen's game, bowlers are key to a side's success.
The fact that bowlers can win matches on their own was shown by table toppers SRH as they defended under-par totals in three consecutive matches.
The best bowling figures in this year's IPL are Ankit Rajpoot's 5/14, the best figures for an uncapped Indian bowler in IPL, but what are the best figures in IPL history?
Ten years ago today i.e. on 4th of May, 2008, Sohail Tanvir recorded the figures of 6/14 for RR in the inaugural edition of IPL.
Tanvir, the purple cap winner of the inaugural edition, registered the record figures in Rajasthan Royals' first ever encounter against Chennai Super Kings.
His record has been intact for 10 years and only a few bowlers have the potential to break it this season.
Here are the five bowlers who can break Tanvir's record:
#5 Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande had a dream start to his IPL career as he picked up 11 wickets in 8 matches for the Mumbai Indians.
He is definitely the find of the season and a player to watch out for. He showed glimpses of excellence in the first two matches picking up three and four wickets against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
Mayank Markande definitely has the chance to bag six or more wickets in a match breaking the Tanvir's record if gets some aid from the pitch. If not in this season, there is a chance of him breaking the record in the seasons to come.