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IPL 2019: The best spinner from each team

Atharva Apte
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63.32K   //    13 Jan 2019, 09:31 IST

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Rashid Khan

Spinners are of key importance to any IPL side. The T20 format of the game is becoming conducive for the spin bowlers every day. In the early days of the T20 cricket, cricket experts had labeled spinners as a weak link, fearing that they could get clobbered easily.

They believed that leg-spinners do not belong to this format as they are traditionally known to leak runs even in test cricket, let alone the magnitude of the hammering they could take in the T20 format.

However, the leggies have defied all odds and emerged to be the most successful variety of the lot. The finger spinners too, have had their fair share of success after adding the carrom-ball and other variations to their armory.

In this article, we will take a look at the best spinner of each IPL team ahead of the 2019 edition.


Delhi Capitals - Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra is arguably the most successful Indian spinner in the history of the IPL. Mishra has three IPL hat-tricks to his name, which is the most by any bowler in the league. He possesses several crafty variations in his arsenal, such as the traditional googly, a slightly quicker version of googly and the flipper.

Mishra is very difficult to read from his hand and has had a lot of success outfoxing the batsmen with his smart variations. He will play a key role in Capitals' 2019 campaign. Mishra has picked up an impressive 146 wickets from 136 games in his IPL career so far.


Kings XI Punjab - Mujeeb ur Rahman

Mujeeb ur Rahman
Mujeeb ur Rahman

The teen Afghan leg-spinner is a quick learner and has already made giant strides in the Indian Premier League. Mujeeb has cemented his place in the Kings XI Punjab team after just one season and is a go-to bowler for them.

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The starlet likes to bowl the googly and keep the line very close to the stumps. Usually, he bowls upfront in the power play and provides the early breakthrough. For a 17-year-old to leapfrog Ravichandran Ashwin and be known as the best spinner in the side is quite an achievement. He picked 14 wickets from 11 games in the IPL 2018 at an economy of 7.

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