It is perceived that the T20 format is a batsman-oriented one because they have the license of hitting the ball hard right from the first delivery. However, the bowlers of this generation have proven that they can tackle the batsmen with the help of witty variations and accurate line and lengths.
Bowlers such as Lasith Malinga, DJ Bravo, Rashid Khan, Andrew Tye, Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Jason Behrendorff have been able to silence the opposition batsmen with their fantastic bowling skills.
In this year's IPL, a lot of new stars emerged in the bowling department as we saw the likes of Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Chahar, Ishant Sharma, Navdeep Saini and many more come to the party. These bowlers ensured that the 12th season of IPL was not dominated by batsmen only.
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Today, we will have a look at the highest wicket-taker of each team in IPL 2019 -
#8 Andre Russell - Kolkata Knight Riders
Matches - 14, Wickets - 11, Economy Rate - 9.51
The fact that an all-rounder was the team's highest leading wicket-taker of the season showcases how poor the Kolkata Knight Riders were in terms of their bowling. Andre Russell was the lone bright spot of their IPL 2019 campaign as he was their highest run-scorer as well as highest wicket-taker.
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Besides Russell, none of the other bowlers performed consistently. Kolkata's leading wicket-taker was placed on the 25th position on the Purple Cap leaderboard is another sign of the bowlers' poor performances. The team's next best bowler was Sunil Narine, who picked 10 wickets in 12 games.