Five IPL bowling greats and their most feared batsmen
MS Dhoni has an exceptional record against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Who else makes this list?
Every bowler fancies taking the wicket of a particular batsman and similarly, they have a batsman who invokes fear in them. These five bowlers have played crucial roles for their respective sides for many seasons but haven't been anywhere near their best when bowling to these particular batsmen. Here is a list 5 legendary bowlers and the batsmen who have taken them apart in IPL:
*All stats are up to the 29th match of IPL 2018*
#5 Dwayne Bravo - Andre Russell
Dwayne Bravo is the first bowler in the IPL to win two purple cap awards in the years 2013 and 2015. In total, he has taken as many as 129 wickets in 113 matches and has a decent economy rate of 8.24. His strike rate of 16.57 is the best for any bowler with more than 100 wickets in IPL.
In spite of being the second most successful bowler for Chennai Super Kings, Bravo's figures against Russell have been poor. Russell takes a particular liking towards Bravo's bowling in T20s and has hit 14 sixes in 82 balls i.e. at least one six per over. Russell has a strike-rate of 200.00 against Bravo and has smashed 164 runs off his bowling.
The most recent innings of Russell against Bravo came in this IPL. Of the 88 runs that Russell scored against CSK, 41 runs came off Bravo's bowling off just 14 balls. He hit Bravo for 6 sixes in his blitzkrieg innings, which was nearly enough for the win.