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Most Dot Balls in IPL 2022: From Shami & Umesh Yadav to Buttler & KL Rahul - The top bowlers & batters in list

Pacers dominate most dot balls by bowlers list in IPL 2022

Bengaluru, May 22: Pacers dominate for bowlers with most dot balls, while Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler leads the list when it comes to most dot balls faced by a batter so far in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

T20 is a format where batters dominate with boundaries, but when bowlers deliver dot balls in pressure situations, it is considered as gold dust for the fielding side. And the IPL has seen several bowlers produce dot balls, which have resulted in defending totals.

In any format of the game, rotating the strike and keeping the scoreboard ticking is crucial for the batting team. And in the shortest format it is the biggest requirement as teams look to score big.

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A dot ball is a delivery bowled with no runs scored and the reason why it is called a 'dot ball' is because a scorer marks a single dot in the scorebook if a batter does not score any runs.

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Prasidh Krishna is top for bowlers with most dot balls so far in the IPL 2022, which has also seen one of the best bowling figures produced by Mumbai Indians spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.

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The bowlers list is dominated by quick bowlers, who beat the batters through their sheer pace, while three wrist-spinners including the current Purple cap contenders Yuzvendra Chahal and Wanindu Hasaranga also feature in the top 15.

Here is the list for bowlers with most dot balls in IPL 2022 so far:

Player (Team) Matches Overs Dot Balls Bowled Wickets
Prasidh Krishna (RR) 14 55 160 15
Mohammed Shami (GT) 14 53 149 18
Umesh Yadav (KKR) 12 48 143 16
Sunil Narine (KKR) 14 56 142 9
Umran Malik (SRH) 14 49 141 22
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) 14 52.1 139 12
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 14 53.2 139 15
Trent Boult (RR) 13 50 138 13
Kagiso Rabada (PBKS) 13 48 133 23
Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB) 14 49 127 24
Yuzvendra Chahal (RR) 14 56 120 26
Mukesh Choudhary (CSK) 13 45.3 119 16
Avesh Khan (LSG) 12 43.4 116 17
Dushmantha Chameera (LSG) 11 40 115 9
Mohammed Siraj (RCB) 12 45 114 8

While Shami and Krishna top the list for bowlers who have bowled most dot balls, the current Orange Cap holder Buttler leads the list for batters to have faced most dot balls in IPL 2022 so far.

Apart from Buttler, the other top run-scorers also feature on the list and it is understandable as they need to spend time in the middle to get some big runs, but some strugglers also are on the list.

Here is the top 15 batters who have faced most dot balls in IPL 2022:

Player (Team) Innings Dot Balls Faced Total Balls Faced
Jos Buttler (RR) 14 180 428
Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) 14 141 375
Ishan Kishan (MI) 14 140 348
KL Rahul (LSG) 13 134 397
Faf Du Plessis (RCB) 14 132 339
Abhishek Sharma (SRH) 14 126 320
Rohit Sharma (MI) 14 116 223
Devdutt Padikkal (RR) 14 116 264
Kane Williamson (SRH) 12 111 231
Quinton de Kock (LSG) 14 111 336
Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) 14 109 291
Sanju Samson (RR) 14 105 254
Hardik Pandya (GT) 13 104 314
Shreyas Iyer (KKR) 14 103 298
Ambati Rayudu (CSK) 11 103 224
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Story first published: Friday, May 13, 2022, 13:18 [IST]
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