Bowling some tight overs can be crucial in the IPL where batsmen are always on the lookout for scoring heavily. And delivering a string of dot balls can, in fact, turn out to be match-winning. Hence, those bowlers who have been successful in bowling regular dot balls through successive seasons of the IPL need to be lauded.
Here we look at the top five bowlers in IPL history with the most dot balls bowled.
5. 891 Dots – Ravichandran Ashwin (Rising Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings):
It was the IPL which brought off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin into prominence and it is here that he keeps excelling the most. He has often be used for opening the bowling and in the middle-overs where Ashwin manages to keep the batsmen in check through his wily off-breaks and carom balls. In 111 matches so far, Ashwin has delivered an impressive 891 dots. With his current form, he is likely to increase that tally this season.