Most Dot Balls In IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season is well underway and as always, there have been some standout performances by players on the field. One interesting statistic that has caught the attention of cricket fans is the number of dot balls bowled by the players and the number of dot balls faced by the batsmen.
Currently, Mohammad Shami from Rajasthan Royals has bowled the most dot balls in the IPL 2023 season, he bowled 19 dot balls against Delhi Capitals at Narendra Modi Stadium and taken four wickets.
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What is a Dot Ball?
A dot ball refers to a delivery bowled by a bowler that does not result in any runs being scored by the batting team. In other words, if a ball is bowled and the batsman fails to hit it, or if he does hit it but the ball is fielded by a fielder before the batsmen can complete a run, it is considered a dot ball.
Most Dot Balls by Bowlers in IPL 2023
Mohammad Shami is a renowned right-hand fast bowler, who currently represents the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023. His performance in the current season of the IPL has been nothing short of exceptional. Shami has emerged as a top performer, leading the table for most dot balls bowled by a bowler in the tournament.
The art of bowling dot balls is crucial in the game of cricket, as it creates pressure on the batsmen and can lead to wickets. Shami has bowled a total of 119 balls in 35 overs across nine matches, and his accuracy and precision have earned him the distinction of being the top dot-ball bowler in the IPL 2023.
Apart from his commendable display of accuracy and consistency, Shami has also been exceptional in picking up wickets. With a tally of 17 wickets to his name, he is currently the holder of the purple cap, awarded to the most successful bowler in the tournament. His ability to take wickets at regular intervals has helped his team to restrict the opposition’s scoring and turn the matches in their favour.
As the tournament progresses, all eyes will be on Mohammad Shami to see if he can maintain his incredible form and continue to deliver match-winning performances for his team. His contributions with the ball have been instrumental in Gujarat Titans’ success so far, and they will be hoping that he continues to deliver in the upcoming matches, as they aim to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Most Dot Balls in IPL 2023 (in a single inning)
Mohammad Shami from Gujarat Titans is leading the table of most dot balls in a single inning in IPL 2023, he bowled 19 dot balls in 4 overs against Delhi Capitals and took four wickets.
In the second position, Trend Boult from Rajasthan Royals is placed, he also bowled 18 dot balls against Lucknow Super Giants in his 4 fours and took 1 wicket.
|1||Mohammad Shami||4.0||11||4||19||6.00||DC||Narendra Modi Stadium|
|2||Rahul Chahar||4.0||16||2||18||12.00||DC||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|3||Trent Boult||4.0||16||1||18||24.00||LSG||Sawai Mansingh Stadium|
|4||Akash Madhwal||3.3||5||5||17||4.20||LSG||MA Chidambaram Stadium|
|5||Mark Wood||4.0||14||5||17||4.80||DC||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium|
|6||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||4.0||11||2||16||12.00||DC||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
|7||Mohammed Siraj||4.0||17||1||16||24.00||SRH||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
|8||Anrich Nortje||4.0||20||2||16||12.00||KKR||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|9||Jofra Archer||4.0||35||1||16||24.00||RR||Wankhede Stadium|
|10||Mayank Markande||4.0||15||4||15||6.00||PBKS||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|