Top 10 Best Economy Rates In IPL As Of 2017 - Most Economical Bowlers in Indian Premier League

Do you know who the most economical bowlers are in IPL of all seasons? Here is the list, which may change soon as Season 10 of Indian Premier League is in progress and top bowlers are back on the field to show their strength by giving least possible runs in their quota of four overs. Here is the ranking of Top 10 Bowlers with Best economy rates in IPL as of Season 2017.

Bowling in a T20 contest is not every bowler’s cup of tea. In this format, an economical bowler is equally important as a wicket taking one. Wicket taking is necessary, but not conceding too many runs is important as well. So here’s the list of the top 10 bowlers with best economy rates in IPL as of Season ten.

Top 10 Bowlers With Best Economy Rates In IPL

1. Sunil Narine (6.17 per over)

The West Indian magician has confirmed his spot as the most economical bowler in IPL, including performances in all seasons. So far he has played 66 matches in which he has been able to send 85 players back to the pavilion, and the economy is impressive around just 6.17 per over. He is the trump card of Kolkata Knight Riders.

2. RavichandranAshwin (6.55 per over)

It may come as a surprise, but the spinners have always dominated the game with excellent economy rates. Ashwin comes next on the list, he has managed to produce many match winning spells and was Dhoni’s weapon with both the old ball and the new ball. He has taken 100 wickets in just 111 games with the economy rate of 6.55 per over.

3. Anil Kumble (6.57 per over)

The legendary Anil Kumble played 42 matches and took 45 wickets with an economy of 6.57 per over. This also includes a magical 5 for five spells on a challenging Cape Town track against Rajasthan Royals.

4. Glenn McGrath (6.61 per over)

McGrath had one of the best seasons for a quick bowler in IPL history where he managed a perfect economy rate of 6.61 and grabbed 12 wickets, including a match-winning 4 for 29 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This made him one of the ten bowlers with best economy rates in IPL.

5. Lasith Malinga (6.67 per over)


Lasith Malinga not only holds the most number of wickets for a bowler in the history of Indian Premier League but also has a very impressive 6.67 per over economy rate. He has taken 143 wickets in 98 matches. Lasith Malinga is considered as a T20 specialist and probably the best death bowler in the world.

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6. Muttiah Muralitharan (6.67 per over)

Another spin legend makes his way into the top ten. Murali has played a total of 66 matches and has lived up to his reputation by grabbing 63 wickets at the economy of 6.67 per over. That’s same as Lasith Malinga. In his IPL career, he has played for multiple franchises including Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

7. Dale Steyn (6.72 per over)

Dake Steyn is one of the star performers of IPL, and while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad, he has lived up to his reputation. He has taken 92 wickets in just 90 matches at the economy of 6.72 per over in IPL.

8. Roelof van der Merwe (6.74 per over)

One of the unexpected names in this list is Van Der Merwe. The South African managed to keep the economy below 7, and by playing just 21 matches, he took 21 wickets at an economy rate of 6.74 per over.

9. Daniel Vettori (6.78 per over)

Vettori has been consistent in his game. In 34 matches he took 28 wickets at an economy rate of 6.78 per over, making him one of the most economical bowlers in IPL.

10. Mustafizur Rahman (6.90 per over)

In no time the fast and smart Mustafizur has made his way into the league and among the most economical bowlers of IPL. He was named the Emerging Player of the Season 9 in 2016. His excellent performance led Sunrisers to their first IPL title. In 16 matches he has bagged 17 wickets at the rate of 6.90 per over.

These 10 Bowlers make sure that opposition don’t ru away with the match by scroring quick runs. They remained consistent with their economical bowling and have best economy rates in IPL as of 2017.