Despite producing more 200-plus totals than any other season of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, some Punjab Kings bowlers produced efficient spells to restrict the batters.
Here we look at our most economical bowlers in the TATA IPL 2023:
Our talented leg-spinner, Rahul Chahar, was our most economical bowler in the ongoing edition of the TATA IPL. The 23-year-old found his way to bamboozle several of the swashbuckling batters to limit the run scoring. The India international ended the season with an impressive economy of 7.75, while also picking up eight wickets in the 14 league matches. He also played a key role in our victories over Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals.
Our left-arm spinner, Harpreet Brar, continued to impress this season. With his slow left-arm orthodox bowling, Brar managed to fox the batters in TATA IPL 2023. The 27-year-old conceded 8.02 runs per over in mostly batting-friendly conditions despite having bowled at the death on one occasion. Apart from his excellent economy rate, Brar bagged nine wickets in 11 innings at an average of 24.22. His spell against RCB where he dismissed Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell in back-to-back deliveries grabbed the attention. Brar also produced a game-changing spell against DC in our must-win clash at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Australian pacer Nathan Ellis was our standout overseas bowler in the 2023 season. Having been utilised as an Impact Player on multiple occasions, Ellis featured in 10 games this season, and had an economy of 8.92. The Australian cricketer also claimed 13 wickets, his best haul yet in a TATA IPL season. His match-winning spell of 4-0-30-4 guided us to a thrilling win over Rajasthan Royals in Guwahati.