Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL historyTop 5 most expensive spells in IPL history

Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL history:

In the IPL, only two bowlers have given up 70 or more runs in a single innings.

T20 cricket is not a game for hitters, as demonstrated by the record we will discuss below. You can guess what it means when you lose more than 60 runs in four overs. It is considered an expensive stint to give away 60 or more runs in an ODI. In this blog we focus  on the Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL history.

The strongest power hitters in the world compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which presents challenges for bowlers. Some of the most costly spells in T20 history have occurred during the IPL. The five most expensive spells in IPL history will be discussed in this article.

Here are the Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL history

1. Mohit Sharma (GT) – 73/0 in 4 overs vs DC, 2024

Most Expensive Spell in IPL History : Mohit Sharma

In a match between DC and GT at Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2024, Mohit Sharma broke the unwanted record held by Basil Thampi. First-batting, DC scored an astounding 224/4. Mohit gave up 31 runs (including a wide) in the final over of the first innings, but Rishabh Pant put him to task, hitting four sixes and one four. The seasoned seamer finished with the lowest bowling figures in IPL history, scoring 73/0 in his allotted four overs.


2. Basil Thampi (SRH) – 70/0 in 4 overs vs RCB, 2018

Basli Thampi

When Basil Thampi was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (then known as Royal Challengers Bangalore), he set the record for the most costly IPL stint with 70 runs conceded in four overs. It happened during the M. Chinnaswamy season in 2018. RCB scored a high 218/6 in the opening over. Thampi failed to claim a wicket after giving up 70 runs. SRH lost by 14 runs despite scoring 204/3.


3. Yash Dayal (GT) – 69/0 in 4 overs vs KKR, 2023

Yash Dayal

Nobody will ever forget the moment when Rinku Singh hit five straight sixes off Yash Dayal in the last over to help KKR defeat the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After hitting five sixes, Yash Dayal unintentionally set a record for the third-most expensive bowling spell in IPL history. The pacer threw up 69 runs in his four overs, but KKR won that match by three wickets and needed to score 207/7 to win.


4. Reece Topley (RCB) – 68/1 in 4 overs vs SRH, 2024

Reece Topley (RCB)

The highest IPL total (287/3) was achieved by Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2024. In that match, every bowler for the RCB went for a lot. Three bowlers in the match actually let up 60 runs or more in their four overs. Reece Topley, however, was the most costly. During his session, the RCB bowler conceded 68 runs and claimed just one wicket. Even though they batted well and scored 262/7, RCB lost by just 26 runs.


5. Arshdeep Singh (PBKS) – 66/1 in 3.5 overs vs MI, 2023

Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)

In their periods, four bowlers have allowed 66 runs to be scored. Included in those four is Arshdeep Singh. In Mohali in 2023, he recorded it against the Mumbai Indians. Liam Livingstone scored an incredible 82 off 42 balls for PBKS in the first inning, helping the team post a mammoth total of 214/3. MI made 216/4 after chasing down the mark in 18.5 overs. Arshdeep was the most expensive player in the match with a final score of 1/66 in 3.5 overs.


Join Our Telegram Channel for More Updates – Cricket Sutra

Follow Bite-Size Cricket News at Cricket Sutra

FAQ About IPL History 

1. What is the most expensive spell in IPL history?

Gujarat Titans’ Mohit Sharma gave away 73 runs in four overs to record the most expensive spell in the Indian Premier League 2024 history against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Here is the list of Top 5 most expensive spells in IPL history

2. What is the most expensive economy in IPL history?

Basil Thampi of Sunrisers Hyderabad bowled the most expensive over in IPL history, when he conceded 70 runs from his four overs without taking a wicket. This was in a 2018 IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and his economy was 17.5.

3. Who has the best economy in IPL history?

Ahead of the 2024 edition, New Zealand spinner and former Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Daniel Vettori tops the list for the best economy in the history of IPL. Vettori bowled at an economy of 6.56 in his IPL career so far.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *