IPL has long been considered a batsman’s game. The audience pays money to watch the batsmen hit the big shots. However, sometimes the bowlers outshine the batsmen. Today we will take a look at 5 IPL teams to defend 150 or below 150 the most times in the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have boasted the best bowling attack in the tournament. Whenever their batsmen have faltered, the bowling attack has bailed them out every time. This has happened many times, and the franchise tops this list with 10 defenses.
Mumbai Indians – 9
The Mumbai Indians have been arguably the best team in the tournament. They are a perfect blend of excellent batsmen and bowlers. The true mark of a champion is when one wins against all odds. Mumbai Indians have done this 9 times. Brilliant bowlers like Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah make them one of the most feared bowling attacks in the tournament.
Kings XI Punjab- 8
No one will be surprised to see this team on the list. The Punjab franchise have been famous for having great bowlers in their midst. From Brett Lee to the great R Ashwin, Punjab has never sied away from showing their bowling prowess. They have had a roller-coaster record in the IPL, and would like to correct that this season.
Chennai Super Kings – 8
Chennai Super Kings are IPL mammoths. They have won the tournament 3 times, and have always been dominant in the IPL. Despite their checkered behind-the-scenes past, the Dhoni-led team rose again by becoming the finalists last year. There are a lot of talented bowlers in the yellow outfit, and they are led by a mastermind. Dhoni’s strategies and the bowlers’ skills land them at number 4 on this list.
Kolkata Knight Riders- 8
Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Brett Lee, Andre Russel. These are just some of the names of the multiple match -winners that KKR has had. They are a complete team, with equal firepower in their bowing and batting arsenals. But whenever the batsmen have failed, the bowlers have done the job for the team. They round off this list with 8 defenses.