Bowling in a format that is infamous for being a bowler’s nightmare, be it at any venue in the world, is in itself a big task for the bowlers to accomplish. And, being economical while doing all this is altogether another peak of cricketing performance. But, here are the names of the 4 bowlers who managed to be economical in 5 match bilateral T20 International series, to make sure that their team was able to stop their opponents from amassing mountains of runs.
Note: Only the series played amongst the top 10 nations have been considered.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs England 2021
In the T20 International series that the Indian cricket team played against the touring England team, the veteran pacer of the side, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took it upon himself to take the team, wielding the ball in his hands. In the span of the 5 matches that he played in, he showed how valuable an asset that he is to the Indian cricket team at the moment. He took 4 wickets at an economy of 6.38 runs per over, making sure that he sent the England batsmen back to the pavilion at regular intervals, also not letting them score runs in the meantime.
- Jasprit Bumrah vs New Zealand 2019
One of the best bowling talents to have graced international cricket in recent years, Jasprit Bumrah with his quirky action and picture-perfect bowling antics has been tormenting the batsmen at the highest level, establishing his bowling dominance in the shortest format of the game. Just shy of 2 wickets from becoming the highest wicket-taker of the T20 International series, Bumrah made sure that he made sure that the batters at no point in time got a chance to score runs. And, his economy rate is a testament to that fact. While giving away just 129 runs in 5 matches, he maintained an economy rate of 6.45 runs per over.
- Ashton Agar vs New Zealand 2021
A recent entrant in this list, the Aussie bowler, Ashton Agar took the New Zealand batting line-up by storm during the 5 match T20I series that Australia played against New Zealand earlier this year. The Aussies who had gone on a visit to the Kiwi backyard for a 5 match long T20 series, may have lost the series, but came back with a big positive in the form of Ashton Agar, especially in this T20 World Cup year. Agar, who took 8 wickets in 5 matches, gave away 102 runs in the 17 overs he bowled, coming back home with his name registered in the record books for being one of the most economical bowlers in a 5 match T20I series, as his economy rate rested at a meagre 6.88 runs per over.
- Hardik Pandya vs England 2021
Staging a comeback of dreams, against one of the best white-ball opponents in the world at the moment, Hardik Pandya, who was holding the ball in hand, after a long time, while playing against the Englishmen at home, showed everyone that why he is counted to be one of the best all-rounders to have played for the Indian cricket team in the recent years. Having performed considerably well with the ball in hand, Pandya made sure that he was a great fit in the bowling department too, as he took a handful of wickets while being extremely miserly in terms of giving runs away, as at the end of the T20 International series, his economy rate with the ball rested at an excellent 6.94 runs per over.