Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

The IPL 2016 has finally come to an end. The craze of IPL is gradually declining but the quality, not so much. With the likes of Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar giving world class performances, this edition was truly a memorable one. We at EssentiallySports bring to you the top 5 performances of IPL 2016:

5. Mustafizur Rahman’s Bowling Exploits

Mustafizur Rahman bowled excellently against KXIP and finished with incredible T20 figures of 4-1-9-2 . He bowled 9 dot balls back to back, one of which was a wicket. Mustafizur executed his off-cutters and yorkers to perfection to conclude with the most economical figures in the history of  the IPL. He foxed batsmen with his deceptive slower deliveries during this season, and in the 15 matches he has featured in, he has managed to pick up 16 wickets at an economy of 6.73. Who would have imagined another Bangladeshi making it big at the Indian Premier League after Shakib Al Hasan? Shakib, undoubtedly one of the world’s best all rounders and Mustafizur Rahman, the next big thing in death bowling are the biggest stars that Bangladesh cricket has produced in recent times. They both are now part of the face off list which includes Bravo-Pollard, De Villiers-Steyn etc. The duo of Shakib-Rahman have surely made their country proud by giving good performances in the IPL and helping their respective teams qualify for the play offs.

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