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IPL wrap: how the Strikers fared

28 May 2018

The Adelaide Strikers were well represented in this year's Indian Premier League, with three dangerous bowlers starring on the big stage.

RASHID KHAN
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Matches: 17
Wickets:
21
Bowling average:
21.80
Economy:
6.73
Best bowling:
3/19 (twice!)

What else can we say about Rashid Khan? Second in wickets, 167 dot balls, second-best economy of bowlers with 10 wickets or more. Rashid continues to prove that he is the leading T20 leg-spinner in the world, a notion heavily supported throughout the competition by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. Rashid produced one of the all-time IPL performances in the Sunrisers’ semi-final triumph: 3-19, an unbeaten 34 off 10 balls, a run-out and two final over catches. Unfortunately for our spin sensation, his side fell in the final of the competition, but fans can be more than excited for his return to Adelaide for BBL|08.

BEN LAUGHLIN
Rajasthan Royals

Matches: 7
Wickets:
9
Bowling average:
23.44
Economy:
10.04
Best bowling:
2/15

Despite only a handful of chances in the XI, it's been a consistent season from Ben Laughlin, whose clever variations and changes of pace continue to make him a dependable death bowler. He picked up wickets in four of his six matches, and started well with a key role as the side defended 71 off six overs in a rain-affected match. After playing the first five games, he made way for Jofra Archer before returning for the final game of the regular season where his 2-15 against Bangalore was a big factor in his club making the playoffs.

BILLY STANLAKE
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Matches: 4
Wickets:
5
Bowling average:
26
Economy:
8.12
Best bowling:
2/21

The towering Aussie quick had shown early signs that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with in this tournament – he even won his team a game, with the bat! – until a broken pinky derailed his season. He was forced to return home for surgery, and has only recently started bowling again before a winter with the national ODI and T20 teams. If you'll pardon the pun, big things are coming for Billy Stanlake.

Bowled the second-fastest ball of the tournament clocked at 151.38 km/h.