It is quite silent nights isn’t? after witnessing the nail-biting encounter in the IPL 2021, which was suspended on May 4. Considering the player’s safety BCCI took a tough decision to put an end to the entertainment which at least kept the people at home for some time in the day.

From the concluded matches, we brought to you the top five performances in this IPL 2021 so far.

Five: Match No.13 Delhi Capitals VS Mumbai Indians

Source : BCCI/IPL – Amit Mishra celebrating the wicket of MI Skipper

Delhi-born right leg spinner who topped in our chart, veteran spinner Amit Mishra, sometimes you can’t write off the experience. He proved that by taking a four-wicket haul against power-packed Mumbai Indians on the 13th match of this year’s IPL. Considering Chepauk’s pitch condition, Delhi included him in the playing eleven, After electing to bat first Mumbai Indians were in full control by scoring 67 runs in the first seven overs. Despite conceding ten runs in his first over, Mishra made a comeback by taking two wickets off in form batsman Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.
When Mumbai was hoping on Pollard to build the innings towards the end, Amit Mishra trapped the big man in front of the stumps, He ended his spell with a four-wicket haul (4-24), the most four-for by any bowler in the history of this league. Mumbai could only manage to score 137 runs in their 20 over quota and lost to Delhi Capitals by six wickets.

Four: Match No.8 Chennai Super Kings VS Punjab Kings

Source : BCCI/IPL – Chennai Super Kings celebrating the wicket fall of Punjab Kings

After getting hammered by Delhi Capitals in their first match, CSK faced Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium in the hope of getting on the winning track, Deepak Chahar who went wicketless in the first match against Delhi Capitals opened his wicket tally by delivering a perfect out-swing to knock the off stump of the Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal in his very first over. He ran through the Punjab Kings’s top order in the Power play, at the end of his spell, he finished with his career-best in the IPL 4/13. Till the end, Punjab Kings couldn’t overcome the damage done by CSK’s pacer and only managed to score above three-digit score eventually losing to CSK by six wickets.

Three: Match No.19 Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Chennai Super Kings

Source : BCCI/IPL – Ravindra Jadeja celebrating the wicket of AB de Villiers

Another CSKian topped in the chart and it is none other than Sir Ravindra Jadeja. After the first inning heroics in the last over of the CSK, in which he hit 37 runs off Harshal Patel, the purple cup holder of this edition. RCB came to bat to chase a target of 192, Devdutt Padikal gave the perfect start for the chase. Stage set for ABD and Maxwell to show some fireworks. But it was once again Jadeja who played the villain for RCB that day, he buried the hope of RCB by taking Mr.360 ABD’s and big show Maxwell’s wicket. Bangalore barely managed to bat throughout the innings. Finally, RCB lost that match by 69 runs. Jadeja finished his spell by 3/13(4).

Two: Match No.26 Punjab Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

Source : BCCI/IPL – Harpreet Brar celebrating the wicket of RCB Skipper

Another left-arm spinner was the reason for RCB’s loss. Playing his first game of the season, Harpreet Brar was a star performer for Punjab Kings with the ball. Though Kohli welcomed him with a six in his first over, he kept his nerve and came back took the wicket of King Kohli and Maxwell in successive deliveries in his third over. In his final over, he got the better of ABD; as ABD wasn’t getting the elevation to clear the cover fielder. RCB lost their star batsmen and yet again was unable to chase the score without them. You can’t ask more than anything as a bowler when you had the wicket of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glen Maxwell in the same match.

One: Match No.1 Royal challengers Bangalore VS Mumbai Indians Harshal Patel 4/27

IPL 2021 best bowling performance
Source : BCCI/IPL – Pumped up Harshal Patel after wicket fall of Mumbai Indians

IPL 2021 opener was a high voltage clash between Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians. RCB never won a season opener in the history of IPL, and Mumbai Indians didn’t win their first match from the 2013 edition. So both team wants to win desperately to change the history. MI were 128/3 after halfway through of their innings all set to score 200 considering Mumbai Indian’s power hitters. Despite expensive in the first over, Harshal Patel had a different idea to derail Mumbai’s hope, he conceded just 12 runs of his last three overs picking his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL. He took three wickets in the final over including the wicket of big man Keiron Pollard. Eventually, RCB won the match by two wickets, and the difference between the teams was Harshal Patel’s final over as he conceded just one run.

It was a difficult task to pick top five bowling performances from so many quality spells bowled by the bowlers, If you agree or disagree with the above please let us know in the comment section.