South African seamer Chris Morris is no longer the sole owner of the most economical figures in professional Twenty20 cricket.
Morris conceded just two runs in four overs – and clinched two wickets – for the Lions against the Cape Cobras in Johannesburg late last year.
Sri Lankan Chanaka Welegedara, however, equalled the miserly economy for the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club against the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on the weekend. While Welegedara took two more wickets than Morris, he bowled one less maiden.
The 27-year-old Morris, who has since left the Lions for the Titans – will represent the Rajasthan Royals at this month’s Indian Premier League. The 34-year-old Welegedara, meanwhile, remains a key cog in Tamil Union’s ongoing Sri Lanka Premier League campaign. Neither player has represented his country in more than six months.
Most economical T20 figures:
Chanaka Welegedara: 4-2-2-4 – Tamil Union v SSC, 2015
Chris Morris: 4-3-2-2 – Lions v Cobras, 2014
Zulfiqar Babar: 4-2-3-2 – Tigers v Quetta Bears, 2012
Shoaib Malik: 4-2-3-1 – Tridents v Hawksbills, 2012
Sunil Narine: 4-1-3-0 – Amazon v Hawksbills, 2014