Cricket has seen a lot of changes in the last decade. The concept of power play being introduced, boundaries have become shorter and so on. The rules have always favoured the batsman and the bowlers have always been on the receiving end. But we have even seen some sensational spells and the new techniques adopted by them to fox the batsmen. With ICC World Cup 2019 just a few months away let’s look at the top 5 bowler who are certainly capable of spoiling the batsmen show and prove that it not a one sided affair.
The left-arm bowler from New Zealand ranks among top one for his fast bowling over the years. Boult has proven to be a match winner for his side by this ability to swing at a brisk pace makes it nearly unplayable . Boult swank of an average of around 24 with an economy rate 5.09. However, he has found the going tough on occasions in the death-overs. His inability to tie the batsmen down at the death is the only gap in his sheathing.
Jasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah has become one the household name since he debuted in IPL. With his outstanding ability to bowl yorkers at will has made him one of the modern day greats. He has proven his ability time and again by win matches in the death overs. He has even been lucky the way his captains have used him, It has helped to bring the best out of him. He also holds the record of most wickets (15) taken by any fast bowler in a bilateral ODI series of five or fewer matches-he did it in 2017 Sri Lanka tour. Current world number one, will be playing his first Cricket world cup and is coming in with a great reputation. We got to wait an watch how he copes up to the pressure.
Another Indian in our list. The mysterious chinaman bowler has been on top on his game . The go to man for captain Virat Kohli has never looked back since his debut in 2017 . His partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal has been phenomenal for team India. An economy of 4.74 show is consistency and calibre. He is one of the most important asset of Indian team and one to watch out for.
The doyen South African is considered to be one of the world’s best pace bowlers. Rabada never fails to surprise the batsmen with his supreme skill. One of his greatest assets is his accuracy and ability to move the ball both ways of the pitch. Rabada’s swank the talent of knowing when to attack the batsmen and when to contain him. These attributes make him the ‘complete fast bowler.
The young leggy from Afghanistan is the hottest asset in world cricket right now. His biggest strength is his ability to take wickets in the middle phase of opposition innings, with his free-spirited mixture of the conventional and prodigious use of wrong and straight ones. He can also provide breakthroughs at the back end of the innings when batsmen are looking to hit him out of the park.
Comment below your thoughts on our top picks, along with your top 5. Let’s see who do you think will steal the show.