It doesn’t matter how easy the game has become for batters, a good bowler will always dominate with his demanding skills. The only thing they need to adapt is variations according to conditions. We see a large number of unplayable slower deliveries and little variations in them act as icing on the cake. A perfectly executed Yorker is still an unplayable delivery and a scintillating bouncer can leave the batsman numb.
All in all, bowlers do hold as much importance as batsmen do. Bowlers still win matches for their teams. World cup 2019 will be played in England where bowlers will definitely get help from the pitches. Swing bowlers can make the most out of those conditions whereas spinners too can expect a little from the pitch.
Teams have almost decided there go to players and it is just a matter of time they announce the squads.
Here are the top 5 bowlers who can lead their team to glory
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Team India was always renowned for its strong batting. However, Bowling was always a matter of worry for former Indian skippers. Luckily, Virat Kohli isn’t the one to deal with the ghosts from the past. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma spotted the rare talent of Jasprit Bumrah 3 years back and Bumrah hasn’t let his Mumbai Indians skipper down. Bumrah, who was earlier known to be death over the bowler, has developed himself into a complete bowler in all formats.
Bumrah has 78 wickets in just 44 matches he has played. What impresses the most is his ability to bowl toe-crushing Yorkers anytime he wants to. He is a pivotal part of the Indian team and they heavily rely on Bumrah to stun opponents with his bowling.
2. Kagiso Rabada
Rabada is just 23 years of age but already has emerged as one of the best bowlers in world cricket. Known for sheer pace, Rabada is standing at the verge of taking 100 ODI wickets. In the absence of Dale Steyn, Rabada stepped up and took the responsibility on his shoulder. He is someone who can dismantle any batting side quite easily.
3. Rashid Khan
Fastest to take 100 wickets in ODIs, Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the best spinner of this era. The young prodigy is still a mystery who make the batsman look silly in front of him. Average of 14.47 at an economy lesses than 4 speaks for him. However, it will be interesting to see if he can carry forward the same form against big fishes in the sea.
4. Pat Cummins
A genuine fast bowler who was often overshadowed by the Starc-Hazlewood duo has made a name for himself over the last few months. He outperformed Starc to become the Australian spearhead. Cummins bowl real fast with an accurate line and length. The 25-year old pacer from Sydney has 65 wickets under his name in just 42 matches. He is one of the few positives for Australian cricket last year.
5. Trent Boult
The left-handed Kiwi pacer needs no introduction. He is a world class bowler who has performed in every part of the cricketing world. Be it t20, tests or ODIs, Boult has aced the formats. He bowls swing beautifully at an excellent pace. His bowling partnership with Tim Southee will be the most important factor for the Kiwis is the mega event.