In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Cricket World Cup 2023, cricket enthusiasts have been buzzing with excitement over which bowlers are likely to shine on the global stage. Recently, a prominent cricket publication in India released a list of expected top-performing bowlers, stirring up conversations among fans. Here’s a closer look at the talented individuals who are expected to make a significant impact in the tournament:
1. Kuldeep Yadav:
The Indian spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, has been in remarkable form this year, already amassing an impressive tally of 33 wickets. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the Asia Cup, where he took a stunning 5-wicket haul against arch-rivals Pakistan, conceding just 25 runs.
2. Shaheen Afridi:
Known for his ability to strike early in the innings, Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has also made it to the list of top bowlers to watch. His knack for taking crucial wickets at crucial times makes him a player to keep an eye on.
3. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj:
India’s pace duo, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, have earned their places on the list. These bowlers have consistently delivered outstanding performances and expected to be key assets for the Indian team.
4. Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult:
Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult are no strangers to World Cup success. Their ability to swing the ball and pick up crucial wickets will be invaluable to their respective teams.
While these bowlers among the top contenders, it’s important to note that the Cricket World Cup is known for its surprises. Other talented bowlers from around the world will also be aiming to make their mark on the tournament.
As the countdown to the Cricket World Cup continues, fans can’t help but wonder which bowler will emerge as the highest wicket-taker of the competition. The current record for the most wickets in World Cup history held by Australia’s Glenn McGrath, who took a remarkable 71 wickets in 39 matches with an impressive average of 18.19. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan follows closely, having secured 68 wickets in 40 matches with an average of 19.63.
With these statistics in mind, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the action-packed World Cup, where these bowlers and many others will battle it out for wicket-taking glory on the grand stage of international cricket.