The qualifying stage of the ICC mens world cup is underway, and we have 8 teams vying for four spots in the main stage of the tournament. We are at the halfway mark in terms of matches and a lot of surprises have already gone on to emerge. Though Australia has the home advantage there are a few other countries which are expected to make a considerable mark in this edition of the world cup. One thing is for sure the bowling of the teams will dictate how far a team would reach the later stage. The world cup glory will indicate how the bowlers have gone on to perform. Here are a few bowlers that you can watch at this mega event and let us understand more about them in detail.
The bowler from Australia has a decent economy rate of 6.40 in T – 20 cricket with his best bowling figures of 4 for 28. He happens to be one of the promising T- 20 bowlers presently in world cricket. His first noticeable achievements emerged in a series against Bangladesh, though it was in a losing cause. The entire world woke up and took notice of this outstanding talent. His control over various areas in terms of length is impeccable. For his county-side Hampshire, he did a great job and helped them win the T-20 blast.
Bowling in the power play overs and the death overs are his specialized traits. Not only he leaks a lot of runs but has the ability to pick a lot of wickets. Due to the inherent variations in his bowling, it is hard for the bowlers to pick it up from the release point. In spite of this, he is still not expected to make it to the playing 11 due to the abundance of talent that Australia has. But if he is given the opportunity, he is expected to cash in and reveal his skills to the entire world.
Though his economy rate is on the higher side at 8.29 in T- 20 cricket his ability to swing the ball both ways works to his advantage. One thing is for sure he has gone on to produce phenomenon performances in the last couple of years for England. In a T-20 series against India, he bowled brilliantly and was responsible for taking a lot of wickets upfront. Away from home his performances against Pakistan have been outstanding. As stated earlier, since he can move the ball both ways, it becomes difficult for the batters to deal with him.
He is known to fit in well with the T-20 side that England has presently. In the absence of Jofra Archer, he has gone on to emerge as a key bowler. From a losing position he has gone on to turn a lot of games towards his side. Do expect him to play a key role in the campaign of England in this coming tournament.
The pacer from Pakistan’s economy rate is 8.31 in the field of T 20. He was a discovery of the BBL, and Pakistan did not waste time in drafting him to the national side. His accolades are there he bowls with a lot of heart and fire. From a losing position, he has gone on to help Pakistan win a lot of games. He can execute Yorkers at will towards the fag end of the innings, and the surprise short delivery also is an advantage that the batsman fails it difficult to pick up.
Coming to Australia is more or less the home ground of Haris Rauf. Post his BBL exploits, he has gone on to dish outstanding performances for his team in the Pakistan Premier league. His form in international cricket is right up there, and now has gone on to become a regular with the Pakistan national team. One thing is for sure given the pace and bounce of the Australian conditions, he would be one of the pace bowlers to reckon with in this edition of the T 20 world cup.
This spinner from Australia has gone on to risen from the ranks and gone on to become the all-white ball format for the Australian cricket team. He happens to be a wily leg spinner who has multiple variations across his sleeve. His googly is really famous, and it becomes really hard for the batsman to anticipate its speed. A lot of cricket lovers are reminded of the great Shane Warne when they see him bowl. He has a sense of passion for the game and his ability to tilt the balance of the game towards his team is another admirable quality of the leg spinner.
This bowler is from South Africa, and his form has been patchy of late. He is known to hit hard length at the starting stage of the innings and his pace was been a real concern for the opponents. In his short career, he has gone on to do a great job. His ability to provide early breakthroughs has been a worthy catch. But it is better that the team utilizes the services in the middle overs so that the batsman would not be able to break from the shackles.
The short balls turn out to be accurate, and the batters would face difficulty in dealing with such types of deliveries. When he bowls hard length into the pitch it would be a real cause of concern for the team. If his form is good, South Africa can go a long way in this tournament. Taking his skills into account he is bound to be a major asset to the team. But one thing is for sure he is bound to do a great job in Australia. The success is bound to be dealt with raw pace and accuracy are other points that work in his advantage.