Tag: Bowlers



In any field of expertise, we always look for the best in business, There are always some standout star performers which make that very particular field special, Cricket is no different. Cricket like any other sport has produced some of the finest stars who became global celebrities and influencers. Some of the players changed the whole image and structure of the game. They played and changed the way how people used to look at that sport. Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Virat Kohli, Shahid Afridi, Shane Warne, Chris Gayle, Murlidharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, AB Devilliers, Shoaib Akhtar are a few to name here. If we take a look at any popular sports, for instance, Football, we talk about some top-ranking footballers like Ronaldo, Messi, etc. Here, we are talking about cricket and as you all know that Cricket World Cup is just around the corner, and just before this mega event, everyone especially analysts are looking closely with eagle eyes on top favorite teams for Worldcup 2019 and similarly top-ranked bowlers in ODI format and batsmen who played a key roles and are in prime form these days. ICC ranked the players on the basis of their recent performances, and this ranking matters a lot right now and Worldcup squads are getting selected and the final playing 11 for the World Cup will be decided on the recent forms for most teams if not all.


History of Cricket shows how strong bowling lineup and bowlers are the keys to success in major events like World Cup for the teams, and they always help teams to get over the line and play a major role in changing the balance of the match at any given moment towards their respective teams. Top bowlers always have some psychological impact on the batsmen, which ultimately benefit their teams. In recent history, we know how batsmen had to specially prepare to play wizard spinners like Saeed Ajmal and Muttaiya Murlidharan. Or how Batsmen around the world were troubled by the Great Sri Lankan SpICC ranked the bowlers according to their rules, regulations, and calculations depend on the recent performance of the bowlers. The top 5 ODI bowlers are:

01 Jasprit Bumrah India 774
02 Trent Boult New Zealand 759
03 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 747
04 Imran Tahir South Africa 703
05 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 701

Jasprit Bumrah, a very well-known young gun of Indian bowling lineup, who made his ODI debut in 2018, wearing ODI shirt No. 93, is a 25-year-old pacer who did a splendid job with the ball after his debut and now he is the front man of Indian bowling lineup. He did a great job just within 2 years and able to grab the 1st rank in ICC ODI bowlers. Many doubted Bumrah ability in the start but his performances nullified all criticism and soon he became one of the finest in the trade beating most of his successors, Will he be the next Zaheer Khan of Indian cricket, or “Even Better” only time will tell, but for now he surely is the Worlds Best Bowler Jaspreet Bumrah.



Trent Boult, a famous 30 years old New Zealander, who made his ODI debut in July 2012, wearing ODI shirt No. 18. He is the attacking bowler of New Zealand team since last few years. Trent Boult stormed into world cricket with his express quick Pace and soon became the eye candy of cricket fans around the world. This young pacer performs consistently from his side throughout past years which make him able to grab the 2nd rank in ICC ODI bowlers.



Rashid Khan, The New Afghani sensation in world cricket is a very talented, hardworking, and aggressive leg break bowler from Afghanistan who made his ODI debut in October 2015, wearing ODI shirt No. 19.  He struggled early in his career but when he started, he never looked back and impress everyone through his performance. In this era, there are very few leg break bowlers who made their impact on the batsmen nut Rashid Khan did it very nicely and calmly. His struggle and his consistency make him able to grab the 3rd rank in ICC ODI bowlers.



Imran Tahir, a Pakistani born South African Cricketer who bowl leg break googlies, who made his ODI debut in February 2011, wearing ODI shirt No. 99. He is very famous for his celebration style and also for his googlies. This 40-year-old veteran bowler plays a vital role in some of the major victories of South Africa in the past few years. His googlies left a sense of fear in the batsmen and because of this, he grabs 4th rank in ICC ODI bowler.



Kagiso Rabada, The deadliest pacer Produced by South Africa after Dale Steyn, who made his ODI debut in July 2015, wearing ODI shirt No. 25. He is just 23 years old but he already made his impact in the cricket world by his pace, accuracy and lethal bowling. He was accomplished in making his deadliest impact very early in his career, took so many wickets and threaten the batsmen in this modern Era of batting where there are very few opportunities for the bowler. His deadliest bowling and his accuracy make him able to grab 5th rank in ICC ODI bowler.



In Modern cricket, a Team just cannot win the match with a sharp batting lineup only, to be the best teams need a strong and consistent bowling lineup that can give the desired result consistently at the top level. The bowlers who are ranking at the top are not just the good bowlers they are the key players of their teams and certainly match winners, With ICC Worldcup 2019 coming to these top bowlers and their bowling forms have become far too important to ignore. These top 5 can demolish batting lineup and create troubles for the very finest batsmen. Team India, South Africa, and Newzeland certainly have an edge in the field with the top bowlers in their teams. however only time will tell if these top bowlers will convert their good form into a world cup winning one in next month however all we can do is just watch and hope for the best.