World Cup 2019: These 10 bowlers can rule even on batting-friendly tracks
First Published May 28, 2019, 3:20 PM IST
The one-day game might be heavily loaded in favour of the batsmen, but there are quality bowlers who can make an impact. Watch out for these 10 bowlers at the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. The 10-team tournament runs from May 30 to July 14
India's Jasprit Bumrah as been hailed at the world's best bowler across formats, at the moment. India's World Cup 2019 hopes rest on his shoulders. This will be his first 50-over World Cup.
There was a lot spoken and written about Jofra Archer's selection to the England team for the World Cup. Now that he is in the squad, the Barbados-born right-arm bowler will be aiming to deliver.
Rashid Khan continues to weave his magic. The Afghanistan leg-spinner will certainly be nervous on the big stage but given his skills, he should overcome those nerves and help his team surprise the big teams.
Kagiso Rabada is one of the exciting young fast bowlers in the game. He has already proved his mettle for South Africa. He should enjoy bowling in English conditions.
Oshane Thomas is another young fast bowler. The 22-year-old West Indian had demolished England in March with a five-wicket haul. The English batting collapsed for just 113.
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga is set to feature in his last World Cup. Though batsmen have been dominating, Malinga recently said bowlers will have a say in the World Cup 2019. The experienced right-armer showed he can still deliver as he helped Mumbai Indians (MI) win the IPL 2019 final with an outstanding last over against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Australia are one of the favourites for World Cup 2019 and fast bowler Pat Cummins will be key to their fortunes.
New Zealand have never won a World Cup. Left-arm paceman Trent Boult will be one of the key bowlers for the Kiwis if they have to go all the way in England and Wales.
Pakistan's bowling attack was taken to the cleaners recently by England batsmen. It was surprising for many that Pakistan's pacemen failed. However, as they are known to be unpredictable, the Asian team can bounce back quickly. Hassan Ali will the one to spearhead the attack the the big tournament.
Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman will relish English conditions. His left-arm pace bowling can trouble even the best batsmen in the world.