10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups

Good batting may hog the majority of the attention in a cricket match, but a good match can only be complete with great bowling. A bowler deliver the ball in an attempt to hit the wickets, and by using various techniques of delivery, can absolutely startle the batsman and lead him to a bad innings, by manipulating him into batting poorly and sending him back to the dressing room. Good bowling can change a match completely.

In the ICC World Cups, there has been some excellent bowling moments. The bowlers who gave these performances are responsible for great matches that made the tournaments worth watching. Here is a list of 10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups. Let’s take a look at them, and how they contributed to the matches.

10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups

10. Mitchell Starc

10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups
10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups

Talented Australian left arm fast bowler Mitchell Aaron Starc is a member of the current Australian squad that is playing at the ongoing 2015 ICC World Cup. The 20th match of Pool A in 2015 ICC World Cup was played at Eden Park Stadium between New Zealand and Australia on 28th February 2015. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first, and made just 151 runs losing all 10 wickets in 32.2 overs. New Zealand, while chasing the target, made 152 runs with their 9 wickets in just 23.1 overs. Australian bowler Mitchell Starc took 6 wickets in his 9 over spell while conceding just 28 runs with a superior economy rate of 3.66 but failed to save his team from defeat. New Zealand won the match by 1 wicket and TA Boult was declared the Player of the Match.

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9. Kemar Roach

10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups
10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups

West Indian right-arm fast bowler Kemar Andre Jamal Roach was a leading member of the Under 19 West Indies squad at the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2006 and also the member of 2011 West Indian World Cup squad. The 13th match of Group B in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium between West Indies and Netherlands on 28th February 2011. Netherlands won the toss and chose to field first, and West Indies made 330 runs with their 8 wickets in 50 overs. Netherlands, while chasing the target, made just 115 runs losing their 10 wickets in just 31.3 overs. Kemar Roach took 6 wickets in his 8.3 over spell while yielding just 27 runs with a fantastic economy rate of just 3.17. West Indies won the match by 215 runs and Kemar Roach was declared the Player of the Match for his one-of-a-kind bowling performance.

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8. Chaminda Vaas

10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups
10 Best Bowling Performances in the ICC World Cups

Legendary former Sri Lankan left arm fast bowler Chaminda Vaas is regarded as “the most successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka have produced” by Cricinfo. He was a member of the World Test and one-day XI at the inaugural ICC Awards. The 10th match of Pool B in the 2003 ICC World Cup was played at City Oval Stadium between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 14th February 2003. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first, and Bangladesh made just 124 runs losing their all 10 wickets in 31.1 overs. Chaminda Vaas took 6 wickets in his 9.1 over spell out of which 2 overs were maidens while giving just 25 runs with a jaw-dropping economy rate of 2.72. Sri Lanka, while chasing the target, made 126 runs without any wicket in just 21.1 overs. Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets and Chaminda Vaas was declared the Player of the Match for his splendid bowling performance.

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