Winning the ICC Cricket World Cup is just like a dream come true for every cricketer of the world. It is a dream of every player to be a part of the national team and help its team win the world cup. In order to accomplish this dream every player either a batsmen or a bowler gives his 100 percent to help his team win the ultimate prize of the world cricket,
The World Cup. This article aims at discussing the most dangerous bowlers in ICC World Cup which is going to take place in Australia and New Zealand.
Most Dangerous Bowlers in ICC World Cup 2015
Dale Steyn the South African Ace sprinter has been the spear head of the South African bowling attack in all the three formats of the game i.e. the Test, One Day and the T20 International cricket. he has been in the top ten rankings of all three formats since 2 years now and he is been considered as the major threat to the batting line up of the teams participating in this year world cup. Australian and New Zealand pitches will help him greatly and he will be considered as a threat to all the batsmen who will face him. He has both swing and pace and he is also included in Sir Vivian Richards players to look for in this world cup list. If South Africa are to win the world cup for the first time they would heavily rely on the talent and technique of Dale Steyn as a bowler.
Mitchel Johnson is an integral member of the Australian International One Day team. He has been in great form since the last two years and has helped Australian team winning The Ashes series and the Border Gavasger trophy against India. he also has played a great role in helping his team winning the Carlton Tri Series between Australia, England and India. He possesses pace as well as swing and in his home conditions he is regarded as the most deadly bowler on the circuit. If Australia are planning to claim their 5th world cup title their bowling attack would rely heavily on the swing and pace of Mitchel Johnson. he is currently one of fastest bowler in the world.
Mohammed Irfan the 7 footer is the Tallest Bowler to ever played the International Cricket is the spearhead of the young fast bowling attack of Pakistan. Irfan has both swing and can bowl at about 145 kph which is considered as fast. He has impressed the world with his great control and pace and he has claimed a number of famous batsmen. Hashim Amla is one particular example. Hashim is one of the best players on the scene nowadays and he was extremely troubled by Mohammed Irfan’s pace and swing bowling. He has also been included in the list of bowlers to be seen in this year world cup prepared by Sir Vivian Richard. Pakistan who have lost Ajmal and Hafeez due to illegal bowling action heavily rely onto Irfan’s pace and swing if they want to repeat history at the Melbourne Cricket Ground this year.
Adam Milne the Fastest Bowlers at the Moment in World Cricket: New Zealand ace is a young bowler who can bowl at express pace. He has shown the world that if there is control with pace then that becomes the perfect combination for a fast bowler. He has displayed his talent against Pakistan in a Bilateral Series when he troubled the weak batting line up of Pakistan at Dubai and Abu Dhabi which are considerably slow pitches as compared to Australia and New Zealand. Given the pitches of Australia and New Zealand in this year’s tournament would help him a great deal and would ultimately help New Zealand claim its first ever world cup title.
Shahid Afridi is considered as one of the best leg spinners available on the scene today. In the last world cup he equaled the record of most number of wickets in a world cup event by beating a previous record of Glen McGrath of Australia. His several variations i.e. leg spin, off spin, flipper, faster one etc are all threatening deliveries for any team that does not play spin well. Shahid Afridi who has claimed more than 350 ODI wickets is aiming at getting 400 wickets and completing 8000 ODI runs. Shahid Afridi has also announced that he will retire after this world cup so he would try his utmost to make sure that Pakistan repeats history again at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here You Can read about his all World records in World Cricket.
Mitchel Starc is another speedster from Australia. The left arm bowler has impressed a lot in the recent tri nation tournament including India Australia and England. His pace and swing has troubled many batsmen who faced him. He has supported Mitchel Johnson well in recent tri nation series in which Australia emerged as victorious against England and Mitchel Starc bowled extremely well. He is also considered as one of the dangerous bowlers to be seen in this world cup. If Australia are to win the title for the 5th time Mitchel Starc and Mitchel Johnson would have to bowl extremely well.
So this was the list of bowlers who are going to be most dangerous in this year’s mega event. According to the cricket gurus many upsets are to be expected this time. So what are your views and predictions about these fantastic bowlers. Are they going to show their magic and prove their worth? If yes! then can they be useful in letting their team win the title? So let time decide this. Till then keep enjoying cricket.