The bowlers’ best chance of making an effect in the T20 format, which rewards big smashes and fast scoring, is to do so early in the game.
With the recent T20I Bowling Rankings and recent form in mind that one can witness via cricket match videos, the article ranked the strike bowling combinations that each side were counting on in the T20 World Cup.
1. Afghanistan –
Rashid Khan, of Afghanistan, was perhaps the most devastating Twenty20 bowler in the world.
The 24-year-old leg-spinner had one of the highest strike rates and is second all-time in T20Is in terms of wickets taken (118). (13.6).
After collecting eight wickets in five games at last year’s Twenty20 World Cup, Rashid could have a greater influence this time around, particularly with 21-year-old off-spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman offering a danger at the other end.
- Rashid Khan –
He is the number two-ranked bowler in the ICC T20I tournament.
Number of wickets taken: 118
Bowling Average: 13.6
For the most recent Twenty20 Internationals, the bowling stats were 0/33, 2/25, 1/39, 3/22, and 0/12.
- Mujeeb ur Rahman –
The eighth best bowling performance in T20Is according to the International Cricket Council.
45 wickets for a career total
Bowling Average: 16.2
Latest bowling in T20 Internationals: 0/29, 0/12, 2/30, 3/16, 2/24
2. India –
With Jasprit Bumrah out for the season with an injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had stepped up to become India’s primary Twenty20 International bowler.
Even though he only appeared in one game at last year’s T20 World Cup, Bhuvneshwar figures prominently into India’s hopes this time around because of his 32 wickets in 2022, two of which came with the opening delivery of an inning.
Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, provides valuable variation and was one of just 10 bowlers to take six wickets in a Twenty20 International.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar –
the world’s 12th best T20 bowler according to the ICC
85 wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 19.2
This was the most recent T20I bowling: 1/39, 0/52, 5/4, 0/30, 1/40.
- Yuzvendra Chahal –
T20I bowling ranking in the ICC: 34
85 wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 18.2
Recent Twenty20 International bowling: 1/22, 0/12, 1/42, 3/34, 1/43.
- South Africa –
Lungi Ngidi, South Africa’s imposing speedster who had the greatest average (12.4) of any bowler to capture 50 wickets or more in T20 Internationals, was crucial to the team’s hopes without Dwaine Pretorius.
Tabraiz Shamsi, a left-arm spinner, recently recorded a five-for against England and has eight wickets in five matches in the last T20 World Cup.
- Lungi Ngidi –
Place 37 in the ICC T20I bowling rankings
There have been 51 wickets in his career.
Bowling Average: 12.
Bowling statistics in the most recent Twenty20 International: 2/51, 0/49, 1/14, 1/39, 0/10
- Tabraiz Shamsi.
T20I bowling rating by the ICC: #5
Sixty-nine wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 17.9
Latest bowling in T20 Internationals: 0/27, 1/31, 2/37, 5/24, 3/27
- Australia –
With 20 wickets in 11 T20 Internationals this year, Josh Hazlewood enters the competition as the best T20 bowler in the world.
Adam Zampa, the leg spinner for the current world champions, has the second-highest total of T20I wickets taken (75) and was tied for second in victims taken (13) in the previous T20 World Cup.
- Josh Hazlewood –
International Cricket Council Twenty20 bowling rankings: 1
There had been 52 wickets in his career.
Bowling Average: 15.1.
In the most recent Twenty20 Internationals, he bowled 0/19, 3/35, 1/40, 0/20, and 2/39.
- Adam Zampa –
When it comes to bowling in T20 Internationals, the ICC ranks them at number four.
75 wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 19.1 percent
These were his most recent bowling figures in Twenty20 Internationals: 1/34, 0/21, 0/44, 3/16, 0/36.
- New Zealand –
With 32 wickets in 21 T20 Internationals, Lockie Ferguson was a dangerous bowler who can rattle hitters with his sheer pace and control.
Trent Boult was counted on to be a pivotal player for New Zealand once again in the T20 World Cup. He grabbed more wickets (13) than any other fast bowler and tied for the second-most overall.
- Lachlan Ferguson –
The world’s best Twenty20 bowlers are ranked 23 by the ICC.
32 wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 14.1
Newest T20I bowling: 0/16, 1/33, 0/23, 1/35, 1/10
- Trent Boult –
Innings bowling ranking in Twenty20 Internationals: 26
Wickets were taken in a career: 66
Bowling Average: 16.5
T20I bowling figures as of late: 2/25, 1/22, 0/21, 1/36, and 1/31.
- Sri Lanka –
The fact that Sri Lanka had two spinners placed in the top seven of T20 Bowling Rankings gave them an excellent opportunity of performing well in the T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka was the defending champion of the Asia Cup.
Wanindu Hasaranga possessed a staggering economy for one wicket per 13.1 deliveries, resulting in 71 scalps in only 44 T20Is. Almost nobody has any doubts about the leg-ability spinner to repeat his performance from the last Twenty20 World Cup when he took 16 wickets.
While Mahesh Theekshana’s off-spin may not be as devastating, he has shown he can take wickets and limit scoring in the early overs.
- Hasaranga –
Third-best bowler in Twenty20 Internationals, according to the ICC
Bowling outs: 71
Bowling Average: 13.1
As of the most recent Twenty20 International, he had figures of 3/27, 3/21, 0/39, 0/23, and 2/41 with the ball.
- Mahesh Theekshana –
When it comes to bowling in T20 Internationals, the ICC ranks them at number seven.
Innings wickets: 22
Bowling Average: 27.27
Latest T20I bowling: 1/25, 2/21, 2/29, 1/29, 1/23
- Pakistan –
Pace bowler Haris Rauf had risen to the T20 Bowling Rankings that year with 21 wickets in 15 T20Is, after taking eight at the T20 World Cup last year.
- Haris Rauf –
ICC T20I bowling ranking: 15
Career wickets: 62
Bowling Average:: 16.9
Latest T20I bowling: 3/28, 1/38, 0/24, 2/41, 3/32
- Mohammad Wasim –
When it comes to bowling in T20 Internationals, ICC ranks 74th.
24 wickets in a career.
Bowling Average: 13.7 percent.
bowling figures in the most recent Twenty20 Internationals: 2/20, 3/24, 0/61, 0/29, and 1/32
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