Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath suggested Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, James Anderson, Dale Steyn, and Mitchell Johnson as the five best bowlers in world cricket in all formats according to him. McGrath contemplate their act over the last year for his list.
According to a renowned sports website, McGrath, gave an interview in a television show and he chose Lasith Malinga at the 5th spot on the basis of his One-Day International (ODI) performances. He chose Herath at rank 4 mostly due to his fabulous show in Test format. England pacer James Anderson, who is four wickets away from being England’s leading wicket taker in Tests, occupied the third spot.
On the 2nd position, McGrath chose the South African Steyn, who has been among the top two or three bowlers in Test cricket for years recently. Steyn’s versatile pace bowling and capability of moving both the new and old ball makes him one of the most menacing bowlers in the world. However, McGrath picked fellow Australian Mitchell Johnson as the top best bowler in the universe recently.
5. Lasith Malinga: He established himself as a regular in the playing XI after an impressive World Cup in 2007. He is famous for his sling action which is the main reason his name turned to “Slinga Malinga”. McGrath named him in the top 5 best bowlers list made by him. He made his Test debut on the 1st July, 2004, at Darwin’s Marrara Oval.
4. Rangana Herath: Rangana Herath is an orthodox left-arm spinner. After Muralitharan he took the charge of spin bowling. He could bowl for long spells which is one of his strength. His another strength is accuracy. That’s why he is ranked 4th in the McGrath’s list.
3. James Anderson: One of the best pace bowlers of his era. He is Deadly with traditional seam and swing, and with reverse swing as well. In 2014 in the 2nd One Day International between England and Sri Lanka, Anderson took 2 wickets for 38 runs. He ended with figures of 2-10 in the 3rd ODI as England won by 10 wickets. Anderson performed marvelously in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka. He occupied 3rd position in the McGrath’s list.
2. Dale Steyn: The South African ‘Steyn’Gun Dale Steyn occupied the 2nd position. He began his career armed with more pace than he knew what to do with. The flow of wickets became a gush, and in 2008, he became the fastest South African. He is consistent player.
1. Mitchell Johnson: Mitchell Johnson is leading this list made by McGrath. But the fact is this bowler started his career preferring Tennis. His recent performance going pretty well. He made his debut against Sri Lanka at Brisbane.