With the World Cup 2015 to be played in Australia and New Zeleand, the pitches will help the fast bowlers who have pace and bounce. Here we look at the top 5 bowlers who could impact the ICC world cup 2015.
Dale Steyn (South Africa)
Dale Steyn is one of the quickest bowler in World cricket today. He can bowl at quick pace and rattles the batsmen with his pace and bounce. He made his One day International debut in 2005. Steyn is leader of bowling attack in recent times. With pitches helping the fast bowlers his role will become much more important for South Africa. In the recently concluded tri series between Australia, South and Zimbabwe, he was at his best picking up 9 wickets from 5 matches. This bowler create the fear factor among the batsmen and will be a key bowler for South Africa. His best figures in One day Internationals are 6 wickets for 39 runs came against Pakistan in 2013. He is one the top bowlers in test cricket too.
Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
Mitchell Johnson is one of the prime bowlers in the World that modern day cricket has seen recently. His bowling in Australia and New Zealand where the ball will have pace and bounce will make him a lethal bowler. He swings the ball and will be tough to handle in his home conditions. He has played 144 One day international matches taking 221 wickets. His best figures is 6/31 at Pallekale in 2011. Picking up wickets with the new ball will be crucial for Australia and Johnson will be their key bowler to deliver the goods. He has played for four franchises in T20 format.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best swing bowlers in the country. He makes the ball swing both ways. His ability to take crucial wickets makes him a dangerous bowler. He does not have pace but can dismiss the batsmen with his good line and length. He bowls stump to stump line and does not allow the batsmen to free his arm. He made his One day international debut against Pakistan on 30 December 2012. His best figures in One day internationals are 8 runs taking 4 wickets. With wickets helping the fast his role will be of taking wickets with new ball and turn the tide in the favour of India.
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Lasith Malinga who is injured will be the main man for Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2015. He starts with new ball and picks up wickets for his team. His slinging action makes him a tough bowler to deal with. He has the unique record of picking four wickets in four balls in the World Cup 2007. He became the only bowler to take three One day internationals hat tricks. His best figure in One day internationals is 6 wickets for 38 runs against Kenya in World Cup 2011. He has played for 7 different franchises in the T-20 format. His yorkers in the death overs makes him a dangerous bowler.
Sunil Narine (West Indies)
Sunil Narine a mystery bowler will be a key bowler for the West Indies in the World Cup. His special ability is to take wickets and not to leak runs. He does not allow the batsmen to score runs freely. He mounts the pressure on opponents. His One day international debut was against India in 2011. His best figures is against New Zeleand picking 5 wickets giving away 27 runs in 2012. He has played for 6 different franchises in T-20 format. The job of picking up wickets and stopping runs will be on his shoulders if they have to do something in World Cup 2015.