Bowlers are a heart of any team and it is more often than not a strong bowling performance from a side, determines the team’s fate. The role of the bowlers becomes far more important in a tournament of the stature of the ICC Champions Trophy where even a loss could be disastrous to a team’s campaign.
Over many editions of the ICC Champions Trophy that have gone by, fans have witnessed some magical spells that have turned games around within the matter of a few overs. Who can forget that tournament-defining spell from Ishant Sharma in the final of the 2013 edition, when the game tilted around in India’s favour within the matter of a couple of deliveries.
Looking back at some nostalgic bowling performances, we go through the top 5 bowling figures in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy.