The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has lived up to its expectations in terms of an even contest between the bat and the ball. Although there have been fewer instances when the batsmen have enjoyed batting on flat wickets, bowlers also have had their share of luck.
Notably, the wickets at Edgbaston and Leeds have mainly been bowler friendly. Furthermore, it has helped the spinners as well as the fast bowlers.
Keeping the unpredictability of the weather in mind, spinners primarily the wrist spinners have implemented their variations quite well if not the perfection.
The seamers have enjoyed bowling in windy conditions when the ball swings and skids off the wicket.
Even though some games have been high scoring, bowlers who have taken advantage of the conditions and have read the nature of wickets well have been successful in taking wickets at regular intervals.
We take a look at the performances of the five bowlers who have delivered some changing performances for their respective sides.
# 1 Mohammad Amir-5/30 against Australia on 11th June:
Mohammad Amir was at his best when he took 5 for 30 against Australia on a wicket which offered very little help to bowlers. At one stage it looked as if Australia would cross 350, but Amir showed a lot of heart especially during the death overs.
The 27-year-old swung the ball both ways while his length was also impressive. Although Pakistan lost the game by 41 runs, Amir demonstrated some excellent skills by bowling a tight line. The left-arm medium pacer managed to get movement off the pitch.