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5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away

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32.77K   //    05 Apr 2016, 22:30 IST

Cricket is labelled as a batsmen’s game thanks to people’s preference of watching boundaries rain rather than stumps crashing all over the place. Even big names players like Virender Sehwag are of the opinion that cricket is a batsmen’s game.

However, there is not a single team in the history of World Cup that has won the most coveted trophy without a decent bowling attack. In fact, a great bowling unit itself can win you games even if the team’s batting line up is average.

We have seen some of the best bowlers to have graced this earth play for the same nation. Some countries can produce fast bowlers with utmost ease and here are 5 such deadly bowling pairs that rocked the world with their ferocity. These bowlers' co-ordinated work don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature line of body perfumes.

#1 Wasim Akram and Imran Khan

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Imran Khan and Wasim Akram (source: dawn.com)

Pakistan, at least once upon a time, produced fast bowlers better than any other teams. And it was the 90s era that the fans will fondly remember as the glory years of pace in Pakistan. On top of having a strong batting line-up, they had the best bowling in the world for a very long time.

And Imran-Wasim spearheaded that attack to the World Cup win in 1992.

While Akram’s swing was inscrutable for the batsmen, Imran Khan’s raw pace and strict line-length created havoc within the opposition’s ranks. The two bowling from two ends always victimized batsmen and it was this pair that brought Pakistan the World Cup glory in 1992—taking 25 wickets, at an economy rate of under 4, as a duo in the process.

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