Top 10 fast-bowlers in ODI cricket at the moment
It is often said that batsmen set up the game and bowlers finish things off. One of the finest sights in cricket is seeing a fast bowler bowl a match-winning or a match-defining spell.
A batsman nicking a wonderful out-swinger, a nip-backer (in-swinger) going through the gate and hitting the stumps, the batsman hopping and jumping to avoid nasty bouncers are some of the best sights for a fast bowler.
Cricket is a game considered to be dominated by batsmen. However, there have been instances where the bowlers have come up trumps. Over the years, the art of fast bowling has evolved in many ways. With this evolution has come different styles and techniques to counter batsmen's plans. Accuracy, speed and variations have become important and fast bowlers have adapted well.
Fast bowlers have often proven to be match-winners and on that note, here are the 10 best fast bowlers in the world in ODIs at the moment.
#10 Mashrafe Mortaza
Popularly known as the ‘Narail Express’, Mashrafe Mortaza was the first real quick bowler from Bangladesh. He can generate disconcerting bounce with his strong and quick-arm action.
Mortaza’s career has been plagued by injuries, resulting in his premature retirement from Test cricket. But his performances in one-day cricket have been very good.
Using the new ball well and exhibiting control during the powerplay and death overs has been a big feature of his bowling. Since the start of 2015, he has taken the most wickets for Bangladesh in ODIs. He has scalped 49 wickets in 35 matches at a very good economy rate of 4.9.
He is one of the major reasons for Bangladesh’s rise in international cricket. As the captain, as a bowler and as a senior player, he has marshalled his troops very well.