World Cup 2019: The highest wicket-taker of each team
- We take a look at each participating team's best bowler at World Cup 2019.
#6 Mohammad Amir - Pakistan
Mohammad Amir is known as the best Pakistani bowler in English conditions. He went on to be one of the most crucial bowlers for Pakistan in the mega event when the board gave him another chance. When Pakistan Cricket Board announced their preliminary squad for the World Cup, they didn't include Amir. He came as a replacement for Junaid Khan due to the poor form of the latter. He ended as the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in this mega event.
Amir picked up 17 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of 4.90. He made a strong comeback in Pakistan's opening match against Windies by picking up three wickets. In the game against Australia at Taunton, Amir picked up his maiden ODI five-fer.
Matches - 8, Wickets - 17, BBI - 5/30, Economy - 4.90, Average - 21.05
#5 Jasprit Bumrah - India
Jasprit Bumrah is arguably the best death bowler in the world. He is known to pick up wickets when his team is in need. The Mumbai Indians pacer became the second-fastest Indian bowler to pick 100 ODI wickets. He reached that milestone against Sri Lanka at Leeds after dismissing Dimuth Karunaratne.
Bumrah scalped 18 wickets in 9 matches with an economy of 4.41. His best bowling figures are 4/55 against Bangladesh at Birmingham. His game-changing moment was when he picked up two wickets in a single over against Afghanistan. He dismissed Rahmat and Shahidi to bring the team back to the game.
Matches - 9, Wickets - 18, BBI - 4/55, Economy - 4.41, Average - 20.61
Published 22 Jul 2019, 17:36 IST