Thursday, March 5, 2015

Top 5 Wicket Takers after 26 matches - ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Let us see who the Top 5 Wicket Takers are after the first 26 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015!!

Tim Southee, The Kiwi fast bowler who has so far put on a wonderful display of swing bowling takes the first position with 13 wickets in 4 matches. He demolished England with a career best of 7-33 at Wellington where he had the ball on a rope! He is averaging under 14 per wicket and conceding under 5 runs per over which are some serious numbers considering the ease with which teams are scoring in the World Cup.

Mitchell Starc has taken 10 wickets at an average of under 10 and an economy rate of under 4!! Those are splendid figures and it was his 6-fer that nearly won Australia that nail biter against New Zealand and his pace and pin point yorkers are something that batsmen from all around the world will be wary of in the upcoming games.

The Black Caps left armer, Trent Boult and the bowling partner of Tim Southee takes the 3rd position with 10 wickets in 4 matches. He too has bowled superbly and it has been a joy the New Zealand new bowling pair tear in to the opposition batsmen. He destroyed Australia with that memorable spell of 5-3-3-5 in Auckland! He is going at an excellent economy rate of just 4 runs per over and is averaging under 15 per wicket.

Trent Boult has been a force to reckon with at the Cricket World Cup 2015

We saw that Shaiman Anwar from UAE is at the number one position in the the Top 5 Run Getters after the first 26 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015!! Josh Davey, from Scotland takes the 4th position of the highest wicket takers with 9 wickets and is another proud moment for all those Associate Nations. He has bowled accurately and has swung the ball enough to keep the batsmen guessing. He is averaging under 16 per wicket and is going at 5.25 runs per over.

Morne Morkel from South Africa takes the 5th position with 9 wickets. With Dale Steyn a little off the boil in these initial stages of the World Cup 2015 Morne has been pretty consistent and accurate. He has not bagged a big haul in any of the games but has been in the wickets in all the games. He is going at around 5 runs per over and is averaging just over 18 per wicket.

Here are the Predictions that I had made for the top 5 Bowlers to Watch Out For in the ICC World Cup 2015 before the World Cup had began - http://cricketwise.blogspot.in/2015/02/top-5-bowlers-to-watch-out-for-in-icc.html


PS - The image used is courtesy www.espncricinfo.com

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