Fab 5 bowlers across all formats at the moment in International cricket
The sport has produced some gem of bowlers in the history that like Wasim Akram, Malcolm Marshall, Shoaib Akhtar, Zaheer Khan and many more.
Updated - Mar 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Cricket is a sport that holds a list of some serious rivalries between the players to be the best in the world. However, it is not an easy task to be the best in the business in a long list of players. But, it is not impossible. In the gentleman’s game, the batsmen try to outclass bowlers and vice-versa.
The sport has produced some gem of bowlers in the history that like Wasim Akram, Malcolm Marshall, Shoaib Akhtar, Zaheer Khan and many more, who were no less than a nightmare for any batsmen. It is well-known that in one last decade the game has seen a dramatic shift in terms of technique, and technology that has given an edge to the batsmen against the bowlers.
But, how is it said that talent doesn’t need any excuse and it is true to an extent. At the moment there are many talented bowlers making their ways direct to the top in international cricket. But some are just exceptional and extraordinary. There is a list of best batsmen in the world that is reckoned as fab-4. It comprises of Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root. Likewise, we are going to create a list of top five bowlers across all the formats at the moment.
Let’s check out fab-five bowlers in international cricket:-
5. Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Trent Boult is a gem of a cricketer from New Zealand. He is undoubtedly one of the best bowlers that Kiwi’s have ever produced in its cricketing history. He is quite lethal when it comes to Test cricket as his toe-crushing yorkers at a pace off and around 145 km/hr make it difficult for the batsmen to play strokes off it.
He is effective in the longer format but he performs quite efficiently in the limited-overs format too. His bowling economy tells much about his calibre which is 5.05 in ODIs and 8,64 in T20Is. Recently, he grabbed a total of 11 wickets in the two-match Test series against Team India. It is a big thing as Virat Kohli and Co. holds some brilliant batsmen in their batting armoury.
Boult has played a total of 67 Tests, 89 ODIs and 27 T20Is for New Zealand in he has grabbed 267, 164 and 39 wickets in respective formats. So, he is the fifth bowler in our list of fab-5 bowlers in world cricket.