Ranking top 10 bowlers across all formats in 2020
Due to the absence of cricket, a lot of players couldn’t perform to their best potential but there were a few who gave exemplary performances in 2020 despite these tough times.
Updated - Jan 3, 2021 11:25 am
Cricketing action for the year 2020 was over, and what better way there would have been to bid farewell to 2020 than the Boxing Day Test Match, not one, not two, but three thrilling Test matches. In this last week of cricketing action in 2020, we saw a lot changing.
India defeated Australia after collapsing miserably in the first game, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka even after giving away almost 400 runs in the first innings, New Zealand and Pakistan put on a really good show; a cricket lover expects nothing else.
Due to the absence of cricket, a lot of players couldn’t perform to their best potential but there were a few who gave exemplary performances in 2020 despite these tough times. These players had a really great impact on their team’s performance. So, here we bring you a list of top 10 bowlers in 2020, in terms of wickets, who wreaked fears in the hearts of the batsmen.
10. Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes has really evolved as a cricketer in the last three years. Every year, he’s continued to give England that one iconic moment, tales of which will be told by the generation to come. The all-rounder picked up 25 wickets in 2020. 19 of these wickets came in Test matches at an average of 18.74 and the remaining 6 in T20 internationals.
He did not get a chance to play a single ODI last year. His best of 4 for 49 came in the first Test match against West Indies. Stokes did put up a great effort but West Indies managed to clinch the match by 4 wickets after taking a 114-run lead in the first innings.