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Rating top 10 current bowlers in all formats irrespective of ICC rankings

While these bowlers may be placed at different places in the ICC Rankings in different formats, here we rate the top 10 current bowlers in all formats irrespective of the ICC rankings.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

There is often talk about batsmen and who is leading the charge across the world at the moment. There is a Fab Four as well. However, there is no such thing for bowlers. Neither there is a lot of talk on who the best bowler across formats is.

One of the reasons may be that not all bowlers are consistent across formats. There is talk about the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins or even Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult or recently Jofra Archer. But hardly is there so much limelight like there is for the batsmen.

The aforementioned bowlers are dominating world cricket at the moment and making the batsmen dance to their tunes. While Boult has been around for a while, the others have made a rise in the last few years. Hence, the tussle, just like the fab 4 and other batsmen is on for the bowlers as well. There are other bowlers as well who’ve done well across formats. There are a few who quietly go about their task without hogging too much limelight.

While these bowlers may be placed at different places in the ICC Rankings in different formats, here we rate the top 10 current bowlers in all formats irrespective of the ICC rankings.

10. Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib al Hasan
Shakib al Hasan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There are very few cricketers who can walk into their side as both a pure batsman and a pure bowler. Shakib Al Hasan is one of those cricketers. He is arguably one of the greatest cricketers Bangladesh has ever produced. While his exploits with the bat are often highlighted, he is a pretty underrated bowler.

In the age of wrist-spin, Shakib continues to peg away with his slow left-arm. He is very accurate and bowls nagging lines and lengths. No Bangladesh player has more wickets than Shakib in Tests and T20Is. In ODIs, Shakib is just five wickets away from taking the lead from Mashrafe Mortaza.

The left-handed all-rounder has been the premier spinner for his side for more than a decade now. The 32-year-old is currently at the peak of his powers. He has struggled a touch with injuries in recent times but yet has continued to be Bangladesh’s best spinner.

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