T20 World Cup 2021: Rating bowling attacks of top 8 teams ahead of the tournament

T20 World Cup 2021: Rating bowling attacks of top 8 teams ahead of the tournament

Here are top 8 teams and their bowling strength ahead of the T20 WC this year.

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Trent Boult. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Cricket isdescribed as a batsman’s game and rightly so because of the many advantages batsmen get in various facets of the game. From shorter boundary ropes to bigger bats, batsmen have it all. Even then it is said that good batsmen win you matches but good bowlers win you tournaments. Ever wondered why?

It’s because a batsman needs to be successful every time a bowler comes into bowl whereas a bowler needs to be lucky enough once to see the back of the batsman towards the dressing room. With the popularity of T20s increasing, cricket has become more biased towards the batsmen as people are excited by four and sixes and not by bowlers bowling dot balls and hitting the stumps.

With the ICC T20 World Cup starting on 17th October this year, and there will be world-class bowlers on display. They will look to outfox batsmen and try to get crucial wickets for their respective teams.

Here are top 8 teams and their bowling strength ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021:

8. Afghanistan

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Afghanistan is an extremely dicey bowling unit on many occasions. They have troubled the best of batsmen on good pitches but have even been smacked to all parts of the ground quite frequently. This bowling attack is led by the current best white-ball spinner in the world, Rashid Khan.

With the likes of mystery spinners like Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Noor Ahmad along with the smart operator Mohammad Nabi, the Afghan spin bowling attack is excellent. The massive problem is their fast bowling line-up. There is no fast bowler who can hit the mark consistently or can at least build pressure by bowling dot balls so that the spinners get the reward. 

If UAE pitches don’t wear out and don’t start to turn, the bowling attack will have plenty of problems due to the lack of a good pacer. As a result, it may be possible for spinners to bowl in the powerplay and  death which is exactly what batsmen want. There is immense responsibility on the spin bowling unit, especially their captain Rashid Khan to spell some magic and cause certain upsets to spice things up in the T20 WC.

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