T20 World Cup 2021: Rating the bowling performances of the Super 12 teams
While some bowlers exceeded expectations, a few of them strained to find any kind of rhythm.
Updated - Nov 17, 2021 1:08 pm
The 7th edition of the T20 World Cup officially ended after Australia were crowned as the champions. The World Cup witnessed some extravagant matches and special innings from some players. Bowlers are the pillars of any team and there have been many bowlers who have emerged as the match winners for their sides.
In a challenging tournament like this and with the increasing equipment for the development of batters, the bowlers, just with the same ball and with their inherent techniques, have excelled well.
The number of variations possessed by the bowlers are a long-time learned process but if they fail to execute properly in a match, they are hit out of the parks at ease.
In the shortest format of the game, it has been a harsh reality for most of the bowlers. Here we will concentrate on all performances of all the bowlers, who have excelled, and also the ones, who were not efficient for their team.
In the article, let’s rate the bowling performances of the Super 12 teams in the T20 World Cup:
Scotland is a team, which has better reliable bowlers when compared to the batters. When they played in the qualifying stage, the team successfully restricted the superior Bangladesh team for a score of 140. The Scottish bowlers played a crucial role in the triumph of the team in the three matches by making the opposition all out on two of the occasions.
Josh Davey, the right-arm-fast-medium bowler, was their star performer in the qualifying stage. He picked 8 wickets in three qualifying matches and missed some matches due to a niggle in his first Super 12 match. He was their highest wicket-taker in the tournament with a total of 9 scalps.
The bowlers found it difficult to bowl in the super 12 stage. Their remaining bowlers Alasdair Evans, Brad Wheal, and Chris Greaves were expensive. The left-arm-orthodox bowler Mark Watt was economical and he grabbed 7 wickets in 8 matches.