Top 10 strongest throwing arms in world cricket currently
Anyone can be a fielder, but only a few become greats because of their fielding.
Updated - Apr 26, 2021 7:36 pm
The cricketing world has witnessed several iconic moments in the game over the years. There have been instances of choking, winning at the last moment, and changing the fortunes of the team in an over. Truly, the game of cricket is one of its kind. In this sport, three aspects attract the attention of the viewer.
First is the batting. Well, it is the most popular part of the game. Currently, there are several stars in the game, who have excelled in this portion of the game. They are either the captain or the vice-captain of the team. Talk about the faces of the game like Kohli, Root, Smith, and Williamson, they are batsmen who are excellent in this sport.
Bowling is one of the most underrated aspects of the game. People do forget that bowling is the only way one can win a Test match (yes, by picking 20 wickets). After all, it is the bowlers who have to put in their logic to outfox a batsman. Till now, there have been captains who were bowlers too. But, another important part of the game which has been overlooked over the years is fielding. Anyone can be a fielder, but only a few become greats because of their fielding.
Here is a list of the top 10 strongest throwing arms in world cricket currently:
10. Mitchell Starc (Australia)
“Aggression” is the first word that comes to mind when one hears the name of Mitchell Starc. The left-arm pacer is one of the best bowlers in the world. In Test match cricket, he has picked 255 wickets. Adding on, in 96 ODIs, he has picked 184 wickets. A stellar economy rate of 5.18 in ODIs shows that he is a difficult bowler to face. He is a handy batsman too.
Another factor that makes him a special asset is his fielding. Being a fast bowler, Starc has a strong arm. He is a fielder who could guard the boundaries and Starc is never afraid to dive in to save a boundary. Probably one of the safest fielders in the Australian squad, Starc makes it to the list because of his safe pair of hands and a really strong throwing arm.