Top 5 left arm pacers of all time
Updated - Nov 30, 2015 5:08 pm
Top 5 left arm pacers of all time: It is said that in the game of cricket the left-armers are blessed with the natural swinging delivery that nips back into the right-handed batsman and goes away for the left-handers. Left-arm pacers have always been a rare product in the game and emerged out to be effective in any form of the game. They might have come in small numbers, but they have definitely wreaked havoc when they arrived in full form.
Here is a list of some of the most amazingly talented left arm pace bowlers in the world who we think are definitely the best 5 left arm pacers of all time:
1. Wasim Akram (Pakistan):
Wasim Akram is regarded one of the best cricketers of all time. He is always in the fray when it comes to the list of best bowlers to have ever played the game. Akram was the first bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket during the 2003 World Cup. In the year 2002, Wisden released its list of best players of all time. Wasim was ranked as the best bowler in ODI of all time with a rating of 1223.5, ahead of Allan Donald, Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Joel Garner, Glen McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan. He featured in 356 ODIs and picked up 502 wickets. In Tests, he absolutely tormented the opposition with his swing bowling. He bowled in tandem with Waqar Younis, and the duo was a nightmare for the opposition batsmen. In Tests, he scalped 414 wickets in 104 appearances with 25 five-wicket hauls. He is regarded as the ‘King of swing’.