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World Cup 2019: Rating the death bowling of all teams for the tournament

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, and Hasan Ali among others will be very crucial for their respective sides.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Morgan Hancock/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It is no secret that the upcoming 2019 World Cup is going to be a high-scoring one. 300 has become a norm in ODI cricket all over the world. Moreover, the pitches in England have become belters and we have seen some really tall scores in the last few years. Hence, the bowling is going to play a big part in this World Cup.

Teams with strong and potent bowling attacks will certainly have an edge. Death overs are something that’s going to be absolutely vital. With batsmen not afraid to pile up or hunt down any number of runs, bowlers will be tested at the death. Hence, the importance of death bowlers is like never before. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, and Hasan Ali among others will be very crucial for their respective sides.

Thus, here we rate the death bowling of all teams that are a part of the 2019 World Cup

Australia – 9/10

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

Australia haven’t really set the stage on fire in ODI cricket over the last few years. One of the main reasons for that has been the absence of their premier bowlers. The likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have often opted out of white-ball games to rest and recover for Test cricket.

However, both Starc and Cummins will be leading Australia’s pace attack in this World Cup and suddenly, Australia seem a potent side with their inclusion. A few years back Starc was considered among the best death bowlers in world cricket. He possessed a terrific yorker and nailed it consistently. He will be hoping to replicate that form again. Cummins has been good as well as he’s found ways to be effective.

Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis has also tended to bowl at the death and has done decently. Nathan CoulterNile is also a good option at the back end of the innings. Hence, Australia possess one of the best death bowling attacks for the upcoming World Cup.

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