World Cup 2019: Team-wise one death bowler of the tournament

These players have the temperament to thrive in pressure situations and their performances will determine the fate of their respective sides.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo Source: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The biggest carnival of the gentleman’s game is starting its expedition on May 30 and the whole world is eager to see their favourites take on the field. The tournament will provide high-octane action to the cricketing fraternity. The warm-up games served the purpose of a teaser and now it is time for the blockbuster. At the end of two months, only one of the 10 teams will be pronounced as the champions of this format.

This World Cup will see some of the best talents of the game taking on each other. The batsmen are surely going to dominate with short boundaries and flat pitches as their allies. In such situations, the teams will be depending on their bowlers to restrict the mojo of batsmen and principally on their death over specialists. There are some superstars who have been extremely successful in this particular period of the game.

Here we bring you one death bowler from each team who will be crucial in this World Cup:

1) Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Trent Boult
Trent Boult. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The New Zealand team has a habit of punching above their weight in ICC events. This time they have a good set of batsmen, and an attacking fast bowling line-up led by Trent Boult. The left-arm seamer can make the new ball talk even on good surfaces. Apart from his new ball skills, Kane Williamson will be banking on him during the death overs.

Since the 2015 World Cup, the Black Caps have conceded runs at a rate of 7.48 in the final ten overs. Boult has the ability to bowl yorkers and his pace allows him to surprise the batsmen with mean bouncers. He can also bowl the cutters and has the experience of bowling against good finishers in IPL. With Tim Southee going through a bad run of form, the team will be definitely depending on the pacer to deliver the goods.


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