Today we bring you Cricketers with the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999. The format of ODI has always made the bowlers suffer. It is not easy for a bowler to bowl well in all the ten overs of his quota. Few balls of an over could change the bowling figures completely. But some bowlers take it as a challenge and keep the batsmen under control. In the World Cup tournament of ’99 McGrath, Klusener, Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh & Saqlain Mushtaq not only performed well but bowled with perfect line & length in every match.
The list displays five bowlers of the tournament who had the best bowling figures:
5. Saqlain Mushtaq – Pakistan
Saqlain Mushtaq was one of the best spin bowlers of Pakistan who discovered doosra. He had taken 250 wickets in a short span. He was the first Pakistani bowler to take a hat-trick in the World Cup tournament.
Mushtaq was consistent with his bowling performance in the tournament and had kept the batsmen under his control. His 5 wickets haul against Bangladesh was an effective bowling performance. Saqlain Mushtaq bowled well & his bowling figures were 10 – 1 – 35 – 5. Among the top 5 in the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999.
4. Robin Singh – India
Robin Singh was born in Trinidad but played for India. He was an all-rounder & his fielding abilities were of a high standard. Robin was the most consistent performer in the domestic cricket while he played Ranji matches and won Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu as a captain.
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His bowling performance during the World Cup tournament was most reliable. Robin Singh bowled effectively against Sri Lanka and took the wickets at regular intervals. India won the match against Sri Lanka by 157 runs. Robin Singh took 5 Sri Lankan wickets and his bowling figures were 9.3 – 0 – 31- 5. Among the top 4 in the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999.
3. Venkatesh Prasad – India
Venkatesh Prasad was right-arm medium pace bowler who had a limited but successful career. He was famous for his slower deliveries which had always surprised the batsmen. The finest moment of his career was during World Cup 1996, when being sledged by Aamir Sohail after hitting a boundary over mid-on, Sohail was clean bowled by Prasad on the very next ball.
His performance during the tournament in ’99 was equally good when he took the main 5 wickets of Pakistan and helped his team to win the match by 47 runs. Venkatesh Prasad won the ‘Player of the Match award with his superb bowling performance of 9.3 -2 – 27 – 5. Among the top 3 in the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999.
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2. Lance Klusener – South Africa
Lance Klucener played well through-out the tournament with the ball and with the bat. The attacking batman & hard-hitter of the ball Klucener was a successful bowler too. His medium-fast bowling had always troubled the batsmen and had always assisted his team in gaining more points and getting better results.
Klusener played a vital role in the victory against Kenya when he took 5 wickets and team Kenya was eliminated from the tournament. Lance Klusener performed well with ball & his bowling figures were 8.3 – 3 – 21 – 5. Among the top 2 in the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999.
1. Glenn McGrath – Australia
Glenn McGrath was one of the best fast bowlers of Australia who had a long and very successful career in all forms of the game. He was a much-disciplined bowler who hardly missed his line and length. McGrath was one of the most respected bowlers in Cricket history.
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His superb bowling against West Indies made West Indians struggle to score runs & failed. It was one of the memorable wins for Australia during the World Cup tournament. MacGrath bowling figures were 8.4 – 3 – 14 – 5. This performance led the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999.
These were the best bowling figures at Cricket World Cup 1999. Don’t forget to pen down your comments.
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