Today we bring to you the interesting details about the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019. Fast bowlers have always made the game of cricket full of passion and intensity while spin bowlers have added an element of artistry into it. There were many thrilling bowling performances in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup also. Some of them brought their teams back to victories from the shores of defeat while others helped to defend even low scores with great performances. Here in this article, we bring to you the 5 best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
5. James Neesham (5/31 vs Afghanistan)
New Zealand lost the 2019 ICC cricket world cup final by a stroke of bad luck. The Kiwi bowlers, as well as batsmen, played exceptionally well throughout the series. James Neesham took 15 wickets in the tournament and was at his best at Taunton against Afghanistan.
Neesham took 5 wickets for 31 runs which helped his team to restrict the Afghan batsmen for just 172 runs. The Kiwis later won the match easily in just 32 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Featured among the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
4. Mohammad Amir (5/30 vs Australia)
Amir has been one of the most talented bowlers in the last many decades. The left-arm speedster whose career was very must be affected by the match-fixing scandal bowled extremely well in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. He took 17 wickets in the tournament with the best bowling figures of 5 wickets for just 30 runs against the Australian team at Taunton.
Despite Amir’s great effort, he did not get much support from the rest of the Pakistani bowling attack. The Aussies scores 307 runs in the first innings of the match. The Pakistani’s tried well to chase the huge score but had a lower-order collapse. They were thus dismissed for 266 runs and the Aussies won the match by 41 runs. Featured among the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
3. Shakib Al Hasan (5/29 vs Afghanistan)
Shakib has been the most important player for Bangladesh with his all-round skills. He took 11 wickets in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup with the best bowling figures coming against Afghanistan at Southampton. Shakib claimed 5 wickets giving away just 29 runs in his 10 overs. Bangladesh had batted first in the match and scored 262 runs, which was a fighting total in those conditions.
Hasan who had earlier contributed a valuable 51 runs with the bat displayed a great bowling performance. This ensured that the Afghan batsmen were dismissed for 200 runs in 47 overs. The Bangladeshis won displayed some inspiring performances in the 2019 ICC world cup won the match by 62 runs. Featured among the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
2. Mitchell Starc ( 5/26 vs Australia )
The aggressive left-handed fast bowler has been the backbone of the Australian pace bowling in the last many years. Mitchell Starc was the best bowler for Australia in both the 2015 and 2019 ICC cricket world cup. In the 2019 edition, he was the leading wicket-taker with 27 victims. Starc’s best bowling figures were against New Zealand at the Lord’s ground. He took 5 Kiwi wickets for just 26 runs.
Australia had been bowled out for a small total of 243 runs in the match. The Kiwis were looking favorites to win the match easily. Strac swept through the New Zealand middle and lower order through his toe crushing Yorkers and lethally fast in-swingers. The Kiwis were thus bowled out for 157 runs and Australian defending the low score winning the match by 86 runs. Featured among the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
1. Shaheen Afridi (6/35 vs Bangladesh)
Pakistan has always been lucky in finding great fast bowlers. These talented pace sensations also gave the team many memorable wins in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled with a lot of aggression in the series. He has the best figures among all bowlers in a single match. Afridi took 6 wickets while giving just 35 runs against Bangladesh at the Lord’s cricket ground.
The left-arm pacer bowled with a lot of economy, aggression, and discipline. He took his wickets in 9 overs. Afridi’s great bowling performance helped Pakistan to bowl the whole Bangladeshi out for just 221 runs in 44 overs. He took 16 wickets in the series. The Pakistanis had earlier scored 22 runs in their innings and this won the match by a healthy margin of 94. They were however unlucky to not qualify the semi-final stage of the tournament due to the run rate deficiency. Led the chart for the best bowling figures in Cricket World Cup 2019.
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