There are almost two weeks left for the start of the ICC Champions Trophy and all the teams will be looking to give their best shot this time. We look at the top bowlers from each team that have the ability to turn the games in their team’s favour –
- Ravindra Jadeja (India)
The highest wicket-taker of previous year’s Champions trophy has made a reputation for himself and has the potential to repeat his good form in the coming Champions trophy too. The latest ODI series against England proves that he surely is the strongest and most influential bowler in the Indian team this time as well.
- Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Mitchell Starc who is ranked the second best bowler according to the ICC rankings has earned the title because of his undying consistency to take wickets in almost all matches. He showed great class of bowling in the recent series against Pakistan and New Zealand and is expected to show the same in the coming mini World Cup.
- Chris Woakes (England)
In the ODI series against India earlier this year, Chris didn’t let the openers to settle by taking early wickets. He is a specialist in providing early breakthroughs in the innings. The latter is a key bowler for England and is expected to perform well in his home country.
- Imran Tahir (South Africa)
The right-arm leg break bowler has been one of the most successful and most economical bowlers in recent times. He is currently the best bowler as per the ICC rankings, courtesy his great form he has been in the recent series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. His presence in the playing XI makes the bowling attack of South Africa powerful.
- Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Malinga has built a reputation of being one of the dangerous bowlers in depth overs. He is the most experienced bowler among the present squad that has been selected for the ICC Champions trophy and is expected to fire with his bowling in the mini world cup.
- Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Trent Boult perfornmed well during the ODI series against South Africa. The left-arm fast medium bowler has the ability to provide big breakthroughs and will be a Kiwi bowler to watch out for this Champions trophy.
- Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
Amir made a great comeback in 2015 and is proving to be one of the most influential bowlers Pakistan has produced. His exceptional bowling during the last ODI series against West Indies is a signal of the good form he is in and how he can be a dangerous bowler for the oppositions.
- Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Rahman has tasted great success with his bowling by taking regular wickets in the last ODI series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka. If the left-arm fast bowler performs as per his talent, Bangladesh have a good chance to rock the mini world cup this time.