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ICC World T20 Cricket: Best Bowlers World Cup Wise and Nation Wise

by on December 29, 2010
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ICC World T20 Cricket: Best Bowlers World Cup Wise

With a run-up style indicative of Bob Willis or Dennis Lillee , Mark Gillespie has remained a shining New Zealander who is considered to be a specialist bowler for the Kiwis. Mark Gillepsie marked himself as the best bowler in 2007 ICC World T20 tournament by taking 4 wickets for 7 runs in just 2.5 overs with an economy rate of 2.47. He registered this record against Kenya at Durban, South Africa. Pakistan’s speed gun Umar Gul clutched this record during ICC World T20 tournament by taking 5 wickets for 6 runs in 3 overs with an economy rate of 2.0against New Zealand. It is worthwhile to note that he is the only bowler who has taken 5 wickets in an inning in T20 World Cup history. During 2010 ICC World T20 Cup, the record of being the best bowler goes to Dirk Nannes of Australia who took 4 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs with an economy rate of 4.5 against Bangladesh.

ICC World T20 Cricket: Best Bowlers Nation Wise

In our list of best bowlers’ nation wise, Pakistan stands tall on the list on account of best bowling figures by Umar Gul who holds the record of being the only bowler who has taken 5 wickets in T20 Cricket World Cup. The least puffed up however, the consistent performer from Pakistan has made the country proud.  Following is the list of top five nations based on best bowling figures. All the bowlers are selected on the criteria of best economy rate for their respective countries.

  • Pakistan:  Umar Gul in T20 Cricket world cup 2009
  • New Zealand: Mark Gillipsie in T20 Cricket world cup 2007-08
  • South Africa: Wayne Parnell  in T20 Cricket world cup 2009
  • India: R.P. Singh in T20 cricket world cup 2007-08
  • Australia: Dirk Nannes in T20 world cup  2010

ICC World T20 Cricket: Best Fast Bowlers/ Medium Pacers

Following is the list of best fast bowlers and medium pacers who bowled exceptionally well in ICC T20 World Cup 2007-2010.

  • Umar Gul of Pakistan with 5/6 vs New Zealand; eco rate 2.0
  • Mark Gillespie of  New Zealand with 4/7 vs Kenya; eco rate 2.47
  • RP Singh of India with 4/13 vs South Africa; eco rate 3.25
  • Wayne Parnell of South Africa with 4/13 vs West Indies; eco rate 3.25
  • Morne Morkel of South Africa with 4/17 vs New Zealand; eco rate 4.25
  • Dirk Nannes of Australia with 4/18 vs Bangladesh; eco rate 4.0
  • Mohammad Asif  of Pakistan with 4/18 vs India; eco rate 4.5
  • Charl Langeveldt of South Africa with 4/19 vs Pakistan; eco rate 4.75
  • SR Clark of Australia with 4/20 vs Srilanka; eco rate 5.0
  • Alex Cusack of Ireland with 4/18 vs Srilanka; eco rate 6.0

ICC World T20 Cricket: Pakistani Spinners Rule

Unlike the ODI Cricket World Cup records, which are mostly dominated by Australia and India, Pakistan is top seeded in T20 Cricket World Cups where its bowlers have made some significant records. Not only Pakistan’s fast bowling is reigning the T20 Cricket World Cup, but also the Pakistani spinners hold the ground with excellent bowling figures.

Based on best Economy Rate in T20 Cricket World Cup, Shahid Afridi has positioned himself on the top position amongst the spinners. Shahid Afridi, who is considered to be the best all rounder leg break googly spinner, has taken 4 wickets in an inning for 11 runs with a petite Economy Rate of 2.75 vs Netherlands at Lords during 2009 ICC World T20. Yet again, he is Shahid Afridi with the second best economy rate in T20 Cricket World Cup by a spinner. With a decent economy rate of 4.75, Shahid Afridi took 4 wickets for 19 runs vs Scotland at Durban, South Africa during 2007 ICC World T20 Cup. The left arm off break spin bowler, Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan holds the third and fourth position as he too has taken 4 wickets twice in T20 Cricket World Cup (2009 and 2010) with decent economy rates.

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