It is not easy for bowlers in ODI fantasy world cup to dry up runs when the batsmen are always looking out for runs.
World cup 2019 has been giving total excitement to the world cup fantasy cricket game lovers of 11wickets.com, most trusted fantasy cricket platform of India. The teams are having a blast competing with each other, especially the strongest contender of the trophy.
Hence, along with the batsmen, the bowlers are as well as contributing their best for their teams to win any day match. And for these fantasy cricket world cup bowlers, their economy is the weapon to restrict the opponent batsmen.
Here is a list of 6 most economical bowlers from the beginning of the world cup cricket match in 1975. Read on below:
Andy Roberts – West Indies
Deadpan and deadly Windies bowler, Sir Andy Roberts was an intelligent cricketer with a fertile brain. While on crease he planned well the downfall of opponent batsmen. He participated in 3 world cups from 1975 to 1985 and was the part of 2 world cup winning squad of his side. In 16 WC matches, Andy bowled 170.1 overs taking 26 wickets and giving 29 maidens with 552 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/32 with an average of 21.23. His is the most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.24 and a strike rate of 39.2.
Ian Botham – England
One of the finest all-rounders of all time, the English cricketer Sir Ian Botham is a second economical bowler. He participated in 4 world cups from 1979 to 1992. In 22 WC matches, Botham bowled 222.0 overs taking 30 wickets and giving 33 maidens with762 runs. His best bowling innings is 4/31 with an average of 25.40. His is the second most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.43 and a strike rate of 44.4.
Gavin Larsen – New Zealand
The name of Gavin Larsen was synonymous with ODIs in New Zealand. He had been the part of three consecutive world cups squad from 1992 to 1999. In 19 WC matches, Larsen bowled 170.0 overs taking 18 wickets and giving 12 maidens with599 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/16 with an average of 33.27. His is the third most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.52 and a strike rate of 56.6.
John Traicos – Zimbabwe
A disciplined and accurate offspinner, John Traicos is one of international cricket’s most unusual members from the Zimbabwe team. He played in world cups from 1983 to 1992. In 20 WC matches, Traicosbowled 188.0 overs taking 16 wickets and giving 13 maidens with673 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/35 with an average of 42.06. His is the fourth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.57 and a strike rate of 70.5.
Shaun Pollock – South Africa
A genuine South African all-rounder, Shaun Pollock had participated in world cup from 1996 to 2007. In 31 WC matches, Pollock bowled 269.0 overs taking 31 wickets and giving 37 maidens with970 runs. His best bowling innings is 5/36 with an average of 31.29. His is the fifth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.60 and a strike rate of 52.0.
Kapil Dev – India
The greatest pace bowler India has produced, KapilDev was the skipper of Indian world cup winning team in 1983. He participated in the world cups from 1979 to 1992. In 26 WC matches, KapilDev bowled 237.0 overs taking 28 wickets and giving 27 maidens with892 runs. His best bowling innings is 5/43 with an average of 31.85. His is the fifth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.76 and a strike rate of 50.7.
*Records have been compiled as on May 22, 2019
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