Fantasy Cricket World Cup – Top 5 Wicket Takers

The world cup fantasy league fans might have noted that batsmen dominate World Cup and steal limelight mostly. However, it has also been noted the side having the best, settled and varied bowling squad wins this championship.

If you are a true world cup fantasy game fan, you might remember Windies squadofWC 1975 and 1979. Again, recollect the Indian squad of 1983 & 2011 or Australian squad of 1999, 2003 and 2007. Almost every time the champion side had their bowling department in top form.

Hence, the bowlers of every team play an enormous role in making their team lift up the World Cup trophy. They also play a huge role in the ODI fantasy world cup fans playing fantasy cricket.

Here we look at 5 such legendary bowlers who have been the top wicket-takers in World Cup’s history. Take a look below and being a fantasy cricket world cup fan reminisce the past World Cups.

Glenn McGrath – Australia

The great seamer, Glenn McGrath is one of the reasons that the Australian team was so successful in his era. McGrath had played an integral part in the three consecutive World Cup wins from 1999 to 2007. No doubt, he is the man topping this record.

McGrath picked 71 wickets in 39 world cup games at an average of 18.20. With the best figure of 7/15, he has 2 four-wicket hauls in World Cups.McGrath is fondly remembered for his wicket of Sachin Tendulkar at during World Cup 2003 final.

Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka

The great bowler from the island nation, Muttiah Muralitharan has the most number of wickets in both test and ODI. He is the second highest wicket-taker of World Cup in the 11Wickets list. Muralitharan has taken 68 wickets in 40 matches at a terrific average of 19.63. Sri Lanka had won the World Cup trophy one time in 1996 and Muralitharan was part of this winning team. He rules this second spot with his best figure of 4/19.

Wasim Akram – Pakistan

The highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket when he retired, Wasim Akram was a part of the vicious Pakistani squad. Akram had picked 55 wickets in 38 world cup games at an average of 23.84. Akram was an important part of Pakistan’s world cup winning squad in 1992. He was also in 1999 squad when Pakistan finished as runner-ups. He had 3 four-wicket hauls with a best figure of 5/28.

Chaminda Vaas – Sri Lanka

Perhaps the best seamer of Sri Lankan team, Chaminda Vaas was a destructor. He was at his best in World Cup 2003. Vaas ended picking up 49 wickets in 31 WC games and becoming the part of World Cup winning Sri Lankan team in 1996. He had an envious average of 21.22 with the best figure of 6/25 and 2 four-wicket haul.

Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath

Both the terrific Indian legends had 44 wickets in their bag from 23 and 34 World Cup matches respectively. Zaheer was the part of the Indian attack in the victorious World Cup 2011. Srinath picked the wickets at an average of 27.82 while Zaheer had an average of 20.23.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Power Cricketers from Each Team

May 2019 is the month of Cricket World Cup, revelry for the world cup fantasy league lovers!

So, as the participating teams are gearing up with their star players, the fantasy world cup cricket lovers of 11Wickets are too preparing their play and team selection strategies, so as to make perfect teams, compete with the other players and win a lot of prizes.

Let’s take a look at one power cricketer each team should have during ODI fantasy world cup cricket games 2019, so as to secure their place and win the cup. Read on:

Dimuth Karunaratne – Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan team has weakened after the retirement of most of the senior players. The new players are not being able to create the magic the senior players have created earlier in the world cricket scenario and ODI fantasy world cup.

To be precise, the young ones are not playing well to lead the nation at some respectable position. The ICC ranking of Sri Lanka is 8. In this situation, the current skipper of the team DimuthKarunaratne, a youngster himself, has the responsibility to pull the strings of the team and boost its morale. Let’s say that one great performance is needed to boost this morale and turnaround the picture of the green room.

Babar Azam– Pakistan

Pakistani cricket team has high hopes about Azam. He is one of the terrific run-scorer for the team. He is one of the key players for Pakistan leading up to the World Cup 2019. Azam understands the game he is playing and keeps the capability to play according to the situation. The team which is currently ruling the ICC ranking in 6th position needs someone of his talent.

Kane Williamson – New Zealand

When the opposition tries to get under the skin, the Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson has still kept alive the spirit of the game. It is much due to his calm appearance that also reflects in his game and how he controls things as a leader on the field. One of the sound batsmen in the world at the moment, Kane has been a batsman who can play in almost all situations. New Zealand holds 3rd position in ICC ranking table.

Jason Holder – West Indies

This all-rounder and the current team captain, who leads from the front, is an able leader and who has shown it in the past that hope can still stay intact until it’s not over. Holder is the key player for the West Indies as the team is struggling in the 9th position at ICC ranking.

Rashid Khan – Afghanistan

This young cricketer from Afghanistan has become a household name for the cricket fans. As 2019 World Cup will be a challenge for the team Afghanistan, which is holding the 10th position in ICC ranking, Rashid Khan is ruling the 2nd position in the ODI Bowling Rankings at ICC. You now know, why he is the key player for the team.

Shakib Al Hasan– Bangladesh

He is one of the most consistent players for the team in the last decade. For the Bangladeshi tigers, Shakib Al Hasan is not merely a player but also he is their mentor. The team rely heavily on him for all the three formats of cricket and it is predictable that they need him for World Cup 2019 too.

Joe Root – England

He is one of the prolific run scorers for England team and one of the greatest batsmen internationally. His consistency plays a key role for the team which is ruling the 1st position at the ICC ranking table. Hence, he is the key player for the team in the upcoming ICC World Cup.

Kagiso Rabada – South Africa

KagisoRabada is the world’s best fast bowler at present. The right arm pacer is the crucial player for his him in this upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. South Africa holds the 4th position in the ICC ranking.

David Warner – Australia

Despite being out of cricketing action, David Warner is still one of the best ODI batsmen internationally. Australia being in 5th position at the ICC ranking needs him as the key player for the World Cup 2019.

Jasprit Bumrah– India

From being an unorthodox fast bowler, Bumrah has risen rapidly to become India’s match-winner in the limited overs formats. Bumrah is probably the best bowler in ODIs at the moment due to his understanding of the game as well as the ability to anticipate the batsman’s thinking and plan accordingly. India holds the 2nd position in ICC team ranking and Bumrah holds the 1st position in ODI Bowling Rankings at ICC. Hence, it is definite he can be the key player for India in the ICC World Cup.

Thanks for reading! Play world cup fantasy game and enjoy!

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