The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is imminent, generating immense excitement among cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Fast bowlers have assumed a central role in determining the outcomes of matches as the majestic event is once again being hosted in India. With Chinnaswamy’s spin-friendly pitch, Eden’s ground-breaking outfield, Mumbai witnessing Dhoni’s historic six, and the brisk pitch at Dharamsala for the Himachal side, anticipation is high for a thrilling display of bowling prowess.
Top 3 teams with raw pace bowling
India, the two-time champions and hosts of the 13th edition, wield a formidable pace attack capable of dismantling any opposition. With Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna returning to action after recovering from injuries, India’s pace attack ranks among the tournament’s strongest. The potential bowlers for the World Cup encompass Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, and Hardik Pandya. This versatile pace attack addresses all aspects, with the exception of a left-arm seamer.
Australia emerges as a prominent contender for the World Cup title, fielding one of the most seasoned and exceptional fast bowling units. Each of their bowlers boasts extensive experience in Indian conditions. The prospective bowlers for the World Cup comprise Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, and Marcus Stoinis. The trio of Starc, Hazlewood, and Cummins is arguably the world’s best, renowned for delivering outstanding performances on the grandest stages. Pat Cummins, celebrated for his pinpoint accuracy, spearheads the attack during the middle overs alongside all-rounders Stoinis and Marsh. The backup bowlers possess the capability to secure a spot in the first-choice XI.
Pakistan, renowned for its illustrious history of fast bowling, has left an indelible mark on recent ICC events. The team’s chances of clinching the coveted trophy hinge largely on the performance of their in-form pace unit. The potential bowlers for the World Cup include Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Faheem Ashraf. The formidable trio of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf constitutes a lethal new-ball combination, consistently delivering deliveries at speeds exceeding 140 km/h, executing precise yorkers, and inducing accurate swings.
ICC World Cup 2023 venues: Full list of cities and stadiums for WC 2023
Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera (England v New Zealand tournament opener; India v Pakistan; final)
Bengaluru: M Chinnaswamy Stadium
Chennai: MA Chidambaram Stadium
Delhi: Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium
Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Lucknow: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal
Pune: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Kolkata: Eden Gardens
Mumbai: Wankhede Stadium