List Of Top Fast Bowlers In The 2021 T20 World Cup
The 2021 T20 World Cup ended after 29 days of intense excitement and thrill. The Word Cup trophy went in favor of the Australian team for the first time in the T20 World Cup history defeating the New Zealand team in the final. Though the entire tournament was low-scoring, the Dubai-UAE pitches were a bit slow and sluggish, which was not very suitable for any batter.
Spinners are the most dominant throughout the series because of the slow pitch. Some pace bowlers also had success in the tournament. Pace bowlers who mainly vary their pace by giving slow balls to batters became primarily successful.
The following is the list of top pace bowlers who performed pretty well for their team despite having a non-suitable pitch in the entire World Cup.
- Josh Hazlewood- Australia
For the last few years, Hazlewood has become a prime player in the T20 format for the Australian team. It will not be wrong to say that Hazlewood performed exceedingly well in all the matches in the T20 World Cup 2021. He came to the Word Cup after a pretty sound outing with the Chennai Super Kings team in the 2021 IPL.
He just continued his excellent form from IPL and contributed a lot to the national team in the tournament. After great performances in the T20 format, Hazlewood has proved that bowling test line and length in the T20 format is pretty practical to the people who say that bowling in the T20 format needs different skills to succeed. Hazlewood is the most effective bowler, especially during the powerplay worldwide.
In the 2021 World Cup, his best performance came during the final match against the New Zealand team. In that match, he took the most vital wickets of Kane Williamson, NZ’s most premium batter, Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Philips by giving out only 16 runs in his four overs. Hazlewood ended the tournament by taking 11 wickets from just seven matches at an outstanding average of 15.91.
- Trent Boult- New Zealand
The swing master from New Zealand, who proved to be the most successful pacer for the team in the 2021 T20 World Cup, is on the second number on our list. Boult once again proved to be the most successful bowler for the team in big tournaments and guided the team to the final. When there was a swing in the initial part of the game, he proved pretty deadly, but when there was no sign of movement, he was still quite efficient in taking wickets.
Boult’s primary weapons are bouncers, yorkers, and cutters. In the final match of the World Cup, he was brilliant. He took the wickets of Warner and Finch, but his effort went in vain as the team lost the final. Boult took 13 wickets from seven matches in the tournament at an average of 13.31, which was exceptional as a pace bowler as the pitches were not suiting the pacers.
- Anrich Nortje- South Africa
Among all the bowlers of the South African team, Anrich Nortje was the stand-out performer in the 2021 T20 World Cup. In those slow pitches, he used to produce deadly bouncers with fiery pace to trouble the batters. Along with fiery pace, he also used to mix with slow deliveries, which confused the batters and got out.
In the entire World Cup, there was no mediocre outing for Nortje. In all the six matches he played in the tournament, he took at least one wicket every game by giving out fewer than six runs per over, which is quite outstanding for any bowler in the T20 format. Anrich Nortje ended his 2021 World Cup outing with nine wickets from six matches at an exceptional average of 11.55.
- Dwaine Pretorius- South Africa
Dwaine Pretorius played the role of a death bowler for the South African team in the 2021 T20 World Cup. There was no denying the fact that he did his designated job pretty well for the side. He used to vary his length and speed of the ball to keep the batters guessing.
Though Pretorius bowls at death for the maximum time in the tournament, he gave away runs less than seven runs per over in every match. He did his best by taking nine wickets from only five games to take the team to the semi-finals. In the 2021 T20 World Cup, his bowling average was 11.22, proving his efficiency in the tournament for the South African team.
- Jasprit Bumrah- India
The great pacer from India, Jasprit Bumrah, is number five on the list of top bowlers for the 2021 T20 World Cup. He was among the few players who became successful for team India in the World Cup.
Bumrah had the record of having the lowest economy rate as a pacer among all who at least bowls 15 overs in the whole tournament. Bumrah played five matches in the World Cup and took seven wickets at an astonishing economy rate of 5.09 with a 13.57 bowling average. However, all his hard work went in vain as the team performed pretty poorly and did not qualify even for the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-finals.
- Mitchell Starc- Australia
The left-arm pacer from Australia, Mitchell Starc, features last on our list of top bowlers for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Starc is well known for bowling at the death overs because of his accurate yorkers and slow balls, and the World Cup was not much different. From seven matches he played, mainly at the deaths, which restricted the opponents from scoring big runs against them.
The duo of Hazlewood and Starc at the start and the death became a threat to every batter in the tournament. Because of this duo’s great performances, Australia lifted the 2021 T20 World Cup trophy for the first time in history.
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