World Cup 2019: Here are the pacers who can shine
As the ICC World Cup 2019 draws near, preparations have already begun, while predictions too have started flowing in.
With the tournament being held in England, the conditions are likely to suit the fast bowlers.
All the ten teams would be replying on their seamers to give them an edge and here we take a look at five pacers who can have an impact.
The Australian pace machine
Australian pacer Pat Cummins loves English conditions as he can swing the ball.
Having played nine ODIs in England, he has claimed 15 wickets at an average of 28.86 and an economy of 5.48.
In the last 10 ODIs, he has claimed 22 wickets at an average of 17.22 and a sound economy of 4.15.
He is likely to deliver the goods for Aussies.
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Strong as a wood
While Mark Wood may not be a regular wicket-taker, he is certainly economical.
Moreover, being a natural seamer, he is likely to extract the most out of the conditions.
In home conditions, he has one of the best economy-rates of 5.40 in 25 ODIs, besides claiming 26 wickets.
Further, in the past 10 ODIs, he has claimed 11 wickets at an economy of 5.94.
Boult to terrorize with lightning pace
New Zealand too have one of the best pace attacks.
While Tim Southee has more experience of playing in England, Trent Boult has been in scintillating form.
And, we feel Boult can have a defining campaign this term.
In his last 10 ODIs, he has claimed 21 wickets at an economy of 4.56. Further, his natural ability to swing the ball will aid him.
South Africa's new pace sensation
While they have the services of Dale Steyn, he is injury-prone.
Kagiso Rabada will be there go-to-man, especially after his brutal assault in the recently concluded IPL.
In 66 matches till now, he has picked 106 wickets at an average of just 26.43. He can deadly atop.
Bumrah's lethal form makes him a dangerous customer
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah does not have enough experience of playing in England, as he has played only five matches.
However, he is enjoying the form of his life.
He has claimed 16 wickets in the past 10 ODIs at an average of 23.93 and an economy of 4.19. Truly remarkable!
If India have to win, he needs to keep up the momentum.
Special Mention: Bhuvi can do wonders
India's another prime bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar might not be in the best of his form but the conditions in England are likely to assist him. He can be lethal, especially at the death and has the ability to change the complexion of any game.
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