Nowadays, Cricket is affirmed as a batsmen’s game. Bowlers are finding it tough to sustain themselves in an era where the balance of the game has greatly shifted in favor of the batters. Big boozing bats, short boundaries and the inevitable effects of T20 cricket has transformed the batters into destructors especially in the 50-over format of the game. But still quality bowlers have been able to withstand this transition in the game and have come out with flying colours.
2015 has been characterized by the dominance and wrath of the fast bowlers. Especially as the World Cup 2015 was held in Australia and New Zealand respectively, the pacers played a central role. In this list, those bowlers have been considered who have performed well in high pressure matches, against strong opponents, with consistency and miserly economy.
So, let’s have a look at Top 10 Best ODI Bowlers of 2015 :
10. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh):
The veteran Bangladeshi all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was one of the glittering stars for the Bangla tigers, this year. The left-arm spinner had a great year with the white cherry in hand as he accounted for 24 scalps in 16 ODIs. The most striking thing about Shakib lies in his ability to put the brakes on the batsmen at a time when they are going haywire against the bowlers. In 2015, the Bangladesh’s star all-rounder bowled at a miserly economy of 4.61 which is exceptional considering the recent batting trends. The 28-year-old picked up crucial wickets in Bangladesh’s historic triumphs over Pakistan, India and South Africa respectively in bilateral ODI series. While his contribution with the ball in World Cup was critical to Bangladesh’s qualification for the Quarter-Final stage.