Don’t we often hear people say “I was bowled over by her performance!!!” or “we were bowled over by his intelligence!!!”? It literally means one was astonished greatly or overwhelmed by something and well, the world owes us cricket fans, this expression. That is the power of a bowler. The sheer control he has on the game. A good bowler can tame even the best batsmen on earth and can make even a small total made by their team seem defendable.
. And the best part about being a bowler is that he always gets to play his part in a match unlike a batsman, who might not get his turn.
As IPL 2020 is fast approaching, here’s our take on the bowlers who are going to show up in UAE, and how! The UAE pitches are dry due to the weather conditions there. They are spinner friendly and the team having a cool, calm and composed death overs bowler, who can get his Yorkers in place will be at an advantage. The teams having all-rounders in addition to the specialist bowlers have another plus point.
So here comes the ranking of teams based on the kind of bowlers and the fame they have garnered in the past. The teams have been ranked from the best bunch down to the least appealing.
No.1 Rank: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Medium Pace bowlers : Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood
Spinners : Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan singh, Karan Sharma
Allrounders : Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina
Now that is one awesome range of bowlers and allrounders.
No.2 Rank: DELHI CAPITALS
Medium pace bowlers : Ishanth Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Wokes, Mohith Sharma, Keemo Paul
Spinners : Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane,
Allrounders : Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel,
Very good medium pace and spin bowlers but allrounders are average.
No.3 Rank: MUMBAI INDIANS
Medium Pace : Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Bolt, Mitchell McClenaghan, Coulter Nile, Lasith Malinga , Dhawal Kulkarni
Spinners : Rahul Chahar
Allrounders : Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Jayanth Yadav
With very good bowlers and allrounders they have the right element of surprise.
NO.4 Rank: ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Medium Pacers : Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Kane Richardson, Umesh Yadav, Navadeep Saini
Spinners : Yuzvendra Chahal, Pavan Negi
Allrounders : Moin Ali, Washington Sunder, Shivam Dube
Good medium pace and spinners but the allrounders are not great.
No.5 Rank: Kings X1 PUNJAB
Medium Pacers : Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami
Spinners : Murugan Ashwin
Allrounders : Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cortell, Chris Gayle, J. Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham
Awesome allrounders, good medium pacers but only one specialist spinner.
No.6 Rank: SUN RISERS HYDERABAD
Medium Pacers : Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mitchell Marsh, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed , Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi
Spinners : Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem
Allrounders : Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shanker
Excellent medium pacers, good spinners but weak allrounders
N0.7 Rank: KOLKATTA NIGHT RIDERS
Medium pacers : Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Spinners : Kuldip Yadav, Sunil Naraine, Pravin Thambe, Varun Chakravarty
Allrounders : Andrew Russel
Good medium pacers, good spinners but only one allrounder.
No.8 Rank: RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Medium Pacers : Jofra Archar, Oshane Thomas, Varun Arun, Andrew Tye, Jaidev Unadkat
Spinners : Mayank Markande
Allrounders : Ben Stokes , Shreyas Gopal
Medium pacers are just ok and they have only one genuine spinner and one allrounder.
Each team has one magical player who can turn the tables on any predictions made. One particular bowler’s splendid innings or one allrounder’s surprise attack could take all of us by surprise, ya?
We will see you soon with a discussion about such magical players.Cheers!