Limited overs cricket does not offer great margins of error to the bowlers. As an opening pair of bowlers and sharing the new ball you’ve to sure to be very accurate with the line and length. If as an opening bowling pair you’re able to get through the top order then nothing makes up for this kind of start.
A captain would always be hopeful that his opening bowling pair will get the team some early breakthroughs. Some of the opening bowling pairs from around the world are just too lethal. Our tally is exactly about them. We bring you the 5 most lethal opening bowling pairs in modern day cricket.
1. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood
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These two Aussie speedsters form a dangerous combination. While Starc generates some great pace, Hazlewood makes up for the pace with flawless line and length. These two can together destroy any top order and being a batsman you wouldn’t want to walk out to bat when both of these are sharing the new ball.
2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah
These two have redefined the pace attack of India. Courtesy these two that this looks India’s greatest pace attack in years. From getting early breakthroughs to bowling superbly in the death overs, this is one match winning combination.
3. Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali
Pace has always been Pakistan’s strong point. In every era Pakistan has had the greatest of new ball bowlers dreading the opposition. In the modern day Pakistan team, these two form a magnificent pair of new ball bowlers. Amir is one of the deadliest bowlers in modern day cricket.
4. Trent Boult and Tim Southee
This is again one of the most amazing pair of new ball bowlers in limited overs cricket. Both of them compliment each other really well and have been pillars of New Zealand’s success over years.
5. Steyn and Morne Morkel
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Both these bowlers will produce wickets almost anytime on will. This is one great combination and a spell between these two with the new ball is bound to get you wickets.
Which is your favourite pick?