T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

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T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

T20 World Cup 2022: Bowling a yorker is a rare art that is somehow dwindling with every passing day, partly due to the evolution of cricket that is directly proportional to the amount of dedication that you need to execute the death ball perfectly. One inch of deviation and you would be royally spanked to …


T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

T20 World Cup 2022: Bowling a yorker is a rare art that is somehow dwindling with every passing day, partly due to the evolution of cricket that is directly proportional to the amount of dedication that you need to execute the death ball perfectly. One inch of deviation and you would be royally spanked to the ropes and beyond.

Not every bowler in the world is audacious enough to bring out the best weapons in their arsenal to frequently. However, as far as cricketing history goes, the yorker has crushed galaxies into black holes only for them to never resurface again. In this story, we would look at the five best bowlers of the Yorkers in the world currently.

Ahead of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022, let’s have a look at the 5 most lethal Yorker specialists in world cricket.

#1 Jasprit Bumrah

T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

Needless to say, but the Indian ace’s primary weapon is the menacing yorker. He relies a lot more on those toe-crushers than those nasty bumpers to get his job done. He gets his eyes in, roars in from a distance and bangs in the merchant of death that has been wreaking havoc across the global cricketing fabric ever since his inception.

The knack for producing picture-perfect yorkers also makes him one of the toughest bowlers to face in the death overs where the batters have a usual tendency of bringing out the big guns.

Jasprit Bumrah is going to be India’s most lethal force with the ball in the ICC T20 World Cup and Yorkers are going to be his most destructive weapon.

#2 Mitchell Starc

It isn’t really easy to deal with the Aussie quick’s yorkers as he laces a good deal of swing with his toe-crushers. If you would remember the infamous name of James Vince, you would know the kind of carnage that Starc is capable of. He pitched the ball in the line of the middle-stump that swung a mile to uproot Vince’s off-stump.

That wasn’t particularly a yorker but it was very close to that area of death that would leave a warring Vince totally gobsmacked. A few names that faced the complete wrath of Starc’s menacing yorkers were Ramnaresh Sarwan, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Murali Vijay, Kusal Perera, Colin Munro and Jacques Kallis.

If Mitchell Starc stays fit for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, cricket fans across the world will ge enthralled with his bullet in-winging Yorkers.

#3 Shaheen Afridi

T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

The 6’5 beast from Pakistan has been a rising sensation in the ranks of international cricket and the kind of carnage that he is capable of imposing makes him an absolute death threat for any batter in the world. Haring in with steam in his sails he would whip in those nasty inswinging yorkers that would frequently trouble the batters making life a living hell.

He also has some raw pace up his sleeves that makes the yorkers come out at around 145 plus clicks almost regularly, making it even more difficult for the batters to stay steady on their feet or bring the bat down in time. Add to that the additional factor of being a southpaw that makes it Victorian mystery on wheels for anyone with the willow at the other end. Atop that, he is just 22 years. There is an entire generation of cricket left to add to his terrorizing exploits.

Shaheed Afridi is going to Pakistan’s X-factor in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

#4 Trent Boult

T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

Another frequent user of the inswinging yorker is Kiwi fast bowler, Trent Boult. He is capable of producing those nasty toe-crushing bullets at around 145 plus.

Given the fact that he is left-armer, he produces those unique angles, that makes him almost unplayable when is steaming in from round the wicket for any batter, especially pitching the deadly yorkers right in the line of the middle-stump where the latter is forced to either get his bat down or play with a cross bat and has to be accurate on his timing. A milli-second late or early can send the stumps flying.

#5 Kagiso Rabada

T20 World Cup 2022: 5 Best Yorker Specialists in the World

It was a tough call to pick between Jofra Archer and Kagiso Rabada. However, Archer’s inactivity for the last couple of years makes Rabada a favourite. The South African fast bowler is one of the best in the quick business at the moment and is capable of kissing the deck real hard in that unwanted slot that makes the batters discombobulated.

Despite not being a frequent user of this weapon, he is still capable of producing those rippers time and time again and is one of the best in business when it comes to yorkers.