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5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

Published : Jul 03, 2019 3 mins read Updated On : Sep 11, 2023

“Good Batting helps you win matches whereas Good Bowling helps you win Tournaments’’ is a very common yet important saying in the Cricketing Fraternity. Bowling well throughout the tournament helps a team to do well and win a lot of matches. Indian Bowlers have very well displayed their art of bowling at the big stage and have made Indians proud. Some of the best bowling spells of all time are:

• Ashish Nehra’s Dream Seam Spell

Ashish Nehra returned with a spell of 6/23 against England in 2003. On a bowler-friendly pitch, Nehra blew away the middle order of the opposition by taking key wickets of players like skipper Nasser Hussain, Vaughan, Stewart and Collingwood. After India has set a fitting target of 251, England folded for just 168 runs courtesy Nehra’s fiery seam bowling spell.

5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

• Venkatesh Prasad’s Love-affair against Pakistan

Playing match against the arch-rivals always brought the best out of Venkatesh Prasad. In a match against Pakistan in 1999 at Manchester, he took 5 wickets and gave away just 27 runs. He led India’s charge against opposition and help India maintain their 100% win record against them.

5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

• Kapil Dev’s Inspiring Spell

Kapil Dev led India from the front in their title winning run in 1983. He was his heart on sleeve against Australia as he bowled a match winning spell of 543. He displayed a brilliant show of seam bowling in that match. Even though Australia won the match, Dev’s spell is regarded among the best spells of 1983 World Cup.

5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

Kapil Dev was among the fittest in World Cricket at that moment. He never missed a game for India owing to fitness. He always kept himself hydrated during the match and gave importance to fitness which was a major reason for his long successful career.

• Mohammed Shami’s Ideal Seam Bowling Spell

In 2015, India started their World Cup campaign against the arch-rivals Pakistan. Riding on King Kohli’s107 India posted a sizeable total of 300 and then Shami took the crucial wickets of Misbah and Afridi in his spell of 4/35 to derail the Pakistani chase and help Team India secure a comfortable win by 76 runs.

5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

• Yuvraj Singh’s Golden Arm

Yuvraj Singh was Dhoni’s go to bowler in the 2011 World Cup. Whenever, opposition team built a partnership, he broke it with his golden arm. In match against Ireland he took a 5 wicket haul to help India win the match without much difficulty. His all-round performance in the entire tournament help him earn the Man of the Tournament Award.

5 Best Bowling Spells by Indian’s at Cricket World Cup

Yuvraj Singh had played a pivotal role in India’s 2007 T20 World Cup win and in 2011 as well he showed to all that he has the ability to hit the ball with brutal force and power. His strong muscles helped him to bat at an attacking strike rate.

ICC World Cup 2019 will again witness some magical bowling spells by the Indian Bowling Department led by JaspritBumrah. He has able ally in Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and two Wrist Spinners Chahal and Kuldeep and not to forget about Hardik Pandya who all have the ability to take wickets and help India win matches.


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Neel Visaria
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