A lot of changes have come about in the cricketing world over the past 4 years since the conclusion of the 2015 ICC World Cup that saw Australia being crowned champions for the 5th time. England’s predominance in ODI cricket has been the most intriguing development post-2015 World Cup.
Now, in a World Cup not likely to aid bowlers given the batting-friendly surfaces it will be interesting to see who ruled the bowling charts in the last 4 years.
The English leg-spinner has been the main go-to bowler for captain Eoin Morgan as his stats suggest him being the most successful ODI bowler during this period. With 129 wickets at an average of 29.68, Adil has been a class apart.
The rise of Afghanistan has been an inspirational journey. This has largely been due to the skillful bowling by their star leg-spinner Rashid Khan. The record-holder of fastest to 100 ODI wickets, Rashid averages an insane 15.33 in these 4 years.
The joint-most successful bowler in the 2015 World Cup, nothing much has changed for the Kiwi left-arm seamer, who has taken 107 wickets at 24.59 runs per scalp since then.
Another emerging star, South Africa’s young prodigy Kagiso Rabada has been a fast bowling beast ever since he burst onto the international arena. A prolific career thus far, he has notched up 106 wickets at an average of 26.43.