Pace bowling has become an integral part of cricket with the game getting more and more friendly for batsmen due to field restrictions and regulations. Even though the two new balls in ODI cricket have reduced reverse swing, but the bowlers have developed effective variations to trouble the batsmen in such times.
India’s Jasprit Bumrah is currently the number 1 ODI bowler in the world as his ability to bowl nagging lengths with immaculate accuracy troubles even players like Virat Kohli. The right-arm pacer has taken a total of 35 wickets in 2019 among all formats with an ODI average of 20.67, an ODI economy rate of 4.97, and conceding 859 runs while bowling 8 maidens in cricket.
Quite surprisingly, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir is slightly ahead of Bumrah this year as he has a total of 36 wickets this year at an economy rate of 4.98 in ODIs and an average of 22.83 in the same format. Amir has conceded a total of 765 runs this year and has bowled 18 maidens among all formats which actually makes both bowlers almost equally good statistically.