In a world where the batters have become a bit more aggressive than before, the bowlers have been on the receiving end for leaking too many runs inside the powerplay overs. The bowlers have often tried to keep the aggressive batters in check by sticking to the right line and length, making it quite challenging for the batters to go about their work.
By doing so, plenty of runs would be saved and hence the bowler would maintain an impressive economy rate as well. When a bowler chips in with a disciplinary bowling spell, he not only takes wickets but also maintains a proper economy rate, which benefits the team in the first place. Performing in the World Cup is the real deal and some bowlers pulled off tricks in their sleeves and bowled dot balls.
In this article, let’s now delve deep into the names of the five bowlers who maintained the best economy rate in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 tournament.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
India’s right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the most potent pace weapons across all three formats of the game. He is known for his acumen to bowl deliveries at the right line and lengths, which can be really challenging for the batsmen to read the deliveries and pick up lengths. Bumrah maintained the best economy rate of 4.06 in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament.
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2. Keshav Maharaj
South African spinner Keshav Maharaj has been quite spectacular in terms of keeping the batters in check in the recently concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The left-arm spinner has hit the sweet spot by bowling too many dot balls and mounted pressure on the opposition. He comes second on the list as he has the second-best economy rate of 4.15 in the tournament.
3. Ravindra Jadeja
India’s bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been one of the pretty decent performers in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. He has bowled tricky deliveries to unsettle the opposition in the tournament and notably he has the third-best economy rate in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He maintained an economy of 4.25, which is the second-most by a spinner in the tournament.
4. Kuldeep Yadav
Apart from taking wickets, India’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has also been instrumental in bowling dot balls and build some pressure on the opposition. He comes fourth on the list with a pretty decent economy rate of 4.45. Basically, his style of bowling involves turning the ball away from the right-handers, which makes him quite an unpredictable bowler.
5. Rashid Khan
Afghanistan national cricket team immensely benefitted from Rashid Khan’s services as a bowler and a perfect pinch hitter. Rashid Khan comes fifth on the list as he has the fifth-best economy rate of 4.48 in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
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