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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Betting Odds and Picks for Top Wicket Taker

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Pitches in England have generally favored fast bowlers over the years. However, wrist spinners have thrived in recent times and could hold the key to their teams’ success.

We take a look at some of the front-runners in contention for the title of Top Bowler.

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

The 25-year-old comes into his first World Cup as the No. 1 bowler in the ODI rankings. A product of the Indian Premier League, he has mastered the art of the yorker and is a frighteningly precise death-over bowler. Having recently been crowned man of the match in the IPL final, batsmen will be more than aware of the threat he poses.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 13.00

Kasigo Rabada (South Africa)

Rabada claimed remarkable figures of 6 for 16 on his ODI debut against Bangladesh and hasn’t looked back since. Currently 4thin the ODI bowler rankings, he has played 66 one day internationals and taken 106 wickets. He was named the best young player in the world by Wisden last year and he is set to take his sublime form into the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 13.00

Adil Rashid (England)

England’s most successful one-day spinner has become an indispensable part of their team in recent times. He adds an exciting dimension to Eoin Morgan’s side and is a proven wicket-taker in the limited over formats of the game. Expect him to play a pivotal role in the host nation’s push for their first ever World Cup trophy.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 15.00

Trent Boult (New Zealand)

No one has taken more wickets than the Kiwi in the first ten overs of ODI matches since the last World Cup. He recently claimed figures of 4 for 33 against a star-studded Indian team in a warm-up match and this will give him immense confidence going into the tournament. The English conditions will give him an edge with his ability to swing the ball.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 15.00

Jofra Archer (England)

Archer’s inclusion in England’s 15-man World Cup squad comes after just three ODI appearances. The Barbadian born pace bowler made a late rally for the squad and got in ahead of some experienced white ball bowlers. He is lightening quick and if he shines on home soil in this year’s tournament, it could be the start of a special international career.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 17.00

Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Despite recent injury worries, Mitchell Starc will still be seen as one of the leading candidates to take the most wickets in the competition. The fast-bowler was named Player of the Tournament when Australia won the World Cup in 2015. He has taken 145 wickets in 75 ODIs with an impressive average of 21.45 and will no doubt be looking to add to that tally.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 17.00

Pat Cummins (Australia)

Cummins has arguably become the Aussies’ man main with the ball. He is a natural born leader and his new role as vice-captain has only enhanced his performances. Currently 6thin the ODI bowling rankings, Cummins will be one of the most feared pacers in the tournament. He will be key in the Australian’s quest to retain their title of world champions. 

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 19.00

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

The 20-year-old has already achieved a staggering amount in his short career. He has redefined the leg-spin game in the short formats which saw him reach No. 1 in the international T20 rankings. Pacey googlies and dangerous flippers are just two of his deliveries that batsmen will need to look out for at the World Cup. His record of 123 wickets in 57 matches speaks for itself.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 19.00

Mohammed Shami (India)

Shami has had a brilliant year for India and was the leading wicket taker for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. The experienced 28-year-old has claimed 113 wickets in 62 ODIs for his country. With compatriot and fellow bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffering a recent dip in form, Shami is likely to get the nod over his team mate and is bound to take wickets. 

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 26.00

Dale Steyn (South Africa)

Never rule out Dale Steyn. Although he is an outsider in the running for the title of the tournament’s leading wicket taker, he will be hungrier than ever for success. This will be the experienced bowler’s final tournament for South Africa and he will be doing everything in his power to add to his 196 ODI wickets and finish with a World Cup medal. With the final just days before his 36thbirthday, this would be the perfect send-off.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Wicket Taker Betting Odds: 34.00

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