As we all know everyone is stuck at their homes and they have nothing to do except internet and sometimes Netflix gets boring too, so ICC cashed in the opportunity and asked Twitterati to select their five favorite bowlers from the 25 bowlers with a budget of $15 with all the bowlers divided in five categories.
And it was a matter of minutes as the whole cricket loving Twitterati went berserk about it. People started posting their five bowlers and it wasn’t an easy thing so do with so many good bowlers and all that on a budget.
Famous Pakistani sports journalist, Mazher Arshad turned out to be a cheapskate as he was more worried about saving money instead of strengthening his bowling line-up.
Ali Younis, brother of Waqar Younis also selected his five bowlers with two Pakistani bowlers in it.
Here are some other picks.
It is still unknown how ICC decided to divide the players into five categories because you don’t put players like Chahal for $3 or World Cup hero Archer in the last category. So it was quite confusing but I guess it was just a random division just to get people involved in it.
Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Kagasio Rabada are the ones in the top category. Trent Boult is the top-ranked bowler in the ODI’s while Pat Cummins is the top-ranked test bowler in the world.
But the shocking placements were off Dale Steyn, who might have lost his prime but still, he dominated all the formats single-handedly so it won’t be fair to keep him in the last category.
Another shock was of Mohammad Amir, who have lost his charm and all the magic he had with the ball but still ICC managed to put him in the second category with his country-mate and in-form Shaheen Afridi in the last.
World No.1 T20 bowler Rashid Khan also couldn’t make his place in the top category, god knows how they divided it, because you don’t put players like Chahal for $3 or World Cup hero Archer in the last category. So it was quite confusing but I guess it was just a random division just to get people involved in it.
People tend to go with Starc, Bumrah and Chahal more to keep a balanced bowling attack.
It’s sad how there is no Cricket all around the globe. But we hope that the world gets rid of the Pandemic and we get our Cricket back.