Less than a year is left for the iconic 2019 World Cup to be played in England. It would be a disappointing tournament for those who used to have a habit of seeing legendary players in their favourite squads. Without any doubt, the cricketing fraternity is going to miss the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar (winner of 2011 World Cup), spin giant Muttiah Muralitharan, Australian great Ricky Ponting and many more.
The upcoming World Cup could also be an end for some more legendary cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dale Steyn, Chris Gayle and David Warner but new stars would be set to keep their team in frame always. Today, keeping in mind the excitement of the 2019 World Cup, Cricwizz decides to take a look at the best spin-attack ahead of the tournament. Here it is:
Best spin-attacks ahead of 2019 World Cup
The Men in Blue are having a decent spin-attack ahead of the 2019 World Cup. The likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have impressed everytime with their wrist spin and this would be vital in the English conditions.
The time has gone when finger spinners used to rule the world with their magical bowling. Now, wrist spinners have taken over their power and are constantly disturbing the well-settled batsmen. This is why Indian ace spinners Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are not in the limited overs squad.
Skipper Virat Kohli always wanted the Chahal-Kuldeep combo in the ODIs and T20Is and they didn’t didn’t leave any chance of impressing their skipper. Ashwin-Jadeja might not be seen in the upcoming World Cup because of their ordinary bowling in this format, also the team has Axar Patel to complete the duty of a finger spinner. Some part-time spinners like Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina can also bowl anytime.
Pakistan are very well aware of the English conditions. They used them perfectly in the last year’s champions trophy when the Men in Green beat Men in Blue in the final and created history. The major credit was taken by their spinners who were excellent during that tournament.
Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Yasir Khan, the trio has been outstanding for their team from a while now. They are undoubtedly, one of the finest spin-attack ahead of the major tournament in 2019. Also, they are having some part-time spinners as well who can create tussles in between for the settled batsmen.
England, who were known for their fast bowlers at one time, falls in this list with their superb spin-attack. Off-spinner Moeen Ali and leggie Adil Rashid are capable of putting any batsmen in trouble.
The due have been superb for their side for quite sometime now. They both are expected to use their conditions well against every opposition. On one hand where Moeen Ali is a genuine off-spinner and a great turner of the ball, Adil Rashid is a classical leg-break bowler who is just similar to Pakistan’s Mushtaq Ahmed. Meanwhile, England also have Joe Root who can roll over his arm at any time.
The winners of the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers are set to roar in the biggest tournament of cricket. Arguably, the finest spin-attack of the tournament, Afghanistan would like to continue their great show of limited overs cricket in the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
They have some tremendous names in their squad like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi who can put any batsmen in the world cricket into trouble. This young side is capable of turning the points table and a shocker could be expected in the World Cup as well.