The year is coming to an end with some impressive bowling performances across formats in 2019. Cricwizz takes a look at top 5 bowling performances across formats in 2019.
Roston Chase’s 8/60 against England at Bridgetown Test
It is the best bowling figures for this year. Chase overshadowed his teammate Kemar Roach, who took a five-wicket haul in the first innings, and Jason Holder to dismantle England for 246 with bowling figures of 8/60 in the second innings.
Roach made the best of the conditions and spun out a web around the England batting attack. It’s rare to see an off-spinner from West Indies dominate an opponent and Chase did just that.
Chase took prized wickets of Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in his 8-wicket haul to stump England and help West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Jasprit Bumrah’s 6/27 against West Indies at Kingston Test
Bumrah was at his lethal best during this series and reserved his best for the Kingston Test. He made the West Indian top-order dance to his tunes throughout the series.
During his spell of 6/27, he bagged a hat-trick. And the strange thing is that he didn’t even push his captain Virat Kohli to ask for a referral for the hat-trick wicket. It was on Kohli’s insistence that India took a referral and Bumrah earned a hat-trick.
Bumrah was able to get the ball into the right-hander at a good pace, making the batsmen clueless where the ball is likely to move as his stock ball is off-cutters.
In his previous Test, he took 5/7 against West Indies, showing the remarkable form he was in during the series.
Trent Boult’s 5/21 against India in Hamilton ODI
Boult hurled thunderbolts at India and dismissed the opponent for just 92. It was Boult at his best. Boult dismissed the top 3 – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill – for a team’s score of less than 35 and all through either caught and bowled or LBW.
Boult came back to dismiss Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya cheaply to thwart any fightback from India. It was fast bowling at its best in an ODI. New Zealand won the match easily, thanks to Boult’s fireworks.
Lasith Malinga’s 5/6 against New Zealand in Pallekele T20I
Malinga was unplayable in this T20I with the Lanka pacer going on to become just the second player in international cricket to record 4 wickets in 4 balls.
He dismissed Colin Munro bowled for 12, Hamish Rutherford LBW for a duck, Colin de Grandhomme bowled for a duck and Ross Taylor LBW for a duck to record 4 wickets in 4 balls.
His spell had reduced New Zealand to 4/15 in the third over to all but win the match for Sri Lanka. He came back to take his 5th wicket to end with match figures of 5/6 in his 4 overs.
Deepak Chahar’s 6/7 against Bangladesh at Nagpur T20I
The odds were against India. India had to defend 175 on a flat deck with dew making it difficult for Indian bowlers to grip the ball. But Deepak Chahar was up for the challenge. He bowled a great first spell, getting two top Bangladesh wickets to put India ahead.
He managed to keep dew out of the picture as his perfect length deliveries made life difficult for Bangladesh batsmen. He came back to break a series-threatening stand before wrapping up a hat-trick in the death overs. While other bowlers struggled, Chahar, it seems, was bowling on a different pitch altogether.
He came up with the best bowling figures of 6/7 in T20Is.