The decade has come to an end and it is time to review the top bowlers on the ICC rankings from 2010-19.
The last 10 years have been tough for the bowlers, especially looking at how the batsmen have improved their ranges and shot selections with improvisation and whatnot.
The bowlers that finished on top of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Rankings in the last 10 years!
Which of these bowlers impressed you the most? pic.twitter.com/ABkrjLPX9G
— ICC (@ICC) December 31, 2019
The first few years of the decade were dominated by Pakistani bowlers, with Saeed Ajmal finishing the year on top of the ICC bowlers rankings twice in three years. Let’s have a look at the year-wise top bowlers of the decade:
|2010||Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||727|
|2014||Sunil Narine||West Indies||753|
|2016||Trent Boult||New Zealand||718|
In the last 10 years, Pakistani bowlers have finished the year on a high on 4 occasions, with Saeed Ajmal ending up at the top in 2011 and 2013, while Mohammad Hafeez topped the charts in 2012.
Fast bowler, Hasan Ali’s heroic performances at the Champions Trophy and a remarkable year with the ball in 2017 took him to the top of the bowling rankings.
To sum it up, this decade was led by Pakistani bowlers who remained the top bowlers for most part of the 10 year period. Let’s hope the next generation can take over from their predecessors and bring honor to the country.
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