4 Elite Left-Arm Fast Bowlers In The History Of World Cricket

Left arm bowling is a skill which  did not exist in excess quantity unboxing the embed of world cricket, but there are meagre  southpaw bowlers who actually stand their name on the basis of their greatest cruising in international cricket. The names like Wasim Akram, Zaheer Khan ,and Trent Bolt are the brand ambassadors of left arm pace bowling  in cricket. The above mentioned names have accurate control over the line/length and the discipline which should have to stick with it.

    The right-arm pacers are actually available in a major quantity which automatically makes the left-arm bowling an X factor for any cricket  playing nation in their playing 11. The major thing behind the resurgence of this skill is the people who actually started to recognize the lefty skill athletes. So below are the top four names who actually established themselves at the supreme level in left-arm pace bowling.

#1. Wasim Akram (Pak).

    Wasim Akram is the greatest ever cricketer from Pakistan country, he is also considered as the elite ever left arm bowler born in the sphere of world cricket so far. He has grabbed 916 wickets in total in international cricket by appearing in just 460 international games from one day and test cricket format. He was the captain of Pakistan’s national side in the 1990s and played a crucial role in the world cup of 1999 for the team.

#2. Chaminda Vaas (SL).

    Chaminda Vaas is the name from Sri Lanka who comes at the position of number two in the list of top left-arm pacers of world cricket. He has taken 755 wickets in total after playing 433 games. In the time of early 2000, he was considered as the best swing bowler in world cricket, especially in the context of one-day and test format. He initiated his career for Sri Lanka in the year 1994 and finally get retired 15 years after in 2009 from all formats of cricket.

#3. Zaheer Khan (Ind).

    India’s most successful test cricket bowler Zaheer Khan comes at the third position after establishing himself as the third most successful left-arm bowler from the Asian continent and also in the history of world cricket. Zaheer has 610 wickets in 309 matches combining all three international formats of the sport. In the two World Cups in India i.e. 2003 and 2011, Zaheer played the role of leadership in the Indian bowling unit. At the current point of time, he is considered the most lethal swing bowler in the history of Indian cricket. 

#4. Mitchell Johnson (Aus).

  Mitchell Johnson from Australia Banged his stay at fourth position in the chronicle. He has picked up 590 wickets in 256 matches he appeared in his whole career. Johnson is the scariest name from 2008 to 2015 and especially he has the biggest hand for the Australia side to clinch victories in the back-to-back Ashes series of the above time period. The special thing about Johnson is his control with the breathtaking line and lengths while Bowling in any format of the game.

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