The Champions Trophy 2017 is upon us and all cricket fans are discussing or arguing over who the best bowler will be or is. They all have their favorites and they all have their favorite teams to cheer for. The discussions can get heated as each fan fights for the supremacy of their favorite player and team.
Picking the top bowlers is never easy as so many people ill end to disagree, favoring their own selections over those of any one else. It is like picking the best player in the National Basketball League. Everyone will dislike a pick listed or half agree to another any list will not solve arguments, it may create a few but we must make a list. Here is our choice for the top bowlers in the Champions Trophy 2017 though not in any particular order.
Our first nominee comes from the team fielded by Pakistan, who is always a tough competitor and a team to beat. Their hopes lie in their top player Shadab Kahn. They expect his talent to propel them to the league winners’ circle this year.
Next comes England, the country that invented the game, or so they say. They have a solid reputation to hold up and they look to Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali to carry the middle overs and the team to ultimate victory.
New Zealand clocks in as the next team to beat as they come with their stars Mitchel Santner and Jeetan Patel. Both players are very tough competitors and very talented athletes. Australia follows close behind but may not be as successful as they bring only Adam Zampa to the matches. He may not be enough to carry the team to victory over the more talent laden opponents.
India, after losing a couple of top athletes, is looking to rebound and stay competitive with their stars Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Their talents may not be enough to carry India to victory.
Bagladesh may be a small country but it looms over the playing field with large stars. Their hopes for victory lie in the talents of 4 men– Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah Riyad. Four may be enough for this competition.
Another team to watch will be Sri Lankan and their man of mystery, Lakshan Sandakan. Very little is known of him and his ability but coupled with Seekkuge Prasanna, and Kushal Mendis may make Sri Lanka the dark horse in this trophy series.
Rounding out this list is South Africa who seems to place all their eggs in one basket. With one star who stands out, Imran Tahir, it may not be enough to overcome the competitive field populating this tourney.
There you have it, our list of the top bowlers to watch for in the Champions Trophy 2017. These teams and bowlers will be putting gout their best performance and shooting to live 110% so it is easy to understand why anyone should watch out for them.