Top 5 ODI Bowlers of the year 2016: When there is record breaking batsmen like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, we might not seen much bowlers who have bowled well this year. This year starts with T20I matches but the lot of ODI matches in the second half of the year. Batsmen friendly pitches are increasing all over the world, but these bowlers never failed to impress us. Here we take a look at 5 best bowlers of the year 2016.
South Africa’s right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada made his debut in 2015 against Bangladesh. He never failed to impress the selectors since his debut. Now he is one of the important player of the limited-over format. He has played 15 matches in 2016 and grabed 22 wickets. His ODI average in 2016 is impressive 29.77 and best bowling figure in 2016 is 45/4 against England.
Adam Zampa, who has a similar action to the legendary spinner Shane Warne, made his debut this year. He has played 19 ODI matches this year and picked up 30 wickets at an average of 27.80. His economy is 5.36 and his best figure in ODI in 2016 is 16/3.
The only thing missing from South Africa was good spinner till Imran Tahir’s debut. He made his ODI debut in 2011 and playing an important role for Proteas. He has played 15 ODI matches this year and taken 27 wickets at an economy of 5.15. His average is brilliant 25.00 and best figure is 7/45. His best figure came against West Indies.
One of the most fearsome bowler, Mitchell Starc has been brilliant bowler over the past few years. Due to an injury, he did not feature in most of the ODIs this year. He has played 13 matches and picked up 26 wickets at an average of 19.69. His ODI economy in 2016 is 4.49 with a best bowling figure of 32/3.
Finally India found their best death over bowler in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah made his debut earlier this year and grabbed all eyeballs with his brilliant spells. He played the least number of matches among 5 bowlers on this lis. But he has done enough to prove himself as best bowler. He played just 8 matches and picked up 17 wickets at an average of 14.34. His ODI economy in 2016 is brilliant 3.63 with a best figure of 22/4.