When ODI cricket was introduced, it changed the way people batted in a big way. Many players changed their techniques to allow for more natural stroke play while batting in One Day International. Because of this change of 50 overs, batting has changed in a very big way. The slam-bang style of play has led to smashes from all over the field, which makes it very hard for the bowlers to do their job.
- Glenn McGrath –
The right-handed medium pacer was the main reason why the Australian bowling attack became the deadliest bowling attack in the history of modern bowling. Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee, and Shane Warne were also part of the attack.
The 47-year-old has fond memories of his time playing in the Champions Trophy. He took 21 wickets throughout 12 games, with his best performance coming against New Zealand in 2002, when he took five wickets for 37 runs.
During that match, McGrath had one of the best bowling performances ever seen in the sport of short overs cricket. He destroyed the New Zealanders with a great five-wicket haul and led his team to a 164-run win that was a crushing defeat. Australia’s hopes for the tournament were dashed when they were bowled out for only 162 runs and lost by seven wickets to Sri Lanka in the second semi-final. This meant they were out of the competition.
After the year 2000, he played for Australia in the first four competitions that happened after that. In that edition’s only game, he didn’t get any wickets, but in the next edition, he came back strong and got eight wickets in three games. This showed that he had learned from his past mistakes.
In the next season of the same year, which was the next season, McGrath took three wickets in three league games. In 2006, his last year as a player, he had a total of 10 wickets in five games.
- Brett Lee –
On March 4, 2012, in Brisbane, Australia, Brett Lee, an Australian bowler, takes the field against Sri Lanka in the first One Day International final at The Gabba. Australia and Sri Lanka played in the game.
Brett Lee was one of the few bowlers in international cricket who was so fast that he could destroy his opponents. The bowler, who was 40 years old, had natural speed and bounce, and his average was always over 150 clicks. The explosive speed of Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath’s line and length made them a deadly opening bowling duo for the Australian cricket team. This helped them achieve unmatched success on the international stage.
Even though Lee got hurt a lot during his career, he was still able to lead his team to victory in the Champions Trophy. As a player, his best bowling figures were three wickets against New Zealand in the same game that Glenn McGrath took five wickets against New Zealand. He played in 16 games, and his right-arm quick bowling got him 22 wickets. He showed up at different times during the season.
The two fast bowlers contributed to Australia’s huge win by taking eight wickets between them, which made it very hard for New Zealand to win. This made it much harder for New Zealand to win the game.
Between 2006 and 2009, Lee played for Australia in five different tournaments and took six wickets in those five games. In 2000, he played in the Champions Trophy for the first time, and he ended up with two wickets. After that, he took a total of five and three wickets in 2002 and 2004, respectively.
- Lasith Malinga –
Sri Lanka’s bowling attack has been led for a large part of its history by the person who now holds the record for the most successful yorkers ever tried. Lasith Malinga is the most experienced bowler in the world at the end of an innings. He has a unique way of throwing his ball and a wide range of different bowling deliveries.
The old bowler is probably going to play in the Champions Trophy for the last time, so it makes sense that he wants to win. The sidearm bowler has had trouble with injuries throughout his career, but his good play with the Mumbai Indians in the most recent season of the Indian Premier League should give him a lot of reason to be optimistic about the future.
The 33-year-old has been very successful at this well-known event, taking 22 wickets throughout 13 games. His best game in this competition was when he took four wickets and gave up 34 runs. Malinga has been in the last three tournaments. In 2006, when he played in six games and took 11 wickets, he did the best he could.
- Muttiah Muralitharan –
Everyone knows that Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the most well-known people in modern sports history. The other team’s batting line-up was completely confused by the world-class bowler’s amazing changes in speed and direction.
Muralitharan messed up the other team’s batting order by making key breaks in the middle overs of the game, which slowed down their scoring rate by a lot. He did very well at the champions trophy winners, as shown by the fact that he is currently tied for second place in the rankings for taking wickets.
After 17 games, he has taken 24 wickets and given up 3.6 runs per over. So far, 24 runs have been scored against him. In 2002, when he played against the Netherlands, the off-spinner had his best game of the tournament. He took four wickets and gave up only 15 runs.
Because of how good he was with the ball, the Sri Lankan team was able to get to the finals of the competition. Because it kept raining, the game in Colombo had to be put off and then canceled. In 2002, India and Sri Lanka both came in first place in the competition.
Muralitharan’s best season was in 2002 when he took 10 wickets in five matches. In the season after that, in 2006, he took 9 wickets. In his last season, which was 2009, and only had two league games, he was able to get one wicket.
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