Tim Southee of New Zealand, one of the favourite bowlers in the tournament © Getty Images
Tim Southee of New Zealand, one of the favourite bowlers in the tournament © Getty Images

The world’s best bowlers meet in Australia and New Zealand, when the two nations co-host the ICC Cricket World Cup, from February 14 to March 29, 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will see some of the world’s greatest bowlers – pacers and spinners – battle it out, to guide their team to the much coveted title of World Champions in the 50-over format. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

Some of the best bowlers in the world – Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Vernon Philander, Tim Southee, Stuart Broad – have already let batsmen know about themselves. While Steyn, Philander and Morne Morkel make one of the world’s best bowling pairs, England’s Anderson and Broad have also created impact in recent times. Not to be forgotten are New Zealand’s Tim Southee and Trent Boult. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

Player M B M R W BBI Ave Econ SR 5WIs
Mitchell Starc Australia 8 383 3 224 22 6/28 10.18 3.51 17.4 1
Trent Boult New Zealand 9 510 14 371 22 5/27 16.86 4.36 23.2 1
Umesh Yadav India 8 386 5 321 18 4/31 17.83 4.99 21.4
Mohammed Shami India 7 366 7 294 17 4/35 17.29 4.82 21.5
Morne Morkel South Africa 8 409 4 299 17 3/34 17.59 4.39 24.1
Jerome Taylor West Indies 7 345 2 328 17 3/15 19.29 5.70 20.3
Wahab Riaz Pakistan 7 397 4 368 16 4/45 23.00 5.56 24.8
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 9 455 5 307 15 4/18 20.47 4.05 30.3
Josh Davey Scotland 6 300 2 311 15 4/68 20.73 6.22 20.0
Imran Tahir South Africa 8 458 5 323 15 5/45 21.53 4.23 30.5 1
Mitchell Johnson Australia 8 380 2 325 15 4/22 21.67 5.13 25.3
Tim Southee New Zealand 9 486 7 472 15 7/33 31.47 5.83 32.4 1

In ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Shahid Afridi and Zaheer Khan were the leading wicket-takers. However, Afridi had taken 21 wickets from eight matches, whereas, Zaheer had taken from nine matches. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015