There are so many good bowlers who perform really well in the local tournaments. Some are even a revelation to watch but they go unnoticed. Hence, we at Cricketgraph have come up with a noble initiative to capture & celebrate the best performances and highlight them to the world. We have started monthly rankings from March where the best performances with the bat & ball will be ranked & highlighted.
It has been tough shortlisting the best bowlers since there were numerous performances but we had to come up with the top 5 considering every factors in mind like the opposition, the stage of the tournament, the intensity and pressure of the game, the level of opposition & much more.
Here are the Top 5 Bowling Spells-
It was the finals of the Inter-school Ghantali tournament & Sri Maa Vidyalaya’s slow left-arm spinner Ayush Bogal proved to be the lone wolf in the attack as he took 7/85 against KC Gandhi who eventually won the match. Ayush lacked support from the other bowlers or else it was one of the better performances of the tournament.
Format- One Day/One innings
In the semi-finals of the Times Cricket Shield, leg-spinner Virendra Yadav took 5/23 helping DTDC defend their target of 179 against Automative & also qualify for the all-important finals of the tournament.
Format- One Day/One Innings
Left-arm spinner Satyak Patel took 7/33 against IES Bandra in the knock-outs of the Saqib Rizvi Memorial Tournament & eventually helped his team Rizvi win the match with his tight and disciplined bowling where batsman were not able to figure him out.
In a high pressure quarter-finals of the Kalyan Premier league, right-arm leg spinner Atharva Datar bamboozled the batsman with bowling figures of 7/29 & helping his team Boys Cricket Academy qualify for the crucial semi-finals of the tournament.
Yes you heard it right! Aditya came up with bowling figures of 7/8 in the all important finals of the Tata-Inter Company tournament in the same match where he scored a 30ball 80 & helped his team win the finals as well as the tournament. Certainly it was one of the most special performances of the month!
Team AIRPA defending their score of 170 in 20 overs, Harsh Mishra bowled a magical spell of 5/2 with his left-arm leg spin making Gladiators all-out for just 33 runs & handing over a big win to his team. What’s more he had even taken a hat-trick in that match. Harsh’s bowling was certainly a revelation to say the least & he tops the list for the best bowling spell for the month of March 2017.