Leading Wicket Taker in Champions Trophy 2017
Question in detail
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has seen the English pacer Liam Plunkett at his brutal best. Almost mechanical, Plunkett's front-on action offers him the pace and accuracy needed to pose a threat to the opposition's batting line-up, no matter how devastating it sounds to be. In the tournament's opener, it was Plunkett's heroics with ball that bundled ruthless Bangladesh at 305. He marked the match with 4 wickets. New Zealand, England's next opponents were also not devoid of Plunkett's ravage as he repeated the feat and bagged 4 wickets again. In the tournament so far, Plunkett has picked 8 wickets in two games. So, Plunkett is likely to end up being the most wicket taker in CT 2017.
Oppositions are wary of the threat Josh Hazelwood is dignified with. One of Australia's star pacers, Hazelwood brings with him the terror to trouble any batting order. You'll wonder looking at his ODI numbers. In as many as 37 ODIs played, Hazelwood has picked up 62 wickets at a strike rate of 32.44 and an economy of 4.66. He is such a rare talent who enriches Australian pace attack. In the ongoing Champions Trophy, he has left an impression picking 7 wickets in just 2 games. Hazelwood in all likelihood can become the leading wicket taker Champions Trophy 2017.
You can't also sideline Adam Milne when predicting the most wicket taker in CT 2017. The young, promising fast bowler from New Zealand is blessed with the ability to scatter any batting line-up. And Champions Trophy 2017 has been a testimony of his relentless bowling assault. Leading third as a bowler at present, Milne has pocketed 5 wickets in 2 matches.
South Africa's lead spinner Imran Tahir has set the world on fire with his remarkable bowling figures in limited-over cricket. He barely needs any identification in the cricketing world. The only match he has played in the Champions Trophy 2017 glorifies his ability to pick wickets. Sri Lanka was the team to suffer Tahir's outburst in the tournament. He has bagged 4 wickets in one match at an economy of less than 3.25. It would come as no wonder if Tahir becomes the leading wicket taker in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Umesh Yadav, too, has the potency to destroy any batting unit. The Indian pace spearhead has seen a continuous upsurge over the years, helping his team get out of the daunting situations at times. In India's first match of Champions Trophy 2017, Yadav didn't let his nation down. He picked up 3 wickets against Pakistan and played his part in India's first victory. At present, Umesh Yadav has the helm of Indian pace attack and there is no denying the fact. Pace of near 145 Kmph supported by nagging accuracy is what makes Umesh a face to really worry about across formats. His ability to become the most wicket taker in CT 2017 can also not be doubted.
Who will become leading wicket taker in ICC Champions Trophy 2017?