Dale Steyn picks his top five fast bowling assets for World Cup 2023

In the countdown to the highly anticipated 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, cricket enthusiasts around the globe are buzzing with excitement. With just days left until the grand tournament kicks off, all eyes are on the ten formidable teams set to battle it out for the ultimate glory. Hosts and World No. 1 ODI team, India, are naturally considered as strong contenders for the coveted title. However, they face stiff competition from a slew of cricketing powerhouses, including defending champions England, five-time champions Australia, and the ever-dangerous Pakistan

Cricket, often hailed as a batter’s paradise, tends to tip the scales in favour of the big hitters. However, amidst these preconceived notions, there emerges a select group of bowlers who have defied the odds and wreaked havoc upon batters with their unmatched bowling prowess. Recently, former South African speedster Dale Steyn took the liberty of selecting his top five speedsters poised to make a significant impact in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Steyn has picked the top 5 bowlers who could wreak havoc on the batters in the World Cup. The first on his list is India speedster Mohammed Siraj, who caught the cricketing world’s attention with his dazzling performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka. The second is Kagiso Rabada, a South African sensation who finds himself on Steyn’s list thanks to his blistering pace and crafty variations. Third up is Shaheen Shah Afridi, the dynamic Pakistani speedster, who has made it clear that his sole mission is to disrupt the top-order batters and create relentless pressure.

The fourth to fetch a place in the 40-year-old’s list is Trent Boult, the Kiwi pacer known for causing mayhem to the Indian top order during the 2019 World Cup Semi-Final; earned a spot in Steyn’s lineup, and the final berth is filled by Mark Wood, the English sensation, who strikes terror into the hearts of batsmen with his blistering pace and impeccable line and length.