Australian pacer Mitchell Starc and his Indian counterpart Jasprit Bumrah made into the elite list of best bowling average for pacers even in this batsman friendly era of cricket. This is such a huge achievement for them as they really show their quality when cricket is now leading by the batsmen.

Mitchell Starc and Jasprit Bumrah made into the list of best bowling average for pacers

This decade is for batsmen. The bowlers’ era has been ended a long time ago. Once upon a time scoring more than 200 was safe but things have been changed drastically since the last decade. Nowadays scoring beyond 300 can’t guarantee of winning. Yes, that’s the reason this era is called ”Batsmen Era’‘ of cricket.

Best Bowling Average for Pacers:

Joel Garner    146     18.8
Len Pascoe     53     20.1
Andy Roberts     87     20.4
Mitchell Starc    171     20.7
Dennis Lillee    103     20.8
Shane Bond    147     20.9
Michael Holding    142     21.4
Richard Hadlee    158     21.6
JASPRIT BUMRAH    103     21.3
Allan Donald    272     21.8

West Windies legend Joel Garner is leading the chart with 146 wickets on 18.8 average in ODI’s best average list. Mitchell Starc is not too far from him. Starc already took 171 wickets on 20.7 average. After Glenn McGrath, Starc is the main pillar of Australian bowling for long. Australia team is reliant upon him and he continuously shows he is capable to take the burden and his impressive stats show that too.

Mitchell Starc is currently fourth in the list
Mitchell Starc is currently fourth in the list

Jasprit Bumrah is also in this list and it’s a matter of wonder. India is a country well-known for producing some of the best batsmen in the world. But, it seems things have been changed in recent times. Nowadays, India is producing very good fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, etc. Jasprit Bumrah is the galaxy on India’s pace attack. He is proving his worth in every match.

Jasprit Bumrah is wondering everyone with his charisma
Jasprit Bumrah is wondering everyone with his charisma

Jasprit Bumrah already takes 103 wickets in ODI. His average is 21.3. Jasprit is only 25 years old and it’s such an astonishing that he reaches this elite milestone of average pacers with legends in such a young age. No wonder, he will break so many records in future if he can continue this majestic form. This is the start of an era for India. Finally, they’re producing quality pacers who can dominate world cricket.

In this era of batsmen, bowlers are underrated and most of the time they don’t get enough respect or recognition. But, it’s wonderful to watch prolific pacers are coming out and making records in this batsman-friendly decade.