Here are some of the Greatest bowling partnerships in cricket

Bowlers hunting for wickets in pairs is a usual phrase in cricket. Here is a look at some of the greatest bowling partnerships in cricket.

Cricket is a game of partnerships, and no partnership is more important than that between a team’s opening bowlers. The opening bowling partnership is a crucial element of a team’s success, as it sets the tone for the rest of the match. A strong opening bowling partnership can take early wickets, create pressure, and set up a win for the team. Here are some of the greatest bowling partnerships in cricket history:

Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis (Pakistan):

The Pakistani duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis formed one of the most feared opening bowling partnerships in cricket history. The two bowlers complemented each other perfectly, with Akram’s ability to swing the ball and Waqar’s lethal pace and reverse swing. Together, they took 559 wickets in 104 matches, with an average of 21.25.

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Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee (Australia):

The Australian pair of Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee formed one of the most successful opening bowling partnerships in cricket history. Together, they took 559 wickets in 104 matches, with an average of 21.25. McGrath’s accuracy and seam movement, combined with Lee’s raw pace, made them a formidable duo. They played together in 87 matches, taking 471 wickets at an average of 21.26.

Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner (West Indies):

The West Indian pair of Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner were a fearsome sight for any batsman. They were both tall, fast and intimidating, and their partnership was one of the most successful in cricket history. Together, they took 253 wickets in 40 Tests, with an average of 20.38.

Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose (West Indies):

Another great West Indian opening bowling partnership was that of Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose. They were both tall, accurate and fast, and together they formed a lethal combination. They took 421 wickets in 49 Tests, with an average of 22.60.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad (England):

The English duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been one of the most successful opening bowling partnerships in recent times. Together, they have taken over 1000 wickets in Tests, and they are still going strong. Anderson’s swing and seam movement, combined with Broad’s accuracy and height, make them a difficult pair to face.

Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath (India):

The Indian duo of Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath were one of the best opening bowling partnerships in cricket history. Kumble was a leg-spinner, while Srinath was a fast bowler, but together they formed a potent combination. They played together in 43 Tests, taking 177 wickets at an average of 28.67.

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel (South Africa):

The South African pair of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel were a deadly combination. Steyn’s pace and swing, combined with Morkel’s height and bounce, made them a formidable duo. Together, they took 257 wickets in 43 Tests, with an average of 24.65.

Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan):

The Pakistani duo of Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar were two of the fastest bowlers in cricket history, and their partnership was one of the most successful in cricket history. They played together in 16 Tests, taking 87 wickets at an average of 22.02.

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