The bowlers also deserve equal attention and also a ‘Fab Four’ club.
Fab Four! This term is quite familiar in the cricket world. Isn’t it? After all, this unofficial club features some of the modern-day greats. The elite quartet features Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root. All these four stalwarts are the cornerstones of their respective teams and their records speak volumes of their prowess. Be it Tests, ODIs, or T20Is, the ‘Fab Four’ proved their mettle across formats and their side to one emphatic win after another.
With the four batting maestros delivering consistently, the cricket world has been debating over who’s the best of the lot. Several prominent cricket personalities have also presented their opinion on the same. However, is batting the only department in the game of cricket? Bowlers’ job is not any less significant. In fact, thriving in the longest format is pretty much impossible with a potent bowling attack.
After all, 20 wickets are needed for a side to win a Test match. Hence, the bowlers also deserve equal attention and also a ‘Fab Four’ club. Notably, the three formats in international cricket demand skill set and approach. Hence, you won’t see many bowling thriving across formats. Nevertheless, there have been some bowlers who have been deliveringing regardless of the format and conditions. We say, there have been four of them.
Presenting the Fab Four of Bowling
1. Pat Cummins
Cummins’ journey in international cricket has been all about determination and relentless hard work. Making his debut for Australia in 2011, Cummins burst onto the scenes with his ability to make the ball talk. However, frequent injuries dented the initial part of Cummins’ career. Many even claimed that Cummins’ body won’t allow him to play regularly.
However, giving up isn’t something greats do and the pacer didn’t like this idea as well. He worked hard on his body and emerged as a wicket-taking machine. It has been few years since Cummins has been spearheading Australia’s pace attack across formats. He, in fact, has been the top-ranked Test bowler since December 2018, and his position isn’t likely to be taken away anytime soon.
The 28-year-old has already taken over 300 wickets in international cricket and he isn’t likely to slow down any time soon. Hence, it would be interesting to see how far he goes. Not to forget, the Australian talisman can also contribute with the bat in hand.