In the World Cup, India leads in breaking down batsmen’s defences3 min read 04 Jul 2019, 12:01 PM IST
Clean bowled and LBW are the ultimate breaches of a batsmen’s defence. This World Cup, India has done the best in breaching this defence and protecting it
On June 26, cricket website ESPNCricinfo.com published a piece titled, ‘Which is Best Ball of the World Cup?’ It showcased, using pictures and text, 11 wicket-taking deliveries from the ongoing World Cup in England. Each delivery was a work of art, loaded with pace or guided by guile, and laden with match context. Each made you remember and replay. As many as seven of those 11 deliveries crashed into the stumps—a reminder of the rawest and the most potent form of dismissal in cricket.