Four contenders for death bowlers' role in Indian 20-20 World Cup 2022 squad

Australia is set to host the T20 world cup in October later this year. Here are the death bowling contenders for India in the T20 World Cup.

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The next edition of the 20-20 World Cup is not far away. Australia is set to host the world cup in October later this year. The Indian team will be looking to redeem themselves and get better results this time around after miserable outing in the previous edition. In the last edition held in the UAE, the team failed to advance to the knockout stages. Death bowling has been an issue for India in recent times and it certainly be a cause of concern for the team this time around as well. However, thanks to Indian T20 League, India have a plethora of bowlers who can fill up the role and do well for the team. Here are the death bowling contenders for India in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 squad.


Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as India's most significant bowler. He would bowl at any stage in the match if the captain asked him to. Death bowling also has been his expertise. In the previous edition, he took seven wickets in five games at an economy rate of just 5.08. Bumrah would look to maintain that economy rate and take more wickets to help the team win matches. The team will highly rely on his performance in the mega event.

Harshal Patel


Harshal Patel has emerged as a death over specialist from the Indian T20 League. He has been an exceptional performer for Bangalore in the last two seasons. In 2021, he claimed 32 wickets in the season to win the purple cap. This season too, he has taken 14 wickets in 11 games. He also has been economical throughout. The 31-year old might be in the eyes of selectors for the upcoming 20-20 World Cup.

Umran Malik

Bowling the speeds of 150+ with consistency, Umran Malik has impressed everyone in the ongoing season of the India T20 League. Many pundits in the game believe he will be called up to the national team shortly. He would also be under the radar of the selectors for the upcoming edition of the World Cup. Playing for Hyderabad, Malik has taken 15 wickets in 11 matches, including a five-wicket haul. He, however, would like to be more economical.

Arshdeep Singh

Playing for Punjab in the Indian T20 League for a few years now, Arshdeep Singh has been a regular member of the playing XI. He has established a reputation as the death bowling specialist. The 23-year old has not conceded many runs in the death overs and has caught everyone's attention with his skillful variations. He hasn't taken many wickets (6) this season in the tournament but has been very effective by putting batters under pressure in death overs.

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