Australian bowling has so many good options now that selecting the best 4 bowlers is a headache for selectors. The pack of talented bowlers have taken 75% of the available wickets of opponents. Still it is Malinga who is set to become the best bowler of the tournament.
Malinga, the most feared ODI bowler, has established supremacy again with 17 wickets. Even of he goes wicketless in the third final, the bowler closest to him – Christian needs 4 wickets to draw level. Kulasekara and McKay are trailing far behind with 10 wickets each.
Kulasekara has supported Malinga with 10 wickets and economic spells. Overall, Sri Lankan bowlers have taken 57 wickets in 10 matches. They cannot match the Aussie success in terms of wicket, yet they have given decent performance.
Australian bowlers have taken 75 wickets in 10 matches. It is the unlikely Christian who has emerged as the best bowler so far for Australia with 13 wickets. The pace battery of McKay, Hilfenhaus, Starc, Brett Lee and Pattinson have broken the back of opposition, while Doherty has spun the web around opponents being the most successful and economical spinner of the tournament.