We are almost approaching the end of this year, and like all the years, 2017 was a memorable one for several cricketers who produced some brilliant performances over the course of this calendar year to win recognition for their country. This year we have seen some fantastic performances from the bowlers who have been economical, that is bowlers with best economy rates, all throughout the year making it tough for the batsmen to score runs out of them.
Bowling in Test cricket is still the real deal as it requires a lot of courage and heart to do so. However; the list of most economical Test bowler is headed by West Indian batsman Keiran Powell, who has given no runs in the lone over he has bowled for his country this year, while Pakistan’s Shan Masood is second on the list with an economy rate of 0.00.
Pakistan’s fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, who made a comeback on the international arena after suffering a five-year ban has proved his worth although all the odds finds himself on the sixth position. He was lethal with his pace and swing and has troubled world’s best batsmen and was economical throughout. He gave away only 2.24 runs per over in the six Test matches he has played for his country this year.
Two cricketers from Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire also slots in the list of most economical bowlers in the longer format of the game.
Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali, who has been in tremendous form occupies the tenth spot with an economy rate 2.30 from 71.1 overs in 2 matches.
Here is the list of most economical bowlers of Test cricket in 2017:
|Kieran Powell||West Indies||10||1||1||0.00|
|Jermaine Blackwood||West Indies||5||14||5||2.07|
|Mitchell Santner||New Zealand||6||103.5||28||2.27|