#10 Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Mahadev Jadhav is a Millennial born from Maharashtra is an attacking middle-order batsman, bowls right-arm off-break and keeps as well. He came into the limelight after his first IPL 50 in the first match played for Delhi Daredevils off 29 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010.
Jadhav is a decent part-time off spinner as well and he is considered to have the golden-arm. Infact his bowling has improved after Mahendra Singh Dhoni used him for the first time as a surprise option in an ODI against New Zealand in 2016.
However, Jadhav attributes his golden-touch to not bowling much in the nets, for fear of tampering with something that doesn’t need fixing.
#9 Travis Head
Travis Michael Head an Australian cricketer, is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a part-time bowler. He made his debut for his country back in January 2016.
Head bowls right arm off spin and even though he doesn’t look like the most dangerous bowler, but he can slow down the game a bit if the opposition looks particularly menacing.
Head has taken 12 wickets in 28 ODIs at an economy rate of 5.59, which is good for a part-time bowler. In T20 cricket his economy rate is on the higher side (8.33) and he would need to work on it if he wants to be considered a worthy part-timer bowler.
#8 Glenn Maxwell
Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian all-rounder cricketer, started cricketing career playing for Victoria in the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010. Currently plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia.
Maxwell bowls right-arm off break at steady pace with no-nonsense off-spin and tries to bowl as accurately as possible so as to keep the runs in check.
In the ODIs, he has an economy rate of 5.53 and has claimed 45 wickets in 80 matches with spectacular strike rate of 41.9. He doesn’t bowl much in Test matches but he does roll his arm over from time to time in T20 cricket.
#7 Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite is a Barbadian cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies. He bats right-handed and occasionally bowls right arm off break.
Brathwaite was in the news recently after his bowling action and is a steady off-spinner, who accurately lands the ball in right areas and rest allowing the pitch to do. His best bowling figure in a test innings is 6/29 in a Test in Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo in 2015.
The ICC said that the amount of elbow extension in Brathwaite’s delivers was well within the allowed level of tolerance under the world body regulation.
#6 Kane Williamson
Kane Stuart Williamson is a New Zealand international cricketer who is presently a captain of New Zealand cricket team. Williamson is a right-handed batsman and an occasional off spin bowler and is considered as one of the best batsmen of the current generation. Although he is a part time bowler but that has proved an added advantage to the team’s bowling attack.
Williamson has a epitome bowling action and is often able to extract turn, while his bowling action is so good that keeps the loose balls to a bare minimum. Williamson is very difficult to negotiate and he proved it on number of occasions.
Williamson has taken 29 wickets in Tests with average of 38.93 & 33 in ODIs with average of 35.6. His score is really impressive and in fact, one can guess whether he can become a full-time off-spinner for New Zealand.
#5 Kieron Pollard
Kieron Adrian Pollard plays for the West Indies. An aggressive all-rounder, Pollard is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and big-hitting batsman in the middle order.
Pollard plays an important role for his team’s bowling unit. His dynamism gives a fast bowler look but when he bowls on a slow pace, it becomes impossible to play and if the pitch is on the slower side, then it is next to impossible to play and that really knocks your socks off. He mixes it up as well and often changes the length by bowling from a few feet away from the crease.
#4 Joe Root
Joseph Edward Root is an English international cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He is Right-arm off break, right-arm leg break bowler.
Root is preferred over others to bowl few overs by captain when there is no other option seems to be perfect. His classic right-arm off break favors team to u-turn the opposition’s game.He has an economy rate of 5.66 in ODIs which is perfectly admissible for a part-timer and Root should try and emerge as one of the best part-time bowlers in world cricket.
#3 Chris Gayle
Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies.Gayle captained the West Indies’ Test side from 2007 to 2010.He bats left handed and bowls right-arm off break.
Gayle’s used to bowl most regularly for West Indies but now he bowls only when captain feels his bowling will change the game. Gayle’s fast off-break does not spin much but he bowls so accurately that often makes him hard to score against. He has a superbly acceptable economy rate of 4.76 in ODIs and 7 in T20 Internationals.
#2 Marlon Samuels
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels is a Jamaican cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies in all three formats. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and an off-spinner.
There were many part time bowlers in West Indies in past decade but not as best as Samuels and he is probably the best and his bowling has given a new dimension to team’s attack. He is one of those rare spin bowlers who can actually bowl yorkers.
Samuels has bigger contribution in few overs and his exact, fairly quick off-spin bowling is very tough to get away. An economy rate of 4.81 in 190 One dayers is a testament to his skill as a bowler in limited overs cricket. He regularly bowls in T20 cricket.
#1 Jean-Paul Duminy
Jean-Paul Duminy is an international South African cricketer, vice-captain of the South Africa T20I team. Durminy bats left-hand and bowls right-arm off spin.
Although JP Duminy had recently retired from Test cricket, but his brand of classic right arm off spin will be on show in limited over cricket and over the years. Duminy a unique part-time bowler and he does not only do a containing job but has the ability to take wickets.
Mostly on conducive pitches he can spin the ball and trouble the best batsmen too, at the same time on an unresponsive pitch he sometimes varies his length in order to take wickets.
At a strike rate of 49.3 and economy rate of 5.31 in One day matches, he is a very handy bowler and has taken 63 wickets in 17.
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