In the World Cup 2003, he took 16 wickets at an average of 12.31.
Shine was also seen with the bat, scored runs at an average of 117
New Delhi. In response to which Australian player’s bowling and batting average is burning in the World Cup, in the minds of most of the cricket fans Shane WatsonThe names of all-rounders like James Faulkner, Andrew Symonds, Simon O’Donnell and Glenn Maxwell will come up. But in both these cases, an anonymous player from Australia is ahead of these veteran players. Andy Bichel has participated in only one World Cup (year 2003) from Australia, but in this he performed such a shocking performance that everyone was surprised.
Bikel had done well with bowling in the World Cup-2003, as well as his performance with the bat proved to be a ‘bonus’ for the team. By defeating India in the 2003 World Cup, Australia achieved the distinction of becoming the champion. In this, Bikel not only took 16 wickets at an average of 12.31, but also scored 117 runs at an average of 117, making important contributions with the bat.
World Cup-2003 has been organized in the joint hosting of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya, most of its matches were held in South Africa. In this tournament, Bikel took 16 wickets for 197 runs in 8 matches. Bowling average (12.31), economy (3.45) and strike rate (21.3) were unmatched in all three cases and his best performance was 7 wickets for 20 runs.
Speaking of bowling averages, Australian bowlers who played in the World Cup include Ian Chappell (2 wickets in 2 innings, average 11.50), Jason Gillespie (8 wickets in 4 matches, average 12.25) and Gary Gilmour (11 wickets in two matches, average 5.63). He is better than Bikel but he has played less matches than Bikel. In batting, Gillespie got a chance to bat in only three innings during his 8 matches, during which he scored 117 runs (average 117, strike rate 83.57) while remaining unbeaten twice and his highest score was 64 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 08:33 IST