Wasim Akram picked up the maximum number of wickets – 18 in 10 matches at approximately 19 apiece but it was Anderson Cummins who emerged as the highest impact pace bowler and the second-highest overall of the 1992 World Cup.

Cummins picked up 12 wickets in 6 matches at 20 apiece. He was at number eight in the wickets-tally yet the highest impact pace bowler of the tournament (and the second-highest overall after Mushtaq Ahmed).

This is a truly remarkable feat as West Indies did not even make it to the semi-finals in the tournament.

Cummins’ propensity to pick top/middle order wickets was second only to Mushtaq Ahmed and he displayed the best ability to break partnerships in the tournament.

2-40 in 10 overs against South Africa, 4-33 in 10 overs against India and 3-38 in 10 overs against Australia were his stand-out performances.

Cummins also represented Canada towards the end of his career.

 

 

Nikhil Narain

NOTE: This piece is up-to-date as of August 2016