With the advent of power hitting in the modern ODI game, batsmen around the world have become far too dynamic in alternating between attack and defense. The strategies, however, are fairly clear as the innings heads to the death overs - Hit everything out of your sight. Death overs have become pivotal to determine which way a game swings. The increase in the number of power hitters has subsequently increased the value of a bowler capable of drying up runs in the final overs. Death bowlers, one of the most sought after breed of bowlers, have countered the batting style innovations with a few of their own - the back of the hand slower ball, slower ball bouncers etc.
Here's a list of death over specialists whose fortunes will be mirrored by their teams in the World Cup: