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Highest wicket-takers in the World Cup history

Best Bowlers of World Cup

Several cricketing legends feel that World Cup 2019 is going to be a tournament for the bowlers; some feel all-rounders will dominate it. However, we would like to recall all the magical bowling performances of this world-class cricket tournament. Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath is considered as the most successful bowler in the history of this mega event. He has appeared in four World Cups and played 39 matches. He has been able to pick 71 wickets with two 5-wicket hauls and nine 3-wicket hauls. Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan holds the second spot on this list as he has picked 68 wickets in the 5 World Cups he has played. The Sri Lankan bowling legend has appeared in 40 World Cup matches.

Glenn McGrath

World Cup Best bowling figures

Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Oppn Ground Date
AJ Bichel 10.0 0 20 7 2.00 Australia England Port Elizabeth 2/3/2003
GD McGrath 7.0 4 15 7 2.14 Australia Namibia Potchefstroom 27/2/2003
WW Davis 10.3 0 51 7 4.85 West Indies Australia Leeds 11/6/1983
TG Southee 9.0 0 33 7 3.66 New Zealand England Wellington 20/2/2015
GJ Gilmour 12.0 6 14 6 1.16 Australia England Leeds 18/6/1975
SE Bond 10.0 2 23 6 2.30 New Zealand Australia Port Elizabeth 11/3/2003
A Nehra 10.0 2 23 6 2.30 India England Durban 26/2/2003
C Vaas 9.1 2 25 6 2.72 Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pietermaritzburg 14/2/2003
KAJ Roach 8.3 0 27 6 3.17 West Indies Netherlands Delhi 28/2/2011
MA Starc 9.0 0 28 6 3.11 Australia New Zealand Auckland 28/2/2015
SL Malinga 7.4 0 38 6 4.95 Sri Lanka Kenya Colombo (RPS) 1/3/2011
KH MacLeay 11.5 3 39 6 3.29 Australia India Nottingham 13/6/1983

Pakistan Bowling Attack

Pakistani left-arm pacer Wasim Akram took 502 ODI wickets that speak for his greatness. He has appeared in five World Cups and claimed 55 wickets in 38 matches. Chaminda Vaas holds the fourth spot on the list of highest wicket-takers. He has appeared in 31 matches and picked up 49 wickets. Two Indian pacers hold the fifth position with 44 wickets each. To achieve this feat, Zaheer Khan played 23 games in 3 World Cups, and Javagal Srinath played 34 games in 4 World Cups.

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