The World Cup 2023 is going to start on October 5 and end on November 19. Despite conditions that often favor spin, the seam will also be crucial. The ODI World Cup, which is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) every four years, is one of cricket’s greatest and most renowned competitions. Check Who is the leading wicket-taker in World Cup history, and Why?
Many teams compete to earn a spot in the World Cup, but only one team or nation can hoist the prized trophy following a month of intense matches. So, below we have mentioned the leading wicket-taker in World Cup history along with other top wicket-takers.
Who is the top wicket-taker in World Cup history?
Glenn McGrath holds the record for most World Cup wickets with 71 from 39 games at an average of 18.19. He is closely accompanied by Muttiah Muralitharan, the sole tweaker in the elite top five, who has 68 wickets via 40 games at an average of 19.63.
|Name||Glenn Donald McGrath|
|Born||9 February 1970|
Glenn McGrath, an elite fast bowler for Australia, has taken the most wickets at the ICC World Cup. Moreover, in 1999, 2003, and 2007, Australia won the World Cup three times in a row thanks in large part to him. When bowling, McGrath was renowned for his precision and reliability. His remarkable record of 71 wickets in 39 innings is not likely to ever be exceeded because of his tremendous pace and efficiency.
Other top Leading Wicket-takers
Apart from Glenn McGrath, below are the top wicket-takers in World Cup history. They have also performed well in the matches and took the highest wickets. So, let’s know more about the other leading wicket-takers below:
Muthiah Muralidaran of Sri Lanka has taken 68 wickets in 30 World Cup innings. Moreover, Muralidaran, a maestro of spin and one of cricket’s finest spinners ever was a member of the 1996 World Cup-winning squad.
|Born||17 April 1972|
The king of yorkers, Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka, is famous for bowling even the greatest hitters with his quick and accurate throws. During the World Cup, he got 56 wickets in only 28 innings, with the highest tally being 6/38.
|Born||28 August 1983|
In 38 World Cup games, the “Sultan of Swing” recorded 55 wickets. He has a mean of 23.83 and a 4.04 economy rate. His bowling average of 5/28 is his best. Also, he finished the 1992 World Cup winning campaign for Pakistan with 18 wickets, making him the top wicket-taker.
|Born||3 June 1966|
Mitchell Starc (Australia)
The highlight of Australia’s World Cup-winning season in 2015, with 22 wickets in eight games, was the bowler with the most accurate yorkers, finishing as the top wicket-taker. He picked up 27 wickets in 10 matches throughout the following 2019 competition. Moreover, he took 49 wickets in 18 games, averaging 19.12. His 6/28 bowling average was his best.
|Born||30 January 1990|
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