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World Cup Most Wickets

48 ODIsOct 5 - Nov 19

India's potential Player of the Tournament, Mohammed Shami is sitting at the top as the highest wicket-taker of the 2023 World Cup. The India pacer is breathing fire and the same reflects on his outstanding wickets tally of 23 from as little as six games. Left out of India's Playing XI for the first four matches, Shami has grabbed three 5-wicket-hauls from the remaining six, playing a pivotal role in India's qualification for the final. Shami however will face stiff competition from Australia spinner Adam Zampa, who is one wicket short and currently at second position. Dilshan Madushanka and Gerald Coetzee take the third and fourth positions respectively with 21 and 20 scalps each, but just behind them is India pacer spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who couldn't have asked for a better World Cup upon his return from injury with 18 wickets. If the pacers have wreaked havoc, India's spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav aren't far behind, taking the 18th and 12th positions respectively.

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World Cup Most Wickets

PlayerTeamsWktsAvgOvrRunsBBFECSR3w5wMdns
1IND2410482577/57512134
2AUS2322965154/8525501
3SL2125785255/80622314
4IND2018913734/39427209
5SA2019633964/44619401
6PAK1826814815/54527213
7SA1726694503/31624203
8IND1624933985/33435114
9AUS1628934493/38434108
10NZ1628924495/59434114
11AUS1633875283/34632202
12PAK1633795333/43629301
13NED1630674874/62725200
14SA1524893704/46435101
15IND1528954242/7438002
SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, Avg: Average, BF: Ball faced, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy.

World Cup Most Wickets FAQ

  • Who has taken the most five-wicket-hauls in World Cup history?

    Mitchell Starc of Australia has taken three World Cup five-fors, while Shahid Afridi, Glenn McGrath, Mustafizur Rahman, Vasbert Drakes, and Ashantha de Mel have two each.

  • What is India's fast-bowling combination likely to be at the World Cup 2023?

    India's fast bowling contingent is expected to feature Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj as its top three pacers.

  • Has any Indian bowler taken a World Cup hat-trick?

    Two Indian bowlers have picked up a hat-trick at the World Cup – Chetan Sharma in 1987 against New Zealand and Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan in 2019.

  • Which Indian bowler has picked the most wickets in the ODI World Cup?

    Former India pacers Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan share this distinction with 44 wickets each.

  • Who has taken the most wickets in the history of the World Cup?

    Glenn McGrath, with 71 wickets, sits at the top of the list.