The World Cup is the top event in cricket that is organized by the ICC. The World Cup is held every four years, and the host country is decided by a bid that is put in by either one country or more than one country. The most successful team in the World Cup is Australia, winning 5 World Cups. The World Cup is played in ODI format, where the first 3 World Cup was played with 60 overs each side. The current World Cup 2023 edition is in its final moments, where we will know who is the next champion on 19 November. In this article, we will look at the top 10 batters with the most wickets in a single World Cup edition.
1. Shahid Afridi – 21
Shahid Afridi is one of the most important players who played for the Pakistan Cricket team. Shahid was known for his fantastic batting and excellent bowling, but he was inconsistent many times. Shahid took 21 wickets in eight matches in the 2011 edition of the World Cup. Shahid’s best performance was 5/16.
2. Adam Zampa – 22
Adam Zampa is an excellent leg-spinner from the Australian National team. Adam gives his team breakthroughs constantly whenever needed. Adam has taken 22 wickets in 10 matches in the 2023 edition of the World Cup, played in India. His best performance is 4/8.
3. Brett Lee – 22
Brett Lee is one of the perfect bowlers for the Australian National team. Brett was also one of the fastest bowlers of his time. Brett took 22 wickets in 10 matches playing in the 2003 edition of the World Cup, hosted jointly by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. His best performance in this edition was 5/42.
4. Trent Boult – 22
Trent Boult is one of the best left-arm pacers in the present time of cricket. Trent is a fantastic bowler capable of taking few wickets in the starting over of the match. Trent took 22 wickets in nine games in the 2015 edition of the World Cup, held jointly by Australia and New Zealand. His best performance was 5/27.
5. Shaun Tait – 23
Shaun Tait was one of the fastest bowlers, capable of scaring batters just by his speed. Along with speed, Shaun also had terrific line and length, and took wickets quickly. Shaun took 23 wickets in 11 matches in the 2007 edition of the World Cup, which was held by West Indies. His best performance was 4/39.
6. Muttiah Muralidaran – 23
Muttiah Muralidaran is one of the best spinners that have ever played the game of cricket. Muttiah is a legend who is role model of many new cricketers. Muttiah took 23 wickets in 10 matches in the 2007 edition of the World Cup. His best performance at this edition was 4/19.
7. Chaminda Vaas – 23
Chaminda is a legendary bowler from the Sri Lankan National team. Vaas was a mysterious bowler, and batters were not able to understand his bowling. Vaas took 23 wickets in 10 matches in the 2003 edition of the World Cup. His best bowling performance was 6/25.
8. Mohammed Shami – 23
Mohammed Shami is a fantastic bowler from the Indian national team. Shami has taken 23 wickets in just six matches of the 2023 World Cup, held in India. Shami has taken three 5-fer and one 4-fer in this edition. Shami’s best bowling performance in this World Cup is 7/57.
9. Glenn McGrath – 26
Glenn McGrath is one of the legendary bowlers from the Australian National team. McGrath was a very consistent bowler. McGrath has taken 26 wickets in 11 matches he played in the 2007 edition of the World Cup, hosted by West Indies. McGrath’s best bowling performance in this edition was 3/14.
10. Mitchell Starc – 27
Mitchell Starc is one the most excellent bowlers from the Australian side in the present times. Starc is a deadly left-arm pacer capable of taking wickets and collapsing the opponent’s team. Starc took 27 wickets in ten matches in the 2019 edition of the World Cup, which is the highest by any. Starc’s best performance was 5/26.