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Cricket World Cup (ODI) Bowling Statistics

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Last Updated31 Mar 2015

Most wickets : Glenn Mcgrath holds the record of highest wicket taker in cricket world cup. Glenn Mcgrath has taken 71 wickets in four tournaments. Glenn Mcgrath is followed by Muttaih muralitharan, who has taken 68 wickets in 5 world cups. Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is 3rd in the list with 55 wickets. Chaminda Vaas (49), Javagal Srinath (44) and Zaheer Khan (44) is at 4th, 5th and 6th position, respectively.

In the list of top ten bowler, ranked by most wickets in total world cup, three bowlers is from Sri Lanka and two bowlers is from New Zealand and India each. Australia, Pakistan and South Africa has one each player in this list. Two bowler is spinner and rest eight is fast/medium pacer.

Best Bowling Figures : Glenn Mcgrath has best bowling figure of 7/15 against Namibia in 2003. Glenn Mcgrath is followed Andy Bichel (7/20), Tim Southee (7/33) and Winston Davis (7/51). Four bowler has taken 7 wickets in an inning, while 12 bowler has taken 6 or more wickets in an inning.

Top wicket takers : Mitchell Starc is the leading wicket taker in 2015 with 22 wickets. Four times Australians bowlers has topped the list : Gary Gilmour (1975), Craig McDermott (1987), Glenn Mcgrath (2007) and Mitchell Starc (2015). Glenn Mcgrath has taken most 26 wickets in a single WC. Indian Bowler Anil Kumble and Roger Binny was highest wicket taker in 1996 and 1983 world cup respectively. Michael Hendrick was top wicket taker in 1979 having only 10 wickets, while Gary Gilmour tops the list with 11 wickets in 1975.

RankPlayerTeamRunsVs Year
1Glenn McgrathAustralia7/15Namibia2003
2Andy BichelAustralia7/20England2003
3Tim SoutheeNew Zealand7/33England2015
4Winston DavisWest Indies7/51Australia1983
5Gary GilmourAustralia6/14England1975
6Ashish NehraIndia6/23England2003
7Shane BondNew Zealand6/23Australia2003
8Chaminda VaasSri Lanka6/25Bangladesh2003
9Kemar RoachWest Indies6/27Netherlands2011
10Mitchell StarcAustralia6/28New Zealand2015
11Lasith MalingaSri Lanka6/38Kenya2011
12Ken MacLeayAustralia6/39India1983
YearPlayerTeamWickets
1975Gary GilmourAustralia11
1979Michael HendrickEngland10
1983Roger BinnyIndia18
1987Craig McDermottAustralia18
1992Wasim AkramPakistan18
1996Anil KumbleIndia15
1999Geoffrey AllottNew Zealand20
2003Chaminda VaasSri Lanka23
2007Glenn McgrathAustralia26
2011Shahid AfridiPakistan21
2015Mitchell StarcAustralia22
top wicket takers cricket world cups
RankPlayerTeamWickets Wickets in each World cup
1Glenn McgrathAustralia712007 - 26, 2003 - 21, 1999 - 18, 1996 - 6,
2Muttaih muralitharanSri Lanka682011 - 15, 2007 - 23, 2003 - 17, 1999 - 6, 1996 - 7,
3Wasim AkramPakistan552003 - 12, 1999 - 15, 1996 - 3, 1992 - 18, 1987 - 7,
4Chaminda VaasSri Lanka492007 - 13, 2003 - 23, 1999 - 7, 1996 - 6,
5Javagal SrinathIndia442003 - 16, 1999 - 12, 1996 - 8, 1992 - 8,
6Zaheer KhanIndia442011 - 21, 2007 - 5, 2003 - 18,
7Lasith MalingaSri Lanka432015 - 12, 2011 - 13, 2007 - 18,
8Allan DonaldSouth Africa382003 - 1, 1999 - 16, 1996 - 8, 1992 - 13,
9Daniel VettoriNew Zealand362015 - 15, 2011 - 3, 2007 - 16, 2003 - 2,
10Jacob OramNew Zealand362011 - 12, 2007 - 10, 2003 - 14,