Top 5 Indian bowlers with most wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup
Here we take a look at Indian bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup.
Over the years, Indian bowlers have made a significant impact at the ICC Cricket World Cup. These bowlers have been consistently good at taking wickets, which is a crucial part of limited-overs cricket. They’ve not only helped Indian team but have also left their mark as some of the top wicket-takers in this prestigious tournament.
These bowlers have become prominent figures for Indian cricket fans, and their exceptional performances have created lasting memories that resonate with the entire nation.
Now let’s delve into the list of the top 5 Indians with the most wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
5. Anil Kumble – 31 wickets :
Anil Kumble, a seasoned veteran, was part of four ICC Cricket World Cups from 1996 to 2007, playing 18 games. His impressive record includes 31 wickets taken during these tournaments, with his best bowling figures standing at a remarkable 4/32, which he took against Netherlands in 2003.
4. Jasprit Bumrah – 38 wickets :
In his two ICC Cricket World Cup tournament appearances, Jasprit Bumrah has played 19 matches and displayed remarkable bowling abilities by taking 38 wickets. His best bowling figures in the World Cup stand at an impressive 4/39, which he took against Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup 2023.
3. Javagal Srinath – 44 wickets :
Javagal Srinath’s illustrious career spanned in three ICC Cricket World Cups from 1992 to 2003, with a total of 34 appearances. Throughout his World Cup journey, he showcased his bowling skills by taking an impressive 44 wickets, with his best figures standing at 4/30, which he took against Netherlands in 2003.
2. Zaheer Khan – 44 wickets :
Zaheer Khan, a stalwart of Indian cricket, participated in three ICC Cricket World Cups from 2003 to 2011, featuring in 23 matches. His remarkable performance in these tournaments includes taking 44 wickets, with his best bowling figures being an impressive 4/42 against New Zealand in 2003. He was India’s highest wicket-taker in the WC-winning campaign in 2011, where he took 21 wickets.
1. Mohammed Shami – 55 wickets :
Mohammed Shami has been a prominent presence for Indian team in ICC Cricket World Cups, he has been part of three World Cup tournaments from 2015 to 2023* and has played a total of 17 matches. He has taken 55 wickets overall, with his best figures being an outstanding 7/57 against New Zealand in 2023. Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick against Afghanistan in 2019 World Cup and also a 5-fer against England in that edition. Mohammed Shami also holds the record of most five-wicket hauls in ICC Cricket World Cup history.
(All stats updated till 19th November, 2023)