Top 5 highest wicket-takers of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Here we take a look at the top 5 highest wicket-takers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a batting-dominant tournament so far. Teams and batters have achieved some record-breaking numbers, and for the first time in history, more than 600 sixes have been hit in a single World Cup edition. But not to forget, the bowlers have also done some exceptional work.
There have been a few bowlers who have made the batters dance to their tune and become the main reasons for the success of their team. Here we will talk about the highest wicket-takers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Mohammed Shami and Adam Zampa are the two standout bowlers for their respective teams.
Here is the list of Top 5 highest wicket-takers of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
5. Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) :
Gerald Coetzee has impressed everyone with his World Cup debut. The pacer has been in the face of the batters, and everyone has liked his fiery celebration after taking a wicket. He has controlled the middle phase and taken wickets consistently. Coetzee has taken 18 wickets so far at a strike rate of 18.14 and a best of 4/44.
4. Jasprit Bumrah (India) :
Jasprit Bumrah has been the most impactful performer for India. It is not the wickets he takes with new and old balls, it is the pressure he builds on the batters. The batsmen have found it hard to score for him, and he has bowled the most dot balls in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Bumrah has taken 20 wickets so far with an exceptional economy rate of 3.98.
3. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) :
Sri Lanka had a horrible tournament, and they couldn’t even qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan. But they had some brilliant individual performers who impressed everyone. Dilshan Madushanka was certainly at the top for his team. The pacer was incredible and single-handedly created some brilliant moments for his team. He ended up with 21 wickets in just nine innings at a strike rate of 22.38 and a best of 5/80.
2. Adam Zampa (Australia) :
Australia made it to the semis, and Adam Zampa was one prime reason behind that. The leg spinner is the only specialist spinner in the entire squad, but he didn’t let the opposition get away. He registered three consecutive four-wicket hauls and took his team to a good position in almost every game. Zampa has taken 23 wickets so far, with a best of 4/8.
1. Mohammed Shami (India) :
Mohammed Shami was benched by India in the first four games, but still, he is at the top at the list of highest wicket-takers, which is unimaginable. His numbers are just staggering, and he has taken India into the semis with a storming performance. He has taken a wicket after every ten balls so far, which speaks volumes about his impact. Shami has taken 24 wickets in just six innings, with a record-breaking best bowling figures of 7/57. He has also taken three fifers and one four-wicket haul.
(All stats and numbers updated till end of finals)
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