It is generally agreed upon that the One-Day International World Cup is the most prestigious tournament that cricket has to offer. This event does not take place more often than once every four years. Year 1975 witnessed the first iteration of the event which also includes cricket match fight moments. Now that post has gotten that out of the way, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 bowlers in the history of the One-Day International World Cup in terms of the number of wickets they’ve taken.
Trent Boult of New Zealand uses his left arm to pace the rest of the squad. Because of his outstanding ability to stroke the new ball, he has a superb reputation. His bowling was especially lethal during the 2019 World Cup, which took place in the unpredictable conditions of England.
Over the course of his two World Cup outings, Trent Boult has collected 39 wickets (2015 and 2019).
Imran Tahir is the name of the leg spinner who hails from South Africa. He was born in Pakistan and went on to play for the under-19 national team of that country. His eligibility to compete for South Africa in the 2011 World Cup was only established a short time before the tournament began; hence, his choice to take part in the competition was a spur-of-the-moment one.
Imran Tahir has competed in the World Cup three times, in 2011, 2015, and 2019, and throughout those appearances, he has taken a total of forty wickets.
Javagal Srinath is the only Indian pacer to have participated in all four World Cup tournaments. Since Kapil Dev retired, the Indian team has been lacking in fast bowlers, which has forced Yuvraj Singh to shoulder a disproportionately large percentage of the bowling responsibility. During the World Cup in 2003, he was India’s most successful bowler in terms of picking up wickets.
In his World Cup career, which started in 1992 and lasted until 2003, Javagal Srinath took a total of 44 wickets. His World Cup career concluded in 2003.
Zaheer Khan is a fast bowler from India who bowls left-handed. Even though Yuvraj Singh was the most significant player for India, Zaheer’s presence as a strike bowler and his ability to choose wickets at any stage of the game was a major reason why India succeeded in their World Cup 2011 campaign. Zaheer’s ability to select wickets at any stage of the game.
Over the course of his three World Cup outings, Zaheer Khan has amassed a total of 44 wickets (2003, 2007, and 2011).
Chaminda Vaas, who bowls left-arm fast, is considered by most to be Sri Lanka’s No. 2 bowler in both tests and One-Day Internationals. He had a tremendous swing and, later in his career, he even acquired the technique of swinging backwards.
Throughout the course of his World Cup career, Chaminda Vaas has taken part in and played in the competitions that were held in 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007. As a result, he has accumulated a total of 49 wickets throughout that time.
Mitchell Starc, a pacer from Australia throws left-handed. His reputation as a tough boxer is mostly due to the fact that he delivers powerful yorkers. Mitchell Starc’s swinging yorkers combined with his high bowling velocity (more than 145 kilometres per hour) make for exceptionally dangerous deliveries.
Mitchell Starc has participated in both the 2015 and 2019 World Cup competitions, which enables him to boast a total of 49 wickets taken in World Cup action.
Pakistani left-arm bowler Wasim Akram. Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were two members of the lethal Pakistani pace assault that was used, most notably, in One-Day Internationals. He is now in second place all-time with 502 wickets in One-Day Internationals.
During the course of his career, which includes participation in the World Cup tournaments held in 1987, 1992, 1996, 1999, and 2003, Wasim Akram has amassed a total of 55 wickets in World Cup play.
Lasith Malinga is a fast bowler who represents Sri Lanka. His action with his sidearm is famous. Because of the mobility of his sidearm, Lasith Malinga was able to aim for the yorker with precise precision, which contributed to the attack’s status as one of his most dangerous moves. When it came to bowling with the white ball, he was in a league of his own and had no competition. It was during a match against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup that he made history by being the first bowler in the history of one-day internationals to ever take four wickets from four consecutive deliveries.
In his four previous appearances in the World Cup, Lasith Malinga has collected a total of 56 wickets (2007, 2015, and 2019).
Cricket player Muttiah Muralitharan, who hails from Sri Lanka, is known for his off-spin delivery. When it comes to One-Day Internationals, he holds the record for the most total wickets (534). Only he and Wasim Akram have taken more than 500 wickets throughout all One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
Muttiah Muralitharan has a lifetime total of 68 wickets to show for his participation in the World Cup on five separate occasions (1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011).
Glenn McGrath, a native of Australia, is a fast bowler for his country. He was a part of the Australian team that triumphed in the World Cup tournament on three consecutive occasions (1999, 2003, and 2007). Because McGrath was able to keep his line and length consistent for long stretches of time, he gained a reputation as a bowler who delivered balls with unshakable accuracy.
Glenn McGrath is a seasoned competitor who has participated in the World Cup on four occasions (1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007) and has amassed 71 wickets throughout the course of those outings.