Most Wickets in ODI World Cup

The ODI World Cup is the biggest stage in the career of any player. Not many players get the chance to feature in the World Cup for their team. Though a number of players have played in an ICC event, not everyone has performed well. Here we will talk about the bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the World Cup. Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets in an ODI World Cup.

He has been one of the three players to win three World Cup titles: 1999, 2003, and 2007. Sri Lanka’s Muthiah Muralidaran (68) and Lasith Malinga (56) are the next on this list. Among the active players is Mitchell Starc, who is climbing up the ladder. He has picked up 49 wickets in just 18 games, which is just remarkable. Starc was the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the 2015 World Cup that they won and also holds the record for most wickets in one edition with 27.

Most Wickets in ODI World Cup / Most wickets in World Cup

Glenn McGrath (AUS)1996-200739717/153.960/2
Muthiah Muralidaran (SL)1996-201140684/193.884/0
Lasith Malinga (SL)2007-201929566/385.512/1
Wasim Akram (PAK)1987-200338555/284.042/1
Mitchell Starc (AUS)2015-201918496/284.643/3
Chaminda Vaas (SL)1996-200731496/253.971/1
Zaheer Khan (IND)2003-201123444/424.471/0
Javagal Srinath (IND)1992-200334444/304.322/0
Imran Tahir (SA)2011-201922405/454.414/1
Trent Boult (NZ)2015-201919395/274.613/1
Most Wickets in ODI World Cup

Who holds the record for most wickets in an single ODI World Cup?

Mitchell Starc holds this record. He picked up 27 wickets in 10 games during in 2019 ODI World Cup.

Who has picked up most wickets in ODI World Cup history?

Glenn McGrath has picked up 71 wickets in 39 games with a best of 7/15.

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