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5 Indian bowlers with the most wickets in World Cup history

By Kaif - August 26, 2023 - Last updated on Aug 26, 2023 03:48 PM
5 Indian bowlers with the most wickets in World Cup history

5 Indian bowlers with the most wickets in World Cup history, Most wickets by an Indian bowler in ODI World Cup history

The countdown for the World Cup 2023 has begun. This great battle is to start on 5th October, the final match will be played on 19th November. This year, this tournament is to be hosted by India, in which India is being considered as the biggest contender for victory.

After the year 2011, Team India has a chance to become champions for the second time in their home. In such a situation, Team India would like to take full advantage of their home condition.

Along with batting, India will have to focus completely in bowling. Everyone's eyes are going to be on Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah. However, there are 5 Indian bowlers who have taken the most wickets in this tournament. Let's know about those bowlers.

5 Indian bowlers with the most wickets in World Cup history

1. Zaheer Khan

  • Wickets: 44 wickets
  • Matches: 23 matches
  • World Cup Editions: 2003, 2007, 2011
Zaheer Khan

The first number is the name of former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan, who has taken the most wickets for India in the World Cup. Zaheer has taken 44 wickets in 23 innings at an average of 20.

2. Javagal Srinath

  • Wickets: 44 wickets
  • Matches: 34 matches
  • World Cup Editions: 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003
Javagal Srinath

At number two is the name of former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath, who played 34 matches in the World Cup from 1999 to 2003 and took 44 wickets in 34 matches during this period. He took 44 wickets while playing more matches than Zaheer, so his name is at number two.

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3. Mohammed Shami

  • Wickets: 31 wickets
  • Matches: 11
  • World Cup Editions: 2015, 2019
mohammed shami

At number three is the name of Team India's fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who has played a total of 11 matches in the World Cup so far. During this, he has taken 31 wickets at an average of 15.

4. Anil Kumble

  • Wickets: 31 wickets
  • Matches: 18 matches
  • World Cup Editions: 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007
Anil Kumble

At number four is the name of former leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who played a total of 18 matches in the World Cup for Team India and took 31 wickets during this.

5. Kapil Dev

  • Wickets: 28 wickets
  • Matches: 26 matches
  • World Cup Editions: 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987
Kapil Dev

At number five is the name of former Indian captain Kapil Dev, who has taken a total of 28 wickets while playing 26 matches.

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