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Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

By Kaif - June 21, 2024 - Last updated on Jun 21, 2024 05:52 PM
Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

The first World Cup of men's cricket was played in 1975. It was a World Cup in ODI format. The T20 World Cup started in 2007. The ODI World Cup is played every four years and the T20 World Cup every two years. So far 22 World Cups have been held including ODI and T20. Mitchell Starc has now become the highest wicket-taker in World Cup history. We tell you about the 5 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the World Cup.

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

# Player Matches Wickets Avg T20/ODI
1 Mitchell Starc (AUS) 52 95 21.11 30/65
2 Lasith Malinga (SL) 60 94 21.74 38/56
3 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 77 92 26.96 49/43
4 Trent Boult (NZ) 47 87 20.44 34/53
5 Muttiah Muralidharan (SL) 49 79 19.54 Nov-68

Most wickets in men's ODI and T20 World Cups

5. Muttiah Muralitharan - 79 wickets

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

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Sri Lanka's legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has 79 wickets in the World Cup. Murali, who played in the World Cup from 1996 to 2011, has an average of 19.54. His average is the best among the top 5 bowlers. Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 65 wickets in ODI World Cup

4. Trent Boult - 87 wickets

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

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New Zealand's Trent Bolt's name is also in the list. It is believed that Bolt will not be seen in the World Cup. Bolt has taken 87 wickets in 47 matches. Bolt participated in the World Cup for the first time in 2014. Trent Boult has taken 34 wickets in T20 World Cup and 53 wickets in ODI World Cup

Also Read: List of hat-tricks in T20 World Cup history

3. Shakib Al Hasan - 92 wickets

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

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Among the spinner bowlers, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has the highest number of wickets in the World Cup. Shakib has taken 92 wickets in 77 matches. He has been playing the World Cup since 2007. Shakib Al Hasan has taken 49 wickets in T20 World Cup and 43 wickets in ODI World Cup

2. Lasith Malinga - 94 wickets

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

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Before Starc, the record for taking the most wickets in the World Cup was in the name of Lasith Malinga. He had taken 94 wickets in 59 matches. His best performance has been 6 wickets for 38 runs. Lasith Malinga has taken 38 wickets in T20 World Cup and 56 wickets in ODI World Cup

1. Mitchell Starc - 95 wickets

Most wickets in men's World Cups ODI and T20 Combined

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Australia's fast bowler Mitchell Starc has become the highest wicket-taker in World Cup history. Starc has 95 wickets in 52 matches. He has bowled 336 overs. Mitchell Starc has taken 30 wickets in T20 World Cup and 65 wickets in ODI World Cup

Also Read: Top 5 most expensive overs in T20 World Cup History

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