There would hardly be a better stage than the ICC World Cup to showcase your skills in the game of cricket. The strong performance given in this mega event is remembered by the fans and the players themselves for years.
In the tournament, there are a lot of fours and sixes, but along with this, some bowlers steal the show with their killer bowling. In the history of the World Cup, there have been bowlers who have left a mark with their bowling every time in this tournament. Today we will talk about five bowlers who hold the record for taking the most wickets in the World Cup.
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Former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath is on top in terms of taking most wickets in the ICC World Cup. In his career, McGrath troubled big batsmen a lot with his swing and excellent line and length. In the World Cup, McGrath took a total of 71 wickets in 39 matches played.
Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, known as the magician of spin, is second in terms of taking most wickets in the World Cup. Muralitharan took 68 wickets in 40 matches played in the World Cup yesterday. On the basis of Murali's excellent bowling, Sri Lanka was successful in reaching the final of the 2011 World Cup.
The name of a Sri Lankan bowler is also present at the third position in terms of taking most wickets in the World Cup. Lasith Malinga, who achieved the feat of taking four wickets in a single over in the World Cup, is at third place in this list. Malinga took a total of 56 wickets in 29 matches played in this mega event.
Wasim Akram, known as the Sultan of Swing, is at fourth place in terms of taking the most wickets in the history of the World Cup. Akram took a total of 55 wickets in 38 matches played in the mega event. There was a time when Wasim Akram single-handedly ruled world cricket on the basis of his swing.
Mitchell Starc, who is preparing to make a splash with his bowling in the ICC World Cup 2023, is at fifth place in terms of taking the most wickets. Starc has taken a total of 49 wickets so far in the history of the World Cup and has played only 18 matches. Starc wreaks havoc with his fast balls every time in this mega event.