The One Day International format of the World Cup also gives significant freedom to the bowlers. The tournament saw many amazing bowling achievements, such as taking four and five wickets. Some players have even taken 7 wickets in a single innings. Today, we cover the list of bowlers with most five-wicket hauls in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
|4||Vasbert Drakes||West Indies|
Vasbert Drax was a Barbadian cricketer who played for the West Indies. He was a right-arm medium pace bowler and appeared only in the 2003 World Cup. However, Wasbert Drakes failed to make a mark in the tournament, taking five wickets twice in only 6 innings. He took a total of 16 wickets in the World Cup, with his best performance being 5/33.
Gary Gilmour is an Australian fast bowler who terrorized the batsmen in the 70s. Gary Gilmour only participated in the 1975 World Cup and played only two games but took two five-wicket hauls, once in each game. This is one of the most incredible achievements of the World Cup. Gilmour's best figures are 6/14.
Australia's Mitchell Starc is also among the bowlers who have taken the most five wickets in the World Cup. This left-arm fast bowler achieved the feat of taking five wickets thrice in just three World Cups. He is currently the third highest wicket taker in World Cup history.
Mohammed Shami has been a nightmare for the batsmen in the World Cup. Shami took 54 wickets in just 17 innings and achieved the feat of taking five wickets 4 times. Mohammed Shami's average and economy rate are unmatched by any other bowler and he is one of the most valuable bowlers in India.
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