The 13th edition of cricket’s mega event, the 2023 ODI World Cup, is here to entertain the fans. The 50-over tournament, scheduled across 10 venues in India, will witness some mesmerising and breathtaking performances.

In a ferocious clash between bat and ball on the pitch, the bowlers will look to unleash their wrath on their batting counterparts, producing some extraordinary bowling performances.

In this article, let’s take a look at the best bowling figures in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup 2023

PlayerBest BowlingAgainstVenueDate
Mohammed Shami (IND)7/57New ZealandMumbai15 Nov 2023
Mohammed Shami (IND)5/18Sri LankaMumbai2 Nov 2023
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)5/33South AfricaKolkata5 Nov 2023
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)5/54AustraliaBengaluru20 Oct 2023
Mohammed Shami (IND)5/54New ZealandDharamsala22 Oct 2023
Mitchell Santner (NZ)5/59NetherlandsHyderabad9 Oct 2023
Dilshan Madushanka (SL)5/80IndiaMumbai2 Nov 2023
Adam Zampa (AUS)4/8NetherlandsDelhi25 Oct 2023
Mohammed Shami (IND)4/22EnglandLucknow29 Oct 2023
Paul van Meekeren (NED)4/23BangladeshKolkata29 Oct 2023

Note: Stats will be updated after every match

Key Insights

Australia’s former pacer, Glenn McGrath, holds the prestigious record of delivering the best-ever bowling figures in overall ODI World Cup tournaments. He rattled the Namibian side and picked up a 7-wicket haul for 15 runs in the 2003 edition.

Three more bowlers have bagged 7-fers in tournament history and they are — Andy Bichel (7/20), Tim Southee (7/33), and Winston Davis (7/51).

Which bowler will break the record of McGrath in this edition? Tell us in the comments below.

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