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Top 10: Most Five-Wicket Hauls in ODI World Cup History

Getting wickets in a tournament like the Cricket World Cup is a surreal feeling. And grabbing five-wicket hauls is like the icing on the cake.

The 50-over pinnacle event has seen bowlers dominating the batting teams and picking up valuable wickets in bunches.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 bowlers with the most five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cup history.

Most Five-Wicket Hauls in ODI World Cup

PlayerInningsFive-Wicket HaulsBBI
Mohammed Shami (IND)1847/57
Mitchell Starc (AUS)2836/28
Ashantha de Mel (SL)925/32
Vasbert Drakes (WI)625/33
Gary Gilmour (AUS)226/14
Glenn McGrath (AUS)3927/15
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)1625/59
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)1426/35
Shahid Afridi (PAK)2425/16
Abdul Qadir (PAK)1315/44

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Key Stats

2: Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami are the only two bowlers who have picked up 3 or more five-wicket hauls in World Cup history.

3: Number of Australian bowlers with 2 or more five-wicket hauls, highlighting their dominance in the 50-over tournament. Apart from Starc, Glenn McGrath and Gary Gilmour scalped 2 five-wicket hauls. 

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2: Notably, Gilmour only played in 2 matches, both of which came in the inaugural 1975 World Cup edition. He picked up 11 wickets in total, bagging 6 against England and 5 against the West Indies, respectively.

55: Over 55 bowlers have grabbed at least 1 five-wicket haul in this prestigious tournament.

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