The 2023 Cricket World Cup will witness a fierce battle between bat and ball as top players from 10 countries assemble in India. The 13th edition of the pinnacle event, scheduled in India between October 5 and November 19, is going to witness some remarkable performances.

Just like the batters, bowlers have also shown their mettle in the tournament’s history, and this edition won’t be an exception. Check out our prediction about who will be the leading wicket-taker in this year’s edition.

So, get ready to see some breathtaking bowling performances in the World Cup. With that, let’s take a look at the bowlers with the most wickets in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Most Wickets in ODI World Cup 2023

Mohammed Shami (IND)24777/5710.705.2612.23
Adam Zampa (AUS)2311114/822.395.3625.00
Dilshan Madushanka (SL)21995/8025.006.7022.31
Gerald Coetzee (SA)20884/4419.806.2319.00
Jasprit Bumrah (IND)2011114/39 18.654.0627.50
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)18995/5426.725.9327.01
Marco Jansen (SA)17993/3126.476.5224.30
Bas de Leede (NED)16984/6230.437.2625.10
Haris Rauf (PAK)16993/4333.316.7429.60
Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 1611113/3828.064.8134.90

Note: Stats will be updated after every match

Key Insights

Australia’s Glenn McGrath is the leading wicket-taker in ODI World Cup history, with 71 wickets under his belt in 39 matches. A player from Mcgrath’s own country — Mitchell Starc — has the potential to go past this tally, given his brilliant performances in the 2015 and 2019 editions.

Talking about Starc’s past performances in this 50-over tournament, he has picked up the most wickets in a single edition. He wreaked havoc in 2019 with 27 wickets, including 2 five-wicket hauls in 10 matches. Fans are expecting a similar performance from the Aussie left-arm pacer in the 2023 edition.

McGrath also produced the best bowling figures in the tournament’s history in 2003. He delivered a memorable performance against Namibia as he scalped 7 wickets for 15 runs in 7 overs. 

Will any bowler be able to replicate such a performance this year? Tell us in the comments below.

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