Highest wicket takers in a single edition of ICC ODI World Cup

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The commencement of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 is less than fifty days away. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the 2023 World Cup final as well as the opening game, which will be kicked off on October 5 between England and New Zealand, the previous tournament’s finalists.

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In this article, we’ll go back on prior World Cups and briefly discuss the players who have taken the most wickets in a single ICC ODI World Cup, the highest point in all of cricket.

S. No.

Player

Country

Year

Wickets

1

Mitchell Starc

Australia

2019

27

2

Glenn McGrath

Australia

2007

26

3

Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka

2003

23

4

Muttiah Muralidaran

Sri Lanka

2007

23

5

Shaun Tait

Australia

2007

23

Mitchell Starc (Australia)

The left-arm seamer from down under holds this record for the most number of wickets in a single World Cup season. Mitchell Starc took 27 wickets in the 2019 tournament in 10 innings, bowling at an economy of below 6 runs per over. He took two five-wicket hauls in 2019.

Glenn McGrath (Australia)

Another legendary Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath, is on this list. He took 26 wickets in the 2007 World Cup, which the Kangaroos won. McGrath bowled at an economy of just 4.41 runs per over in the 2007 World Cup.

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

The next player on this list is Chaminda Vaas, who had a phenomenal run in the 2003 World Cup. He was like a storm that took all the batters with him. Vaas took 23 wickets in the tournament at an economy of 3.76 runs per over.

Muttiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka)

The legendary spinner who holds the record for most wickets in test cricket also has a contribution to this record. He took 23 wickets in the 2007 World Cup for the Sri Lankan cricket team at an economy of almost 4 runs per over.

Shaun Tait (Australia)

Shaun Tait is the third Australian and the fourth pacer on this list. He also took 23 wickets in 11 innings in the 2007 World Cup. His best bowling figures were 4/39 in a league game.