In a remarkable display on Wednesday, pace sensation Mohammed Shami made history in the 50-over World Cup by recording the highest bowling figures ever recorded by an Indian bowler in the competition.
Shami’s amazing seven-wicket haul and Virat Kohli’s historic 50th ODI century stole the show as India thrashed New Zealand by 70 runs in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium during the World Cup semifinal.
Shami took 7 wickets while giving away only 57 runs in 9.5 overs at an economy rate of 5.79. Let’s take a look at the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in ODI world cup history.
5. Yuvraj Singh (2011) Vs Ireland
During the 2011 World Cup clash against Ireland, Indian legend Yuvraj Singh bowled his best figures against Ireland. He took a five-fer giving away only 31 runs which is his best figure in an ODI.
4. Robin Singh (1999) Vs Sri Lanka
India’s then-go-to all-rounder, Robin Singh, bowled an outstanding spell against the formidable Lankan batting lineup at Taunton. With a 5/31, Robin helped his team win the match.
3. Venkatesh Prasad (1999) Vs Pakistan
During the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad bowled his best World Cup figures, taking 5 wickets for 27 runs against Pakistan.
2. Ashish Nehra (2003) Vs England
Nehra helped India win in a crucial match by taking six wickets, giving away 23 runs. This figure was the best bowling figure by an Indian bowler in ODI until Shami took 7 wickets recently.
1.Mohammad Shami (2023) Vs New Zealand
Shami took 7 wickets giving 57 runs in 9.5 overs and became the first bowler to take seven wickets ever in an ODI. With this spell, he now has 4 five wicket hauls in this tournament. The veteran pacer also became the seventh bowler to reach 50 World Cup wickets, and he did so in an astonishingly short amount of time—just 17 innings—breaking Mitchell Starc’s previous mark of 19 innings.