Indian Bowlers Who Took Highest Wickets In WC Events!
Ahead of the tournament let us look at the top-5 bowlers from India with the highest wickets in the World Cup.By: Tupaki Desk | 2 Oct 2023 11:30 PM GMT
The wait is finally over. The much-awaited World Cup which will be hosted by India will start in a few days. Cricket fans across the globe are waiting for the tournament to kickstart to see the best teams fighting each other to win the prestigious tournament.
Compared to other teams, Indian fans are quite excited about this as they are hopeful that India will put an end to the long ICC Cup drought. India is high on confidence as it won the Asia Cup with a comprehensive win. In the finals, India brought its A game.
India is always seen as a strong batting team as our bowling attack was never lethal compared to other teams. But things have changed now and our bowling attack has picked up greatly. We have seen this with the recent Asia Cup where India dominated other teams.
As India is hosting the World Cup tournament, bowlers should also shine in the event instead of focusing only on the batting lineup. Ahead of the tournament let us look at the top-5 bowlers from India with the highest wickets in the World Cup.
Zaheer Khan: It is no wonder that he is in the top spot. He is dubbed as among the best bowlers India produced and he saw great heights. Across the formats, he played a big role in many memorable wins. In the World Cup events, he took 44 wickets in 23 matches. In the 2011 edition, he took 21 wickets.
Javagal Srinath: Another veteran on the list. The speedster from Karnataka is in second place on the list with 44 wickets in 34 wickets. He was the first Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in the ODI format and the second bowler after Kapil Dev to take 200 Test match wickets.
Mohammed Shami: Known for his pace and swing, he claimed as many as 31 wickets in just 11 matches. As he is picked for the tournament there are high chances for him to better his record and add a few other scalps. In the 2019 World Cup, he took a hat trick and became the second bowler with the record.
Anil Kumble: The veteran spinner had a good run in his career. He is among the leading wicket-takers not just for India but across the world this speaks volumes about the legacy he has. In 18 matches he took 31 wickets. Anil Kumble played the 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007 editions of the World Cup.
Kapil Dev: The legendary bowler who is the best all-rounder India has ever produced is in the fifth position. The former skipper who led India to the maiden World Cup win in 1983 played four editions and took 28 matches in 26 matches.