Most Wicket in World Cup 2024

Mohammed Shami, a top contender for Player of the Tournament, leads as the highest wicket-taker in the 2023 World Cup with an impressive tally of 23 wickets in just six games. Initially overlooked for India’s first four matches, Shami made a dramatic comeback, claiming three five-wicket hauls and playing a crucial role in India’s journey to the final.

However, he faces strong competition from Australian spinner Adam Zampa, who is just one wicket behind him in second place. Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka and South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee are in third and fourth places with 21 and 20 wickets, respectively.

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Close on their heels is India‚Äôs pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who has taken 18 wickets in a remarkable return from injury. Not to be outdone, India’s spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have also made significant impacts, ranking 18th and 12th in wicket-taking respectively.

Top Wicket-Taker in World Cup (2008-2023)

Player

Innings

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

Economy

Mohammed Shami (IND)

7

48.5

257

24

7/57

5.26

Adam Zampa (AUS)

11

96.0

515

23

4/8

5.36

Dilshan Madushanka (SL)

9

78.2

525

21

5/80

6.70

Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

11

91.5

373

20

4/39

4.06

Gerald Coetzee (SA)

8

63.3

396

20

4/44

6.23

Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)

9

81.0

481

18

5/54

5.93

Marco Jansen (SA)

9

69.0

450

17

3/31

6.52

Ravindra Jadeja (IND)

11

93.3

398

16

5/33

4.25

Josh Hazlewood (AUS)

11

93.1

449

16

3/38

4.81

Mitchell Santner (NZ)

10

92.4

449

16

5/59

4.84

Bas de Leede (NED)

8

67.0

487

16

4/62

7.26

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

10

87.0

528

16

3/34

6.06

Haris Rauf (PAK)

9

79.0

533

16

3/43

6.74

Keshav Maharaj (SA)

10

89.0

370

15

4/46

4.15

Adil Rashid (ENG)

9

79.4

413

15

3/42

5.18

Kuldeep Yadav (IND)

11

95.1

424

15

2/7

4.45

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Most Wickets in ODI World Cup History

Player

Innings

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

Economy

Mohammed Shami (IND)

7

48.5

257

24

7/57

5.26

Adam Zampa (AUS)

11

96.0

515

23

4/8

5.36

Dilshan Madushanka (SL)

9

78.2

525

21

5/80

6.70

Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

11

91.5

373

20

4/39

4.06

Gerald Coetzee (SA)

8

63.3

396

20

4/44

6.23

Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)

9

81.0

481

18

5/54

5.93

Marco Jansen (SA)

9

69.0

450

17

3/31

6.52

Ravindra Jadeja (IND)

11

93.3

398

16

5/33

4.25

Josh Hazlewood (AUS)

11

93.1

449

16

3/38

4.81

Mitchell Santner (NZ)

10

92.4

449

16

5/59

4.84

Bas de Leede (NED)

8

67.0

487

16

4/62

7.26

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

10

87.0

528

16

3/34

6.06

Haris Rauf (PAK)

9

79.0

533

16

3/43

6.74

Keshav Maharaj (SA)

10

89.0

370

15

4/46

4.15

Adil Rashid (ENG)

9

79.4

413

15

3/42

5.18

Kuldeep Yadav (IND)

11

95.1

424

15

2/7

4.45

ICC World Cup Highest Wicket Taker

Rank

Player

Innings

Wickets

Overs

Runs

BBI

Economy

Span

1

Glenn McGrath (AUS)

39

71

325.5

1292

7/15

3.96

1996-2007

2

Muthiah Muralidaran (SL)

39

68

343.3

1335

4/19

3.88

1996-2011

3

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

28

65

243.1

1254

6/28

5.15

2015-2023

4

Lasith Malinga (SL)

28

56

232.2

1281

6/38

5.51

2007-2019

5

Mohammed Shami (IND)

18

55

145.0

744

7/57

5.13

2015-2023

6

Wasim Akram (PAK)

36

55

324.3

1311

5/28

4.04

1987-2003

7

Trent Boult (NZ)

29

53

275.0

1354

5/27

4.92

2015-2023

8

Chaminda Vaas (SL)

31

49

261.4

1040

6/25

3.97

1996-2007

9

Zaheer Khan (IND)

23

44

198.5

890

4/42

4.47

2003-2011

10

Javagal Srinath (IND)

33

44

283.2

1224

4/30

4.32

1992-2003

11

Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)

36

43

301.2

1551

5/29

5.14

2007-2023

12

Tim Southee (NZ)

22

41

195.2

1110

7/33

5.68

2011-2023

13

Imran Tahir (SA)

21

40

191.5

847

5/45

4.41

2011-2019

14

Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

20

38

175.5

744

4/39

4.23

2019-2023

15

Allan Donald (SA)

25

38

218.5

913

4/17

4.17

1992-2003

16

Jacob Oram (NZ)

23

36

182.2

768

4/39

4.21

2003-2011

17

Daniel Vettori (NZ)

31

36

281.3

1168

4/18

4.14

2003-2015

18

Brett Lee (AUS)

17

35

137.3

629

5/42

4.57

2003-2011

19

Wahab Riaz (PAK)

20

35

166.4

926

5/46

5.55

2011-2019

20

Brad Hogg (AUS)

20

34

158.3

654

4/27

4.12

2003-2007

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 Who is the highest wicket-taker in the 2023 World Cup?

Ans: Mohammed Shami leads as the highest wicket-taker in the 2023 World Cup, with a total of 24 wickets in 7 innings, boasting a best bowling figure of 7/57 and maintaining an economy rate of 5.26.

Q.2 Who are the top five wicket-takers in the 2023 World Cup?

Ans: The top five wicket-takers are Mohammed Shami (IND) with 24 wickets, Adam Zampa (AUS) with 23, Dilshan Madushanka (SL) with 21, Jasprit Bumrah (IND) and Gerald Coetzee (SA) both with 20 wickets each.

Q.3 What are the best bowling figures in the 2023 World Cup?

Ans: Mohammed Shami has the best bowling figures in the 2023 World Cup with 7/57.

Q.4 Who are the leading wicket-takers in ODI World Cup history?

Ans: The all-time leading wicket-takers in ODI World Cup history are Glenn McGrath (AUS) with 71 wickets, followed by Muthiah Muralidaran (SL) with 68, and Mitchell Starc (AUS) with 65 wickets.

Q.5 How have spinners performed in the 2023 World Cup compared to pacers?

Ans: In the 2023 World Cup, pacers have generally dominated the top wicket-taking positions, but spinners like Adam Zampa and Kuldeep Yadav have also made significant contributions, with Zampa taking 23 wickets and Yadav securing 15, showing that spin bowling remains effective in the right conditions.

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