Top five leading wicket takers in ODI World Cup 2023

As the cricketing world witnessed the grand spectacle of the ODI World Cup 2023, bowlers played a pivotal role in shaping the fate of their teams. The tournament showcased the brilliance of spinners and pacers as they unleashed their skills on the global stage. Wicket-takers emerged as the unsung heroes, turning the tide in crucial moments and leaving an indelible mark on the competition.

Top five highest wicket-takers in ODI World Cup 2023

Here are the top five leading wicket-takers of the ODI World Cup 2023. These bowlers not only showcased their individual brilliance but also played a significant roles in shaping the fortunes of their respective teams.

1) Mohammed Shami – 24 wickets

Mohammed Shami in ODI World Cup 2023
Mohammed Shami in ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

In a spectacular display of skill and precision, Mohammed Shami emerged as the standout performer in the ODI World Cup 2023, etching his name as the leading wicket-taker. The right-arm pacer’s phenomenal tally of 24 wickets in just seven games reflected his unwavering consistency  in India’s campaign. Shami’s bowling prowess was marked by an impressive economy rate of 5.26, showcasing his ability to take wickets and contain runs effectively. The 33-year-old’s remarkable achievement of three five-wicket hauls truly sets him apart, a testament to his knack for delivering breakthrough performances when it mattered most.

2) Adam Zampa – 23 wickets

Adam Zampa in ODI World Cup 2023
Adam Zampa in ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

Adam Zampa popped up as a key architect of Australia’s triumphant campaign, securing his status as the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. With an impressive haul of 23 wickets from 11 games, Zampa’s leg-spin wizardry played a pivotal role in Australia’s success. His ability to consistently dismantle opposition line-ups showcased his skill and his crucial role as the team’s primary wicket-taking option. The leg-break bowler’s performances were instrumental in turning the tide in crucial encounters, proving decisive in Australia’s path to glory. His mastery of flight, spin, and control demonstrated a cricketing intellect beyond his years, making him a formidable force on the world stage.

3) Dilshan Madushanka – 21 wickets

Dilshan Madushanka in ODI World Cup 2023
Dilshan Madushanka in ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

Dilshan Madushanka shined as one of the highest wicket-takers of the 13th edition of ODI World Cup, showcasing his prowess as a pace sensation. The Sri Lankan speedster scalped an impressive 21 wickets in just nine games, displaying his ability to dismantle opposition batting line-ups with sheer skill and precision. His standout performance came against the dominant Indian side at the Wankhede Stadium, where he delivered a memorable five-wicket haul. The 23-year-old’s economy rate of 6.70 highlighted his effectiveness in containing runs while consistently taking wickets, making him a vital asset for Sri Lanka throughout the tournament.

4) Gerald Coetzee – 20 wickets

Gerald Coetzee in ODI World Cup 2023
Gerald Coetzee in ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

South African young gun Gerald Coetzee made headlines in the ODI World Cup 2023 by becoming the highest wicket-taker for the Proteas in a single edition of the tournament. The 23-year-old showcased his talent by claiming 20 wickets in eight games, finishing with an impressive economy rate of 6.24. Coetzee’s ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs at key moments was pivotal in the Proteas’ journey. His remarkable consistency and knack for taking wickets under pressure established him as one of the rising stars of the tournament.

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5) Japrit Bumrah – 20 wickets

Jasprit Bumrah in ODI World Cup 2023
Jasprit Bumrah in ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah finished his World Cup 2023 campaign with a stellar tally of 20 wickets in 10 games. The right-armer’s impact was felt throughout the tournament, as he consistently provided early breakthroughs, setting the tone for India’s bowling dominance.

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