The International Cricket Council (ICC) hosted the 2011 World Cup in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In total, 14 countries clashed with each other in the main event. Each group consisted of 7 teams. Conditions in the subcontinent are more spin bowling friendly, but along with spinners pacers with variations also did well in the 10th edition of the World Cup. Let’s contemplate the champions with the most wickets in the 2011 World Cup.
Former Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi gets the 1st place on the list of claiming the most wickets in the 2011 World Cup. In 8 matches, the leggie bagged 21 wickets at an incredible strike rate of 21.2. Due to his great run with the ball, Pakistan could reach in the semi finals of the tournament where India defeated them by 29 runs.
One of the best Indian pacers of all time, Zaheer Khan was the joint highest wicket taker in the 2011 World Cup. Zaheer used his previous World Cup experiences precisely to win games for India. The Southpaw played all 9 games and took 21 wickets at a decent average of 18.76. Khan only conceded 4.21 runs an over throughout the tournament. Zaheer played an important role to win the World Cup for India in 2011.
Ace Kiwi fast bowler Tim Southee finds himself in 3rd place in terms of taking the most wickets in the 2011 World Cup with 18 wickets in 8 games. Southee was only 23 years and executed his skills like a pro in the event which led New Zealand to the semi finals.
Former Proteas left arm spinner Robin Peterson is featured in 4th position on this elite list of the most wickets in 2011 World Cup. Peterson bagged 15 wickets in 7 matches at an impressive average of 15.86. 4 for 12 against Bangladesh was his best bowling figure in the tournament.
|S Afridi (PAK)||08||08||21||12.85||21.2||5/16|
|Z Khan (IND)||09||09||21||18.76||23.2||3/20|
|T Southee (NZ)||08||08||18||17.33||24.1||3/13|
|R Peterson (SA)||07||07||15||15.86||22.4||4/12|
|M Muralitharan (SL)||09||08||15||19.40||28.4||4/25|
Shahid Afridi & Zaheer Khan took the most wickets in the 2011 World Cup.
Zaheer Khan has taken the most wickets for India in the world cup with 44 wickets in 23 matches.
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