The 2023 ODI World Cup started with a bang with the match between England and New Zealand on 5th October at the Narendra Modi Stadium where New Zealand beat the defending champions one-sidedly and perhaps avenged their last final’s loss. Despite being called batter’s World Cup owing to the nature of the pitches in India, some bowlers have put on a great bowling show on the back of skills, accuracy, and guts.
Especially, the stepping up of fast bowlers on spin decks of India has leveled the game for spectators. Most of the bowlers on the tally of most wickets in the 2023 World Cup are pacers. They have performed and executed their plans one level above to thrive.
Australia’s spearhead of the bowling attack, Adam Zampa tops the chart of most wickets in the 2023 World Cup. In 6 matches, he has snared 13 wickets. During the big clash against Pakistan in Bengaluru, the fine leggie rattled the top order of Pakistan to put them under pressure, and eventually, the Green Army lost the game by 62 runs. So far, Zampa has played a huge role for Australia in the middle overs in every occasion in the World Cup.
The rising star of South Africa, Marco Yansen has stormed the World Cup so far with his quality seam bowling. Representing his nation in the 13th quadrennial event in all 6 matches, the Southpaw has scalped 13 wickets at a great average of 22.70. What makes him stand out from others is his ability to take wickets in new and old ball both, possessing some great variations.
Pakistan may not have had a great journey in the event but their main bowler Shaheen Afridi has left no stone unturned in putting efforts in every match and it has yielded in wickets. in 6 games, the classy seamer has accumulated 13 wickets, averaging a superb 22.76. An artist with the ball on the back of the skills in the powerplay and death overs, he took the first fifer of this tournament among pacers against Australia in a losing cause, 5/54 which deprived the Aussies of getting to the 400 run mark.
Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI World Cup 2023
|A Zampa (AUS)||6||5||13||17.76||18.00||4/8||3||–|
|M Yansen (SA)||6||6||13||22.30||21.69||3/43||–||–|
|S Afridi (PAK)||6||6||13||22.76||24.00||5/54||–||1|
|M Santner (NZ)||6||6||12||20.00||25.83||5/59||–||1|
|G Coetzee (SA)||5||5||12||22.00||19.00||3/35||–||–|
|J Bumrah (IND)||5||5||11||16.27||25.63||4/39||1||–|
|K Rabada (SA)||5||5||10||21.90||24.50||3/33||–||–|
|M Henry (NZ)||6||6||10||26.10||27.30||3/40||–||–|
|H Rauf (PAK)||6||6||10||34.80||30.60||3/43||–||–|
|B De Leede (NED)||5||5||9||34.00||26.66||4/62||1||–|
|R Topley (ENG)||3||3||8||22.87||20.75||4/43||1||–|
|L Ferguson (NZ)||5||5||8||25.12||27.00||3/19||–||–|
Who has taken the most wickets in the 2023 World Cup?
Adam Zampa has taken the most wickets in the 2023 World Cup (13).
Which Indian has bagged the most wickets in the 2023 World Cup?
Jasprit Bumrah has bagged the most wickets in the 2023 World Cup (11).
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