Who Is The Highest Wicket Taker Of All Time In Cricket World Cup Tournaments?


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Mark Henderson Profile
Mark Henderson answered
Glenn McGrath, the Australian fast bowler is the highest wicket taker in Cricket World Cup history. He has taken a total of 71 wickets in 39 World Cup matches in a tournament career which lasted from 1996 - 2007.

Glenn McGrath

McGrath also holds numerous other World Cup bowling records, he has the best bowling figures of any player in a world cup match, taking seven wickets for fifteen runs against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup. McGrath has the lowest bowling average in World Cup history at 19.21 and the record for the most wickets in a single tournament, when he took 26 wickets in the 2007 World Cup.

Highest wicket takers in World Cup history

  1. Glenn McGrath (Australia): 71 wickets in 39 matches.
  2. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka): 68 wickets in 39 matches.
  3. Wasim Akram (Pakistan): 55 wickets in 36 matches.
  4. Chaminda Vass (Sri Lanka): 49 wickets in 31 matches.
  5. Zaheer Khan (India): 44 wickets in 23 matches.
  6. Javagal Srinath (India): 44 wickets in 33 matches.
  7. Alan Donald (South Africa): 38 wickets in 25 matches.
  8. Jacob Oram (New Zealand): 36 wickets in 23 matches.
  9. Brett Lee (Australia): 35 wickets in 17 matches.
  10. Shaun Tait (Australia): 34 wickets in 18 matches.

In total Glenn McGrath has taken 71 wickets in 39 World Cup matches, bowling a total of 326 overs at an economy of 3.90 runs per over. His best figures in a World Cup game are seven wickets for fifteen runs. He retired from International cricket following Australia's successful 2007 World Cup campaign.
Eesa Shigri Profile
Eesa Shigri answered
McGrath of Australia, The legend bowler. But if Murli The Srilankan Tiger plays the next world cup, he can break this record.
Sajjad Akhtar Profile
Sajjad Akhtar answered
Glenn McGrath

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