World Cup Stats: Top ten wicket-takers

World Cup Stats: Top ten wicket-takers

Tags: ICC World Cup 2015, Top wicket-takers, Glenn Donald McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan

Published on: Jan 07, 2015

With the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup all set to get underway in a little over a month's time, we take a look at some relevant statistics related to the World Cup. Here, we tell you about the top ten wicket-takers in the World Cup.

With the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup all set to get underway in a little over a month's time, we take a look at some relevant statistics related to the World Cup. Here, we tell you about the top ten wicket-takers in the World Cup.

Glenn McGrath: The Aussie legend tops the list. He played 35 matches and picked up 71 wickets at an average of 18. McGrath's best figures in an innings are 7 for 15. His strike rate is 27. 5 and economy rate 3.9.

Muttiah Muralitharan: Sri Lanka's greatest spinner, he played 40 World Cup games, and claimed 68 wickets at an average of 19.6. Murali's best figures are 4 for 19. His strike rate is 30.3 and economy rate 3.8

Wasim Akram: The Pakistan great featured in 38 games and claimed 55 wickets at an average of 23.8 Akram's best figures in a World Cup are 5 for 28. His strike rate is 35.4 and economy rate 4.

Chaminda Vaas: The former Sri Lankan left-arm pacer played 31 games and claimed 39 wickets at an average of 21.2. His best figures in a World Cup are 6 for 25. Vaas' strike rate is 32 and his economy rate 3.9.

Zaheer Khan: In 23 games, the left-arm seamer from India claimed 44 wickets at an average of 20.2. His best World Cup figures are 4 for 42. Khan's strike rate in the World Cup is 27 and his economy rate 4.4.

Javagal Srinath: The former India medium pacer 34 matches and picked up 44 wickets at an average of 27.8. His best World Cup figures are 4 for 30. Srinath's strike rate in the event is 38.6 and his economy rate is 4.3.

Allan Donald: The former South African fast bowler played 25 games and picked up 38 wickets at an average of 24. Donald's best analysis in the World Cup are 4 for 17. His strike rate in the event is 34.5 and his economy rate 4.1.

Jacob Oram: The New Zealand all-rounder featured in 23 matches and picked up 36 wickets at an average of 21.3. Oram's best figures in the event are 4 for 39. His strike rate in the event is 30.3 and his economy rate 4.2.

Brett Lee: The former Aussie speedster featured in 17 games and claimed 35 wickets at an average of 17.9. Lee's best figures in the World Cup are 5 for 42. His strike rate in the World Cup is 23.5 and economy rate 4.5.

Brad Hogg: He is a surprise entry. The former Aussie spinner played 21 games and 34 wickets at an average of 19.3. Hogg's best figures in the World Cup are 4 for 27. He has a strike rate of 28 and an economy rate of 4.1.

Pakistan's Imran Khan and Australia's ShaunTaitt also ended their World Cup careers with 34 wickets.--By A Cricket Analyst

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