Who is the highest wicket taker in World Cup 2023? The Cricket World Cup 2023 was a thrilling tournament that saw some of the best bowling performances in the history of the game. The bowlers who took the most wickets in the tournament were:
- Adam Zampa (Australia) – 22 wickets: The leg-spinner was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, with an average of 18.86 and an economy of 4.95. He is instrumental in Australia’s run to the semi-final, where they will face South Africa. Zampa’s best performance was in league stage against the Netherlands, where he took 4 for 8 in 10 overs.
- Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 21 wickets: The left-arm seamer was a revelation for Sri Lanka, who had a tournament to forget with just 2 wins. He had an average of 25.00 and an economy of 6.20. His best performance came during Sri Lanka’s heavy defeat against India where he took 5 for 80.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan) – 18 wickets: The tall left-arm pacer was the spearhead of Pakistan’s bowling attack, with an average of 26.66 and an economy of 5.91. His best figures came against Australia where he took 5 for 54 despite Australia scoring a massive total of 367 runs.
- Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) – 18 wickets: The right-arm fast bowler was the surprise package of the tournament, with an average of 19.38 and an economy of 6.40. He was brilliant with the ball all throughout the tournament, where he took 4 for 44 against a good afghanistan side.
- Marco Jansen (South Africa) – 17 wickets: The left-arm fast bowler was the partner in crime of Coetzee, with an average of 24.41 and an economy of 6.49. He took 3 for 31 against New Zealand in an impressive display.
These five bowlers showed their skills and talent in the Cricket World Cup 2023, and impressed the fans and critics alike. They will be remembered as some of the best bowlers of the tournament, and will look forward to continuing their form in the future. For more articles like these, follow 12cricket.com