Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup – Over the years, the World Cup tournaments have showcased top bowlers performing at their very best, capturing the attention of people worldwide. These bowlers have delivered incredible performances, achieving outstanding bowling records that significantly impacted the outcomes of the matches.
In cricket, there’s a well-known saying: “Batters win matches, bowlers win trophies.” This means having strong batters is good, but having skilled bowlers is even better, especially in important competitions.
Throughout the history of the ODI World Cup, we’ve witnessed remarkable displays from bowlers who seized control of the game and secured victories for their teams all on their own.
Let’s delve into Bowlers with Best Bowling Figures In An Innings In ICC World Cup. Also read, Best Batting Averages in ODI World Cups.
Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup
Other than these four individuals, an additional nine bowlers have managed to take 6 wickets in a single inning. What’s intriguing is that none of the bowlers included in this roster are spinners. Here are some bowlers with Best Bowling Figures in World Cup.
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During the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who holds the record for the most wickets in World Cups, achieved the best bowling figures in a World Cup match. He took an impressive 7 wickets for just 15 runs in 7 overs, facing a less strong Namibian team.
In the 2003 World Cup, Australian paceman Andy Bichel achieved the highest bowling figures by capturing 7 wickets in a single innings. He dismantled the England batting lineup, achieving remarkable figures of 7 wickets for 20 runs in his allotted 10 overs.
In the 2015 World Cup held in Australia, New Zealand’s Tim Southee achieved an outstanding feat by capturing 7 wickets in a single innings. He achieved impressive figures of 7 wickets for 33 runs against England, utilizing the swinging conditions to his advantage.
Davis stands alone as the sole bowler who take 7 wickets in a single innings during a 60-over World Cup match. This remarkable feat unfolded in the 1983 World Cup, pitted against a formidable Australian team. Davis achieved this feat by claiming an impressive 7 wickets for 51 runs in just 10.3 overs.
Best Bowling Figures in Cricket World Cup
Here is the list of bowlers with best bowling figures in ICC World Cup:
|2015||Tim Southee||9||7||33||0||3.66||New Zealand||England|
|1983||Winston Davis||10.3||7||51||0||4.85||West Indies||Australia|
|2003||Shane Bond||10||6||23||2||2.3||New Zealand||England|
|2003||Chaminda Vaas||9.1||6||25||2||2.72||Sri Lanka||Bangladesh|
|2011||Kemar Roach||8.3||6||27||0||3.17||West Indies||Netherlands|
|2015||Mitchell Starc||9||6||28||0||3.11||Australia||New Zealand|
|2011||SL Malinga||7.4||6||38||0||4.95||Sri Lanka||Kenya|
Who has the Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup History?
Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has best bowling figures in a World Cup match. He took 7 wickets for just 15 runs in 7 overs against Namibia in World Cup 2003.
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