Leading wicket takers in World Cup 2023: The World Cup 2023 is at its halfway mark. It has been a thoroughly entertaining tournament so far; the upsets caused by Afghanistan and the Netherlands have added to the excitement while the utter domination of India and South Africa has been jaw-dropping to witness.
The tournament has been a high-scoring one so far with scores of over 300 and centuries being racked up almost in every other game. Most bowlers haven’t had much to say, but the high-quality ones have made impactful performances even if wickets haven’t come easily.
Here are the Leading Wicket Takers in World Cup 2023
(stats updated till Oct 24)
According to Who is top wicket taker in World Cup 2023, it is no surprise that a spinner is leading the wickets tally in a tournament in India. New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner has taken 12 wickets in 5 outings at an average of only 16.91 and an economy of 4.25. He took a five-wicket haul against the Netherlands.
Jasprit Bumrah has been undoubtedly the best bowler in the World Cup 2023. The India fast bowler who was at the forefront of India’s win against Pakistan has snapped up 11 wickets at an average of 16.27 and an incredibly parsimonious economy of 3.8! If Bumrah plays all matches, he could finish as the top wicket-taker in the tournament.
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Sri Lanka’s left-arm seamer Dilshan Madushanka is a surprising name up here in this list at the third spot. Having showcased impressive new-ball swing movement, Madushanka has snared 11 wickets in 4 outings. He recorded a brilliant three-fer against Australia – which included wickets of David Warner and Steve Smith – and a four-fer against the Netherlands.
With the lack of swing movement in the Indian conditions, Matt Henry has adjusted brilliantly in the tournament to bowl scramble and wobble seam delivery and get seam movement. Henry has taken 10 wickets so far at an average of 21.7. New Zealand have two bowlers in the top 5 wicket-takers.
South Africa shifted Kagiso Rabada from a new-ball bowler to first-change, and it has worked well for both the team and the senior fast bowler. Rabada has 10 wickets to his name so far at an average of 21.9. His best of 3/33 came in a crucial win against Australia.