ICC Cricket World Cup Highest Wicket Takers

The world of cricket has seen some fantastic bowlers who have entertained us throughout the big event like the ICC Cricket World Cup. Before ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starts, we would like to review and tell you about the ICC Cricket World Cup Highest Wicket Takers who are currently holding the records. In this article, we will be sharing the stats of highest wicket takers in a single tournament and also the over leading wicket taker in World Cups.

List of bowlers who are ICC Cricket World Cup Highest Wicket Takers:

We are now going to share the stats of top 5 bowlers who are leading wicket takers in the World Cup:

Glenn McGrath:

Glenn McGrath is an Australian retired professional cricketer and bowler who has been considered among the greatest bowlers of all time. He is also the leading wicket taker in the World Cup. GC McGrath played in World Cups from 1996 to 2007 and after playing 39 matches, he took 71 wickets. His best bowling figures are 15 runs for 7 wickets.

Muttian Muralitharan:

As a cricket fan, Muralitharan is my favorite spin bowler of all time who is loved by many other cricket fans as well. He is the inventor of Doosra which is a special off-spin delivery and is also bowled many great off-spin bowlers. After playing 40 matches in World Cups, Muttiah Muralitharan took 68 wickets. He best figures are 19 for 4 wickets.

Wasim Akram:

Wasim Akram is a retired Pakistani cricketer and a fast bowler who is also known as the King of Swing. He played a key role in 1992 when Pakistan won its only World Cup. Wasim Akram has taken 55 wickets after playing 38 matches in World Cup.


WPUJAS is a retired Sri Lankan cricketer and medium pacer who took 49 wickets after playing 31 matches in ICC Cricket World Cup. His best bowling figures are 25 runs for 6 wickets. He played for Sri Lanka in World Cups from 1996 to 2007.

Zaheer Khan:

Zaheer Khan is an Indian retired cricketer and a fast bowler who represented India in World Cups from 2003 to 2011. He only played 23 matches and took 44 wickets with a very great average. His best bowling performance was when he conceded 42 runs and took 4 wickets.