The world cup fantasy league fans might have noted that batsmen dominate World Cup and steal limelight mostly. However, it has also been noted the side having the best, settled and varied bowling squad wins this championship.
If you are a true world cup fantasy game fan, you might remember Windies squadofWC 1975 and 1979. Again, recollect the Indian squad of 1983 & 2011 or Australian squad of 1999, 2003 and 2007. Almost every time the champion side had their bowling department in top form.
Hence, the bowlers of every team play an enormous role in making their team lift up the World Cup trophy. They also play a huge role in the ODI fantasy world cup fans playing fantasy cricket.
Here we look at 5 such legendary bowlers who have been the top wicket-takers in World Cup’s history. Take a look below and being a fantasy cricket world cup fan reminisce the past World Cups.
Glenn McGrath – Australia
The great seamer, Glenn McGrath is one of the reasons that the Australian team was so successful in his era. McGrath had played an integral part in the three consecutive World Cup wins from 1999 to 2007. No doubt, he is the man topping this record.
McGrath picked 71 wickets in 39 world cup games at an average of 18.20. With the best figure of 7/15, he has 2 four-wicket hauls in World Cups.McGrath is fondly remembered for his wicket of Sachin Tendulkar at during World Cup 2003 final.
Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka
The great bowler from the island nation, Muttiah Muralitharan has the most number of wickets in both test and ODI. He is the second highest wicket-taker of World Cup in the 11Wickets list. Muralitharan has taken 68 wickets in 40 matches at a terrific average of 19.63. Sri Lanka had won the World Cup trophy one time in 1996 and Muralitharan was part of this winning team. He rules this second spot with his best figure of 4/19.
Wasim Akram – Pakistan
The highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket when he retired, Wasim Akram was a part of the vicious Pakistani squad. Akram had picked 55 wickets in 38 world cup games at an average of 23.84. Akram was an important part of Pakistan’s world cup winning squad in 1992. He was also in 1999 squad when Pakistan finished as runner-ups. He had 3 four-wicket hauls with a best figure of 5/28.
Chaminda Vaas – Sri Lanka
Perhaps the best seamer of Sri Lankan team, Chaminda Vaas was a destructor. He was at his best in World Cup 2003. Vaas ended picking up 49 wickets in 31 WC games and becoming the part of World Cup winning Sri Lankan team in 1996. He had an envious average of 21.22 with the best figure of 6/25 and 2 four-wicket haul.
Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath
Both the terrific Indian legends had 44 wickets in their bag from 23 and 34 World Cup matches respectively. Zaheer was the part of the Indian attack in the victorious World Cup 2011. Srinath picked the wickets at an average of 27.82 while Zaheer had an average of 20.23.
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