Fantasy Cricket World Cup History – Lowest Team Totals

Scoring low is embarrassing scenario for any cricket playing nation and its loyal cricket world cup fantasy league fans. The world cup tournament is lavish and intriguing affair for the cricket loving fans from around the world.

Every participating team in the world cup fantasy cricket tournament makes and breaks some records. Some of these records are encouraging and some are very dissatisfying.

The cricketer at the world cup cricket game believes in power hitting performances. However, there comes many days when a cricketer or a team as a whole fails to perform on the ground.

Fantasy cricket world cup match gives its fans countless memories to cherish. But today we will take a look at an unenthusiastic record of a team. Read on below the list of team with their lowest innings total in world cup so far.

Canada against Sri Lanka and England

Canadian cricket team is ruling this list for the first and second spot. They are the associate member of ICC. They first recorded their lowest in their match against England on 13 June 1979. The teams played the match in Manchester and the team scored 45 runs all out in 40.3 overs at a run rate of 1.11.

Canadian cricketers broke their own record at Paarl on 19 February 2003. They scored 36 all out in 18.4 overs at a run rate of 1.92. This record of Canadian team took the first place and the former record shifted to second spot.

Namibia against Australia

Associate member of ICC with ODI status, Namibia is holding the third spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against Australia on 27 February 2003. The teams played the match in Potchefstroom and the team scored 45 runs all out in 14.0 overs at a run rate of 3.21.

Bangladesh against West Indies

Bangladeshi team is the fourth in this list. They scored low runs in their match against West Indies on 4 March 2011. The teams played the match in Dhaka and the team scored 58 runs all out in 18.5 overs at a run rate of 3.07.

Scotland against West Indies

Another associate member of ICC with ODI status, Scotland is holding the fifth spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against West Indies on 27 May 1999. The teams played the match in Leicester and the team scored 68 runs all out in 31.3 overs at a run rate of 2.15.

Kenya against New Zealand

The Kenyan cricket team is the associated member of ICC and holds the sixth spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against New Zealand on 20 February 2011. The teams played the match in Chennai and the team scored 69 runs all out in 23.5 overs at a run rate of 2.89.

*Records have been compiled as on May 17, 2019

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Cricket World Cup Fantasy History – Highest Team Totals

The biggest tournament of cricket, World Cup 2019 has been hosting in England and Wales this year. The first cricket world cup fantasy game held in 1975, or the Prudential ’75, had also been held in England. The very first match had been held between England and Australia and the Kangaroos won that match.

Every 11Wickets fantasy cricket platform fans may know about the final battle between Australia and the West Indies. However, these fans may also know that England scored the highest in an innings during the tournament. They scored the then giant 334 runs against India and won the match by 102 runs.

While we talk about how scores have fast increased in cricket world cup fantasy game, distinctive pitches of England and Wales have apparently changed too. The surfaces are now calm, supporting batsmen to allow teams to make runs. Also, the grounds have now a better drainage system, holding less moisture letting more space for high scores by teams.

Discussed below is the list of the six highest totals in the World Cup history. Take a look at it and prepare for your world cup fantasy league to play:

Australia at Perth

The Australian team won the world cup 2015 for the fifth time and became the team winning most WC trophies. That year Australia also broke Indian record of highest team totals in WC innings. The team scored the highest runs of 417/6 at a run rate of 8.34 against Afghanistan on 4 March 2015. Player of the match, David Warner single-handedly destroyed the Afghani bowling line-up.

India at Port of Spain

Indian team ruled the top spot in this list from 2007 to 2015 world cup. The team scored 413/5 at a run rate of 8.26 against Bermuda on 19 March 2007. The match held in Port of Spain.

South Africa at Canberra and Sydney

South African team has captured the third and fourth spot in this list. They have scored 411/4 at a run rate of 8.22 against Ireland on 3 March 2015. They have also scored 408/5 runs at a run rate of 8.16 against West Indies runs on 27 February2015. The team played in Canberra and Sydney respectively.

Sri Lanka at Kandy

Sri Lankan team hold the fifth spot in this list. They have scored 398/5 at a run rate of 7.96 against Kenya on 6 March 1996. They won that World Cup tournament in 1996. Sri Lanka scored their highest world cup totals in Kandy.

New Zealand at Wellington

New Zealand team hold the sixth spot in this list. They have scored 393/6 at a run rate of 7.86 against West Indies on 21 March 2015.

*Records have been compiled as on May 17, 2019

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Cricket World Cup Fantasy – Amazing Facts

As cricket world cup fantasy game 2019 started, let’s know about some fascinating facts about previous world cups. Who can forget the seamless six of the 2011 World Cup final by MS. Dhoni?

Unquestionably, none of the Indians can. After all, we had waited for 28 years to hold the trophy again. No other cricket tournament holds as much importance to us as the world cup fantasy league.

Cricket in India became a religion when the legendary KapilDev held the precious world cup fantasy game trophy at the iconic Lord’s ground. Since then, our madness for the game became our second nature.

With cricket world cup game 2019 around the corner, all eyes are on the great Kohli and his fierce blue men. Also, Dhoni’s presence will be most valuable as he is all set to play his final world cup.

The World cup is a special event, and over the years, not only the format but the game has evolved, too. Many records broken and made. Though most of us are well-verse with World Cup facts, here are some of them you just may not know.

60 overs World Cup

At the time of first cricket world cup in 1975, the match was of 60 overs. It was only after three World Cups the tournament was reduced to 50 overs per side.

First hat-trick

Chetan Sharma was the first person to take a hat-trick in a World Cup match. On 31st October 1987, Chetan Sharma bowled New Zealand’s Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield with the last three balls of his sixth over.

Double toss in WC 2011 final

Did you know that the toss of the 2011 World Cup final happened twice? The coin had to be tossed twice after the match referee Jeff Crowe said he had not heard Sri Lanka captain Kumara Sangakkara’s call the first time. Well, he cannot be blamed for this. In the background, the roar of the Wankhede Stadium was at its peak.

Highest run-maker

The little master has scored a total of 2278 runs in his world cup matches, the highest by any batsman. Glenn McGrath had taken most wickets in the world cup tournament – 71 wickets.

Angry Indian fans and an abandoned match

The India – Sri Lanka match of 1996 was the first WC match to be abandoned. A group of angry Indian fans in Calcutta began throwing bottles onto the field as India was losing.

Fastest bowling

Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest bowl at 100 mph to England’s Nick Knight during the 2003 WC.

Zimbabwe left out in WC 2019

Since 1983, it will be the first time that Zimbabwe will not participate in a World Cup tournament.

World Cup trophy weight

The weight of the trophy is 11 kg (24.25 pounds) and the height of the trophy is 650mm.

Windies WC entry in 2019

West Indies had to win ICC qualifiers to fix their berth. The top seven nations in ICC rankings get automatically selected for the world cup. Since West Windies team was not among them, they had to battle for their spot.

No quarter-finals for WC 2019

In World Cup 2019, no quarter-finals will occur. With a total of 10 teams, each team will play nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the semi-finals.

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World Cup Fantasy League – 5 Indians with Highest Batting Averages

Two-time world cup fantasy league champions India is one of the most dominant teams in international cricket now. This is both in terms of administration and the quality of cricket.

India currently sits at the second spot in ODIs. This supremacy in world cup fantasy game is not an overnight success though. The tournament which can be attributed to having changed the situation of cricket in India forever is the 1983 World Cup victory. This has inspired generations to take up the game and also made the game hugely popular among cricket frenzy fans at 11Wickets and in India.

Since then, not many teams have performed better than India in any world cup fantasy. Apart from the 1992 and 2007 World Cup disasters, India has maintained a decent record after the 1983 victory.

One time runner-ups,3 times semi-finalists and 2011 champions, India has their World Cup heroes. Here we look at 5 Indian players with highest batting averages in cricket world cup fantasy match history:

Rahul Dravid

He has been the part of 3 World Cups from 1999 and 2007. Dravid was also the highest run-getter in the 1999 World Cup. In World Cup innings, Dravid ended with 860 runs from 21 innings with 2 hundred and 6 fifties, at an average of 61.43, a strike rate of 74.98 and the best score of 145..

Sachin Tendulkar

Playing his first World Cup in 1992, Sachin was a part of 6 World Cup campaigns for India till 2011, where India emerged victorious after 28 years.  In 44 World Cup innings, Sachin scored 2278 runs in World Cups with the highest score of 152 in 2003. He had 6 hundreds and 15 fifties at an average of 56.95 and a strike rate of 88.98.

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav “Dada” Ganguly finished his captaincy tenure as the most successful Indian skipper. One of the best Indian Skipper, he was a part of 3 World Cups between 1999 and 2007 and led his side to the final of the 2003 World Cup.  In 21 World Cup games, Ganguly scored 1006 runs at an average of 55.89 and a strike rate of 77.5. He has 4 hundreds and 3 fifties to his name with the highest score of 183.

Yuvraj Singh

He is a key part of both T20 World Cup 2007 and World Cup 2011. Yuvraj Singh has always been a big match player and fourth in our list.

In 21 World Cup innings, Yuvraj has 738 runs with the highest score of 113 against West Indies in 2011. He has 1 hundred and 7 fifties at an average of 52.71 and a strike rate of 90.33. His all-around performance earned him the Player of the Tournament in 2011.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu, India’s opener in the 1987 and 1996 World Cups, stands fifth in the list of batsmen with highest batting average by Indians in World Cups.

In 10 World Cup innings, Sidhu scored 454 runs at an average of 45.4 and a strike rate of 78.82. He had 7 fifties in World Cups, including 4 consecutive fifties at the 1987 World Cup and had a best of 93 at Bangalore in 1996 against Pakistan. He had two semi-final appearances in both the World Cups he was a part of.

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Amazing World Cup Fantasy League Records

The cricket frenzy fans around the world have been waiting eagerly for this moment. So far 11 world cup fantasy league game has been held. And Australian team has been the most successful winning the trophy for 5 times.

Now, ten leading nations of CWC fantasy cricket world are playing with one another in round-robin format featuring 45 ODIs.

The four with highest points then move to the semi-finals and play knockout for fantasy world cup 2019.

In celebration of this world cup cricket game tournament, we explore some of the prior records made here.

Unbeaten Streak of Australia

The term ‘Invincible’ had been synonymous with the Australian team from 1999 to 2007. During 1999-2011, the Australian team had an unbeaten streak of 34 matches in 4 World Cup campaigns. In those 34 matches, they had won 32 matches with 1 tie and 1 No Result.

The streak which started in 1999 eventually ended in 2011 when the Aussies lost in a group match against Pakistan. Nowadays, with teams being equally competitive, it will be a mammoth task for any international team to surpass such an invincible record.

World Cup appearances

Javed Miandad is the first player to have played in six World Cups, the first six, from 1975 to 1996. Similarly, Sachin has also played in six World Cups, from 1992 to 2011.

Record 3: Youngest captain to win a World Cup

Kapil, at the age of 24, led the Indian team to their first World Cup triumph in 1983. With that, he also became the youngest captain ever to win a World Cup. Since the average age of the captains in the upcoming World Cup is 27+, it is affirmative that the above record will continue to be unbroken for another 5 years.

Most Consecutive Centuries

Kumar Sangakkara had his best World Cup campaign in 2015. Sangakkara scored those 4 centuries in 4 consecutive matches against Bangladesh, England, Australia, Scotland.

Most runs and most 50+ scores

Sachin Tendulkar was one of the prolific run scorers in World Cups. In 44 innings, Sachin has notched up 2278 runs at a staggering average of 56.95, making him one of the consistent performers in big stages. With 6 centuries and 15 fifties, Sachin has the most 50+ scores (21) in World Cup history.

With Martin Guptill being the closest one with most runs (809) in the current players’ list, Sachin’s record is bound to be on top for many more World Cups.

Most wickets off consecutive balls

Lasith Malinga created a unique record of 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries against South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2007. In the last 2 balls of the 45th over and first 2 balls of the 47th over- Malinga picked up the wickets of Pollock, Hall, Kallis&Ntini making it 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries.

Winners in both 60 overs and 50 overs editions of World Cup

India is the only team to win the World Cup in two different formats (60 and 50 overs format). Back in 1983, India won their first World Cup against the West Indies which was the last 60 overs format in a World Cup. Since 1987, all the other editions have followed the 50-over format.

The Indian team won their 2nd ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, making them the only team to win it in 2 different formats.

Most World Cup Titles

Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist share the record of Three World Cup Titles. Each was a member of Australia’s winning teams of 1999, 2003 and 2007.

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Fantasy World Cup History – Top 6 Bowling Performances

A decent bowling performance can deflect a cricket game completely. Great batting may take the primary attention in a cricket match. However, a good fantasy world cup match can be complete with fantastic bowling.

A world cup cricket game bowler delivers the ball to hit the wickets applying various methods of delivery. He can startle the batsman and provoke him to bad innings, by manipulating him into hitting poorly and sending him back to the dressing room.

In the World Cup, there have been some superb bowling moments. The bowlers who have given these performances have been responsible for great matches that made the tournament worth enjoying. Here is a list of 6 Best Bowling Performances from the previous ODI fantasy World Cup. Let us check out them, and how they worked with the matches.

Glenn McGrath – 7/15

The legendary retired pacer from Australia, Glenn Donald McGrath is one of the greatest bowlers of the nation. During the 31st match of Pool A in World Cup 2003, Glenn McGrath took 7 wickets in his 7 over spell out of which 4 overs were maidens. He gave just 15 runs with an unbelievable economy rate of 2.14. The match was at North West Cricket Stadium between Australia and Namibia on 27th February 2003.

Andy Bichel – 7/20

Another retired bowler from the Australian team, Andy Bichel was an extremely talented seam bowler. During the 37th match of Pool A in World Cup 2003, Bichel took 7 wickets in his 10 over spell while yielding just 20 runs with an awful economy rate of 2.00. This match was at St George’s Park Stadium between Australia and England on 2nd March 2003.

Tim Southee 7/33

New Zealand’s right-arm fast-medium bowler Tim Southee is famous for his late outswings. He has delivered one of the best bowling performances in the World Cup 2015. It was the 9th match of pool A at Westpac Stadium on 20th February 2015. Southee took 7 wickets against England in 9 over spell, while conceding just 33 runs with an economy rate of 3.66.

Winston Davis – 7/50

Former Windies cricketer Winston Davis represented the West Indies’ World Cup squad in 1983. Cricket world cup fantasy league fans of 11Wickets.com still consider his bowling performances in World Cup 1983 as one of his best. During the 7th match of Group B, Windies faced Australia at the Headingley Cricket Stadium on 11th June 1983. Davis took 7 wickets in his 10.3 over spell with an economy rate of 4.85.

Gary Gilmour – 6/14

We get another Australian bowler on our list. Former Australian Bowler who was left-arm swinger Gary “Gus” John Gilmour was in the World Cup 1975 squad. He had given one of his best bowling performances at the semi-final of the tournament. Australia was facing England at the Headingley Cricket Stadium on 18th June 1975. Gilmour took 6 wickets in 12 over giving two maiden overs while yielding just 14 runs with an economy rate of 1.16.

Ashish Nehra – 6/23

Former left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra represented the Indian squad at World Cup 2003 in South Africa. India faced England in the 30th match of Pool A on 26th February 2003. Ashish Nehra took 6 wickets in his 10-over spell. He yielded just 23 runs with a marvellous economy rate of 2.30.

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan Team Stats

The cricket team of Afghanistan have come a long way in a short time span. The fantasy cricket world cup frenzy fans of Afghanistan have treasured the moment of their World Cup entry.

After participating in many qualifier matches Afghanistan had made their ODI fantasy World Cup debut in 2015. Despite the fact they finished at the 6th position in Group A matches at the league stages, they performed well. They managed to get two points and end up above team Scotland who was playing their third World Cup.

The nation played 6 matches in the World Cup 2015. Out of those 6 matches, they won 1 world cup cricket match and lost 5 having a win percentage of 16.66%.

Read on their CWC fantasy past performances & stats before we enjoy their performance in World Cup 2019.

Past World Cup Performances:

2015 – 6th at Group A in the league stages

Batting Performances:

Afghanistan scored 232 while playing against Sri Lanka in 2015. This is their highest team total in the World Cup till now.

Afghanistan scored 142 while playing against Australia in 2015. This is their lowest team total in the World Cup till now.

SamiullahShinwari of Afghanistan scored 254 in 2015. This is the most number of runs scored by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Shinwari scored 96 against Scotland in World Cup 2015. This is the highest individual score by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

The maximum number of half-centuries scored by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup is 2 by SamiullahShinwari.

Bowling Performances:

ShapoorZadran had taken 10 wickets in 2015 World Cup. This is the maximum number of wickets taken by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Zadran had taken 4/38 against Scotland in World Cup 2015. This is the best bowling performance by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping Performances:

AfsarZazaihas dismissed 7 cricketers during World Cup 2015. This is the most number of dismissals by an Afghanistan wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

AfsarZazaihad dismissed 3 cricketers against Scotland in World Cup 2015. This is the most number of dismissals by an Afghanistan wicket-keeper at an innings in the World Cup.

Fielding Performances:

Mohammad Nabi, NajibullahZadran&NawrozMangal took 3 catches each. This is the most number of catches taken by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Mohammad Nabi against Australia, NajibullahZadran against Australia &NawrozMangaltook 2 catches each against Sri Lanka in 2015. This is the most number of catches taken by an Afghanistan player in an innings in the World Cup.

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World Cup Fantasy – 3 Teams Who Never Made To Finals

Excitement and uncertainty are synonymous to cricket along with the world cup cricket games. We can see numerous instances when extremely strong teams have lost their match to their weaker opponents.

The cricketing and the world cup fantasy league universe of 11wickets.comhave seen many up and down throughout the years, particularly in the most vital tournament, the ICC World Cup. 20 nations have taken part in the event if you consider all the editions. But, the coveted trophy has been overcome only by five teams until now. The teams are West Indies, India, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

There are several ODI fantasy world cup teams who have fought to withstand the pressure of playing against the best teams and have never made it to the knock-out stage. However, a few cricketing superpowers make it to the semi-finals several times. However they have didn’t go on and secure the trophy.

Here is a list of three teams for the cricket world cup fantasy league fans who have made it to the semi-finals but have failed to seize the cup even once.

Team South Africa

South Africa has been one of the most powerful limited-overs teams worldwide ever since their debut in 1991 against India. The Proteas have developed extraordinary all-rounders and bowlers in international cricket. And they have been one of the most challenging team to beat in ODI.

The team played their first World Cup in 1992. They made it to the semi-finals before losing to England in one of the most debatable games ever played. South Africa needed 22 runs off 13 balls when rain disrupted the game. When they started again the target was revised to 22 runs off 1 ball, according to Duckworth Lewis method.

The Proteas have taken part in seven editions of World Cup. They have made it to the top 4 four times – 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015. However, they have never won the trophy.

English Cricket Team

Cricket has its roots in England. Amazingly though, the inventors have never had the opportunity to lift the World Cup trophy in spite of having played in all the 11 editions.

The English team is definitely one of the balanced teams in the ODI version of the game. The side managed to get to the semi-finals five times in the first five editions of the tournament – 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987 and 1992, however, couldn’t get the trophy.

Furthermore, the English team has also made it to the final of the tournament on three occasions – 1979, 1987 and 1992, sadly winding up on the losing side.

New Zealand Cricket team

New Zealand happens to be an incredible team in ODI, mainly because of its significant all-rounders. The Kiwis have always smacked above their weight in the World Cup and have often amazed everyone with their ambitious brand of cricket.

This island nation has taken part in all the 11 editions of the World Cup, getting to the semi-finals seven times – 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011 and 2015, which happened to be a joint world record together with the Kangaroos.

Furthermore, the Black Caps managed to get to the finals in the last edition of World Cup, losing to arch-rivals Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Fantasy World Cup 2019 – 10 Participating Team Captains

Many nations have come to the stage of the cricket world cup! But just a few have conquered it! Once more with fantasy world cup 2019, the stage will be set and we will witness an arena of terrific players.

Cricket is a team game. And, like in case of all team sports, a cricket team, too, is held together by the captain. As the leader of the ODI fantasy world cup team, a captain has to ensure balance in the team, be it in terms of focus or temperament.

A team skipper has to know when to stay calm in the face of stress and keep his head clear to strategies the match. The world cup fantasy game captain is the pillar of success in a team.

Let’s meet the top 10 cricket world cup fantasy league participating captains for this world cup, starting on 30th May.

Aaron Finch – Australia

After Australian ball-tampering episode, which saw Steve Smith suspended for a year, opening batsman Aaron Finch had been handed the responsibility of leading the team. Now, Smith is back, however, Finch will lead the Australian team at the World Cup.

Gulbadin Naib – Afghanistan

Afghanistan Cricket Board shocked everyone by choosing bowling all-rounder as captain for cricket world cup 2019. Naib replaces Asghar Afghan, one of the successful skippers, as the team’s leader.

Mashrafe Mortaza – Bangladesh

The fast bowler will be leading the Bangladesh team for the second time in the World Cup. In 2015, under Mortaza’s captaincy, Bangladesh reached the quarter-final stage for the first time.

Eoin Morgan – England

Just like Mortaza, Eoin Morgan will lead the English team for the second time in the World Cup. Though under his leadership, England faced an early exit in the 2015 World Cup. However, since then the English team has become a strong unit in the 50-over format and are one of the favourites going into the tournament.

Virat Kohli – India

Arguably the best ODI batsman, Virat Kohli will lead his side for the first time in 50-over World Cup. Interestingly, this will be Kohli’s third World Cup as a player.

Kane Williamson – New Zealand

Kane Williamson will play his first World Cup as a skipper. In 2015 edition, Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand finished as runners-up. Under Williamson, the Kiwis are looking for their maiden World Cup title win.

Sarfaraz Ahmed – Pakistan

Months before the World Cup, there were some questions over Sarfaraz Ahmed place in the team. His captaincy skill was under scrutiny as well. However, the nation’s cricket board went ahead and named him as the captain for the World Cup. It was under Sarfaraz’s leadership that Pakistan lifted its maiden Champions Trophy in 2017. He has won the World Cup at U-19 level too.

Faf du Plessis – South Africa

Middle-order batsman Faf du Plessis has been in charge of the South African team for a while now. In 2017 he was named as ODI captain and since then South Africa has done fairly well under him.

Dimuth Karunaratne – Sri Lanka

The opening batsman DimuthKarunaratne was surprisingly named as team’s ODI skipper. He is yet to lead Sri Lanka in an ODI and will begin his duty at the World Cup. He will replace Lasith Malinga, under whom Sri Lanka lost ODI series against South Africa, as captain.

Jason Holder – West Indies

Having led the team in the 2015 World Cup, Jason Holder has some experience of leading the Windies World Cup. He has been leading from the front as West Indies look to add 3rdWorld Cup to their bag.

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup – Top 5 Wicket Takers

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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