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Best Bowling Figures In World Cup

The World Cup competitions over the years have seen the best of the bowlers playing at their peak and making heads turn from all over the world. These bowlers have produced some amazing spells by being the best bowling figures which have turned the matches in their favour.


Here is the list of bowlers with best bowling figures in ICC World Cup:


Highest Bowling Figures In An Innings In World Cup


YearPlayerOversWicketsRunsMaidensEconomyTeamOpposition
2003Glenn McGrath771542.14AustraliaNamibia
2003Andy Bichel1072002AustraliaEngland
2015Tim Southee973303.66New ZealandEngland
1983Winston Davis10.375104.85West IndiesAustralia
1975Gary Gilmour1261461.16AustraliaEngland
2003Ashish Nehra1062322.3IndiaEngland
2003Shane Bond1062322.3New ZealandEngland
2003Chaminda Vaas9.162522.72Sri LankaBangladesh
2011Kemar Roach8.362703.17West IndiesNetherlands
2015Mitchell Starc962803.11AustraliaNew Zealand
2019Shaheen Afridi9.163503.8PakistanBangladesh
2011SL Malinga7.463804.95Sri LankaKenya
1983Ken MacLeay11.563933.29AustraliaIndia


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Australian pacer Glenn McGrath, who is the highest wicket-taker in World Cups, also has the best bowling figures in World Cup match. He picked up 7/15 in his 7 overs against a weak Namibian side during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. His fellow Aussie pacer Andy Bichel also has the highest bowling figures by taking 7 wickets in an innings in the same tournament. He dismantled the England bowling attack with figures of 7/20 in his quota of 10 overs.


Glenn McGrath of Australia traps Gavin Murgatroyd of Namibia LBW


New Zealand’s Tim Southee and West Indian Winston Davis are the other bowlers to take 7 wickets in an innings in the World Cup competition. Southee took 7/33 against England in the 2015 World Cup, in Australia that provided swinging conditions. Davis is the only bowler to take 7 wickets in an innings in a 60-over World Cup game. He did it in the 1983 World Cup against a strong Australian side, as he took 7/51 in 10.3 overs.


Apart from these four, nine more bowlers have picked 6 wickets in an innings. Interestingly, none of the bowlers in this list are spinners.


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