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Cricket World Cup History: 5 players with most wickets in the tournament 

  • Here are five bowlers who are the highest wicket-takers in the history of the World Cup.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:33 IST

#4 Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) - 51* wickets from 26 matches

Lasith Malinga during th World Cup 2019
Lasith Malinga during the World Cup 2019

Lasith Malinga is fourth in the list of highest wicket-takers in World Cup and he is currently participating in the World Cup 2019. Malinga has represented Sri Lanka in four World Cups in 2007, 2011, 2015 and currently in 2019.

Malinga became the quickest to take 50 wickets in World Cup history surpassing Glenn McGrath and Muralitharan who completed this feat in 30 matches. His best figures of 6/38 came against Kenya during the World Cup 2011.

In the ongoing World Cup, Malinga held his nerves and took 4/43 to devastate the World Cup 2019 hosts and favorites England and won the game for Sri Lanka from the jaws of defeat. With Sri Lanka still in with a chance of qualifying for the semifinals, Malinga will play a key role.

Overall Statistics in World Cups

Matches: 26*

Wickets- 51*

Best Bowling: 7.4-0-38-6 v Kenya (2011 World Cup)

Published 25 Jun 2019, 20:01 IST
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