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Top 5 bowlers with most wickets between 2007 and 2011 World Cup

Pranjal Mech
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Anderson is England's leading wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs

The 2007 edition of the ICC ODI World Cup proved to be a cakewalk for Australia as they continued their domination at the global stage by lifting their third ODI Wolrd Cup trophy on the trot.

Australia's win over Sri Lanka in the final also marked the retirement of the legendary Glenn McGrath as he chose to bid farewell at the height of glory.

Several other bowlers also walked away from the sport at the end of the tournament with many others taking on the mantle for their sides as the leading bowler.

The period between the 2007 and 2011 editions of the ODI World Cup (28 April 2007 to 19 February 2011) saw a few bowlers establish their supremacy as one of the world's best while a few enjoyed a golden run of form that saw them dominate the period in-between.

Let's have a look at the 5 bowlers who took the maximum number of wickets in ODIs between the 2007 and 2011 ICC ODI World Cup.

#5 James Anderson (England) - 92 wickets

With 92 wickets from 71 ODIs during the said period, James Anderson opened the bowling for England alongside Stuart Broad forming a formidable bowling partnership for the side.

Anderson had an underwhelming 2007 World Cup picking up just 6 wickets from as many matches but that was largely down to a broken finger he had sustained just days prior to the start of the tournament.

With Duncan Fletcher making way for Peter Moores after the 20007 World Cup, Anderson began to establish himself as a vital member of the England side across all formats of the game.

In ODIs, Anderson began to show the kind of consistency that helped him leap from the status of a good bowler to a world-class one.

Anderson's 92 ODI wickets during the period came at an average of 33.23 while he possessed a strike rate of around 38 with the ball.

He also recorded his best bowling figures in an ODI during the period as he picked up 5/23 against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 2009 helping his side dismiss the Proteas for a paltry total of 122 runs.

The visitors went on to win the match by seven wickets with Anderson picking up the Man-of-the-Match award.

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Pranjal Mech
ANALYST
An Engineer by education, Sports has been my true passion all along. Football, Cricket, and Tennis are what I follow the most. A Red Devil by heart. Dada fanatic and someone who idolises Sir Alex Ferguson for the way he managed to outwit money power with his man-management skills.
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