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World Cup 2019: The highest wicket-taker of each team

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:52 IST

#8 Lasith Malinga - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs England - World Cup 2019
Sri Lanka vs England - World Cup 2019

Many cricket fans will remember Lasith Malinga as one of the greatest bowlers in World Cup history. He finished his World Cup journey as becoming the highest wicket-taker by Sri Lankan in this edition. He became the fastest bowler to pick up 50 World Cup wickets. He achieved that feat against England at Leeds.

The veteran bowler picked up 13 wickets in just seven matches. But, he wasn't economical this World Cup. His best bowling performance was 4/43 in a close game against England at Leeds.

Matches - 7, Wickets - 13, BBI - 4/43, Economy - 6.04, Average - 28.69


#7 Chris Morris - South Africa

South Africa v India - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
South Africa v India - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Chris Morris made a great start to his World Cup journey. He turned out to be a hero with the ball for Proteas when the board gave him another opportunity to prove himself. When Cricket South Africa announced their preliminary squad for the World Cup, they didn't include Morris. He came in as a replacement for Anrich Nortje as the latter was ruled out due to injury. He ended as the highest wicket-taker of his side.

Morris picked up 13 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of 5.35. He just bowled in 7 out of 8 innings in this World Cup. His best bowling figures were 3/13 against Afghanistan at Cardiff.

Matches - 8, Wickets - 13, BBI - 3/13, Economy - 5.35, Average - 26.23

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Published 22 Jul 2019, 17:36 IST
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