World Cup 2019: The highest wicket-taker of each team
The World Cup is the grandest stage in cricket where players can show their abilities and talent. The exploits of the bowlers in the World Cup like Shane Bond, Glenn McGrath, Zaheer Khan, Craig McDermott, Wasim Akram, and so on will be remembered for decades to come.
In World Cup 2019 held in England, many bowlers impressed the fans, and some bowlers failed to meet the expectations. There were many low-scoring affairs in the tournament on the contrary to expectations leading up to the World Cup. This also includes the semi-final between New Zealand and India and more importantly the final of the World Cup, which were low-scoring thrillers.
Here's a look at the top wicket-taker of each team:
#10 Mohammad Nabi - Afghanistan
Afghanistan's all-rounder Mohammad Nabi ended as the highest wicket-taker for his nation. Though Afghanistan failed to win a single match, they impressed the fans with their close performances against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. Nabi almost won the game single-handedly against India with figures of 2/33 and a fighting 52 and won the hearts of every cricket fan.
Nabi picked up 10 wickets in 9 matches with an economy of 4.61. His best bowling figures are 4/30 against Sri Lanka at Cardiff, a valiant effort which went in vain as Lankans went on to win the game by 34 runs.
Matches - 9, Wicket s- 10, BBI - 4/30, Economy - 4.61, Average - 33.50
#9 Sheldon Cotrell - Windies
Sheldon Cotrell led the West Indies' bowling line-up. With his exceptionally great performances, he emerged as the highest wicket-taker of his nation. Though he wasn't economical in the whole tournament, he picked up wickets when the team needed breakthroughs the most.
Cotrell picked up 12 wickets in 9 matches with an economy of 5.85. His best bowling performance was 4/56 in a nail-biting game against New Zealand at Manchester.
Matches - 9, Wickets - 12, BBI - 4/56, Economy - 5.85, Average - 32.66