List of Top 5 ICC Cricket World Cup Highest Wicket Takers

All Cricket fans must be in search to get all records and all aspects info of ICC Cricket World Cup. Many records broke and many new records made during previous World cups. We have already provided much interesting info regarding all topics related to ICC Cricket World Cup. Today we are talking about the ICC Cricket World Cup highest Wicket-Takers.  Before we proceed, We will share the most important info here. Do you Know that All The Highest Wicket Takers Are From Asia? Surely this is also the biggest achievements for Asian Cricket Players.

This achievement really shows that the Asian Bowlers have made their undefeatable records in the ICC Cricket World Cup, either these records are in form of Bowling Line or Batting Line. Asian players proved that they can change the total scenario of the game by their amazing performances. Here we are going to provide you a detailed list of Top 5 ICC World Cup Highest Wicket Takers of CWC during different years. ICC Cricket World Cup bowling history and wicket taking bowlers record all will be discussed in this article. You can get all records info in detailed form here.

Highest Wicket Takers in ICC Cricket World Cup


Before discussing the previous record we want to ask from you, Can you predict that who can be the highest wicket-taker in CWC 2019?

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is one of the highest ranked cricket tournament. ICC launched Cricket World Cup back in 1975 for the first time,  and now the 12th successful edition of this event is going to be started from 30th May 2019 and it will end on 14th July 2019. England will host this Grand Cricket event.

List Of ICC Cricket World Cup High Wicket Takers

ICC Cricket World Cup is a major and most awaiting event for all young cricket players as this cricket event provides them the opportunity to show their hidden skills and best ever plantings in front of the whole world to become a famous and most successful person in front of the world.

The whole world has witnessed that the World Cup had introduced many legendary players back in history but sometimes this event become the main reason of career decline for many cricketers as ups and downs are the part and parcel of this game.

The most successful players including highest wicket takers are:

Top 5 World Cup Highest Wicket Taking Bowlers Names And Complete Records

Glenn McGrath39325.51292717/15
Muttiah Muralitharan39343.31335684/19
Wasim Akram36324.31311555/28
Chaminda Vaas31261.41040496/25
Zaheer Khan23198.5890444/42

Top Spot – Glenn McGrath (Australian Legend)

Top 5 Wicket Takers in World Cup - Glean MacCGrath

Glenn McGrath One of the greatest fast bowlers of all-time, Glenn McGrath is the highest Australian wicket-taker in ODI cricket. He took 381 wickets on an average of 22.02  and at an economy rate of 3.88. This is no doubt the best ever result of any Cricketer in history.

He was of an average speed bowler.McGrath was never a very fast bowler like his former teammate Brett Lee. Actually, his bowling was based on accurate line and length which made him an economical bowler as well as the highest wicket-taker.

He is the best bowler who was one of the biggest reasons why Australia was such a dominant team during the late 90s and early 2000s and his partnership with Brett Lee fortified Australia’s bowling unit. McGrath had 7 five-wicket taking records for his team.

He was known as Pidge, who had a key role in all three of Australia’s World Cup wins from 1999-2007.

He was the second highest wicket-taker at the 1999 tournament with 18 wickets, the third highest wicket-taker at the 2003 World Cup with 21 wickets, and the highest wicket-taker at the 2007 World Cup with 26 wickets which is the most number of wickets at a single World Cup, as compared to Chaminda Vaas’ 23 in 2003.

Glenn McGrath is the highest wicket-taker in World Cup history with 71 wickets and his best bowling figures of 7/15 have also come at the World Cup against Namibia in the 2003 year.


2nd Position Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lankan Spin Magician)

Top 5 Wicket Takers in World Cup - Murli

Murali is the second highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 534 wickets

He is having greatest exponents of bowling earlier in the list, He was one of the best players in Sri Lanka team history.

The Sri Lankan player picked up 534 wickets at an average of 23.08 and at an economy rate of 3.93 with 10 five-wicket hauls to his names, the most for any spinner.

Murali revolutionalized the art of wrist-spin and his doosra and top-spin more than often baffled even the most skillful of batsmen. Murali’s best ODI figures are 7/30 against India at Sharjah in 2000.

Murali has performed brilliantly against India, picking up 74 wickets against them. He has picked the same number of wickets against New Zealand but his most number of wickets against any nation is 96 against Pakistan. Muttiah Muralitharan is also the second highest wicket-taker in World Cup history with 68 wickets.


3rd Waseem Akram (Pakistani Icon – Swing of Sultan)

Top 5 Wicket Takers in World Cup - Waseem Akram

He was Probably the greatest player of Pakistan team, Wasim Akram was the first ever bowler to have taken 500 wickets in ODIs.

He has 502 wickets to his name at an average of 23.52 and at an economy rate of 3.89 with his best bowling figures being 5/15 against Zimbabwe at Karachi in 1993.

One of the pioneers of reverse-swing bowling, Wasim Akram formed one of the most lethal bowling attacks in the history of the sport with Waqar Younis.

He is the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in World Cups with 55 wickets which is the third most overall.

Akram had a huge role in Pakistan winning the 1992 World Cup where he was the highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets including a match-winning spell of 3/49 in the final against England where he also impressed with the bat, scoring 33 from 18 balls. He is now performing as a commentator of Cricket Matches.


4th Spot Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka’s Mr. Consistent)

Top 5 Wicket Takers in World Cup - Chaminda Vaas

Another player Chaminda Vaas has bowled the best in ODI cricket and made many records.

He was One of the greatest fast bowlers of all-time and Sri Lanka’s greatest fast bowler ever, Chaminda Vaas has taken 400 ODI wickets at an average of 27.53 and at an economy rate of 4.18 with four five-wicket hauls to his name.

Vaas holds the record for the best ODI bowling figures of 8/19 against Zimbabwe in 2001.

Known for his accurate line and length, Vaas is the youngest bowler to take 300 wickets in ODIs as well as the only bowler to have taken a hat-trick in the first three balls of a match, having done so against Bangladesh at the 2003 World Cup where he ended up with figures of 6/25.

Vaas would end the tournament with 23 wickets which at the time, was a record for the most number of wickets at a single World Cup. He is the fourth highest wicket-taker in World Cups with 49 wickets, has been a part of the team that won the World Cup in 1996.

Despite his best bowling figures coming against Zimbabwe, Vaasy has taken a bunch of wickets against India and Pakistan, having picked up 70 and 61 wickets against both teams respectively. He is no doubt a great asset for his team.

5th Position Zaheer Khan (Mr. Pace of India – One of the Fastest Bowlers of India)

Top 5 Wicket Takers in World Cup - Zaheer Khan

On 5th ranking, Zaheer Khan a great player of India cricket team. A very few bowlers have got such popularity that Zaheer Khan has got. His speed, strength, style were all superb. Zaheer Khan has bowled total 198 Overs in World Cup and he has given 890 runs. He retired from international cricket many years ago. He made a wonderful record for his team in bowling.