Today we talk about the bowlers who took the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2007. The bowlers in the World Cup 2007 found it tough to control the batsmen during the matches. But some of the bowlers did try and succeeded in keeping the aggression of the hard-hitting batsmen well under control. To make the tournament more enterprising the bowlers had a tough time but still they performed well. Here, we detail the top 5 list of the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2007.
The following list shows the top five bowlers who had performed well during the World Cup 2007.
|5||Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||8||58.2||284||18||15.77||19.4||4.86||4/54|
|2||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||10||84.4||351||23||15.26||22.0||4.14||4/19|
5. Lasith Malinga – Sri Lanka
Lasith Malinga the specialist death bowler of Sri Lanka as he was called had bowled well in the matches and had given few victories to his team in the tournament. Malinga had just played 8 matches and had taken 18 wickets with the bowling average of 15.77. Thus got himself among the top 5 list of the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2007.
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4. Brad Hogg – Australia
The all-rounder Brad Hogg had a very impressive tournament. Brad Hogg was the third Australian bowler to become top performer of the World Cup. Hogg had played all the 11 matches played by Australia in the tournament and took 21 wickets with bowling average of 15.80.
3. Shaun Tait – Australia
Shaun Tait had wonderful tournament. He had supported McGrath well during the matches. Tait remained one of the top bowlers in the tournament when he took 23 wickets in 10 matches. His bowling average remained at 20.30. Thus got himself among the top 5 list of the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2007.
2. Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka
The wizard of spin bowling, Muralitharan had influence over the batsmen while he helped his team to perform better. Muralitharan had taken 23 wickets while playing in 10 matches in the tournament. His bowling average was 15.26.
1. Glenn McGrath – Australia
McGrath broke Wasim Akram’s record of 55 wickets which was the highest number of wickets during World Cup. His performance for the highest number of wickets in World Cup matches when he took 26 wickets in 11 matches with bowling average 13.73. Thus got himself to top the list of most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2007.
These were the top 5 wicket-takers in Cricket World Cup 2007. Don’t forget to pen down your comments.