Today, we talk about the Cricketers who took the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011. The game of Cricket with change in formats, along with various restrictions has become more challenging for the bowlers than for the batsmen. But yet, the bowlers tried their best while bowling with perfect line & length while controlling the batsmen and the score-board during the course of game in the World Cup Cricket 2011 tournament.
Most Wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011
The list displays top five bowlers who took most wickets in the World Cup Cricket tournament 2011.
|3||Tim Southee||New Zealand||8||8||18||17.33||24.10||3/13||4.31|
|4||Robin Peterson||South Africa||7||7||15||15.86||22.40||4/12||4.25|
|5||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||9||8||15||19.40||28.40||4/25||4.09|
5. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
You won’t miss the name of Muttiah Muralitharan from the best bowlers’ list, when he plays in the tournament. The magical spells of Muralitharan helped his team to reach in the finals of World Cup for the second time. He tried his best while helping his team and took 15 wickets from 9 matches that he played. Among the Cricketers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011.
4. Robin Peterson (South Africa)
Robin Peterson of South Africa was a left arm spin bowler who had bowled effectively in the tournament and performed well with ball & bat. He became known when Brian Lara while playing in a test match, scored 28 runs in his over. Peterson bowled well specially against Bangladesh & England. He took 15 wickets from 7 matches during the tournament. Among the Cricketers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011.
3. Tim Southee (New Zealand)
The all-rounder Tim Southee of New Zealand was a right-arm fast-medium bowler, who could easily generate late out-swing even on damp wicket. He had an ability to turn the match at any point. His performance during the tournament remained solid and he successfully took 18 wickets off 8 matches, before the exit of his team in the semi-final against Sri Lanka. Among the Cricketers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011.
2. Zaheer Khan (India)
The handsome Zaheer Khan was the most successful fast-medium pace bowler after Kapil Dev. He was famous for his hostile pace bowling and his perfect yorkers. Zaheer Khan was one of the effective bowlers of India. He had helped his team to win the World Cup with his superior bowling during the tournament, when he took 21 wickets of 9 matches. Jointly led the Cricketers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011.
1. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Shahid Afridi the popular all-rounder of Pakistan remained consistent with ball rather than his attacking style of batting. Afridi bowled the change-in pace bowling which had always surprised batsmen around the world. Afridi bowled effectively in the tournament to get 21 wickets of 8 matches before Pakistan was knocked out in the semi-final match against India. Jointly led the Cricketers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2011.