Let’s talk about the successful and consistent bowlers who took the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015. The series saw very high scores being consistently registered and the batsmen going on an attacking spree. However many great bowlers consistently bowled well throughout the tournament taking regular wickets. This gave their teams a consistent edge and many important victories. These bowling greats were also aided by the quick nature of pitches in Australia and New Zealand. Here is the list of 5 most successful bowlers of that historical cricketing series.
5. Morne Morkel (17 Wickets)
South Africa had an emotional exit in the semi-final match of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Morne Morkel who was their best bowler in that tournament took 17 wickets. His strike rate in that series was 24 balls per wickets whereas he had an average of 17.58 balls for every strike.
Morkel took 3 wickets for 34 runs in the match against Ireland. He also claimed 3 scalps against in the semi-final against Kiwis. The Proteas lost that rain-affected match after the scores were adjusted with Duckworth and Lewis formula. Among the 5 Bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015.
4. Mohammed Shami (17 Wickets)
Shami was another Indian fast bowler to would be consistently successful and gave his team a great service in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. The right arm quickie picked up 17 wickets in the 7 matches he played in the series with a healthy economy rate of 4.81 runs per over.
Shami had a strike rate of 21.50 and his average was 17.29 in the series. In the match against archrivals Pakistan, he took 4 wickets while giving away 35 runs. India won the match by a big margin of 76 runs. Among the 5 Bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015.
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3. Umesh Yadav (18 Wickets)
India could not get past the semi-final match of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Their star bowler Umesh Yadav had a great series as he claimed 18 wickets in 8 matches. Yadav had a strike rate of 21.40 and an average of 17.83 in the series. His best performance with the ball came in the quarter-final match against Bangladesh.
The right-arm fast bowler got 4 wickets for 31 runs in the match. Indian won that contest by 109 runs by putting on 302 runs with the bat and later restricting Bangladesh to just 193 runs in return. Among the 5 Bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015.
2. Trent Boult (22 Wickets)
Boult played a very instrumental role in New Zealand’s journey to the finals of the ICC cricket world cup 2015. He bowled with great aggression and consistency in the series thus taking 22 wickets. Boult maintained a great strike rate of 23 balls per wicket with his bowling average being 16.80 runs for every dismissal. The right arm pace bowler was also very economically conceding 4.36 runs per over.
Boult’s best bowling performance came in the league match against the Australians. He took 5 wickets for 27 runs thus restricting the Aussie team to a small total of 151 runs as they batted first. New Zealand then went on to win that match by 1 wicket, even though Mitchell Starc bowled and equally great spell in the Kiwi innings. Among the 5 Bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015.
1. Mitchell Starc (22 Wickets)
The Aussie pace spearhead was the most successful fast bowler of the ICC cricket world cup 2015. He took 22 wickets in 8 matches with an amazing economy rate of just 3.50 runs per over. The left-arm speedster maintained a strike rate of just above 17 balls per every wicket taken and a bowling average of just over 10. He would get regular wickets and bowl with a lot of accurate line and length, particularly in the death overs. Starc was one of the main players of his team’s successful campaign in the ICC world cup 2015 as they took home the trophy.
His best bowling performance came at Auckland in a very low scoring match against New Zealand. Starc took 6 Kiwi wickets while giving away just 28 runs. The great bowler nearly took his team to the win while defending a very small total of just 151 runs. New Zealand got home with the loss of 9 wickets in the match that later proved to be a nail-biter with Starc’s wonderful bowling. Led the 5 Bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2015.
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