Today we bring you the Cricketers who grabbed the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019. The 2019 ICC cricket world cup was played in England. Though the pitches had a lot of runs and produced many high scoring matches, there was a lot of help for the bowlers also. Many great bowlers delivered magical spells in the tournament and took their teams to win by even defending small totals. They did so while bowling well consistently through the series with great economy and discipline. Here are the 6 bowlers with the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
6. Mark Wood (18 Wickets)
Mark Wood was an important part of the English team that became the champions in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. He also took 18 wickets in the series with an economy rate of just above 5 runs per over. Wood bowled with the strike rate of 29 balls for every wicket and had an average of just above 25 runs per wicket.
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His best bowling came against West Indies at Southampton. The right arm seamer took 3 wickets for 18 runs and thus helped to restrict the Caribbean score to mere 212 runs. England later won the match with a lot of ease. They chased the score in just 33 overs and with 8 wickets in hand. Featured in the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
5. Jasprit Bumrah (18 Wickets)
Bumrah has been India’s best bowler in the last many years. He performed consistency well for his team in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. He took 18 wickets in 9 matches of the tournament with a great economy rate of 4.41 runs per over. Jasprit Bumrah’s wickets came with an average of just over 20 runs per wicket and a strike rate of 1 wicket for every 28 balls bowled.
He was particularly effective in the death overs with his accurate Yorkers. Bumrah’s best bowling figures came against Bangladesh. He helped his team to win the match by 28 runs after Indian had scored the first innings total of 314 runs. Bumrah cleaned the Bangladeshi tail order batsmen in quick succession and thus ensured that the match did not get dangerously close. Featured in the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
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4. Jofra Archer (20 Wickets)
The tearaway England speedster is known for his aggressive bowling approach and the uncanny ability to break partnerships. His bowling proved decisive for England’s championship victory in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. Archer took 20 wickets in the tournament with an economy rate of 4.57 runs per over. His average was good with a wicket for every 23 runs. The talented fast bowler had a strike rate of 30 balls per every wicket taken in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup.
Archer’s best spell of the tournament came against South Africa at the Oval. England had batted first in the match and made 311 runs. Jofra Archer then broke the back of South African middle-order by making quick inroads including the Protean Skipper Faf du Plessis. The hosts won the match by a great margin of 104 runs after getting all South African batsmen out for 207 runs in less than 40 overs. Featured in the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
3. Mustafizur Rahman (20 Wickets)
The talented Bangladesh medium-fast bowler also got 20 wickets in just 8 matches in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. He had one of the best strike rates among all the bowlers in the series taking a wicket in every 21 balls. Rahman also took his wickets at a good average of just of 24 runs per wicket but was a bit expensive with per over economy rate of 6.70 runs.
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Rahman’s best bowling came against India at Birmingham. He took 5 wickets for 59 runs including that of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. The Indian however won that match after posting a formidable first innings score of 314 runs. They got the Bangladesh team out for 286 thus winning the close contest by 28 runs. Featured in the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
2. Lockie Ferguson
The Kiwis were the finalists in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. It was just due to the stroke of bad luck that they could not lift the trophy. Their batsmen and bowler were aggressive and on target. Lockie Ferguson was the most successful bowler for New Zealand in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. He took 21 wickets in 9 matches of the tournament at a mighty average of just above 19 runs per wicket. Ferguson also had a great strike rate of fewer than 24 balls per wicket along with a decent economy rate of 4.88 runs per over.
The speedster who bowled consistently well in the tournament was at best against Afghanistan in Taunton. Ferguson took 4 wickets for just 37 runs in the match. He along with James Neesham made sure that the Afghan batting was all finished in just 41 overs at the score of 172 runs. The Kiwis chased that total with a lot of ease in just 32 overs with 7 wickets remaining. Featured in the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
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1. Mitchell Starc
Starc had been Australia’s best bowler in the 2015 edition of the tournament and he continued the same heroics in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. The left-arm fast bowling genius took 27 wickets in the 10 matches he played in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. Both his average of just above 18 runs per wicket and a strike rate of 20 balls per every scalp were truly impressive. Mitchell Starc also bowled his great Yorkers to great success in death overs and had an economy rate of above 5 runs per over.
Against New Zealand at Lord’s Starc took 5 wickets for 26 runs. The Aussies had got a modest score of 243 runs which looked too easy for New Zealand to chase. Starc however ran through the Kiwi middle and lower order with his amazing bowling. The New Zealanders were dismissed for 157 and Australia won that match by 86 runs. It was one of the remarkable victories in the tournament. Led the table for the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019.
These were the 6 exceptional bowlers who picked the most wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019. Do let us know your feedback about the article in the section below.
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