Today we bring you the Cricketers who picked the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. The 2013 Champions Trophy was played during June 6-23 in England, with eight teams participating divided in two groups and round robin matches among group teams would give the top 2 on points table, the 4 semifinalists who would then fight to enter the tournament final. India & England played the tournament final with India winning their second Champions Trophy title. Indian Batsman Shikhar Dhawan led the batting cards of the tournament edition. Here we detail the bowlers who grabbed the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013.
5. Ryan McLaren (South Africa)
The South African Medium Pace bowler Ryan McLaren would go on to take 8 wickets from the four matches he played at an average of 18.50 & strike rate of 20.3. With these wickets, McLaren featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. His best was 4/19 against Pakistan on June 10. Batting first, South Africa scored 234/9 with Hashim Amla’s 81. Pakistan couldn’t find courage to reach anywhere near the target and were bowled out for 167; McLaren took 4 while Chris Morris & Lonwabo Tsotsobe took 2 wickets each.
4. Ishant Sharma (India)
The Indian Medium pace bowler would pick 10 wickets from the five matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at an average of 21.80 & strike rate of 22.8. With these wickets, Ishant Sharma featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. His best was 3/33 against Sri Lanka on June 20. Batting First, the Sri Lankan team was restricted for 181/8 with Sharma’s 3 & Ravichandran Ashwin’s 3. India chased down the target and won by 8 wickets; Shikhar Dhawan & Virat Kohli scored half-centuries in this successful chase.
3. James Anderson (England)
The England Fast Bowler James Michael Anderson would pick 11 wickets from the five matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at an average of 13.72 & strike rate of 20.1. With these wickets, Anderson featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. His best was 3/30 at Edgbaston, Birmingham against Australia on June 8. England had batted first and had scored 269/6 from their overs with Ian Bell’s 91 & Ravi Bopara‘s 46 not out. Australia, in reply, could reach only 221/9; Anderson (3) & Tim Bresnan (2) were the lead tormentors.
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2. Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand)
The New Zealand Medium Pacer Mitchell John McClenaghan would pick 11 wickets from the three matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at an average of 13.09 & strike rate of 13. With these wickets, McClenaghan featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. His best was 4/43 against Sri Lanka on June 9. Batting first, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 138 with McClenaghan (4), Kyle Mills (2) & Nathan McCullum (2) being the key tormentors. New Zealand chased down the target and won by one wicket. Nathan McCullum (32) was the top scorer for the New Zealand team.
1. Ravindra Jadeja (India)
The Indian left arm Spinner would go on to take 12 wickets from the five matches he played in 2013 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy at an average of 12.83 & strike rate of 20.5. With these wickets, Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja led the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2013. His best was 5/36 against West Indies, in their first match of the tournament. Batting first, the Windies team made 233/9, Johnson Charles (60) & Daren Sammy (56 not out) were the key scorers. Jadeja (5 wickets) was the lead wicket-taker for India. Shikhar Dhawan (102 not out), Dinesh Karthik (51 not out) & Rohit Sharma (52) made sure that India won by 7 wickets.
Only one bowler took 5 wickets haul, while five bowlers took 4-wickets hauls in the tournament. These were the top wicket-takers, the ones who made the top 5 list of the most wickets in ICC Champions Trophy 2013. The eight teams’ tournament ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was won by India. Hope you liked the content, don’t shy away from asking your questions, commenting about the content.