Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ODI World Cups. The Men in Yellow were thoroughly dominant across all facets of the game, which is why they were able to churn out favourable outcomes in their favour. It is worth noting that they have won a record five ODI World Cups, more than any other team in the history of the ODI World Cup.
Australia won the fifth ODI World Cup in the 2015 edition when they got the better of the New Zealand cricket team in the final to clinch the major honour. Case in point, Australia have always been a nation that has produced top-quality fast bowlers. In this article, let’s go through the names of three Australians who took the most wickets in ODI World Cup history.
1. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He was one of the pivotal bowling weapons for Australia during the heydays of his career. He bowled several impactful spells and reaped rewards. It is worth noting that Glenn McGrath is the leading wicket-taker in the history of World Cups with 71 wickets including 2 five-wicket hauls.
2. Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc has been one of the most productive pace weapons for the national cricket team across all three formats of the game. Starc, who is Australia’s most successful fast bowler of the present era is the second-leading wicket-taker for the Australian cricket team in the history of the ODI World Cup. He took 49 wickets in 18 matches at an average of 14.81 including 3 four-wicket hauls and 3 five-wicket hauls.
3. Brett Lee
Brett Lee is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He bowled several match-winning and impactful bowling spells for the team when it mattered the most. Brett Lee comes third on the list as the third-leading wicket-taker for Australia in the history of the World Cups. He took 35 wickets in 17 matches including 2 four-wicket hauls and a five-wicket haul.