Bowlers play a quintessential role in taking the wickets, keeping the opposition batsmen in check, and contributing to the success of the team. When a team comprises a set of quality bowlers, they are destined to run through the defence of the opposition and bundle out the team for a low score.
The ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament has seen many bowlers pulling off a barrage of tricks under their sleeves to take wickets when it really mattered the most. In this article, we will now take a glimpse at the five best bowling figures in the ongoing edition of the World Cup.
1. Mohammad Shami
India’s experienced paceman Mohammad Shami has by far been the best bowler in the ongoing marquee tournament. The right-arm fast bowler’s performances have been nothing short of an effect. He registered the best bowling figures of 7/57 against the New Zealand cricket team at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the semi-final of the marquee tournament.
2. Mohammad Shami
Mohammad Shami exploited the conditions to generate movement of the ball in the ongoing World Cup. Moreover, he bowled late outswingers, and inswingers and found seam movement off the pitch which troubled the batters. Rightly so, he registered the second-best bowling figures of 5/18 against Sri Lanka in the group stage fixture of this edition’s tournament.
3. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has been the third-leading wicket-taker for India in the ongoing ODI World Cup as he has accounted for 16 wickets to his credit in the 10 games he has played so far. He brought the best out of himself in the group stage fixture against South Africa, in which he registered 5/33 in his quota of 10 overs.
4. Mohammad Shami
Mohammad Shami is currently the leading wicket-taker in ICC ODI World Cup 2023, despite missing the first four games of the mega tournament. The right-arm fast bowler accounted for 23 dismissals in six games. Notably, he became the first bowler to take four five-wicket hauls in a single edition of the World Cup. Shami registered 5/54 against New Zealand in the group-stage fixture.
5. Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi is known for his ability to bowl at different angles to challenge the right-handed batsmen. His performances were pretty decent in the ongoing World Cup, in which he took 18 wickets in the nine games he played in the tournament. The left-arm paceman registered the fifth-best bowling figures in the ongoing World Cup. He registered 5/54 against Australia in the group-stage fixture.