Mohammed Shami became India’s highest wicket-taker in ODI World Cup history during the India versus Sri Lanka 2023 World Cup match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
With 45 wickets in ODI World Cups, Shami went past Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath after his fifer against the Lankans.
Zaheer and Srinath have 44 wickets in World Cups for India.
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Shami also entered the top 10 list of the highest wicket-takers in ODI World cup history, which is topped by Glenn McGrath’s 71 scalps.
Among active international cricketers, only Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult are above Shami in the list with 56 and 49 wickets, respectively.
Shami picked his third World Cup five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on November 2. Shami is now level with Starc in having the most five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cups.
Most wickets for India in ODI World Cup
- Mohammed Shami - 45 wickets in 14 matches
- Zaheer Khan - 44 wickets in 23 matches
- Javagal Srinath - 44 wickets in 34 matches
- Jasprit Bumrah - 33 wickets in 16 matches
- Anil Kumble - 31 wickets in 18 matches
Top 10 all-time wicket-takers in ODI World Cup
- Glenn McGrath (AUS) - 71 wickets in 39 matches
- Muthiah Muralidaran (SL) - 68 wickets in 40 matches
- Mitchell Starc (AUS) - 56 wickets in 24 matches
- Lasith Malinga (SL) - 56 wickets in 29 matches
- Wasim Akram (PAK) - 55 wickets in 38 matches
- Chaminda Vaas (SL) - 49 wickets in 31 matches
- Trent Boult (NZ) - 49 wickets in 26 matches
- Mohammed Shami (IND) - 45 wickets in 14 matches
- Zaheer Khan (IND) - 44 wickets in 23 matches
- Javagal Srinath (IND) - 44 wickets in 34 matches
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