World Cup 2023 top wicket-takers after ENG vs PAK: Zampa on top with 22 wickets; Afridi into top five

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Here is the list of the top five wicket-takers in the World Cup.

Published : Nov 06, 2023 21:57 IST , CHENNAI - 1 MIN READ

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi in action.
Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi in action. | Photo Credit: AP

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi in action. | Photo Credit: AP

The 13th edition of the ICC ODI World Cup will be played in India from October 5 to November 19.

Ten teams are participating in the tournament, which will be played in a single round-robin group stage format, followed by the semifinals and final.

Australia’s Adam Zampa picked two wickets against Bangladesh to climb to the top of the list, with 22 wickets, while also breaking the record for most wickets by an Australian spinner in a single World Cup edition.

Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka is second with 21 wickets while South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee is third with 18.

Shaheen Afridi became the new entrant in the top five after picking two wickets against England and sits joint third alongside Coetzee with 18 wickets.

Here are the leading wicket-takers in World Cup 2023:

Bowler Innings Wickets Average Economy Best
Adam Zampa (AUS) 9 22 18.90 5.26 4/8
Dilshan Madushanka (SL) 9 21 25.00 6.70 5/80
Gerald Coetzee (SA) 7 18 19.38 6.40 4/44
Shaheen Afridi (PAK) 9 18 26.72 5.93 5/54
Marco Jansen (SA) 8 17 24.41 6.41 3/31
Mohammed Shami (IND) 4 16 7.00 4.30 5/18

(Updated till ENG vs PAK match)

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