Top 5 Highest Wicket Takers Of India In The ICC ODI World Cup 2023. India has performed phenomenally in the 2023 ODI World Cup this year. After years of no success in World Cups, the host nation is finally able to satisfy their fans, i.e., the have not let their fans down. The Blues are currently on the top of the table with 14 points in 7 matches and are the only unbeaten team in the competition right now. Team India is the first team to qualify for semi-finals.
A lot of the credit for India’s brilliant performance in the World Cup this year has to be attributed to their bowlers, who have simply performed brilliantly. In this article, let us thus talk about the Top 5 highest wicket takers of India in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
5. Ravindra Jadeja – 9
Ravindra Jadeja has picked up 9 wickets in seven matches for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup. His best performance in the tournament so far came in the first match against Australia where he picked up three crucial wickets.
Although Kuldeep Yadav is being regarded as India’s main spinner in the 2023 ODI World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja is the more experienced one out of the two and has a guaranteed place in the team as one of their best all-rounders.
4. Mohammed Siraj – 9
Mohammed Siraj has picked up nine wickets in seven matches for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He has been India’s best pacer in ODIs for many months in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and now that Bumrah has recovered from injury, he is serving as a great No. 2.
Although many might argue that the 29-year-old has not been particularly consistent in the World Cup, he has gotten results and that is what matters in the end. However, out of all the other Indian bowlers, he has a somewhat higher economy.
3. Kuldeep Yadav – 10
Kuldeep Yadav made a phenomenal comeback in his career at the 2023 ODI World Cup. After being completely pushed away from the limelight and not being included in the national team, the chinaman has once again shown his mettle wearing the national colours. Selectors showed faith in him for the 2023 ODI World Cup and he did not let them down. In fact, he has gradually become the favorite for the lone-spinner spot of the Team alongside all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
He has picked up 10 wickets after playing 7 matches in the tournament. His performance against England was particularly phenomenal as he picked up 2 important wickets there and that too in great fashion.
2. Mohammed Shami – 14
Mohammed Shami has been Team India’s gamechanger in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He has only played the last three matches for India, i.e, the ones against New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka and was India’s best bowler in all those matches. He picked up two 5-wicket hauls – one against New Zealand and one against Sri Lanka and in the crucial match against England, he picked 4 wickets.
Thus, the bowler now has 14 wickets after playing just three matches. He also now holds the record for most wickets by an Indian in a World Cup with 45 wickets in 14 matches. He broke Zaheer Khan’s record of 44 wickets in 23 matches after his 5-wicket-haul against Sri Lanka.
1. Jasprit Bumrah – 15
Jasprit Bumrah is currently India’s highest wicket-taker in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He has been the most consistent Indian bowler in the tournament since the very first match. His return for injury was crucial in keeping India’s hopes of winning the World Cup alive and the player is living up to the fans’ expectations.
He has picked up 15 wickets in the 2023 ODI World Cup so far after playing 7 matches. However, Mohammed Shami has 14 wickets now and is closely following the Ahmedabad-born. There is a high likelihood that he will overtake Bumrah in the very next match, looking at the way the pacer is playing right now.