Australia’s fearsome fast-bowler Glenn McGrath is the leading wicket-taker in the ICC World Cup. He was instrumental in Australia’s consecutive World Cup wins in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
Sri Lanka’s Muthiah Muralidaran closely follows Glenn McGrath with 68 wickets in the World Cup in 30 innings. A master of spin, Muralidaran is one of the greatest bowlers
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, known for his deadly yorkers, claimed 56 wickets in 28 World Cup innings, with a best of 6/38.
Pakistan's Wasim Akram is fourth in ICC World Cup history with 55 wickets in 38 matches since his 1987 debut. Avg: 23.83, Econ: 4.04.
Australia's left-arm pacer, Mitchell Starc, is fifth in ICC World Cup's top wicket-takers with 54 wickets in 21 matches (2015-2023), averaging 15.79.
In 31 World Cup games, Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) claimed 49 wickets at 3.97 economy, with a best of 6/25. He led with 23 wickets in 2003 WC.
Zaheer Khan and Srinath share the top spot with 44 wickets in ODI World Cup 2003-2011, thanks to Zaheer's debut success in 2003.
He took part in four World Cups (1992, 1996, 1999, and 2003) and shared India's highest wicket-taker title in those tournaments with Zaheer Khan, securing 44 wickets.
At 40, Imran Tahir became the oldest participant in the 2019 World Cup and achieved the title of South Africa's all-time leading wicket-taker during their match against Pakistan.
In 2007, Trent Boult, a skilled left-handed swing bowler, made his First-Class cricket debut with the New Zealand 'A' team in India. He later joined the Under-19 World Cup squad in 2008.