Cricket has been dominated by Asian bowlers so far, as the top two names for Sri Lanka and Pakistan Cricket Team are leading wicket-takers in One Day International have recorded their name and became part of history. Highest Wicket Taker In ODI is Muttiah Muralitharan with 534 and Wasim Akram with 502 who only joined the 500 wicket clubs. The big names from Asian cricketing nations Waqar Younis and Chaminda Vaas have 400 or more than these wickets in One Day International Cricket. At the top five positions, only Pakistani and Sri Lankan bowlers are dominating of which Shahid Afridi retired from international cricket before joining his 400 ODI Wickets Club and fall just short of 5 Wickets only.
Leading Wicket Takers
Leading Wicket-Takers in World Cup
Glenn McGrath is top of the list, best bowling figure, and leading wicket-taker in World Cup.
- 1st Position; Glenn McGrath (Aus) is a leading wicket-taker during Cricket World Cup, he took 71 wickets in 39 matches with his career-best bowling figure 7/15 at an economy rate of 3.96.
- 2nd Position; Sri Lankan magician bowler Muttiah Muralitharan joins the 2nd position as leading wicket-taker in World Cup who picked up 68 wickets in 39 innings with his career bet 4/19 at an economy rate of 3.88.
- 3rd Position; King of Swing Wasim Akram (Pak) joins the third position for leading wicket-taker during the Cricket World Cup, who picked up 49 wickets in 31 matches with his career-best 6/25 at an economy rate of 3.79 per over.
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||71||39||39||325.5||42||1292||7/15||18.19||3.96||27.5||1996-2007|
|Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)||68||40||39||343.3||15||1335||4/19||19.63||3.88||30.3||1996-2011|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||55||38||36||324.3||17||1311||5/28||23.83||4.04||35.4||1987-2003|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||49||31||31||261.4||39||1040||6/25||21.22||3.97||32||1996-2007|
|Zaheer Khan (INDIA)||44||23||23||198.5||12||890||4/42||20.22||4.47||27.1||2003-2011|
|Javagal Srinath (INDIA)||44||34||33||283.2||21||1224||4/30||27.81||4.32||38.6||1992-2003|
|Lasith Malinga (SL)||43||22||21||170.4||7||908||6/38||21.11||5.32||23.8||2007-2015|
|Allen Donald (SA)||38||25||25||218.5||14||913||4/17||24.02||4.17||34.5||1992-2003|
|Jacob Oram (NZ)||36||23||23||182.2||21||768||4/39||21.33||4.21||30.3||2003-2011|
|Daniel Vettori (NZ)||36||32||31||281.3||12||1168||4/18||32.44||4.14||46.9||2003-2015|