ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1979 Highest Wicket Takers

Let’s take a look at ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1979 highest wicket takers.

We will keep providing you with the milestones and accomplishments that stand out in cricket history. Today, we’ll talk about the bowlers who were the most effective and took the most wickets during the 1979 Cricket World Cup. In the 1970s and 1980s, fast bowlers were a big part of cricket. The regulations and pitches at that time would have greatly benefited the rapid bowlers.

Back then, neither the blowers nor the fields had any restrictions on the amount of bouncers that could be used in a single over. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the first several cricket world cups saw some of the finest bowlers in history turning in some outstanding bowling performances. Recalling the five brave bowlers who recorded the most strikes,

1.Mike Hendrick (England)

In the 1979 World Cup, Hendrick proved to be the most effective fast bowler. He had the most wickets of any bowler in the competition with 10, taking 10. Hendrick bowled steadily throughout every game, but his greatest performance came against Pakistan at Headingley, where he claimed 4 wickets for just 15 runs. Hendrick captured two Caribbean wickets during the match versus West Indies at Lord’s, including the crucial one of Alvin Kallicharran.

Hendrick provided England with many tight overs during crucial moments while bowling with an excellent economy rate of 2.66. He had an excellent strike rate of one wicket every 33 balls and averaged less than 15 runs per wicket. It was Hendrick.

2. Brian McKechnie (New Zealand)

In the 1979 Cricket World Cup, the Kiwi quickie was his team’s top bowler. In the four tournament matches, he recorded 9 wickets. At Trent Bridge, McKechnie’s best ball handling display came against Sri Lanka. As New Zealand bowled Sri Lanka for 189 and went on to win the match by 9 wickets, he grabbed 3 wickets for 24 runs. For his team, Brian was a valuable lower-order batsman.

3.  Asif Iqbal (Pakistan)

In the 1979 Cricket World Cup, Iqbal led a Pakistani team that had significantly improved. He set the example in both the bowling and hitting areas. With an economy rate of 3.34 runs per over, the right-arm medium-fast bowler claimed 9 wickets throughout the course of the series. He had a fantastic strike rate, taking a wicket with an average of just over 17 runs every 31 deliveries he bowled.

4. Chris Old (England)

He was a useful batsman as well as one of the English team’s excellent bowlers. In his five matches during the 1979 Cricket World Cup, Chris Old bowled superbly for his team, taking 9 wickets. At Old Trafford, against Canada, Old had his best spell, taking 4 wickets while only allowing 8 runs to be scored. In that game, England bowled out the Canadian team for just 45 runs.

5. Michael (West Indies)

He was referred to as “the whispering death” and was one of the best bowlers in cricket history. Holding’s 8 wickets in 4 matches during the 1979 Cricket World Cup were a great help to West Indies. His first game against India included his finest bowling effort. In his 12 overs, Michael grabbed 4 wickets while only allowing 33 runs to be scored. By limiting India to just 190 runs, the West Indies squad was able to defeat their opponent by nine wickets.

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