ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1996 Highest Wicket Takers

Today we will discuss the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1996 highest wicket takers. The 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup sponsored by Wills was the sixth mega tournament. 

The tournament became the third Asian nation to dominate world cricket in a four-year cycle, and the World Cup trophy remained in Asia for eight years. Yes, Sri Lanka won their first World Cup in 1996. Here we are talking about the bowlers who led the list of most wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Shane Warne (Australia)

Legendary spinner Shane Keith Warne was a key member of the World Cup winning teams of 1999 and 2003. Warne averaged 21.91 for 12 wickets in 7 matches. His strike rate for this wicket was 34.2 and in the World Cup he conceded just 3.83 runs per ball. 

Shane thus became one of the top three cricketers with the most wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 4/34 against Zimbabwe at Nagpur with two four-wicket innings in the tournament.

 Damian Fleming (Australia)

Medium pacer Damien William Fleming was one of the best riders in the legendary Australian team led by Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor. Fleming takes 12 wickets in six matches at an average of 18.41. 

His strike rate through these wickets was 22.6 and in the World Cup he conceded over 4.87 runs. Fleming thus became one of the top five cricketers with the most wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 5/36 against the Indian team at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. 

Roger Harper (West Indies)

Caribbean bowler Roger Andrew Harper was in the final year of his international career. At Spinner, Roger takes 12 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 18.25. His strike rate during the tournament was 29 and in the World Cup he conceded over 3.77 runs. 

Harper thus became one of the top five cricketers to take the most wickets in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 4/47 against South Africa in Karachi.

Paul Strang (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwean all-rounder Paul Andrew Strang won his first World Cup title. Strang averaged 16 over five innings in six games. His strikeout rate in this game was 21, and in the World Cup he received 4.55 points. 

Paul thus became the top three bowlers in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 5/21 against Kenya at Patna. 

Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

The king of reverse swing Waqar Younis was one of the key members of the 1992 World Cup winning team. Waqar takes 13 wickets at an average of 19.46 in 6 innings from 6 matches. His strike rate during the tournament was 24.9 and during the World Cup he allowed over 4.68 runs. Younis thus became one of the top two wicket takers in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 4/26 against the Dutch team in Lahore. 

Also Read : ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1992 Highest Wicket Takers

Anil Kamble (India)

Legendary Indian spinner Anil Kumble had his second World Cup. Kumble took 15 wickets at an average of 18.73 in 7 innings from 7 matches. His strike rate during the tournament was 27.8 and during the World Cup he conceded over 4.03 runs. Anil thus entered many wicket-taking charts in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. His best figures were 3/28 against the Kenyan team at Cuttack. 

They are the best players of the 1996 Wills World Cup jointly organized by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Interestingly, none of the Sri Lankan bowlers were among the top three bowlers with Muralitharan, Jayasuriya taking 7 wickets each and Vaas and Dharmasena taking 6 wickets each. We hope you enjoyed the content and don’t forget to leave your comments or questions.

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