ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2007 Highest Wicket Takers

During the 2007 ODI World Cup, which is also known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, numerous veteran bowlers demonstrated their true worth to their sides.

The 2007 ODI World Cup was held in the West Indies, but Australia won it after defeating Sri Lanka in the championship match. The bowlers from Australia and Sri Lanka dominated the competition as a whole. Now Let’s take a look at ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2007 highest wicket takers.

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga, a right-arm fast bowler from Sri Lanka, made a big impression during the 2007 ODI World Cup as he dominated the team’s pace bowling lineup. Malinga was successful in taking 18 wickets in eight games throughout the competition. In that competition, he had a total score of 58.2-6-284-18, an average of 15.77, and an economy rate of 4.86.

In that competition, Malinga’s greatest result came against South Africa in the Super 8 stage (at Providence on March 28, 2007). Malinga demonstrated his true class when South Africa needed four runs to win with more than five overs remaining and still had five wickets in hand. He not only scored a hat-trick at that time but also made history by becoming the

Robert Hogg

Australian left-arm spinner Brad Hogg had exceptional ball control. In that competition, he ended with the most wickets among left-arm bowlers. Hogg was successful in taking 21 wickets in 11 games throughout the competition. In that competition, he bowled an overall 82.5-6-332-21 with an average of 15.80 and an economy rate of 4.00.

Hogg was successful in securing two four-wicket hauls during that competition. Hogg recorded the bowling stats of 4.5-0-27-4 during the Group Stage match against the Netherlands (at Basseterre on March 18, 2007). Later, against New Zealand at St. George’s on April 20, 2007, the left-arm spinner had bowling figures of 6.5-1-29-4 during the Super 8 stage.

Scott Tait

Australian fast bowler, made a big impression at the 2007 ODI World Cup. The right-arm fast bowler finished the tournament as Australia’s second-highest wicket-taker with 23 wickets in 11 games. Tait bowled 84.3-1-467-23 wickets overall during the competition, with an average of 20.30 and an economy rate of 5.52.

In that competition, Tait was able to secure four 3-plus wicket hauls, including one of four. His impressive bowling effort (10-0-39-4) helped his team limit their opponents to just 149 runs during the tournament’s semi-final match against South Africa (at Gros Islet on April 25, 2007). He was able to turn in his best bowling performance during that match.

Muttiah Muralitharan

During the 2007 ODI World Cup, legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan spun admirably on Caribbean terrain. With 23 wickets in 10 games, he was the most prolific spinner in that competition. In that competition, he bowled an amazing 84.4-1-351-23 total with an average of 15.26 and an economy rate of 4.14.

In that competition, Muralitharan was able to secure two four-wicket hauls, one against Ireland in the Super 8 stage and the other against New Zealand in the semi-final. Muralitharan bowled 5-0-19-4 during the match against Ireland (at St. George’s on April 18, 2007). Later, in the semi-final at Kingston, the off-spinner had bowling stats of 8-0-31-4.

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath of Australia retired from international cricket following the 2007 ODI World Cup final. In addition to finishing the tournament with a record-breaking 26 wickets in just 11 games, McGrath also set a record for the most wickets ever in a Cricket World Cup with 71. He bowled an overall 80.5-5-357-26 in that competition, with an average of 13.73 and an economy rate of 4.41.

McGrath was a right-arm pacer who was highly consistent with the ball. Although he failed to claim at least one four-wicket haul during the entire tournament, he did manage to collect three-wicket hauls six times, which is the most three-plus wickets for a bowler in a Cricket match.

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