Glenn McGrath took 7 for 15 for Namibia in 2003 this is the Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup History. Batsmen are more or less dominant in limited overs cricket. However, there are some bowlers who have proved this wrong on many occasions with exceptional bowling performances.
And sometimes he did so on a grander stage like the ICC Cricket World Cup. Some of the best bowlers created absolute havoc and destroyed the opposition batting.
One such incident was from the 2003 edition where Glenn McGrath had the best bowling performance by taking 7 wickets.
let us see the Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup History
Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||7.0||4||7/15||Namibia||Potchefstroom||27 Feb 2003|
|Andy Bichel (AUS)||10.0||–||7/20||England||Gqeberha||02 Mar 2003|
|Tim Southee (NZ)||9.0||–||7/33||England||Wellington||20 Feb 2015|
|Winston Davis (WI)||10.3||–||7/51||Australia||Leeds||11 Jun 1983|
|Gary Gilmour (AUS)||12.0||6||6/14||England||Leeds||18 Jun 1975|
|Ashish Nehra (IND)||10.0||2||6/23||England||Durban||26 Feb 2003|
|Shane Bond (NZ)||10.0||2||6/23||Australia||Gqeberha||11 Mar 2003|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||9.1||2||6/25||Bangladesh||Pietermaritzburg||14 Feb 2003|
|Kemar Roach (WI)||8.3||–||6/27||Netherlands||Delhi||28 Feb 2011|
|Mitchell Starc (AUS)||9.0||–||6/28||New Zealand||Auckland||28 Feb 2015|
Key Stats Of Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup History
This is the best bowling figure in the tournament’s illustrious history. Great Australian bowler Glenn McGrath took 7 for 15 for Namibia in the 2003 Cricket World Cup this is the Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup History.
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12 more five-wicket hauls in the 2003 edition – the most in any World Cup edition.
The record for taking five wickets over 60 in this prestigious tournament.
Australia’s Mitchell Starc is the only bowler to take five wickets three times. His first 5-run haul came against New Zealand in the 2015 edition, while the other two came against the West Indies and New Zealand in the 2019 edition respectively.
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More than 13 Australian bowlers have taken five wickets at least once in the ODI World Cup. This tells you that Australia has had a powerful bowling attack for the past few decades.