One of the most important aspects of cricket is bowling, and some of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game have performed their best at the World Cup. Here is a list of the best bowling figures in an innings in ICC World Cup history:
These are all incredible bowling performances, and they are a testament to the skill of the bowlers involved. It is no wonder that these players are considered to be among the greatest bowlers in the history of the game.
It is important to note that the conditions in which these bowlers perform can vary greatly. For example, Glenn McGrath’s performance against Namibia came in a match where the pitch was very favourable to bowlers. On the other hand, Tim Southee’s performance against England came in a match where the pitch was more balanced.
Despite the different conditions, all of these bowlers were able to produce incredible performances. They were able to bowl consistently accurate and threatening deliveries, and they were able to take wickets at regular intervals.
These bowling performances have helped their teams win matches and progress in the World Cup. They are all memorable performances that will be remembered for many years to come.
Complete List OF Players with the best Bowling Figures In An Innings ODI CWC 1975–2023
|GD McGrath||7.0||4||15||7||2.14||Australia||v Namibia||27 Feb 2003|
|AJ Bichel||10.0||–||20||7||2.00||Australia||v England||02 Mar 2003|
|TG Southee||9.0||–||33||7||3.66||New Zealand||v England||20 Feb 2015|
|WW Davis||10.3||–||51||7||4.85||West Indies||v Australia||11 Jun 1983|
|GJ Gilmour||12.0||6||14||6||1.16||Australia||v England||18 Jun 1975|
|A Nehra||10.0||2||23||6||2.30||India||v England||26 Feb 2003|
|SE Bond||10.0||2||23||6||2.30||New Zealand||v Australia||11 Mar 2003|
|WPUJC Vaas||9.1||2||25||6||2.72||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||14 Feb 2003|
|KAJ Roach||8.3||–||27||6||3.17||West Indies||v Netherlands||28 Feb 2011|
|MA Starc||9.0||–||28||6||3.11||Australia||v New Zealand||28 Feb 2015|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||9.1||–||35||6||3.81||Pakistan||v Bangladesh||05 Jul 2019|
|SL Malinga||7.4||–||38||6||4.95||Sri Lanka||v Kenya||01 Mar 2011|
|KH MacLeay||11.5||3||39||6||3.29||Australia||v India||13 Jun 1983|
|GD McGrath||8.4||3||14||5||1.61||Australia||v West Indies||30 May 1999|
|Shahid Afridi||8.0||3||16||5||2.00||Pakistan||v Kenya||23 Feb 2011|
|AJ Hall||10.0||2||18||5||1.80||South Africa||v England||17 Apr 2007|
|AG Hurst||10.0||3||21||5||2.10||Australia||v Canada||16 Jun 1979|
|PA Strang||9.4||1||21||5||2.17||Zimbabwe||v Kenya||27 Feb 1996|
|L Klusener||8.3||3||21||5||2.47||South Africa||v Kenya||26 May 1999|
|Shahid Afridi||10.0||–||23||5||2.30||Pakistan||v Canada||03 Mar 2011|
|CO Obuya||10.0||–||24||5||2.40||Kenya||v Sri Lanka||24 Feb 2003|
|Sir RJ Hadlee||10.1||4||25||5||2.45||New Zealand||v Sri Lanka||13 Jun 1983|
|MA Starc||9.4||1||26||5||2.68||Australia||v New Zealand||29 Jun 2019|
|BKV Prasad||9.3||2||27||5||2.84||India||v Pakistan||08 Jun 1999|
|A Codrington||9.0||3||27||5||3.00||Canada||v Bangladesh||11 Feb 2003|
|TA Boult||10.0||3||27||5||2.70||New Zealand||v Australia||28 Feb 2015|
|Wasim Akram||9.0||1||28||5||3.11||Pakistan||v Namibia||16 Feb 2003|
|SF Dukanwala||10.0||–||29||5||2.90||U.A.E.||v Netherlands||01 Mar 1996|
|Shakib Al Hasan||10.0||1||29||5||2.90||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||24 Jun 2019|
|Mohammad Amir||10.0||2||30||5||3.00||Pakistan||v Australia||12 Jun 2019|
The top 5 players with the best bowling figures in an innings in ODI World Cup All Time:
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 7 wickets for 15 runs against Namibia in 2003
Glenn McGrath is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He was known for his accuracy, consistency, and ability to swing the ball both ways. McGrath’s performance against Namibia in 2003 is one of the best bowling performances in World Cup history. He took 7 wickets for just 15 runs, and he helped Australia to win the match by a huge margin.
Andy Bichel (Australia) 7 wickets for 20 runs against England in 2003
Andy Bichel was another outstanding bowler for Australia. He was known for his pace and his ability to bowl reverse swing. Bichel’s performance against England in 2003 is another one of the best bowling performances in World Cup history. He took 7 wickets for just 20 runs, and he helped Australia to win the match by a comfortable margin.
Tim Southee (New Zealand) 7 wickets for 33 runs against England in 2015
Tim Southee is one of the best bowlers in the world today. He is known for his swing and his ability to take wickets at crucial moments. Southee’s performance against England in 2015 is one of the best bowling performances in World Cup history. He took 7 wickets for just 33 runs, and he helped New Zealand to win the match by a comfortable margin.
Winston Davis (West Indies) 7 wickets for 51 runs against India in 1983
Winston Davis was a fast bowler from the West Indies who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his pace and his ability to bowl bouncers. Davis’ performance against India in 1983 is one of the best bowling performances in World Cup history. He took 7 wickets for just 51 runs, and he helped the West Indies to win the match by a comfortable margin.
Gary Gilmour (Australia) 6 wickets for 14 runs against Sri Lanka in 1996
Gary Gilmour was a fast bowler from Australia who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He was known for his pace and his ability to bowl reverse swing. Gilmour’s performance against Sri Lanka in 1996 is one of the best bowling performances in World Cup history. He took 6 wickets for just 14 runs, and he helped Australia to win the match by a huge margin.
All of these bowlers are legends of the game, and they have all played a major role in their teams’ success at the World Cup. Their bowling performances are some of the most memorable in the history of the tournament.