world cup 2023: Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who sat on the bench in the first four matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, has become the most successful bowler of the tournament by taking 23 wickets in the next six matches. Shami is one wicket ahead of Australian spinner Adam Zampa in terms of taking most wickets in the current tournament. Zampa has 22 wickets. The right-arm fast bowler bowled lethally and dismissed seven batsmen of the opposition team in India’s 70-run win over New Zealand (IND vs NZ) in the first semi-final on Wednesday. Shami was given a place in India’s playing eleven after the injury of Hardik Pandya.
Let us tell you that 33-year-old Shami created such a stir in the World Cup with his bowling that the whole world has become crazy about him. Shami has taken 23 wickets in this World Cup. With this he has broken the big record of Trent Boult. He has become the bowler taking the most wickets in the World Cup while playing on home soil. Bolt took 21 wickets in the 2015 World Cup. This World Cup was played in New Zealand and Australia. Jofra Archer took 20 wickets in the 2019 World Cup played in England. Shami, who was elected ‘Player of the Match’, equaled Shane Warne. As a specialist bowler, Shami has won four ‘Player of the Match’ awards in the ODI World Cup. Warne had also won the same number of awards in the ODI World Cup. Glenn McGrath (6) has won the most Player of the Match awards as a specialist bowler.
left the bolt behind
Shami now has a total of 56 wickets in the ODI World Cup. In this matter he left Bolt behind, who has taken 55 wickets in the World Cup. Australia’s legendary bowler McGrath (71) has taken the most wickets in cricket’s biggest tournament. Muttiah Muralitharan (68) is in second place and Mitchell Starc (59) is in third place. Shami took seven wickets for 57 runs, this is his best performance so far in a knockout game. He bowled the best for India in ODIs. Apart from him, no Indian bowler has taken seven wickets in an ODI match. Before Shami, the record of best bowling in ODI for India was in the name of Stuart Binny. Binny took 6 wickets for 4 runs against Bangladesh in 2014.
Took so many wickets in the World Cup
Shami has become the bowler who has taken the maximum number of five wicket hauls in the World Cup. He has done this feat for the fourth time. At number two is Starc, who has achieved this feat thrice. Shami has also become the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup. He achieved this feat as soon as he took the third wicket against New Zealand. He completed 50 wickets in 17 innings of just 17 matches. Starc was earlier the fastest player to take 50 World Cup wickets, he achieved this feat in 19 matches. Shami is the first Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in the World Cup.
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