2011 World Cup: Top 5 Most Wicket-Takers

2011 World Cup: Top 5 Most Wicket-Takers

Zaheer Khan
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India finished their 28-year-long wait to win their second Cricket World Cup trophy by winning the 2011 World Cup trophy (officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011). Like the many reputed batsmen, many famous bowlers also enjoyed during this coveted tournament.

Though both the pacers and spinners played the vital roles in the 2011 World Cup, the spinners were more effective in that particular tournament.

Here we are talking about the top five most wicket-takers in the 2011 World Cup.

Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 15 wickets

Muttiah Muralitharan, 2011 World Cup, most wicket-taker
Muttiah Muralitharan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan retired from the international cricket after the final of the 2011 World Cup, where his team finished as the runners-up. Sri Lanka’s most wicket-taker in that tournament Muralitharan took 15 wickets in that tournament after bowling in eight innings.

At the end of that tournament, the Sri Lankan off-spinner had the overall bowling figures of 71-1-291-15 with an average of 19.40 and economy rate of 4.09. His best bowling figures in that tournament was 8-0-25-4 against New Zealand during the Group Stage of the tournament (at Mumbai on 18th March 2011).