Bowling is one of the main important and interesting parts of cricket. The team who has strong bowling line-up is usually a favourite to win a tournament.
The highest wicket-taker of any tournament always makes a strong fight for winning Man of the Tournament award. At the beginning of any tournament, every bowler has a personal goal to become the leading wicket-taker at the end of the tournament. The target remains same for the every bowler in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
ICC Champions Trophy is the second most popular tournament in the ODI format, after the ICC World Cup. The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy is the 8th edition of the tournament, which will begin on 1st June and it will run until the 18th June top wicket takers in odi
Besides the host nation England, other 7 top-ranked teams in the ICC ODI Rankings as on 30th September 2015, are qualified for this tournament. Apart from the hosts, the other 7 teams in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy are Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. India will begin this tournament as the defending champion.
Every bowler from each team is looking to become the highest wicket-taker at the end of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
Before we get busy to look at the most wicket-taker table of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, do check out the highest wicket takers in the previous editions of the tournament.
Highest wicket takers in the each previous edition of ICC Champions Trophy
|Year||Player||Team||Matches||Innings||Wickets taken||Best bowling figure in an innings||Average||4wk/5wk|
|1998||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||3||3||8||5/30||14.00||0/1|
|2002||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||5||3||10||4/15||7.00||1/0|
|2006||Jerome Taylor||West Indies||7||7||13||4/49||22.07||1/0|
|2009||Wayne Parnell||South Africa||3||3||11||5/57||17.81||0/1|
Most wicket takers in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy (Top 10)
|Player||Team||Matches||Innings||Wickets taken||Best bowling figure in an innings||Average||4wk/5wk|
|Adam Milne||New Zealand||3||3||6||3/79||24.33||0/0|
|Nuwan Pradeep||Sri Lanka||3||3||6||3/60||31.16||0/0|
|Imran Tahir||South Africa||3||3||5||4/27||16.00||1/0|
|Morne Morkel||South Africa||3||3||5||3/18||17.40||0/0|
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