Every cricketer dreams to represent his national team in the ICC Cricket World Cup and play a vital role to bring the cup in the country. However, only a few players have achieved this kind of high success in their international career.
The cricketers need to become a very consistent performer for his team to feature in multiple Cricket World Cups. There are only a few players who have experienced five or more CWC tournaments, and most of these players are known as the legend in the game.
Here we are talking about the top five cricketers who have participated in the most number of Cricket World Cups. (More cricketers have appeared in the five CWC tournaments, so we have taken the names of according to the higher number of matches)
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 5 World Cups (1996-2011)
Sri Lankan legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was a member during Sri Lanka’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996. While it was his first Cricket World Cup experience, where he picked up seven wickets in six matches, the off-spinner featured in four more CWCs, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Sri Lanka finished as the runners-up in the 2007 and 2011 editions.
In the Cricket World Cup history, Muralitharan played 40 matches where the off-spinner got 68 wickets with an average of 19.63 and economy rate of 3.88. His best bowling figures in the CWC history were 5-0-19-4 against Ireland during the Super 8 stage in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. During his CWC career, Muralitharan claimed four-wicket hauls for four times.