Cricket World Cup 2023 top wicket takers: Mohammed Shami claims crown ahead of Adam Zampa

Cricket World Cup 2023 top wicket takers: Mohammed Shami claims crown ahead of Adam Zampa

Mohammed Shami has been crowned the leading wicket taker at the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

A superb performance in India's semi-final win over New Zealand, bagging a total of seven wickets, on Wednesday put him past Australia spinner Adam Zampa - having gone for less than half the runs.

Zampa did not add to his tally as he went wicketless in the semi-final against South Africa, but he went briefly level on 23 wickets with a strong showing in the final on Sunday.

Shami then took the first wicket of David Warner to virtually ensure he will top the standings.

Dilshan Madushanka, who took a five-wicket haul against India, set the pace earlier in the tournament with 21 wickets, but Sri Lanka's group-stage exit ensured he could not compete at the top heading into the knockout stages. Gerald Coetzee shone for South Africa throughout the tournament, but he could not lead his country to a semi-final win.

Cricket World Cup 2023 top wicket takers

Position

Bowler

Country

Wickets

Runs

1

Mohammad Shami

India

24

221

2

Adam Zampa

Australia

23

515

3

Dilshan Madushanka

Sri Lanka

21

525

4

Gerald Coetzee

South Africa

20

396

5

Jasprit Bumrah

India

18

330

6

Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan

18

481

7

Marco Jansen

South Africa

17

450

8

Mitch Santner

New Zealand

16

449

9

Bas de Leede

Netherlands

16

487

10

Haris Rauf

Pakistan

16

533

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