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Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
GD McGrath (Aus) 11 80.5 5 357 26 3/14 13.73 4.41 18.6 0 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 10 88.0 14 331 23 6/25 14.39 3.76 22.9 1 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
M Muralitharan (SL) 10 84.4 1 351 23 4/19 15.26 4.14 22.0 2 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
SW Tait (Aus) 11 84.3 1 467 23 4/39 20.30 5.52 22.0 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
B Lee (Aus) 10 83.1 9 394 22 5/42 17.90 4.73 22.6 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 8 74.3 4 270 21 5/16 12.85 3.62 21.2 2 2
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
GD McGrath (Aus) 11 87.0 18 310 21 7/15 14.76 3.56 24.8 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
GB Hogg (Aus) 11 82.5 6 332 21 4/27 15.80 4.00 23.6 2 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
Z Khan (India) 9 81.3 4 394 21 3/20 18.76 4.83 23.2 0 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
GI Allott (NZ) 9 87.4 7 325 20 4/37 16.25 3.70 26.3 2 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
SK Warne (Aus) 10 94.2 13 361 20 4/29 18.05 3.82 28.3 2 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
SL Malinga (SL) 8 58.2 6 284 18 4/54 15.77 4.86 19.4 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
TG Southee (NZ) 8 72.2 9 312 18 3/13 17.33 4.31 24.1 0 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
RMH Binny (India) 8 88.0 9 336 18 4/29 18.66 3.81 29.3 1 0
Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983
Wasim Akram (Pak) 10 89.4 3 338 18 4/32 18.77 3.76 29.8 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92
CJ McDermott (Aus) 8 73.0 3 341 18 5/44 18.94 4.67 24.3 1 1
Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan), 1987/88
GD McGrath (Aus) 10 95.4 9 367 18 5/14 20.38 3.83 31.8 0 1
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
Z Khan (India) 11 88.2 5 374 18 4/42 20.77 4.23 29.4 1 0
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
Imran Khan (Pak) 7 49.5 6 222 17 4/37 13.05 4.45 17.5 2 0
Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan), 1987/88
ALF de Mel (SL) 6 66.0 13 265 17 5/32 15.58 4.01 23.2 0 2
Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983
S Madan Lal (India) 8 83.0 8 285 17 4/20 16.76 3.43 29.2 1 0
Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983
SE Bond (NZ) 8 78.0 12 305 17 6/23 17.94 3.91 27.5 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
M Muralitharan (SL) 10 87.4 7 319 17 4/28 18.76 3.63 30.9 1 0
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
L Klusener (SA) 9 75.5 5 350 17 5/21 20.58 4.61 26.7 0 1
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 10 83.4 4 379 17 5/35 22.29 4.52 29.5 0 1
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
AJ Bichel (Aus) 8 57.0 7 197 16 7/20 12.31 3.45 21.3 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
VC Drakes (WI) 6 51.5 7 208 16 5/33 13.00 4.01 19.4 0 2
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
NW Bracken (Aus) 10 71.4 10 258 16 4/19 16.12 3.60 26.8 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
IT Botham (Eng) 10 89.0 7 306 16 4/31 19.12 3.43 33.3 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 9 78.0 3 311 16 3/41 19.43 3.98 29.2 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92
AA Donald (SA) 9 82.0 7 325 16 4/17 20.31 3.96 30.7 2 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
CZ Harris (NZ) 9 72.1 4 342 16 3/15 21.37 4.73 27.0 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92
J Srinath (India) 11 91.1 4 369 16 4/30 23.06 4.04 34.1 2 0
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 10 80.5 6 391 16 3/11 24.43 4.83 30.3 0 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
DL Vettori (NZ) 10 97.4 2 447 16 4/23 27.93 4.57 36.6 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
RJ Peterson (SA) 7 56.0 5 238 15 4/12 15.86 4.25 22.4 1 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
A Kumble (India) 7 69.4 3 281 15 3/28 18.73 4.03 27.8 0 0
Wills World Cup (in India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka), 1995/96
A Nehra (India) 9 69.1 9 289 15 6/23 19.26 4.17 27.6 1 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
M Muralitharan (SL) 9 71.0 1 291 15 4/25 19.40 4.09 28.4 1 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
Wasim Akram (Pak) 10 90.4 6 342 15 4/40 22.80 3.77 36.2 1 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
Yuvraj Singh (India) 9 75.0 2 377 15 5/31 25.13 5.02 30.0 0 1
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, ICC Cricket World Cup final, Apr 2, 2011 [ODI # 3148]
India v Pakistan at Mohali, ICC Cricket World Cup 2nd semi final, Mar 30, 2011 [ODI # 3147]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), ICC Cricket World Cup 1st semi final, Mar 29, 2011 [ODI # 3146]
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