As we eagerly await the ICC World Cup 2023 final showdown between India and Australia, let’s take a closer look at the standout bowlers who have been making their mark in the lead-up to the big match.
Leading the pack is India’s pace sensation, Mohammed Shami, who sits at the summit of active players with the highest number of wickets.
Shami has been a force to be reckoned with, claiming an impressive 38 wickets in 24 ODI encounters against Australia. His standout performance includes a memorable spell of 5 wickets for 51 runs.
Following closely is India’s premier spinner, Ravindra Jadeja, securing the second spot with 37 wickets in 43 matches against the Aussies.
Notably, his standout moment came in the ICC World Cup 2023 clash against Australia, where he took three crucial wickets for just 28 runs in his 10-over spell.
Australia’s spin maestro, Adam Zampa, holds the third position in the list, boasting 34 wickets in a mere 22 matches against the formidable Indian lineup. His best figures of four wickets for 45 runs were recorded during Australia’s tour to India in 2023.
The fourth spot is claimed by India’s mystery spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, who has scalped 31 wickets in 21 encounters against the five-time champions. Kuldeep’s standout moment was a gripping performance, clinching three wickets for 54 runs.
Rounding off the top five is India’s pace ace, Jasprit Bumrah, who has notched up 28 wickets in 20 ODIs against Australia.
His standout bowling figure came when he secured three wickets for 61 runs against the Australian batters. As we gear up for the final, these bowlers will undoubtedly play pivotal roles in determining the fate of the coveted ICC World Cup trophy.