ODI World Cup 2023: This year’s ODI World Cup 2023 has been a treat to watch like all the previous editions. The batsmen are the ones who are on song during this fifty overs event in India and they have also been helped by the batting paradise surfaces and even the shorter boundaries.
But the bowlers who get very little assistance from the pitches have found challenging to bowl. Despite that, the bowlers have delivered in crunch moments for the respective teams and because of them this ODI World Cup 2023 has been good to watch as of now and the entertainment value too hasn’t gone down.
Today in this segment, we will bring the names of three bowlers who have picked up a five-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup 2023. Only one spinner has been included in this list and one Indian bowler is also present in the list of three -
The spin bowling all-rounder from the team of New Zealand was the first bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in this edition of the ODI World Cup 2023.
On the batting-friendly surfaces, Santner has delivered magnificent spells for the Kiwis side. He is also the second-highest wicket-taker in this competition so far.
Santner has picked up 12 wickets from just five one-day international matches of this fifty overs event.
His best spell of this ODI World Cup 2023 came versus the Netherlands where he picked up the match figures of 5 for 59 in his full quota of ten overs, which is the third-best in this year’s ODI competition.
The lead pace bowler of the men in green side, Shaheen Shah Afridi became the first fast bowler to get a five-wicket haul in this ODI World Cup 2023 and Afridi is also the only Pakistani bowler to achieve this feat as well in this tournament.
Pakistan is currently in the spot of bother after they faced three losses in a row. They need Shaheen to shine as he did against the Aussies.
His best spell in this year’s ODI World Cup 2023 came in a losing cause. He picked up 5 wickets and gave away 54 runs. But still Pakistan ended up on a losing side.
The veteran pace bowler is the last one to feature in this list. He was not in the playing eleven of the men in blue side for the first four matches of this ODI World Cup 2023.
But Mohammed Shami showed his class straight away in the very first match of this one-day international event, which was played against New Zealand.
Shami picked up his second five-wicket haul of his career in the ODI World Cup. He also took the same match figures like Shaheen Afridi.
Shami also took 5 wickets for 54 runs. But Shami’s spell came in a match-winning cause for Team India and that’s why the men in blue side are on the first position of the points table.