ICC World Cup Records and Statistics - Career
Players Bowling Most World Cup Overs
  Player Country Matches Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Avg Best 4w
1 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 40 343.3 15 1335 68 19.63 4/19 4
2 G D McGrath Australia 39 325.5 42 1292 71 18.20 7/15 2
3 Wasim Akram Pakistan 38 324.3 17 1311 55 23.84 5/28 3
4 J Srinath India 34 283.2 21 1224 44 27.82 4/30 2
5 D L Vettori New Zealand 32 281.3 12 1168 36 32.44 4/18 2
6 S M Pollock South Africa 31 269.0 37 970 31 31.29 5/36 1
7 W P U J C Vaas Sri Lanka 31 261.4 39 1040 49 21.22 6/25 2
8 Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 29 238.5 2 1222 34 35.94 5/29 2
9 Kapil Dev India 26 237.0 27 892 28 31.86 5/43 1
10 S L Malinga* Sri Lanka 29 232.2 11 1281 56 22.88 6/38 3
11 I T Botham England 22 222.0 33 762 30 25.40 4/31 1
12 S T Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 38 219.1 4 1060 27 39.26 3/12 0
13 A A Donald South Africa 25 218.5 14 913 38 24.03 4/17 2
14 J H Kallis South Africa 36 211.0 13 904 21 43.05 3/26 0
15 J M Anderson* England 25 209.0 9 1081 27 40.04 4/25 2
16 Z Khan India 23 198.5 12 890 44 20.23 4/42 1
17 C Z Harris New Zealand 28 194.2 10 861 32 26.91 4/7 1
18 Harbhajan Singh India 21 192.2 8 808 20 40.40 3/53 0
19 Imran Tahir South Africa 22 191.5 5 847 40 21.18 5/45 5
20 A J Traicos Zimbabwe 20 188.0 13 673 16 42.06 3/35 0
21 P A J De Freitas England 22 187.5 30 742 29 25.59 3/28 0
22 Mashrafe Mortaza* Bangladesh 24 187.2 11 1010 19 53.16 4/38 1
23 Shahid Afridi Pakistan 27 184.0 7 831 30 27.70 5/16 4
24 T A Boult* New Zealand 19 184.0 18 850 39 21.79 5/27 4
25 J D P Oram New Zealand 23 182.2 21 768 36 21.33 4/39 2
26 H H Streak Zimbabwe 22 175.0 13 804 22 36.55 3/35 0
27 A Kumble India 18 173.1 5 708 31 22.84 4/32 1
28 S R Waugh Australia 33 173.1 7 814 27 30.15 3/36 0
29 A M E Roberts West Indies 16 170.1 29 552 26 21.23 3/32 0
30 G R Larsen New Zealand 19 170.0 12 599 18 33.28 3/16 0
31 Imran Khan Pakistan 28 169.3 18 655 34 19.26 4/37 2
32 T Odoyo Kenya 25 169.0 12 817 23 35.52 4/28 1
33 Wahab Riaz* Pakistan 20 166.4 5 926 35 26.46 5/46 2
34 C E L Ambrose West Indies 17 164.3 20 499 24 20.79 3/28 0
35 S K Warne Australia 17 162.5 16 624 32 19.50 4/29 4
36 T G Southee* New Zealand 18 162.2 16 854 34 25.12 7/33 1
37 G B Hogg Australia 21 158.3 10 654 34 19.24 4/27 2
38 C A Walsh West Indies 17 158.0 23 547 27 20.26 4/25 2
39 M A Starc* Australia 18 156.1 8 726 49 14.82 6/28 6
40 M A Suji Kenya 20 154.2 17 696 14 49.71 3/19 0

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