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At the end of 2015 Cricket World Cup, it was Aussie pace machine Mitchell Starc who finished as the best bowler of the tournament. He shared the same number of wickets as that of Trent Boult from New Zealand at 22 but the better average and economy helped him push hi Trans-tasman rivals to second place. The Indian bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami finished at third and fourth place with 18 and 17 wickets respectively. While South African pacer Morne Morkel took fifth placed and his countryman Imran Tahir took the last spot of top-10 list of bowlers of ICC World Cup 2015. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Run-Scorers: List of Top Batsmen of WC 2015.

 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Wicket-takers: List of Top Bowlers of WC 2015

Sr. No.

Name

Country

Match No.

Wickets

Average

Economy

1.

Mitchell Starc

Australia

8*

22

10.18

3.50

2.

Trent Boult

New Zealand

9*

22

15.76

4.41

3.

Umesh Yadav

India

         8

18

17.83

4.98

4.

Mohammed Shami

India

         7

17

17.29

4.81

5.

Morne Morkel

South Africa

8

17

17.58

4.38

6.

Jerome Taylor

West Indies

7

17

19.29

5.70

7.

Wahab Riaz

Pakistan

7

16

23.00

5.56

8.

Daniel Vettori

New Zealand

9*

15

18.80

3.98

9.

Josh Davey

Scotland

6

15

20.73

6.22

10.

Imran Tahir

South Africa

8

15

21.13

4.23

Leading wicket-takers table updated till Match 49 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Australia vs New Zealand on March 29, 2015.

Tim Southee’s 7-11 against England is also the best bowling figure in the ICC World Cup 2015. It is followed by Mitchell Marsh’s 6-28 against New Zealand as well. Trent Boult of New Zealand produced 5-27 against Australia to feature third in best bowling figures.Australian Mitchell Marsh’s 5-33 puts him to fourth place while Imran Tahir of South Africa takes 5-45 to complete list of best bowling figures. India’s R Ashwin takes 10th place with his best ODI bowling figure 4-25 against United Arab Emirates. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches.

Australian players James Faulkner (2.00), Michael Clarke (2.80) are leading the bowlers list with best economy after their tight spells against Afghanistan. Daniel Vettori of New Zealand lines up in third place with 3.33 in four innings of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played so far. Pakistan’s Rahat Ali is fourth with 3.35 while South African skipper AB de Villiers complete the best five with 3.50 economy. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches.