Most wickets taken in an ICC World Cup tournament (male)
Mitchell Starc
27 total number
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Pace bowler Mitchell Starc (Australia) took 27 wickets in 10 matches – at an average of 18.59 runs per wicket – at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales between 1 June and 11 July.

The previous record was held by fellow Australian Glenn McGrath, who took 26 wickets in 11 matches – at an average of 13.73 runs per wicket – at the tournament held in the West Indies in 2007. McGrath is the leading wicket-taker in World Cup history with 71 victims.

Starc achieved two five-wicket hauls at the 2019 World Cup: 5 for 46 against the West Indies at Trent Bridge on 6 June and 5 for 26 against New Zealand at Lord’s on 29 June.

New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson was the next most successful bowler at the 2019 World Cup with 21 wickets.

Starc was also the leading wicket-taker at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (22 wickets).