Finally, we have got our two finalists of ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, India and Australia, that means cricket still has to wait to get a new champion as both finalists are World Champions, Australia has lifted the astonishing trophy of ICC World Cup five times while the hosting team of ICC CWC 2023, India, is two times world champions. It will be either India’s third time or Australia’s sixth time, to take this glorious trophy home. Both teams have played exceptionally well whether it was batsmen or bowlers. An interesting fact is that we tell you that the leading wicket-tackers of the tournament are also from India and Australia. Who are they? The highest-wicket-taker is none other than sensational Mohammed Shami and the second in the list is Australian spinner Adam Zampa. Let’s take a look at their performances in this article and learn some important details about the ICC World Cup Final. Scroll down.
The final match of the Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and India on November 19, 2023. India made it to the final after defeating the Kiwis in the first Semi-Final while Australia became the second finalist after defeating the Proteas in a nail-biting contest. For India, Mohammed Shami has been the most successful bowler in the tournament. He cracked a total of 23 wickets in just 6 matches with a breathtaking bowling average of 9.13.
Mohammed Shami’s sensational and best bowling figure of the tournament and best by any Indian bowler in the history of the ICC World Cup, came in 1st Semi Final against New Zealand, when he sent more than half of the team back to the pavilion on his own power. The second highest-wicket-taker of the tournament is Australia’s spinner Adam Zampa who surpassed Brad Hogg’s previous record of 21 wickets at the 2007 tournament which was played in West Indies.
Dilshan Madushanka, a Sri Lankan fast bowler, is in third place with 21 wickets but Sri Lanka has been knocked out of the tournament, that means Adam Zampa can emerge as the highest-wicket-taker of the tournament if he performs exceptionally well against India. Other Indian bowlers who are in the top 10 wicket-takers of the ICC World Cup are strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah who bagged 18 wickets and Ravindra Jadeja who has been an important part of India’s spin attack alongside Kuldeep Yadav. Jadeja has 16 wickets in his pocket. India and Australia will take on each other on November 19.