Boult Makes History: First New Zealand Bowler to Capture 50 Wickets in ODI World Cup
Trent Boult etches his name in history, becoming the inaugural New Zealand bowler to secure 50 wickets in the ICC ODI World Cup. A testament to his bowling prowess and contribution to the team’s success.
In a historic feat, Trent Boult achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first New Zealand bowler to capture 50 wickets in the ICC ODI World Cup. This milestone was reached during the match against Sri Lanka at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Tim Southee secures the second spot on the list with 38 wickets, while Boult now stands as the third left-arm pacer in ODI World Cup history to achieve the milestone of 50 or more wickets. The top position in this elite group is held by Mitchell Starc of Australia, leading with 59 scalps at an impressive average of 19.74.
Former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram, who previously held the record, is now surpassed by Starc. Akram had taken 55 wickets at an average of 23.83. Boult has also surpassed Chaminda Vaas (49) to join this exclusive club among left-arm pacers.
Boult’s achievement extends beyond national boundaries, making him the sixth bowler overall to secure 50-plus wickets in the ODI World Cup. Glenn McGrath, the former Aussie pacer, leads the list with 71 scalps at an outstanding average of 18.19. Following closely, Sri Lanka’s spin maestro Muthiah Muralidaran occupies the second position with 68 scalps at 19.63.
Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Starc trail with 56 and 59 wickets, respectively, while Wasim Akram occupies the fifth position with 55 scalps. Boult, with 52 wickets, stands in sixth place.
In the ongoing World Cup, Boult has showcased his bowling prowess, claiming 11 wickets in the nine matches he has played.