Stats: Top 10 wicket-takers in the Champions Trophy

Stats: Top 10 wicket-takers in the Champions Trophy

Jacques Kallis is the only player to be a part of top 10 wicket-takers and top 10 run-getters in the tournament.

Kyle Mills
Kyle Mills. (© Getty Images)

Just like the batsmen in the Champions Trophy who are yet to hit big, the bowlers too haven’t inflicted major damage so far as the 7 editions of the tournament. It has witnessed only one 6-wicket haul and only one hat-trick from the bowlers. Though there isn’t much difference among the top bowlers in the CT, the New Zealand pacer, Kyle Mills has taken 28 wickets, 4 more than the next on the list.

Muttiah Muralitharan stands at 2nd spot with 24 wickets while another Sri Lankan, Lasith Malinga shares the 3rd spot with Aussie fast bowler Brett Lee with 22 wickets apiece. The 5th spot too was shared with Glenn McGrath and James Anderson with 21 wickets each.

Jacques Kallis is one of the 7 bowlers with 20 wickets in the Champions Trophy so far as he picked exactly 20 scalps in the 17 games he featured. Kallis, in fact, is the only player to be a part of top 10 wicket-takers and top 10 run-getters in the tournament.

West Indian pacer Mervyn Dillon picked up 19 wickets in just 7 outings at a brilliant average of 16.68 and an exemplary strike-rate of 21.4 as he stands at 8th among the leading wicket-takers in the CT.

Here is the list of top 10 wicket-takers in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4WI 5WI
KD Mills  New Zealand 15 15 28 4/30 17.25 4.29 24.1 2 0
M Muralitharan  Sri Lanka 17 15 24 4/15 20.16 3.6 33.5 2 0
SL Malinga  Sri Lanka 13 13 22 4/34 26.68 5.14 31.1 2 0
B Lee  Australia 16 15 22 3/38 26.86 4.79 33.5 0 0
GD McGrath  Australia 12 12 21 5/37 19.61 4.03 29.1 0 1
JM Anderson  England 12 12 21 3/20 21.76 4.5 28.9 0 0
JH Kallis  South Africa 17 15 20 5/30 26.25 4.92 31.9 0 1
M Dillon  West Indies 7 7 19 5/29 16.68 4.66 21.4 1 1
WPUJC Vaas  Sri Lanka 16 16 18 2/6 27.44 3.93 41.8 0 0
DL Vettori  New Zealand 17 17 18 3/14 29 3.65 47.5 0 0

 

No bowler from India or Pakistan features among the top 10 bowlers with most wickets in CT as Zaheer Khan India’s leading CT wicket-taker with 15 wickets, occupies the joint 18th spot in the list while Pakistan Shahid Afridi picked up 14 wickets in Champions Trophy, the most for his side and is the joint 21st overall.

(Stats as on 30th May 2017)