Mohammad Shami became the first Indian bowler to pick two five-wicket hauls in ICC ODI World Cups. Shami picked the wickets of Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryll Mitchell, Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry in India’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 clash against New Zealand. Shami ended up picking five wickets while giving away 54 runs in 10 overs. He is now the ninth bowler overall to take two fifers in ODI World Cups.
Shami’s Heroic Achievement: Two Five-Wicket Hauls in ICC ODI World Cups
The Record-Breaking Spell
In India’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter against New Zealand, Mohammad Shami produced a remarkable spell of fast bowling. He left an indelible mark by claiming five crucial wickets. Shami’s victims in the match included Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryll Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, and Matt Henry. His impressive figures of 5 wickets for 54 runs in 10 overs showcased his mastery of the craft.
Ninth Bowler Worldwide
With this stunning performance, Mohammad Shami joined an elite group of bowlers. He is now the ninth bowler worldwide to record two five-wicket hauls in ICC ODI World Cups. Shami’s consistency and ability to shine on the world stage have set him apart in the world of cricket.
Seventh Indian Bowler to Achieve the Feat
Additionally, Shami’s achievement marked the seventh instance of an Indian bowler securing a fifer in ICC ODI World Cups. This accomplishment demonstrates the rich history of Indian bowling talent on the global stage. The list of Indian bowlers who have previously achieved this feat includes Shami himself (2019), Ashish Nehra (2003), Venkatesh Prasad (1999), Robin Singh (1999), Yuvraj Singh (2011), and Kapil Dev (1983).
Surpassing Anil Kumble and Climbing the Wicket-Takers’ List
Anil Kumble’s Milestone: Mohammad Shami’s incredible performance extended beyond his five-wicket haul. He also surpassed the legendary spinner Anil Kumble’s tally of 31 wickets in ODI World Cups.
Third on the Indian Wicket-Takers’ List: Shami’s feat propelled him to the third position on the all-time Indian World Cup wicket-takers’ list. He now stands behind the fast bowling duo of Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan, both of whom have claimed 44 wickets apiece. Shami’s impressive tally of 36 wickets is a testament to his consistent and impactful contributions to India’s ODI campaigns.