Mohammed Shami took his third 5-wicket haul in World Cups, surpassing Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan’s aggregate of 44 wickets for India in the main tournament.
Mohammed Shami wrote World Cup history for India in Mumbai on Thursday, joining Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan at the top of the wicket-takers column for the two-time champions. Shami was a first-change bowler at the Wankhede Stadium when the Indian speed three of him, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah tore up the Sri Lankan batting unit in their World Cup 2023 match.
Mohammed Shami took four wickets in his first three overs with an unplayable spell of quick bowling. Shami was introduced into the assault in the tenth minute of the Sri Lankan chase. The chase was already gone by the time Shami received the new ball, as Sri Lanka fell to 3 for 4 before rebounding to 14 for 4.
Shami ended his first spell with his third 5-wicket haul in World Cup history. He surpassed Mitchell Starc as the bowler with the most 5-wicket hauls in World Cups.
Shami increased his World Cup wicket count to 45 in only his 14th match in the 50-over premier event. Zaheer Khan won 23 games.
Shami increased his World Cup wicket count to 45 in his 14th match in the 50-over premier event. Zaheer Khan took 23 World Cup matches to reach 44 wickets, while Srinath completed with 44 in 34 matches.