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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
In 11 editions of the World Cup, there have been some spectacular performances from bowlers in every edition. Here is a look at the leading wicket-takers in all editions of the tournament. (Image credit: News Nation)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Gary Gilmour played in only two games of the World Cup but they were decisive for Australia. He took 6/14 against England and made 28 to help Australia reach the final against West Indies. In the summit clash, he took 5/48 but Australia lost the 1975 World Cup final by 17 runs. (Image credit: Cricket Australia Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Mike Hendrick was accurate and precise. His 4/15 against Pakistan was backed up by consistent performances in the 1979 World Cup but England still fell short. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Roger Binny was one of the key factors in India's successful 1983 World Cup triumph. His four wickets helped India beat Australia for the first time in the tournament while his consistency against the West Indies made him a stand-out. His 18 wickets remained the highest for a long time in a tournament. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Craig McDermott was a vital part in Australia's march to the 1987 title, finishing with 18 wickets including a haul of 5/44 against Pakistan in the semi-final in Lahore. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Wasim Akram and Melbourne! The magic of those two balls in the final that helped Pakistan win the final against England was simply mind-numbing. His 18 wickets helped Pakistan win the title for the first time. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Anil Kumble's consistency and low economy rate were key in India's win over Pakistan in the quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup. Although he ended with 15 wickets, India were knocked out in the semi-final. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Geoff Allott of New Zealand was one of the surprises in the 1999 World Cup as he ended up as the joint highest wicket-taker with Shane Warne. Allott was consistent but Warne was the show-stopper, taking 4/29 against South Africa in the epic tie and finishing off Pakistan with 4/33 in the final as Australia won the tournament for the second time. (Image credit: News Nation)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
A hat-trick in the first over of a match! The performance by Chaminda Vaas and his haul of 6/25 against Bangladesh made him a superstar. His consistency was constant in the remaining games as Sri Lanka made a strong showing in the 2003 World Cup. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Glenn McGrath has always been a man for the big occasions. In 2007, playing his last international tournament, McGrath bowed out in grand style with 26 wickets at an average of 13 and an economy rate of under 4.5. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
Zaheer Khan and Shahid Afridi stole the show in the 2011 World Cup by taking 21 wickets apiece. While Afridi had a five-wicket haul, Zaheer consistently performed for India as they won the World Cup after a gap of 28 years. (Image credit: Twitter)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Bowlers who set the stage on fire
The 2015 World Cup saw the left-arm pacers dominate. Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult shared 22 wickets in the tournament. While Boult picked up 5/24 against Australia, in the same match Starc responded with 6/28. Starc's pace and accuracy combined with Boult's swing helped both Australia and New Zealand enter the final but Starc's haul of 3/20 in the final helped Australia win the title for the fifth time. (Image credit: Twitter)