Will Mohammed Shami break World record in World Cup final?

By Sidhant Maheshwari
Published on | Nov 17, 2023

World record in sight

India’s premier fast bowler Mohammed Shami is eyeing a World Cup record in the final on Sunday

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A World Cup to remember!

Mohd Shami, who has taken 23 wickets so far, is hoping to become highest wicket-taker ever in a single World Cup edition

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The record-holder

Mitchell Starc currently holds the World record; he took 27 wickets in the 2019 edition in England

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Only 1 game to achieve it

Shami, who is averaging 3.83 wickets per game in 2023 WC, needs another 5-fer in the final to break Starc’s record

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Has been breaking records for fun!

He became the fastest to 50 WC wickets on Wednesday, getting there in just 17 inns. He also has most WC 5-wkt hauls - 4

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A record-breaking 7-fer

Shami’s sensational spell yielded 7/57 vs the Black Caps - the best bowling figures in a World Cup knockout game

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Can he break the world record?

Shami has taken a total of three 5-wicket hauls this World Cup, including a 7-fer in semifinal - the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs

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