Like Kapil Dev in 1983 and Zaheer Khan in 2011, India pacer Mohammed Shami has been in rampant form at the current World Cup in Australia. Shami has taken 12 wickets in 4 games and is just 1 strike behind the New Zealand duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee who lead the charts with 13 wickets each.
Shami however has played one game less than the Kiwi pacers who have played 5 games each. He has also maintained an economy rate of 4.14 with figures of 4/35 vs West Indies being his best so far. Joining him on 12 wickets apiece are Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.
Shami took 3 wickets for 41 runs against Ireland in India’s last match and will look to catch up with those above him when India play Zimbabwe on Saturday, 14th March.
Off-spinner Ashwin is also not very far behind with 11 wickets in 5 matches.