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Murali, Mills, Malinga, Lee, McGrath: Top 5 wicket-takers in Champions Trophy

Lasith Malinga IPLThe list of top wicket takers in the tournament is dominated by some of the legendary bowlers, including Muttiah Muralitharan and Glenn McGrath. Apparently Kyle Mills got the best out of himself in the tournament and managed to pick up most number of wickets in the tournament. Let’s look at the list of top five wicket-takers in Champions Trophy.

1. Kyle Mills

The right arm medium pacer from New Zealand is the highest wick-taker in the history of tournament. He took 28 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 17.25. The new ball bowler was efficient in getting the wickets with the new ball. He registered his best bowling figures of the tournament against England, taking 4 wickets for giving just 30 runs. In 2004 edition, he picked up 10 wickets in just 4 matches.

2. Muttiah Muralitharan

The legendary off spinner from Sri Lanka managed to pick up 24 wickets in 15 innings at a very less economy of 3.6. He recorded his best figures of 4 wickets for 15 runs against Netherlands in 2002 edition. He picked up 10 wickets in 2002 edition and 9 wickets in 2006 edition.

3. Lasith Malinga

Another lankan making to the list, the Yorker master who is famous for his unusual action, picked up 22 wickets in 13 innings. 2006 edition was most successful for him as picked up 11 wickets in 6 matches. He got his best figures in 2013 edition picking up 4 wickets against New Zealand for 34 runs.

4. Brett Lee

The power packed Aussie pacer who regularly bowled at 150kph, managed to pick up 22 wickets in 15 innings. He picked up his best figures of 3 for 38 against New Zealand in 2002 edition. He played his first champions trophy in 2000 edition and the last one in 2009 edition.

5. Glenn McGrath

The legendary pace bowler, who was perfect with his line and length managed to pick up 21 wickets in 12 innings. He picked up his best figures of 5 for 37 against New Zealand in 2002 edition dismantling the New Zealand batting line up. One of the finest pace bowler ever played 4 editions of the tournament from 2000 to 2006.