Pakistan’s fast-bowler, Wahab Riaz has surpassed the legendary captain, Imran Khan to become the second highest Pakistani wicket-taker in World Cups with 35 wickets, behind legendary bowler Wasim Akram who has 55 scalps to his name.
Wahab claimed the second place by getting Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim bowled in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Lord’s. Imran Khan, who played five editions of the World Cup from 1975 to 1992, took 34 wickets in 28 games with an average of 19.26.
Meanwhile, Wahab has played three World Cups so far (2011-2019) and has 35 wickets from 20 games at an average of 25.91. The 34-year-old was initially not in the Pakistan World Cup squad but managed to pick up 11 wickets in the World Cup.