In a remarkable feat, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has set a new record by becoming the fastest bowler to reach 50 wickets in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Starc achieved this milestone during Australia’s World Cup match against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Surpassing Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga, who previously held the record, Starc accomplished this feat in just 19 innings, compared to Malinga’s 25 innings. This achievement makes Starc the second Australian bowler to achieve this remarkable milestone in the World Cup.
When comparing this achievement to other renowned players, Starc’s performance stands out. Glenn McGrath from Australia took 50 wickets in 30 innings, a feat matched by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Additionally, Pakistan’s Wasim Akram achieved the same milestone in 33 innings. Mitchell Starc’s exceptional performance has solidified his position as one of the fastest and most prolific wicket-takers in the history of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.