ICC World Cup 2023: Kiwi Mitchell Santner replaces India's Jasprit Bumrah at top in bowling chart
On Wednesday, October 18, New Zealand extended their undefeated streak in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament with a remarkable 149-run victory over Afghanistan.
The Kiwis have reclaimed the top spot in the points table, having won all four of their matches. Additionally, their players have shown growth in the individual leaderboard charts.
Mitchell Santner, the talented all-rounder, showcased his skills in the match against Afghanistan. He took three wickets for 39 runs and grabbed everyone's attention with a remarkable catch that could potentially be the catch of the tournament.
This catch resulted in the dismissal of Hashmatullah Shahidi. Santner has impressively claimed 11 wickets in only 4 innings during the tournament, allowing him to surpass Jasprit Bumrah and secure the top spot on the bowling chart.
Santner is the sole bowler who achieved a five-wicket haul in the 2023 edition, making him the first bowler to reach double-digit figures in this regard.
Matt Henry has taken one wicket, surpassing Bumrah in the competition for the most wickets. He now has a total of 9 wickets in four innings.
Most Wickets in ICC World Cup 2023:
Mitchell Santner - 11 wickets in 4 innings
Matt Henry - 9 wickets in 4 innings
Jasprit Bumrah - 8 wickets in 3 innings
Hasan Ali - 7 wickets in 3 innings
Kagiso Rabada - 7 wickets in 3 innings
Bas de Leede - 7 wickets in 3 innings
Dilshan Madushanka - 7 wickets in 3 innings
Fans also witnessed a big change in the scoring chart after New Zealand's latest game against Afghanistan.
Devon Conway achieved the top spot despite scoring only 20 runs today and now has 249 runs in 4 innings in the World Cup 2023.
Pakistan's star wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan is only one run behind Conway and has played a game less.
Most Runs in ICC World Cup 2023:
Devon Conway - 249 runs in 4 innings
Mohammad Rizwan - 248 runs in 3 innings
Quinton de Kock - 229 runs in 3 innings
Rohit Sharma - 217 runs in 3 innings
Rachin Ravindra - 215 runs in 4 innings
New Zealand will take on tournament hosts India in their next World Cup game at Dharamsala's HPCA Stadium on Sunday, October 22.