Mumbai: Barbados born speedster Jofra Archer registered a feat after he helped his team to win the match against New Zealand by 119 runs. After the win England became the third team to register its place in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, England pacer Jofra Archer scalped 17 wickets to become the all-time highest wicket-taker for England in the history of World Cup.
Archer crossed England legend Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Vic Marks and Eddie Hemmings to register the record. After scalping the wicket of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Jofra Archer became the leading wicket-taker for England in a single edition of the marquee event. With the dismissal of Guptill, England got to a flying start in the 2019 ICC World Cup match at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street.
Earlier, England’s legendary all-rounder Ian Botham became the highest wicket-taker for England after he scalped 16 wickets during the 1992 World Cup. While former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff had plucked 14 wickets in the 2007 World Cup edition. However, Eddie Hemmings and Mark Wood share the same number of scalps. Hemmings scalped 13 in 1987 edition, whereas Wood had plucked the same number of wickets in the current edition.
All-time highest wicket-takers for England in World Cup history:
- Jofra Archer 17 (CWC’19)
- Ian Botham 16 (CWC’92)
- Andrew Flintoff 14 (CWC’07)
- Vic Marks 13 (CWC’83)
- Eddie Hemmings 13 (CWC’87)
- Mark Wood 13 (CWC’19)