Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in a World Cup match© AFP
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has surpassed iconic spinner Anil Kumble to become India’s all-time leading wicket-taker in a single edition of the World Cup, but Kuldeep Yadav is breathing down his neck as he comes close to claiming the record . India played their final group stage match against the Netherlands and won to keep their unbeaten run intact. Jadeja scalped two wickets against the Dutch team, taking his tally of wickets in the 2023 World Cup to 16 wickets.
Kumble held the record for almost 27 years, as in the 1996 World Cup he claimed 15 wickets in a single edition. Yuvraj Singh matched his tally and was the joint wicket-taker by dismissing 15 batsmen in India’s 2011 World Cup win.
Kuldeep Yadav could be India’s top taker as a spinner by the end of the tournament as he has registered 14 wickets to his name.
The Chinaman spinner was also among the wicket-takers during India’s 160-run win over the Dutch team. The Men in Blue exercised control after winning the toss and elected to bat first.
Tons by Shreyas Iyer (128*) and KL Rahul (102) left the Dutch bowling team at the wit’s end, while half-centuries from skippers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill laid the foundation for a total of 410/4 .
The Indian team successfully defended their total and won by 160 runs. Kohli and Rohit came up in the bowling department claiming a wicket each and the star bowlers did their magic and ended the series stage on a high note.
Mohammed Siraj led the Indian bowling attack as he bagged two wickets by conceding just 29 runs. Dutch batsmen tried to win the match but could not stand up to the Indian bowling attack.
India will now take on New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday in what will be a rematch of the 2019 World Cup, hoping to reverse the past result and march towards the final.
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