Mitchell Starc becomes the third highest wicket-taker in World Cup history

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Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has gone past Lasith Malinga to become the third-highest wicket -taker in World Cup history.

Mitchell Starc | Sportz Point

Starc reached the milestone with his first wickets in Australia's clash against England in the ongoing 2023 World Cup.

Starc dismissed Ishan for golden duck | Sportz Point

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga finished his World Cup career with 56 wickets in 29 games.

Mitchell Starc went past his wickets tally in just 24 World Cup matches. He has now taken eight wickets in the ongoing World Cup edition.

Mitchell Starc celebrating after getting Ishan Kishan in the first over. | Image: AFP/Getty Images

Mitchell Starc is now only behind Muttiah Muralitharan (68) and his compatriot Glenn McGrath (71) in terms of World Cup wickets.

Muttiah Muralitharan is the leading wicket taker in the Asia Cup (Image - Cricketnmore)

Mitchell Starc finished the 2019 World Cup as the highest wicket-taker.

(27 wickets in 10 matches)

Mitchell Starc | Sportz Point