Mohammed Shami needs three wickets to script history

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Mohammed Shami is 3 wickets away from recording 50 wickets in ODI world cups. He will be the only Indian bowler to reach the milestone.

Mohammed Shami picked his second World Cup five-wicket haul | Image - Associated Press

Shami has taken only 15 matches to pick 47 wickets. The right-arm quick has three 5-wicket hauls. In the current World Cup, Shami has 16 wickets.

Mohammed Shami gets a 5 fer on his return to the Indian team | Image - Associated Press

Only six bowlers have breached the 50-wicket mark in World Cup history.

Trent Boult | Sportz Point

Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult are the only active cricketers to achieve the feat. Mohammed Shami is now eight on the list of leading wicket-takers in World Cups.

Mitchell Starc | Sportz Point

Aussie legend Glenn McGrath tops the chart with 71 wickets.

It's none other than the dangerous McGrath who holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in the ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup history (Image - Cricket Australia)

With 68 wickets, Muttiah Muralitharan occupies the second spot.

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