NEW DELHI: India aren’t just leading the points table with an unbeaten run so faring the ICC World Cup 2023, but the team is also asserting its dominance in the bowling department.
India are top of the standings with six points from three wins in as many matches, having beaten Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But what must be equally heartening for chief coach Rahul Dravid and his staff will be India topping the list of teams who have bowled most economically.
So far 14 matches have been played in the ongoing World Cup.

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In three matches, the Indian bowlers have bowled 142.2 overs and conceded 648 runs at an economy rate of 4.55. The 28 wickets claimed by the Indian bowlers is also the most in the tournament so far (calculated after the Australia vs Sri Lanka match on October 16).
New Zealand are second in that list, conceding 748 runs in three matches at an economy rate of 5.10. They have taken 27 wickets.

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Five-time champions Australia have bowled 134.5 overs in their three matches and leaked 709 runs at an economy rate of 5.25. They have claimed 20 wickets.
Top six teams in terms of economy rate (stats after Australia vs Sri Lanka match):

TEAM MATCHES OVERS RUNS WICKETS AVG SR ECON 4WI BEST
INDIA 3 142.2 648 28 23.14 30.5 4.55 1 4/39
NEW ZEALAND 3 146.3 748 27 27.70 32.5 5.10 1 5/59
AUSTRALIA 3 134.5 709 20 35.45 40.4 5.25 1 4/47
AFGHANISTAN 3 110.1 634 15 42.26 44.0 5.75 0 3/37
SOUTH AFRICA 2 85.4 494 20 24.70 25.7 5.76 0 3/33
ENGLAND 3 134.3 784 19 41.26 42.4 5.82 1 4/43

Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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