TOP 5 WICKET TAKERS IN ODI CRICKET


A one day International (ODI) is a form of limited-overs cricket. ODI cricket is a fusion of T-20 and Test cricket. In ODI cricket each team plays 50 overs. The ODI world cup is the biggest tournament in cricket. In ODI cricket individual bowler can bowl maximum 10 overs. 

In ODI cricket many bowlers set their standards on the international level. Some bowlers dominated this format like a legend of the game. In cricket, Batsman scored a lot of runs and plays shots all around the ground.

Some people say cricket is a batsman game. But batsman had to face a lot of balls to score a century, But bowler needs one good delivery to out the batsman. Therefore batsman always had a fear of bowler in his mind.

In this article, we take a look at the highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket. Please write your review in the comment box.

5. SHAHID AFRIDI. ( PAKISTAN )

Shahid Afridi is a former captain and All-rounder of Pakistan national cricket team. He is among the top all-rounders in cricket history. He is known as Boom Boom Afridi in the media. He is one of the deadliest bowlers in ODI cricket. He has a second-best bowling figure in ODI cricket. He took 7 wickets for 12 runs against west indies in 2013.

# Bowling stats in ODI cricket-
Span - 1996-2015
Matches - 398
Wickets - 395
Best - 7/12
Economy - 4.62
5 wicket haul - 9

4. CHAMINDA VAAS. ( SRI-LANKA )
Chaminda Vaas is a former ODI Captain of the Sri-Lankan national team. He plays all forms of cricket for Sri-Lanka. Chaminda Vaas holds a record of the best bowling figure in ODI cricket. He is the only bowler in ODI cricket to take 8 wicket haul. In his time he played a supporting role of Muttiah Muralitharan. He played many memorable matches for the Sri-Lankan cricket team.

# Bowling Stats in ODI cricket -
Span - 1994-2008
Matches - 322
Wickets - 400
Best - 8/19
Economy - 4.18
5 wicket haul - 4

3. WAQAR YOUNIS. ( PAKISTAN )
Waqar Younis is a former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He is among the top bowlers in his era. He is a Right-arm fast bowler. He has the ability to reverse swing the ball at high speed. Waqar Younis makes his debut on 14 October 1989 against west indies. He played his last ODI match on 4 March 2003 against Zimbabwe. 

# Bowling stats in ODI cricket -
Span - 1989-2003

Matches - 262
Wickets - 416
Best - 7/36
Economy - 4.68
5 wicket haul - 13

2. WASIM AKRAM. ( PAKISTAN )
Wasim Akram is a former captain and all-rounder of Pakistan national cricket team. He is acknowledged as one of the top bowlers in the world cricket of all time. Wasim Akram is the first bowler in the world to take 400 wickets in both Test and ODI cricket. Wasim Akram is known as a "Sultan Of Swing". He is a second-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket.

# Bowling Stats in ODI cricket -
Span - 1984-2003
Matches - 356
Wickets - 502
Best - 5/15
Economy - 3.89
5 wicket haul - 6

1. MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN. ( SRI-LANKA )
Muttiah Muralitharan is a former cricketer of the Sri-Lankan national cricket team. He is the highest wicket-taker in both ODI and Test cricket. He is one of the top bowlers in the world cricket ever. He had an average of 6 wickets per match in Test cricket. He is a right-arm off-break bowler. His bowling action is always in controversy. 

# Bowling stats in ODI cricket -
Span - 1993-2011
Matches - 350
Wickets - 534
Best - 7/30
Economy - 3.93
5 wicket haul - 10


        

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