Batters help in winning the games. But, Bowlers helps in winning the Tournament. Bowlers play a crucial role, especially in limited-overs matches. In the limited-overs format, bowlers need to pick wickets and defend runs in death overs. Bowler helps in winning overseas series.
Who Has Taken The Most Wickets In ODI?
Here are the top Ten highest wicket-taker bowlers in ODI.(Bottom—>Top)
Anil Kumble has taken the highest wickets in ODI for India. Anil Kumble, a.k.a. Jumbo, is one of the greatest bowlers that India has produced, and he was known for taking tailenders’ wickets in a quick time. The Legendary leg-spinner has represented India between 1990 to 2008 in 271 ODIs matches and picked 337 wickets.
Lasitha Malinga, the yorker-king, is a widely reputed bowler, especially in the limited-overs format. He has picked 338 ODIs wickets in 226 ODIs matches at an average of 28.87 and an economy of 5.35.
Brett Lee was one of the quickest bowlers of his time. Lee has played for Australia for 13 years. He has picked 380 wickets in 221 ODI matches with an average of 23.36 and an economy of 4.76. Lee, who has a strike rate of 29.4, is the best among the top ten highest wicket-takers bowlers in ODIs.
Glenn McGrath, who has taken 381 wickets, holds the record for most wickets in ODI for Australia. Glenn is one of the greatest bowlers of all time, has represented Australia in 250 matches, and has an average of 22.02, which is the best among the top ten highest wicket-takers bowlers in ODIs.
The only South Africa bowler on this list, Shaun Pollock, has played 303 matches and took 393 scalps between 1995 and 2008. His best figure in ODI is 6/35. He was good with the bat in the lower order.
Shahid Afridi was one of the greatest all-rounders of his time having picked 395 wickets in 398 matches from 1996 to 2015. He has picked these wickets at an average of 34.51 and an economy of 4.62.
Chaminda Vaas is one of the greatest new bowlers that Sri Lanka had, and Vaas has picked 400 scalps in the 322 ODI matches. The Left-arm fast-medium bowler has represented Sri Lanka for almost 13 years. Vaas, who has a bowling figure of 8/19 against Zimbabwe in 2001, holds the best bowling figure in ODI cricket.
Waqar Younis is rank 3rd on the list of bowlers with the most wickets in ODI. He represented Pakistan between 1989 and 2003 and has dismissed 416 batsmen in 356 matches. He has an average of 23.84 and a strike rate of 30.5.
Wasim Akram, the king of swing, is regarded as the best left-arm fast bowler of all time. He was the most skillful bowler for swinging the ball in both ways. The Legendary bowler from Pakistan has played 356 ODI matches and picked 502 wickets at an average of 23.52 and strike rate of 36.2.
Muthiah Muralitharan, who has taken 534 ODI wickets, holds the record for most wickets in ODI. The right-arm off-break, Muralitharan, is rated as the greatest spinner of all time. The Spin Legend has represented Sri Lanka between 1992 to 2011 and picked wickets at an average of 23.08.