Its not every day that you see a bowler taking more that 5 wickets in a One Day International match by giving just few runs. So here we have gathered the list of bowlers who have top 10 best bowling figures in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
1. Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is regarded as the best fast bowler to come out of the country. In 2012 he was contracted to coach the New Zealand fast bowlers and In 2013 he was appointed as bowling coach for the Sri Lankan side. He played 322 One Day International’s for his team and has the best bowling figures in ODI cricket till now. He took 8 wickets in 8 overs after giving just 19 runs in a ODI match against Zimbabwe.
2. Shahid Afridi
No doubt he is one of the most well known cricketer around the globe in the history of cricket. Shahid Afridi
also known as Boom Boom Afridi is known for his aggressive batting style and holds the record for the fastest
ODI century. He is a right arm leg spinner who has taken 7 wickets after giving just 12 runs against West Indies.
3. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath is a former Australian cricket player and a Cricket Commentator. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered among the greatest bowlers in cricket history.He was inducted into ICC Hall of fame in 2013. He is at 2nd position on our list with 7 wickets against 15 runs in 7 overs against Namibia.
4. Andy Bichel
Andy Bichel is a former right arm medium fast bowler from Australian cricket team and is now the bowling coach of the Chennai Super Kings for the Indian Premier League. His batting abilities were not as much polished as his bowling was. In a match against England in 2003, Bichel took 7 wickets for 20 runs in 10 overs.
5. Muttiah Muralitharan
The greatest of all time Muttiah Muralitharan was only aged 20 when he bowled for the first time for Sri Lankan cricket team. He has taken 800 Test wickets and 534 one-day international wickets and both records stand till this day. His best figures in ODI are 7 wickets for 30 runs against India in 10 overs.
6. Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler and is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He is a former bowling coach for Pakistani cricket team and also a regular commentator for cricket matches. His ODI career best figures include 7 wickets in 10 overs for 36 runs while playing against England.
7. Aaqib Javed
Aaqib Javed is also a former Pakistani cricketer and bowling coach of Pakistan cricket team. He was a right-handed medium-fast pace bowler known for his ability to swing the ball both ways.In a match against India in 1991, Aaqib took 7 wickets for 37 runs in 10 overs.
8. Winston Davis
At number 7 is Winston Davis.Winston Davis belongs to the West Indies and played cricket for the West Indies International team. Davis was a right handed batsman and a right arm fast bowler. His best figures stand to be 7 wickets in 10.3 overs after giving 51 runs against Australia in 1983.
9. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is a former international cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-arm leg spin bowler who he took 619 wickets in Test cricket. He played 271 ODI’s in his career with a career best bowling figure of 6 wickets for just 12 runs against West Indies in 1983.
10. BAW Mendis
Ajantha Mendis is a slow-medium pace bowler who plays for the Sri Lankan national cricket team. He bowls a mixture of deliveries, including googlies, off-breaks, top-spinners, flippers and leg-breaks as well as the carrom ball which makes him one of the most dangerous bowler in cricket world. In ODI cricket he has the best bowling figure of 6 wickets by giving 13 runs after bowling 8 overs against India.
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