Highest Wicket Takers in ODI
This is the list of the top ten highest wicket takers in the ODI cricket which comprises of all the best bowlers who have set the records in taking highest wickets in ODI matches. The list mostly includes Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Aussie players.We wrote this list on the base of current status.We will try to update this list.
10. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya is tenth on this list. He is a Sri Lankan all rounder who bagged 323 ODI wickets of the 445 matches he played.He is most SIX hitter after Shahid Afridi. Sanath is much know for his batting not for bowling.He was a great opener and made Fastest ODI fifty (50 runs at 17 balls) in 1996 against Pakistan.
9. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is an Indian leg break bowler who has been successful in taking 337 wickets throughout his career in which he played 337 ODIs.In text cricket Kumble has the third position in the highest wicket takers.
8. Brett Lee
Brett Lee bags the eighth spot on this list. He was an Australian fast bowler who has a record of 380 tickets in 221 ODIs.
7. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath from Australia has been successful in taking 381 wickets in the total of 251 ODIs. He was a fast-medium pace bowler who is on the 7th spot.He is also on number fourth in the list of highest wicket takers in test
6. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is on number sixth of this list and is the third Pakistani on this list. He is all rounder and is the only cricketer on this list who still plays today. So far he has taken 391 wickets in ODI matches and has played 389 matches.We hope soon Afridi will be on the number three but right now he is on the number Sixth.He is the cricket player who has got everything in his cricket career.He got achievements in the bowling, bating, and fielding as well.Shahid Afridi is also one of the most beautiful cricket.Peoples call him BOOM BOOM due to his remarkable cricket skills.
5. Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock is a South African all rounder bowler who has been successful in taking 393 wickets in ODI throughout his 12 year old career of international cricket. He has played a total of 303 matches and is on number fifth of this list.
4. Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas is another Sri Lankan player who bowls fast, and is on number fourth of the list of highest wicket takers in ODI. He has bagged 400 wickets in the ODI matches in a total of 322 matches that has earned him this spot.
3. Waqar Younis
Yet another Pakistani, Waqar Younis is on third spot of the highest wicket takers of ODI matches. This remarkable right arm fast bowler has taken 416 wickets in the ODIs which has earned him this spot on the list.
2. Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram is known as the King of Swing with his exceptional bowling. A Pakistani cricket star, he is at number second with his 502 wickets in 356 ODI matches. His exceptional bowling has led to him being one of the greatest bowler of the world.
1. Muttiah Muralitharan
The career of Murlitharan from Sri Lanka national cricket team has raised many controversies and doubts over his bowling style but the fact remains that this off-spinner holds the highest number of wickets records in ODI topping the list with his 534 wickets in 342 innings of the 350 matches he’s played so far.