In this game of cricket, batsmen emerge out as the real heroes, they hit sixes and boundaries, they make the crowd go crazy and sit on the edge of their seats. However, the bowlers are the ones who have the power to send batting superstars back to the pavilion. When they take a wicket, they take a step closer to victory.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of 5 highest wicket-takers in the ODI format, have a look:
1. Andy Bickel – 7 wickets (Australia, 2003):
Andy Bichel, the former Australian fast bowler was one of the two heroes of the 2003 World Cup. Bichel bowled 7 batsmen for just 20 runs during the World Cup 2003 against England during the 10 overs bowling at the Port Elizebeth Cricket Stadium.
4. Rashid Khan – 7 wickets (Afghanistan, 2017):
The sensational Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is the only active bowler in the list. In 2017, Rashid Khan dismissed 8 Caribbean batsmen for just 18 runs in 8.4 overs against the West Indies.
3. Glenn McGrath – 7 wickets (Australia, 2003):
Australia’s former fast bowler Glenn McGrath is the third one on the list. Glenn dismissed 7 batsmen for 15 runs in the ICC World Cup 2003 against Namibia. In this match, he also had 4 maiden overs.
2. Shahid Afridi – 7 wickets (Pakistan, 2013):
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is regarded as one of the legends of this game. During his playing days, Shahid Afridi was one of the most dangerous hard-hitters in cricket history. It was in the year 2013, Shahid Afridi dismissed 7 West Indies batsmen for 12 runs on their own soil.
1. Chaminda Vaas – 8 wickets (Sri Lanka, 2001):
Chaminda Vaas, the former cricketing superhero is another player from Sri Lanka on the list of highest wickets takers ODI’s cricket. Between 1994 and 2008, he appeared in 320 innings of 322 ODI matches and took a stunning 400 wickets. He is the only bowler in the cricketing history to take 8-wicket haul in ODI.