Bowling is an art. With the increasing innovation in batting techniques, bowling has had to evolve too. Countless bowlers have made their mark in the game, forging their own legacies. However, some bowlers have had the tragic honor of having some dubious records. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 bowlers who have conceded more than 60 runs in an ODI most times.
Adil Rashid – 24
Adil Rashid is an English spinner who also plays for Yorkshire. He rounds up the top-5 list at number 5, conceding more than 60 runs in 24 innings. The talented leg spinner is considered as one of the best spinners in the country currently. He is of Pakistani-origin. Rashid was a part of the 2019 World Cup-winning England team. He played in his 150th international match in June in 2019.
Ajit Agarkar – 25
Ajit Agarkar is one of the best ODI bowlers that India ever had. He is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs. Unfortunately for him, Agarkar has also proved to be costly in ODIs a few times, conceding 60+ runs on 25 occasions. He played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and retired from all forms of cricket in 2013. The talented bowler is now a cricket analyst for various TV channels.
Mashrafe Mortaza – 27
Mashrafe Mortaza is a legend in Bangladesh cricket. The former captain is the fifth bowler to take 100 wickets in ODIs. He also clocked the highest speed for Bangladesh, reaching 148 km/hr. He has conceded 60+ runs in ODIs on 27 occasions. The fast bowler is slowly wrapping up his career, retiring from T20s in 2017. Despite his back injuries, he is considered as one of the greatest Bangladesh bowlers in the nation’s cricketing history.
Tim Southee – 33
Tim Southee is a New Zealand veteran who has managed to stay relevant throughout his entire career. He has had a 12-year career and is the current vice-captain of the national team. Tim Southee has been plundered for more than 60 runs in 33 matches. The New Zealander was a part of 2011, 2015, and 2019 World Cups. He performed so brilliantly in the 2015 World Cup that his group stage performance against England was declared as Wisden’s ODI spell of the decade.
Lasith Malinga- 34
Lasith Malinga is one of the greatest bowlers of all time. The slinger is known for his medium pace yorkers. He is renowned all across the globe as a ‘death overs specialist’. The Sri Lankan captain has however given more than 60 runs 34 times in his legendary career. He plays for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and is seemingly wrapping up his international career gradually.