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Most Wickets in Men's ODI Cricket

By Kaif - March 7, 2023 - Last updated on Mar 07, 2023 03:45 PM
Most Wickets in Men's ODI Cricket

Most Wickets in Men's ODI Cricket, Top 5 Highest wicket taker in ODI

Bowling in limited overs, especially in ODIs, has always been a difficult task, be it red ball or white ball. Over the years some bowlers have mastered this intricate art perfectly and have etched their names in the cricket history books. Today we are going to talk about such top 5 bowlers (Top 5 Highest wicket taker in ODIs) who have taken maximum wickets in ODIs.

Most Wickets in Men's ODI Cricket

Bowler Match Most Wickets
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 350 534
Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 356 502
Waqar Younis (Pakistan) 262 416
Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) 322 400
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 398 395
Shaun Pollock (South Africa)303 393
Glenn McGrath (Australia)250 381
Brett Lee (Australia)221 380
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)226 338
Anil Kumble (India)271 337
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)445 323
Javagal Srinath (India)229 315
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)295 305
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)227 300
Shane Warne (Australia)194 293

Top 5 Highest wicket taker in ODI

1. Muttiah Muralitharan - 534 wickets in 350 matches

Muttiah Muralitharan

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Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best cricketers of the Sri Lankan cricket team. His charismatic bowling made him an incredible player. He is one of the two players to have 1000 international wickets and is the best and highest wicket-taker in ODIs. He has taken 534 wickets in 350 matches.

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2. Wasim Akram - 502 wickets in 356 matches

Wasim Akram

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The second name in this list comes from Pakistan's fast bowler Wasim Akram. Wasim played Test and ODI cricket for 19 years. Akram retired in 2003 with 502 wickets to his name. He achieved this feat in 356 matches, making him the best left-arm bowler and highest wicket-taker in ODIs for the Pakistan cricket team.

3. Waqar Younis - 416 wickets in 262 matches

waqar younis

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The name of another Pakistani fast bowler and former Pakistan team captain Waqar Younis is included in this list. Waqar Younis has taken 416 wickets in 262 ODIs. Waqar played cricket for Pakistan from 1989 to 2003.

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4. Chaminda Vaas - 400 wickets in 322 matches

Chaminda Vaas

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Chaminda Vaas has been one of the best bowlers of the Sri Lankan cricket team so far. He was a specialist reverse swinger, which made him one of the best ODI bowlers. He has 400 wickets in 322 ODIs.

5. Shahid Afridi - 395 wickets in 398 matches

Shahid Afridi

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Pakistan's all-rounder player Shahid Afridi started his international journey in 1996 at the age of 16. Since then, he has created several records for his country, earning him recognition in the list of bowlers with the most wickets in ODIs. Right-arm leg-break bowler, Afridi played till 2015 and took 395 wickets in 398 matches.

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