Best Bowling Figures in ODI Cricket History – Top 10

TOP Best Bowling Figures in ODI: Cricket is a game piled high with records and statistics. I’ve picked ten from ODI’s bowling history that ought to be best and stand the test of time. Former Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas top the List with 8 Wickets. The most dangerous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi currently holds the 2nd position with 7 wickets. Have a look, Enjoy!

TOP Best Bowling Figures in ODI Cricket History.

10. Anil Kumble – 6/12

Best Bowling Figures in ODI
One of greatest spin bowler in cricket history, the former Indian Captain Anil Kumble’s performance hold 10th place on the list of best bowling figures in ODI history.

His best performance was against West Indies on 27th Nov 1993 at Kolkata. He created the history by taking 6 wickets against West Indies at Kolkata.

Bowling 6.1 overs (includes 2 maiden overs), he gave just 12 runs and taking six wickets.

9. Stuart Binny – 6/4

Stuart Binny
The son of former Indian allrounder Roger Binny, Stuart’s match winning performance hold 9th place on the list of best bowling figures in ODI history. He achieved the goal against Bangladesh, on 17th Jun 2014 at Dhaka.

Indian All-Rounder Stuart Binny destroyed Bangladesh batting lineup by taking 6 wickets at Dhaka.

Bowling 4.4 overs, Binny gave just 4 runs taking 6 wickets, which includes 2 maiden over.

8. Winston Davis – 7/51

Winston Davis
Former West Indies Fast Bowler, Winston Davis created the history by taking 7 wickets against Australia. He held the record of 8th best bowling figures in ODI’s.

Davis repersented his team in 15 tests and 36 ODI’s. He achieved this goal on 11th Jun 1983, he took 7 wickets of Australia team at Leeds.

Bowling 10.3 overs, Davis gave 51 runs taking 7 wickets, without any maiden overs.

7. Aaqib Javed – 7/37

Pakistan Training Session Aaqib Javed
An under-rated fast-medium bowler who mastered traditional and reverse-swing. Aaqib Javed, the former Pakistani pacer is at 7th best bowling figures in ODI cricket history.

Aaqib took a hat-trick in an ODI against India in October 1991, aged only 19 years. He remains the youngest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick. He was a key member of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup. On 25th Oct 1991, he created the history by taking 7 wickets against India at Sharjah.

Bowling 10 overs, He gave just 37 runs taking 7 wickets, which includes 1 maiden over also.

6. Waqar Younis – 7/36

Waqar Younis Bowling Figures
The man who really put the reverse into swing. One of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Waqar Younis has the 6th best bowling figures in ODIs. Together with bowling partner Wasim Akram, he formed one of the world’s most feared bowling attacks.

On 17th Jun 2001, Waqar destroyed England batting lineup by taking 7 wickets at Leeds.

Bowling 10 overs, Waqar gave just 36 runs taking 7 wickets, without any maiden overs.

5. Muttiah Muralitharan – 7/30

Muttiah Muralitharan
One of the greatest to ever spin a ball, Muttiah Muralitharan’s performance is at no. 5 in the list of best bowling figures in ODI’s.

Muralitharan took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir on 5 February 2009 in Colombo to surpass Wasim Akram’s ODI record of 501 wickets. He became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he overtook the previous record-holder Shane Warne on 3 December 2007.

On 27th Oct 2000, Muralitharan created the history by taking 7 wickets against India at Sharjah. Bowling 10 overs, he gave just 30 runs taking 7 wickets, which also included 1 maiden over.

4. Andy Bichel – 7/20

Andy Bichel Bowling Action
Former Australian fast bowler Andy Bichel’s performance is at no. 4 in the list of best bowling figures in ODI’s.

Bichel achieved this goal on 2nd Mar 200. He destroyed England batting order by taking 7 wickets at Port Elizabeth.

Bowling 10 overs, he gave just 20 runs taking 7 wickets of the England team, without any maiden overs.

3. Glenn McGrath – 7/15

Glenn McGrath
One of the greatest bowlers in cricketing history, Glenn McGrath is at no. 3 in the list of best bowling figures in ODI’s.

All time great Australian fast bowler McGrath’s best performance was against Namibia, on 27th Feb 2003 at Potchefstroom. McGrath made the history by taking 7 wickets in 7 overs.

Bowling 7 overs, McGrath gave just 15 runs taking 7 wickets, which included 4 maidens.

2. Shahid Afridi – 7/12

Shahid Afridi Bowling Figures
“Of Shahid Afridi it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story.”

Most dangerous all-rounder, Shahid Afridi currently holds the 2nd best bowling figures in ODI cricket. Afridi has played more ODI matches than any other Pakistani cricket player. His best bowling performance was against West Indies on 14th Jul 2013 at Providence. Boom Boom Afridi destroyed West Indies batting lineup by taking 7 wickets..

Bowling 9 overs, he gave just 12 runs taking 7 wickets, which also included 3 maiden overs.

1. Chaminda Vaas – 8/19

Chaminda Vaas Bowling Figures
Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas regarded as the best fast bowler to have come out of the country. He currently holds the record of best bowling figures in ODI cricket.

Chaminda Vaas is easily the most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka have had, and he has served his country well. His best bowling performance was against Zimbabwe at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, on 8th Dec 2001. Where, Vaas created the history by taking 8 wickets.

Bowling 8 overs, he gave just 19 runs taking 8 wickets. It remains the only eight-wicket haul in ODI history.

This is our fourth list in cricket category.  We’ve three other great lists; Top ODI Batsman with Most Sixes and Top 10 Dangerous Hard Hitter in ODI Cricket and Most 6s in an ODI Innings.

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