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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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 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.