Stats: Rashid Khan completes 100 wickets in ODI cricket
Rashid Khan completed 100 wickets in ODI cricket with the wicket of Shai Hope.
Updated - Mar 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Rashid Khan didn’t take any longer to stamp his authority in International cricket as the Afghanistan bowler kept improving his record irrespective of the opposition he faced. The 19-year-old didn’t have best of starts to the World Cup Qualifiers as he failed as a captain and bowler as Afghans lost three straight games. However, with other game results and some good performances helped them to make it to the 2019 World Cup. The youngster played a crucial role in Afghanistan‘s winning spree with important wickets.
In the final of the tournament against Windies, Rashid Khan trapped the crucial Shai Hope in his 2nd over to push the Caribbean team into tatters. With this wicket, Rashid completed 100 wickets in ODI cricket. He finished the previous game against Ireland with 99 ODI wickets in which he took three wickets. The leg-spinner needed only 44 games for the milestone to become the quickest.
He bettered the record Mitchell Starc held by eight matches as the Australian pacer required 52 ODI games for completing the milestone. Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, Kiwi speedster Shane Bond and Australia’s Brett Lee needed 53, 54 and 55 games respectively for 100 ODI wickets. Rashid is also the 2nd player to complete 100 ODI wickets for Afghanistan after Mohammad Nabi. The senior off-spinner also reached this milestone earlier in this tournament.
Fastest to complete 100 wickets in ODI cricket: (In terms of matches)
At the age of 19 years and 186 days, Rashid Khan also became the youngest player to reach 100 wickets milestone. He is also the first player to complete 100 ODI wickets before turning 20. Pakistan players Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq reached 100 ODI wickets at the age of 20y 134d and 20y 333d respectively. No other players had 100 wickets in the ODI format before turning 21. Rashid, who made his ODI debut in October 2015, completed 100 ODI wickets in the time span of two years and 158 days.
Youngest players to complete 100 wickets in ODI cricket:
Saqlain is the quickest to 100 ODI wickets taking only one year and 225 days in terms of time duration. India‘s Irfan Pathan (2y 100d) is the only other to complete 100 wickets in this format in smaller span than Rashid Khan.