Top 5 current bowlers with most wickets per ODI
In order to formulate this list, only players who have played a minimum of 50 ODIs have been considered.
Published - Sep 15, 2020 11:22 am | Updated - Sep 15, 2020 11:22 am
World cricket all through these years, with changing rules and regulations especially in the shorter formats, has come to help the batsmen more and more. But certain bowlers have worked on their abilities and skills, making sure that the batsmen, especially in the ODI form of the sport, find it difficult to score runs, despite all the rules working in their favour.
They have bowled tight lines and have maintained great lengths, bowling yorkers and such unplayable deliveries at will, keeping a lid on the scoring rate. There have been various situations where the bowlers have been the ones, winning their teams closely contested matches, by bailing them out of really tricky situations.
So, here’s a look at 5 such bowlers, who have been taking the most number of wickets per match in One Day International cricket.
(In order to formulate this list, only players who have played a minimum of 50 ODIs have been considered)
5. Trent Boult (1.82 wickets per match)
The left-arm pace bowler from New Zealand, makes his way into this list at the 5th spot, with an average of taking 1.82 wickets per match. Having played 90 matches for New Zealand in One Day Internationals, he has managed to pick up 164 wickets, while giving away runs at the economy of 5.03.
Boult has risen through the ranks over all these years, to becoming the best pace bowler for the Kiwis. He is currently ranked to be the best bowler in ODI cricket, with a rating of 722 points, closely followed by his counterpart from India, Jasprit Bumrah, who has also been making big strides in the international scene.
Trent Boult has worked really hard all these years, to build a reputation for himself in the New Zealand cricket team, and it has helped the team to rise to a really high position. The team has made it to two finals in two consecutive cricket World Cups, and in those campaigns, Boult had a major role to play.