Top 5 wicket takers in ODIs in 2014
Updated - Dec 7, 2014 10:40 am
Top 5 wicket takers in ODIs in 2014: The leading wicket takers series continues and after acknowledging the top 5 wicket takers in tests we have the 5 most wicket takers in ODIs in 2014.
As the international Cricket Council changed its field restriction rules, the bowlers find it that much more difficult to contain and control the batsmen. Still we witnessed 2014 to be a good year for the bowlers. For a change and a welcome one for India two of its leading bowlers make it to the top 5. One Mohd Shami who also tops the overall leading wicket takers chart, Ravindra Jadeja the Indian all-rounder also made his way in the top 5 at number 4 with 25 wickets.
5.Morne Morkel (South Africa) 24 Wickets
Morne Morkel was at his effective best this year and even in presence of Dale Steyn dominated South African bowling unit. He conceded 5.79 runs per over and picked up 24 wickets in 14 matches overall. Although Morkel’s average is bit high at 28 runs per wicket but his very economy rate is a decent 5.79. Morkel has been a very consistent wicket taker for South Africa. His nippy bowling and ability to generate bounce out of the pitch makes him a very difficult bowler to face. He occupies the last spot in the list as the 5th highest wicket taker in 2014.