We have seen many times that a bowler has picked up 5 wickets in an innings, but when it comes to One Day Internationals, the job gets tougher to grab 5 wickets. A bowlers just got 10 overs to bowl and picking up 5 wickets in so less overs is a difficult task. But here we will take a look at bowlers who have most number of 5 wicket hauls in ODI cricket –

Player Name

Matches

Wickets

5-Wicket haul

Waqar Younis (Pak)

262

416

13

Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)

350

534

10

Brett Lee (Aus)

221

380

9

Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak)

381

378

9

Glenn McGrath (Aus)

250

381

7

Lasith Malinga (SL)

177

271

7

Lance Kluesner (SA)

171

192

6

Saqlain Mustaq (Pak)

169

288

6

Wasim Akram (Pak)

356

502

6

 

Stat updated till 31 August, 2014

Waqar Younis of Pakistan tops the list with 13, 5 wicket hauls in ODI cricket. Following him is the Sri Lankan, Muttiah Muralitharan with 10 five-wicket hauls. In all there are just 9 bowlers who have got five wicket hauls more than 5 times in ODI cricket and there also thing to make note is there is no Indian bowler even in the Top 20. Harbhajan Singh with 3 five wicket hauls, makes it to 25th position on this list.