MOST ECONOMY RATES IN ODIs

 

With the evolution of One day Cricket, Batsmen have emerged technique of scoring quickly. The run rate of the batting team is significant factor, similarly the economy Rate is what decides the bowler gave the runs. When ODIs was in its infancy the rate of scoring was slow, so bowlers of that era find their name at the top of all time lists of economical bowlers. Here is the list of most economy rates in ODIs.

PLAYERS NAME

MATCHES

WICKETS

ECONOMY RATE

S Madakadza (Zim)

12

22

7.09

J Chibhabha (Zim)

63

20

7.00

J Dernbach  (Eng)

24

31

6.35

J van der Wath (Sa)

10

13

6.28

Ashoke Dinda (Ind)

13

12

6.18

Kabir Ali (Eng)

14

20

6.08

S Sreesanth (Ind)

53

75

6.07

R Sarwan (WI)

181

16

6.05

V Kohli (Ind)

134

4

6.04

Umesh Yadav (Ind)

29

33

6.04

Kyle Jarvis (Zim)

24

27

6.01

S Nkala  (Zim)

50

22

5.95

R Vinay Kumar (Ind)

31

38

5.94

(Note: – The minimum qualifications are that the bowlers had bowled at least 500 balls.)

 

The list is leaded by two Zimbabwean bowlers. And to amaze all, most of the bowlers are of this era. This shows that cricket has really grown as a batsman’s game these days. The bowlers are more prone to go for runs with the new rules of Powerplay and Free hits, etc.The list consists of as many as 4 bowlers from India. India always lacked a frontline bowler and that shows the reason for featuring in this list. India, though blessed by numerous Batsmen, but they concedes the most number of runs in most occasions and for that case bowlers gets a hammering. The following table is a list of most economy rates by bowlers of period 1971-1995.

 

 

Players Name

Matches

Wickets

Economy Rate

I Butchart (Zim)

20

12

5.47

K Srikanth (Ind)

146

25

5.40

K Wessels (Aus/Sa)

109

18

5.33

A Kuiper (Sa)

24

18

5.28

G Flower (Zim)

26

13

5.26

RP De Groen (Nz)

12

08

5.22

A Mustaba (Pak)

65

07

5.21

 

The above table states that the economy rate of the bowlers in the period 1971-1995 was significantly low. With the evolution of T20 cricket and ODIs the economy rate of bowlers has increased exponentially. The list also depicts that cricket was more balanced as bowlers from a lot of countries have made it to this list. Now the cricket fans must be curious to know the all time bowling performances of Indian bowlers, which generally produce economically expensive bowlers. Following is the list of performances of Indian bowlers.

 

 

PLAYERS’ NAME

MATCHES

WICKETS

ECONOMY RATES

Ashoke Dinda (Ind)

13

12

6.18

S Sreesanth (Ind)

53

75

6.07

V Kohli (Ind)

134

4

6.04

Umesh Yadav (Ind)

29

33

6.04

R Vinay Kumar (Ind)

31

38

5.94

Md Shami (Ind)

29

50

5.82

I Sharma (Ind)

72

102

5.72

L Balaji (Ind)

30

34

5.57