“If someone wants to be a really good fast bowler he will have to bear with the scorching sun and heat. If he does that, Only then he can become a good bowler and it’s a continuous process of learning.” – Wasim Akram

In modern day of cricket, a conception has grown up that it is only the batsmen who can win the games for their team. Those who made Cricket laws, neglected bowlers like any doubtful decision would go against them, negligence could not change the ambition. You could not always win by scoring high score sometimes bowlers plays a crucial role in the match too. And in many cases, it has been witnessed that bowlers win matches for the teams. Here we are discussing about ten bowlers who performed best in One day International match or rather here is a list of the 10 bowlers with best bowling figures in ODIs.

10. Anil Kumble(India): This leg break Indian bowler is standing in our list at no ten. He had played 271 One Day International Match in his total carrier. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 1990. His best performance was against West Indies in Kolkata. In that match he mesmerized everyone by taking 6wickets in just 7 overs with 2 maiden overs and economy rate of 1.94. He just gave away only 12 runs in his spell.

9. Stuart Binny(India): Stuart Binny, son of Rojer Binny did not let down his father’s name. His successful match in 2nd Bangladesh ODI gave him this position. He played only 3 matches wearing the Indian Cap. In last Bangladesh match he took 6 wickets in just 4.4 overs with 2 maiden overs and economy of 0.85. He conceded only 4 runs in his spell.

8. Winston Walter Davis(West Indies):  This Caribbean right arm fast bowler had clinched a throne in this list. He played 35 ODI matches in his total carrier. He made his debut against India in 1983. He took 7 wickets against Australia at Leeds in 1983. He bowled 11 overs compromising 51 runs  in that match, his economy rate was 4.85.

7. Aaquib Javed(Pakistan):  Right arm fast medium this Pakistani player standing at number 7th position. He played 163 ODIs throughout his carrier. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in 1988. His best bowling performance was against India at Sharjah in 1991. He took 7 wickets with 3.70 economy rate and 1 maiden over.

6. Waquar Younis(Pakistan) :  This  Pakistani legend is standing at number 6th postion. This right arm fast bowler played 262 ODI in his carrier and made his debut West Indies at Sharjah in 1989. His spell against England at Leeds in 2001 gave him this position in this list. He took 7 wickets while compromising only 37 runs in that match.

5. Muttiah Muralitharan(Sri Lanka): Sri Lankan  magician spinner Muralitharan played 350 matches in is ODI carrier. He made his ODI debut against India in 1993. He performed best in his carrier against India too which gave him 5th position in this list. He took 7 wickets with economy of 3.00 and 1 maiden over and gave only 30 runs in that match.

4. Andy Bichel(Australia): This Right arm fast Medium Aussie player  stands at 4th position. He made his debut against West Indies at Brisbane in 1997. His best performance was against England at Port Elizabeth in 2003. He took 7 wickets with 2.00 economy rate.

3. Glenn McGrath(Australia):  He is the King of Seamer and he stands at number 3. He played 250 ODI in his career. He made his debut against South Africa at Melbourne in 1993. His performance against Namibia has made him acquire this position in this list. The match was held at Potchefstroom in 2003. He took 7 wickets with 2.14 economy rate and bowled  4 maiden overs. He just bowled 7 overs in that ODI match.

2. Shahid Afridi(Pakistan): ‘BOOM BOOM’ Afridi does not stand only batting records , in bowling records too. He is at second position in this list. He made his first debut against Nairobi in 1996. He played 378 ODI wearing Green jersey. His bowling performance against West Indies in 2013 left a sign in the cricket history. He took 7 wickets with 1.33 economy rate and 3 maiden overs. He gave only 12 runs in that match.

1. Chaminda Vaas(Sri lanka): Chaminda Vaas ranks top in this individual best performance in ODI category. This left arm fast medium player started his career against India in 1994. He played 322 ODI matches in his career. His performance against Zimbabwe in 2001 at Colombo is the main reason of being top in this list. He took 8 wickets with economy rate 2.37 and 3 maiden over and compromised only 19 runs in his spell.

 

Name

Country

Wicket

Maiden

Economy

Against Team

Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka

8

3

2.37

Zimbabwe

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan

7

3

1.33

West Indies

Glenn McGrath

Australia

7

4

2.14

Namibia

Andy Bichel

Australia

7

0

2.00

England

Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lanka

7

1

3.00

India

Waquar Younis

Pakistan

7

0

3.60

England

Aaquib Javed

Pakistan

7

1

3.70

India

Winston Davis

West Indies

7

0

4.85

Australia

Stuart Binny

India

6

2

0.85

Bangladesh

Anil Kumble

India

6

2

1.94

West Indies