2023 was an exciting year for ODIs, as we witnessed an exhilarating ODI World Cup in India. Now that the World Cup is behind us, there will be fewer ODI games; however, next year there’s a Champions Trophy scheduled.

So, the teams will look to find their best playing combination for the tournament, with an eye on fostering bowling attacks. As bowlers steam in with the ball in their hand, they will aim to rattle the batters.

So, here are the top 10 bowlers with the most wickets in ODIs in 2024.

Most Wickets in ODI in 2024

PlayerInningsWicketsBBIStrike Rate
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)6177/1917.5
Gerhard Erasmus (NAM)4125/2817.0
Aryan Dutt (NED)4116/3416.9
Dillon Heyliger (CAN)6104/4733.6
Dilshan Madushanka (SL)8102/030.4
Pramod Madushan (SL)6104/7529.0
Rohit Paudel (NEP)694/2222.4
Lalit Rajbanshi (NEP)692/2034.6
Xavier Bartlett (AUS)284/1712.1
Richard Ngarava (ZIM)385/3214.7

Key Insights

In a rain-curtailed third ODI, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga spun his magic on the pitch against Zimbabwe by picking a 7-fer. His bowling figures of 7 wickets for 19 runs are one of the best bowling performances in the 50-over format.

During the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe series, Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava made history by picking up a five-wicket haul in the second ODI. His figures of 5 for 32 are the best by a Zimbabwe bowler against Sri Lanka in a bilateral series.

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During England’s busy summer schedule, fans will be delighted to a 5-match ODI series against rivals Australia. Since 5-match series have become rarer, it will be an interesting battle between these 2 sides.

Apart from that, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, and the West Indies are slated to play the ODI series in the coming months.

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