Over the years, Pakistan has produced some of the best bowlers in the world, both as spinners and pacers. Pakistan is noted for generating some outstanding fast bowlers that cause havoc for the opposition.
However, due to their subordinate batting department, certain opposition bowlers have had success against them. So, let’s have a look at the bowlers who have taken the most wickets against Pakistan in ODI history.
Most Wickets Against Pakistan in ODI
|Muthiah Muralidaran (SL)||63||96||25.25|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||76||71||36.43|
|Curtly Ambrose (WI)||44||69||21.34|
|Courtney Walsh (WI)||52||65||27.49|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||56||61||32.98|
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||32||57||19.10|
|Anil Kumble (IND)||33||54||24.25|
|Javagal Srinath (IND)||36||54||30.68|
|Ian Bishop (WI)||31||52||24.25|
|Makhaya Ntini (SA)||25||49||20.24|
96: In 65 ODI matches against Pakistan, Muthiah Muralidaran got 96 wickets at an economy of 4.13. This is the most wickets picked by a bowler against Pakistan in ODIs. Moreover, he picked up 2 five-fers, with 5 for 23 as his personal best against them.
6/39: Dale Steyn of South Africa has produced the best bowling figure against Pakistan. Steyn ran through Pakistan’s batting lineup and picked up 6 wickets for 39 runs in Gqeberha. He also has 28 wickets in 14 matches against them.
3: Glenn McGrath of Australia and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka have both taken 3 five-wicket hauls each against Pakistan in ODIs. And this is most five-fers against the men in green.
40: More than 40 bowlers from different teams have taken at least one five-wicket haul against Pakistan in the 50-over format.
29: India’s formidable batting partners Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have also taken 29 wickets each with the ball against their arch-rivals, Pakistan.