Most Wickets by Active Players in ODI Cricket

ODI cricket nowadays is almost a dying format. It is the least exciting format among modern-day cricket fans, and with four years gap between the two ODI World Cups, teams are now more focussed on setting their T20 teams for the T20 World Cups that are conducted once in two years.

On that note, ICC needs to create more interest among the cricketing world in the 50-overs format by making the right changes and choices. However, that’s entirely a different topic for another day.

Here, we have decided to pick out the current champion bowlers who rank among the top wicket-takers in ODI – a list of the top ten non-retired active bowlers with the most ODI wickets tally.

We have already done a listicle article for the current batsmen with most runs in ODI cricket.

Most ODI Wickets by Active Players

Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)3082345/2929.324
Mitchell Starc (AUS)2191106/2822.099
Tim Southee (NZ)2141557/3333.603
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)2041775/3636.651
Trent Boult (NZ)1971037/3423.566
Adil Rashid (ENG)1841205/2732.412
Rashid Khan (AFG)172897/1819.534
Mohammed Shami (IND)171935/5125.502
Chris Gayle (WI)1671995/4635.481
Chris Woakes (ENG)1631106/4530.033

Key Stats

Among the top ten list, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is the youngest, only 23 years old. The Afghani leg-spinner has the best chance to climb to the top of the ever-time list.

In this list, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell Starc and Imran Tahir have taken two 6-wicket hauls in ODI cricket. The other current bowler to have such a feat is Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane. Check who tops the list of bowlers with the most ODI 6-wicket hauls here.

Mitchell Starc tops the 5-wicket haul list, while Rashid Khan’s 7/18 is the best bowling performance by a current ODI bowler.

On the ranking of most balls bowled in the format, Shakib Al Hasan tops the list with more than 11000 balls bowled. No other current bowler has bowled more than 10K balls in the 50-overs format.

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Buvanesh Thiraviam - writer in Cricindeed

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