Top 10: Most Wickets for Australia in ODI

Australia is the most successful ODI team with 6 World Cup titles, and they lead miles ahead of the other teams. One reason is that Australia has always had the luxury of having some of the best players, be it bowlers or batters, across generations. This has made them the most dominant team in ODI history and helped them have an edge over the other sides.

That being said, an important part of winning an ODI goes to how the team’s bowlers perform, and it has held for a side like Australia through the years and various triumphs. So we will see the list of Australian bowlers who have helped them attain the pole position in ODI cricket.

Here are the top 10 bowlers with the most wickets for Australia in ODIs.

Most Wickets for Australia in ODI

Brett Lee2173805/2223.36
Glenn McGrath2473807/1521.98
Shane Warne1902915/3325.82
Mitchell Johnson1502396/3125.26
Mitchell Starc1212366/2822.96
Craig McDermott1382035/4424.71
Steve Waugh2071954/3334.67
Nathan Bracken1161745/4724.36
Adam Zampa991695/3528.05
Shane Watson1631684/3631.79

Key insights from the above stats

19: Number of Australian bowlers who have taken 100 or more wickets in ODI cricket, and out of them, 6 have gone on to breach the 200-wicket mark.

2: The number of bowlers to have taken more than 300 wickets for Australia in ODI cricket and it is the pace duo of Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath. Their tally of 380 ODI wickets remains the most for an Aussie bowler in the format.

9: The number of 5-wicket hauls taken by Brett Lee and Mitchell Starc in ODIs. And this is the most for any bowler from Australia. Another legend, McGrath, takes the next spot with 7 ODI fifers.

20.82: The bowling average of Dennis Lillee (103 wickets) in ODI cricket. This is the best for an Aussie bowler who has taken more than 100 wickets. Glenn McGrath, with an average of 21.98, comes in the second position.

26.4: Similarly, the best bowling strike rate for an Australian bowler is 26.4, and this belongs to Mitchell Starc.

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