Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Do you want to know which bowlers hold the record of most wicket in ODI? If yes, check out this list of top 10 highest wicket takers in ODI.

Being a cricket enthusiast you must have the curiosity to know about the greatest ODI bowlers who have taken most wickets till now. For the reason that we have prepared a fresh list of top 10 bowlers with the highest wickets in ODI matches as like our last post of highest wickets takers in Test matches.

The list includes both fast and spin bowlers of the one-day international format of cricket. These greatest bowlers are arranged in terms of their number of wickets in ODI matches.

These are those great bowlers who have taken the most number of wickets in ODI matches. That’s why they always recognize as the highest wicket-taking bowlers in cricket history.

Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

10. Sanath Jayasuriya (ODI Wickets-323)

Sanath Jayasuriya- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

Born: 30 June 1969

Birth Place: Matara, Sri Lanka

Major Teams: Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Mumbai Indians, Dolphins, Asia XI, Ruhuna, Marylebone Cricket Club, Khulna Royal Bengals, Somerset

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Slow left-arm Spin

Playing Role: All-rounder

Sanath Jayasuriya is the best ODI player of all time in cricket history. He is only one cricketer in the history of ODI to take more than 300 wickets and score 13430 runs. His all-rounder performance awarded him the most valuable player in 1996 cricket world cup, as well as Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, named him one of 5 cricketers’ of the year 1997. Last but not least, he is at 10th place in our list highest wicket-takers in ODI Cricket. He took 323 wickets in 445 ODI matches. In June 2011, Sanath Jayasuriya retired from limited overs cricket.

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9. Anil Kumble (ODI Wickets-337)

Anil Kumble- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Anil Radhakrishna Kumble

Born: October 17, 1970

Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Major Teams: India, Karnataka, Asia XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Leicestershire, Northampton shire, Surrey

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right-Arm leg spin

Playing Role: Bowler

Anil Kumble was the right-hand leg spinner of the Indian cricket team. He holds the distinction of getting 10 wickets in one inning of the test cricket. He always proved to be great trouble for the challenger batsman.

Kumble is one of the most successful Indian cricketers of all time with 337 wickets in 271 ODI matches. The bowling style of this best Indian leg spinner is similar to Pakistani’s cricketer Shahid Afridi.

8. Brett Lee (ODI Wickets-380)

Brett Lee- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Brett Lee

Born: November 8, 1976

Birth Place: Wollongong, New South Wales

Major Teams: Australia, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Wellington, Otago

Batting style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling style: Right-Arm Fast

Playing role: Bowler

Bret Lee is a past Australian cricketer and one of the super fastest bowlers in cricket history. He was the second fastest right-hand bowlers in the world after Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Akhtar. He was famous as an athletic fielder as well as a useful lower-order batsman.

Akhtar took 380 wickets in 221 ODI matches which is 8th most wickets in ODI. In January 2015, He announced his retirement from all formats of cricket as well as made an end to his superb cricketing career.

7. Glenn McGrath (ODI Wickets-381)

Glenn McGrath- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Glenn Donald McGrath

Born: February 9, 1970

Birth Place: Dubbo, New South Wales

Major Teams: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, New South Wales, Middlesex, Worcestershire

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast Medium

Playing Role: Bowler

Glenn McGrath is also a past Australian international cricketer and he is a commentator for Channel Nine’s cricket coverage. He was one of the dangerous fast bowlers and most successful Australian cricketers of all time. He was famous for the yorkers and creating problems for the challenger batsmen in the early over of the innings.

McGrath took 381 wickets in 250 ODI matches which makes him one of the highest wicket takers in ODI matches.

6. Shaun Pollock (ODI Wickets-393)

Shaun Pollock- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Shaun Maclean Pollock

Born: July 16, 1973

Birth Place: Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Major Teams: South Africa, Africa XI, Durham, Mumbai Indians, ICC World XI, Dolphins, Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Warwickshire

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right-Hand fast-medium

Playing Role: All-rounder

Shaun Pollock is a South African retired cricketer as well as a plentiful bowling all-rounder for the team. From the year 2000 to 2003 he was the captain of the South African cricket team. As a fast-medium seam bowler, He has the talent to bowl a quicker ball with the swing with accuracy.

Shaun Pollock is among the most successful South African cricketers of all time who have taken 393 wickets in 303 ODI matches. That’s why he stays at the No 6 spot in our list of top 10 highest wicket-takers in ODI matches.

5. Shahid Afridi (ODI Wickets-395)

Shahid Afridi- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Born: March 1, 1980

Birth Place: Khyber Agency, Pakistan

Major Teams: Pakistan, Deccan Chargers, Dhaka Gladiators, Fly Emirates XI, Habib Bank Limited, Asia XI, Hampshire, Karachi, ICC World XI, South Australia, Melbourne Renegades

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm leg break Googly

Playing role: All-rounder

Shahid Afridi is most popular Pakistani cricketer and earlier Test and ODI cricketer. He is generally recognized as “Boom Boom Afridi” for his aggressive batting style. He is the best all-rounder as well as has many records in bowling and batting.

Afridi is the right-hand leg spinner of Pakistan Cricket team. He took 395 wickets in 398 ODI matches. Thus, he is not only the 5th highest wicket taking bowler in ODI matches but also one of the top 10 fastest ODI 100 runs in cricket history.

4. Chaminda Vaas (ODI Wickets-400)

Chaminda Vaas- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Born: January 27, 1974

Birth Place: Mattumagala, Sri Lanka

Major Teams: Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Asia XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire

Bowling Style: Left-Hand fast medium

Batting Style: Left-Hand bat

Playing Role: Bowler

Chaminda Vaas is an earlier most popular Sri Lankan cricketer who is considered as the best fast bowler for the country. He is regarded as the most penetrative as well as successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka has ever produced. Besides that, he was selected for the World Test along with One-day XI at 2005 ICC awards.

Chaminda took 400 wickets in 322 ODI matches which is 4th most wickets in ODI format. He retired from every international cricket on 27 August 2008 with the ODI against India and ended the 14-year great service in cricket.

3. Waqar Younis (ODI Wickets- 416)

Waqar Younis- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Waqar Younis Maitla

Born: November 16, 1971

Birth Place: Vehari, Punjab

Major Teams: Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Surrey, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Glamorgan, United Bank Ltd

Bowling Style: Right-Hand fast

Batting Style: Right-Hand bat

Playing Role: Bowler

Waqar Younis is widely considered as the greatest and best fast bowler of all time in the history of cricket. At this time, he is coaching Pakistan Cricket team. This Pakistani fast bowler is the youngest captain for Pakistan team. His career lasted from 1989 to 2003. He had the ability to reverse swing a cricket ball at high speed. He took 416 One Day International wickets in 262 matches. As of now, he is the 3rd highest wicket-takers in ODI matches.

2. Wasim Akram (ODI Wickets-502)

Wasim Akram- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full Name: Wasim Akram

Born: June 3, 1966

Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Major Teams: Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Automobiles Corp, Hampshire, Lancashire

Bowling Style: Left-Hand fast

Batting Style: Left-hand bat

Playing Role: All-rounder

Wasim Akram was regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. He is one of the founders as well as mentors for the reverse swing fast bowling. He was very famous for his bouncer as well as deadly Yorkers that often broke the toes of many batsmen.

Wasim Akram took 502 wickets in 356 ODI matches and hold the record of 2nd most wicket taker in ODI matches. Besides that, he was the only one bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI match during the 2003 World Cup. That’s why he

1. Muttiah Muralitharan (ODI Wickets-534)

Muttiah Muralitharan- Top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Matches

Full name: Muttiah Muralitharan

Born: April 17, 1972

Birthplace: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tamil Union Club and Athletic Club, Wellington

Bowling style: Right-Hand off Spinner

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Playing role: Bowler

Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record of most wickets in ODI of all time. He was a right hand off spinner as well as a real magician who could swing the ball however he wished to. He took 534 wickets in 350 ODI matches which he played for his country and till nobody has reached to the record. That’s why he is recognized among the greatest cricketers in the world.

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