Bowling is more than just an art. With the increasing improvisation in bats and batting techniques, bowling has had to change too over the years. Many bowlers have made their mark in the game, forging their own legacies. However, at the same time, many of the world’s greatest bowlers have been on the wrong end of a spanking many a times.
Today, we will take a look at the top 5 bowlers who have conceded more than 60 runs in an ODI the most number of times.
ADIL RASHID – 24
England’s 2019 World Cup winner Adil Rashid has conceded more than 60 runs 24 times in ODIs. He is considered as one of the best spinners in the country at the moment.
AJIT AGARKAR – 25
Ajit Agarkar is one of the best ODI bowlers that India ever had. He is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs. Sadly for him, Agarkar was costly quite a few times in ODIs, conceding more than 60 runs on 25 occasions. He used to played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and hung up his boots from cricket in 2013.
MASHRAFE MORTAZA – 27
Mashrafe Mortaza is a considered more than just a legend in Bangladesh cricket. The former national team skipper became the 5 bowler in Bangladesh history to take 100 wickets in ODIs. He also clocked the highest speed for Bangladesh, reaching 148 km/hr. He has conceded 60+ runs in ODIs on 27 occasions. The fast bowler is slowly wrapping up his career, retiring from T20s in 2017. Despite his back injuries, he is considered as one of the greatest Bangladesh bowlers in history.
TIM SOUTHEE – 33
Tim Southee has been around for some time now and has been renowned as one of New Zealand’s finest ever bowlers. He has a decent 12-year career and is the current vice-captain of the national team. Despite a decent career, Southee has been smashed for more than 60 runs in 33 games. The New Zealander was a part of 2011, 2015, and 2019 World Cups. He performed so brilliantly in the 2015 World Cup that his group stage performance against England was declared as Wisden’s ODI spell of the decade.
LASITH MALINGA- 34
Lankan legend Lasith Malinga is regarded as one of the greatest pacersof all time. However, he too had his fair share of bad days with the ball in hand. The long-time Lankan spearhead conceded more than 60 runs on a whopping 34 different occasions.