Batsmen usually overshadow bowlers in today’s limited-overs formats and its a pity really. Why? Withotu a decent group of bowlers, it is near impossible for a team to win consistenty. No matter how strong your batting lineup is, if you cannot take wickets against your opponents, you are going to find it really hard to win matches.
Today we will look at 5 bowlers who took the most number of wickets in a single One Day International match.
5. Andy Bichel – 7 wickets vs England
Andy Bichel, the former Australian fast bowler was one of the two heroes of the 2003 World Cup. Bichel bowled 7 batsmen for just 20 runs during the World Cup 2003 against England during the 10 overs bowling at the Port Elizebeth Cricket Stadium.
4. Rashid Khan – 7 wickets vs West Indies
Afghanistan superstar Rashid Khan is the only active bowler in today’s list. In 2017, the spin wizard dismissed 7 Caribbean batsmen for just 18 runs in 8.4 overs.
3. Glenn McGrath – 7 wickets vs Namibia
Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath is no.3 on today’s list. The legendary seamer dismissed 7 batsmen for 15 runs in the ICC World Cup 2003 against Namibia. In the same game, he recorded a whopping 4 maiden overs.
2. Shahid Afridi – 7 wickets vs West Indies
Pakistan legend Shahid is regarded as one of the greatest allrounders of all time. It was in the year 2013 when Boom Boom rattled 7 West Indies batsmen for 12 runs on their home turf.
1. Chaminda Vaas – 8 wickets vs Zimbabwe
Chaminda Vaas holds the record for the best bowling performance in one-day international cricket with his 8 for 19 off eight overs against Zimbabwe at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in December 2001.