Best bowling figures in ODIs

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Chaminda Vaas

ODIs are still an important part of teams. The next big ICC event in ODI format will be the 2025 Champions trophy and there is only one year left for the mega event which is making its comeback after 8 years. In this article, we will tell you an interesting stat related to ODIs. So here are the top 5 best bowling figures in ODIs.

#5 Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lankan wrist spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga is at No.5 on our list. He took 7 wickets and gave only 19 runs in his spell against Zimbabwe in 2024. Hasaranga’s spell against Zimbabwe was fifth fifth-best bowling spell in the history of ODI cricket.

#4 Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

Another wrist spinner, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is at No.4 on our list for his spell against West Indies in 2017 where he took 7 wickets and gave 18 runs in his spell to register fourth-best bowling figures in the history of ODI cricket.

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#3 Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

Former Australian legendary right-arm fast bowler, Glenn McGrath is at No.3 on our list. He took 7 wickets and gave only 15 runs in a match against Namibia in 2003. McGrath was one of the best bowlers of that era and it was Namibia who saw his wrath that day.

#2 Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi

One of the best spin all-rounders to ever play the game of cricket, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan who was also their former captain took 7 wickets and gave only 12 runs in his spell against West Indies in 2013. It was second second-best spell in the history of ODI cricket.

#1 Chaminda Vaas

Former Sri Lankan legendary left-arm fast bowler and one of the best fast bowlers Sri Lanka has ever produced, Chaminda Vaas registered their best ODI bowling figures against Zimbabwe in 2001 when he took 8 wickets and gave only 19 runs in his spell.

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Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.