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List of Highest Wicket Takers in ODIs | Cricket Records: Top 20 ODI Bowlers

Check the List of Most Wicket Takers in ODIs. We bring you here updated list of top 20 bowlers in ODI cricket and the leading wicket takers in ODI history. Follow OyeCricket for all other cricket and bowling records.

The record for the ‘most wickets taken in an ODI career’ belongs to Muttiah Muralitharan, the great Sri Lankan off-spinner who is also the highest wicket taker in Test cricket history. In ODIs, Muraltharan had taken 534 wickets in 350 matches at a strike rate of 35.2 balls per wicket. The great Muttiah Muralitharan played ODIs from 1993 and 2011 and yet finished with a highly respectable economy rate of 3.93.

Muttiah Muralitharan Photo

Muttiah Muralitharan

Behind Muralitharan in the list of ‘highest ODI wicket takers’ are the two Ws from Pakistan – Wasim Akram with 502 wickets in 356 ODIs and Waqar Younis with 416 wickets in 262 matches. Take a look below at some of the great bowlers who became the most wicket takers in ODIs .

(last updated: Nov 1, 2015)

Most Wicket Takers in ODIs | Leading Wicket Takers in ODIs

Player Mat Inns Wkts BBI Avg Eco SR 4 5
1 M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 350 341 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.2 15 10
2 Wasim Akram (Pak) 356 351 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6
3 Waqar Younis (Pak) 262 258 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13
4 Chaminda Vaas (Asia/SL) 322 320 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.4 9 4
5 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 398 372 395 7/12 34.51 4.62 44.7 4 9
6 Shaun Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 303 297 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.9 12 5
7 Glenn McGrath (Aus/ICC) 250 248 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7
8 Brett Lee (Aus) 221 217 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9
9 Anil Kumble (Asia/India) 271 265 337 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.0 8 2
10 Sanath Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 445 368 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.0 8 4
11 Javagal Srinath (India) 229 227 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.8 7 3
12 Daniel Vettori (ICC/NZ) 295 277 305 5/7 31.71 4.12 46.0 8 2
13 Shane Warne (Aus/ICC) 194 191 293 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.3 12 1
14 Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 169 165 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.4 11 6
15 Ajit Agarkar (India) 191 188 288 6/42 27.85 5.07 32.9 10 2
16 Lasith Malinga (SL) 188 182 287 6/38 27.79 5.26 31.6 9 7
17 Zaheer Khan (Asia/India) 200 197 282 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.8 7 1
18 Jacques Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 328 283 273 5/30 31.79 4.84 39.3 2 2
19 Allan Donald (SA) 164 162 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2
20 James Anderson (Eng) 194 191 269 5/23 29.22 4.92 35.6 11 2

Also see: List of Batsmen with Most Runs Scored In ODIs

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