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Cricket Records: Top 3 Spinner Bowler in ODI who took most wicket in a year

Cricket Records: Just as the batsmen have an important role in cricket, in the same way, bowling also has a different place in the cricket world. In the year 2019, the fast bowlers dominated the cricket world and this year they topped in most cases.

Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami took the most wickets in ODIs this year. He took 42 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 22.64 and a strike rate of 25.3.

The second-highest wicket-taker this year was New Zealand bowler Trent Boult, who took 38 wickets in 20 matches at an average of 23.97 and a strike rate of 30.5.

In the third place, this year was New Zealand fast bowler Loki Ferguson, who took 35 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 23.71 and a strike rate of 27.3.

However, the figures of these bowlers are not even close to the bowlers who have taken the most ODI wickets in a year.

An interesting thing is that while the top 5 bowlers who have taken the most ODI wickets this year are all fast bowlers, the top 3 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in a year in ODI history are spinners.

So let’s take a look at the 3 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in ODIs in a calendar year.

Shane Warne

In the year 1999, Australian bowler Shane Warne was the highest wicket-taker in ODIs. He took 62 wickets in 37 matches at an average of 23.27 and a strike rate of 31.8.

In 1999, his economy rate was 4.38 and he took 4 wickets in the innings twice. That year, he took 4 for 29 in the semi-final against South Africa.

Saeed Ajmal

The Pakistani cricket team has been known mostly for its bowling. Saeed Ajmal is also one of the finest spinners from Pakistan.

In 2013, he took a total of 62 wickets in 33 matches at an average of 20.45 and a strike rate of 29.6. In 2013, his economy rate was only 4.13 and this year he had to take 4 wickets in the innings twice and 5 wickets in the innings once.

Saqlain Mushtaq

Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq holds the record for most wickets in ODIs in a year. He took 69 wickets in 36 matches at an average of 18.73 and a strike rate of 27.3 in 1997 and his economy rate of 4.11 that year.