Top 5 Bowlers Fastest To 200 Wickets In ODI Cricket

Top 5 Bowlers Fastest To 200 Wickets In ODI Cricket

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Bowling and fielding are important aspects of cricket. Like the talent of a batter is determined by the number of runs they make, a good bowler is identified by the number of wickets they take. There is no second thought that cricket is an unpredictable game. A team that performs well in terms of runs can be defeated if they don't have a strong hold on bowling and taking wickets, as the other team scores more run.

Similarly, if a team cannot make a good score, it can return to the game by taking more wickets. International cricket has witnessed some of the best bowlers and fielders from different countries and teams. Some have gone as far as taking the fastest to 200 wickets in ODI.

Here are some players who created history by taking the fastest 200 wickets in ODI.

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Top Five Blowers to take fastest 200 wickets in ODI cricket.

Top 5 fastest bowlers to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket

1. Saqlain Mushtaq

Born on 29 December 1976, Saqlain Mushtaq is a right-arm off-break bowler. He is among the most recognized players in Pakistan and is now famous worldwide because of his skills and the fact that he took the fastest to 200 ODI wickets.

Saqlain Mushtaq

Mushtaq made his debut in 1995 in a test match against Sri Lanka. Later, he made a debut in the One Day International format, also against Sri Lanka. This player has made several records in his phenomenal cricket career. Saqlain Mushtaq broke the world record by reaching 100 ODI wickets. Besides that, he took 14 wickets in a two-day match against Sri Lanka and 10 wickets in a match against India. He took the fastest 200 wickets in ODI in just 104 games. It took him three years and 249 days to establish a record that still gives him an edge in international cricket.

2. Brett Lee

One Day International cricket and bowling are considered incomplete without the mention of Brett Lee. Brett Lee is a famous Australian bowler who was born in 1976. He caught the selectors' eyes because of his quick bowling skills. He is an all-rounder with commendable bowling and batting skills.

Brett Lee

Brett Lee made his debut in 2000 against Pakistan. He played an important role in the victory of Australia in the World Cup of 2003. In the entire series, he took 22 wickets and paved the way for Australia's victory. This Australian player has remained one of the top 10 One Day International bowlers since 2003. His unique bowling style is appreciated all across the globe. He became the second player to take the fastest 200 wickets in ODI that too in 112 matches in five years and 184 days.

3. Allan Donald

Allan Anthony Donald, a South African bowler, and coach was born in 1966. He is a right-arm fast bowler who has achieved new heights by becoming the first Proteas player to take 300 wickets in Test cricket. Donald has been passionate about playing cricket since his school days. His love for cricket made him the greatest bowler of all time.

Allan Anthony Donald

He made his debut in cricket in 1991. He played his first international match in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Since then, he set several records and was responsible for many victories for South Africa. This legendary player has taken 1,216 wickets in 316 domestic matches, which is an incredible figure. In addition, Allan Donald became the third person to take the fastest 200 wickets in ODI cricket in just 117 matches. He set this record in seven years and 200 days.

4. Waqar Younis

Pakistan is known for introducing some of the best bowlers to the world. Waqar Younis is yet another amazing player. He was born in 1971 and has dedicated himself to cricket. He is considered an all-rounder because of his commendable performance in bowling, batting, and coaching.

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis has established several records in national as well as international cricket. He made his debut in cricket in 1989. The bowling partnership of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram was titled 'Burewala Express.' This player was made the captain of the Pakistani team when he was just 22 years old. He led 17 tests and 62 One Day International matches. Waqar Younis took the fastest 200 wickets in ODI cricket in just 118 matches in six years and 145 days. The performance of this player is indeed commendable.

5. Shane Warne

Shane Warne, a well-known name in international cricket, was born in 1969. This Australian player established himself as an all-rounder. He was known to be an excellent spin bowler and an exceptional right-handed batsman. Shane Warne started his cricket career at 16. He represented his university at the Victoria Cricket Association in the under-16 Dowling Shield Competition.

Shane Warne

Shane Warne made his debut in international cricket in 1990 in a match against India. He is known for his five wickets haul, which he took in a game against Zimbabwe. He also showed commendable performance in different leagues worldwide, such as the Indian Premier League. Furthermore, he completed his 200 wickets record in One Day International cricket in just 125 matches. It took him six years and 88 days to set the record. He became the fifth person to take the fastest 200 wickets in ODI cricket.

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