Pakistan is a land of fast bowlers, Their fast bowlers can win matches single handedly in any format of the game. Pakistan has always won more matches due to their bowlers compared to their batsmen. Over the years, their bowlers have dominated in every format of the game. Bowling of the highest level can dismantle any batting lineup of the world, in this article we will contemplate the players with the most ODI wickets for Pakistan.
The greatest fast bowler in ODI cricket probably, Wasim Akram tops the chart of getting the most ODI wickets for Pakistan. The left arm seamer took part in 356 ODI matches and bagged 502 wickets, which is the most among pacers in ODI cricket history. The lanky seamer crossed the four wickets mark 17 times and five wickets mark 6 times.
Another Pakistani legend Waquar Younis seals the 2nd spot in terms of taking the most ODI wickets for Pakistan with 416 wickets in only 262 matches. Waquar has a best bowling figure of 7 for 36 which he registered against England in Leeds in 2001. The swift bowler also bagged the most ODI fifers for Pakistan (13).
Former all-rounder Shahid Afridi finds himself at 3rd place on this list. Afridi was a match winner for the team for decades, taking 393 wickets in 393 matches. With the bat too, Afridi scored over 8000 runs in ODIs. His bowling figure of 7 for 12 against West Indies in 2013 is 2nd best in ODI cricket history.
The fourth spot on the list of the most ODI wickets for Pakistan features Saqlain Mushtaq, who claimed 288 wickets in 169 games. Saqlain took a wicket in every 30 balls in his ODI career.
List of Top 10 Players with Most ODI Wickets For Pakistan
Wasim Akram has the most wickets in ODI (502).