The Preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup is going on in full action for all the teams through maximum numbers of ODIs this year. Along with full member cricket nations, associate nations are also playing the One Day Internationals in abundance as any two among them will get a place in the forthcoming ODI Cricket World Cup. Several bowlers across the globe have stepped up to perform for the glory of their respective countries and get wickets in bundles. In this article, we will put you through the bowlers with the most ODI wickets in 2023.
Nepal’s spin wizard and bowling spearhead, Sandeep Lamichhane tops the tally of most ODI wickets in 2023 with 43 wickets in 21 games at a handsome average of 22.04.
The most dangerous spinner in recent times in international cricket, spin doctor Kuldeep Yadav finds himself in 2nd place with the magic of his accurate left-arm leg-spin and goolies. Not only line and length but his pace is perfectly blended with loop. Having played 16 games, he has snared 31 wickets in ODIs 2023. Kulpeed contributed significantly to India’s triumph in the 2023 Asia Cup, having 9 prey in 5 matches, including a 5 fer against Pakistan.
After the departure of wicket-taker bowlers like Malinga, and Kulasekara with the new ball, Sri Lanka finally found the solution for their early wickets in mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana. With 31 wickets in 15 outings, he gets the 3rd spot on the most ODI wickets in 2023 tally. He has variations like off-spin, carrom ball, leg spin, etc., propelling him to bamboozle the batters in any conditions.
The man with a three-dimensional ability from Nepal, Karan KC is featured in 4th position on the elite list of most ODI wickets in 2023. Representing his country in 20 games, the medium-fast bowler has taken 31 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 28.96. His best bowling figure this year has been 5/61.
One of the important members of the UAE bowling attack, Junaid Siddique has 5th most ODI wickets in 2023 with 30 wickets in 23 games. These scalps have come at a good average of 29.00 and a strike rate of 33.73. Surprisingly, Junaid has not bagged any 4-fer or fifer despite striking consistently.
Chart of Most ODI Wickets in 2023
|S Lamichhane (NEP)||19||19||42||20.00||25.90||5/25||2||1|
|K Yadav (IND)||16||15||31||15.51||20.51||5/25||2||1|
|M Theekshana (SL)||15||15||31||17.45||23.25||4/25||3||1|
|Karan KC (NEP)||20||20||30||27.51||28.96||5/61||2||1|
|J Siddique (UAE)||23||22||30||29.00||33.73||3/49||–||–|
|M Siraj (IND)||13||12||29||12.86||16.68||6/21||2||1|
|Z Khan (UAE)||22||22||29||28.55||34.24||3/19||–||–|
|W Hasaranga (SL)||14||14||28||20.39||24.14||6/24||–||3|
|M Adair (IRE)||16||16||28||25.89||28.25||4/40||2||–|
|K Meiyappan (UAE)||23||23||27||29.55||29.62||4/45||3||–|
|AA Khan (UAE)||22||22||27||29.66||43.62||3/21||–||–|
|R Mustafa (UAE)||24||24||25||31.16||42.56||3/31||–||–|
|R Trumpelmann (NAM)||11||11||24||18.41||24.75||5/30||–||1|
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane has grabbed the most ODI wickets in 2023 (42).
Kuldeep Yadav has taken the most ODI wickets in 2023 among Indians (31).
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