Australia’s star right-arm pace bowler Brett Lee holds the record for taking the fastest 300 wickets in ODI cricket and tops the list. He has taken 300 ODI wickets in just 171 matches. According to the statistics, Brett Lee is one of the most successful pacers in Australia in the ODI format.
Brett Lee is followed by Pakistan’s pace battery Waqar Younis in the fastest 300 ODI wickets list. He completed his 300 ODI wickets in just 186 matches and was one of the most dangerous pacers of that time.
Till date, only 3 players have completed 300 ODI wickets by playing 200 or fewer matches. The toppers in the list comprise players from Australia & Pakistan. Two players from Australia – Brett Lee (171 matches) & Glenn McGrath (200 games) One bowler from Pakitan – Waqar Younis (186).
|1||Brett Lee||Australia||v West Indies||St George’s||171|
|2||Waqar Younis||Pakistan||v South Africa||Sharjah||186|
|3||Glenn McGrath||Australia||v Pakistan||Melbourne||200|
|4||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||v England||Sydney||202|
|5||Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||v India||Colombo (RPS)||203|
|6||Wasim Akram||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Quetta||208|
|7||Shaun Pollock||South Africa||v Sri Lanka||Dambulla||217|
|8||Javagal Srinath||India||v Netherlands||Paarl||219|
|9||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||v England||Chattogram||227|
|10||Anil Kumble||India||v West Indies||Jamshedpur||234|
|11||Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Harare||235|
|12||Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||v Afghanistan||Napier||291|
1. Which bowler holds the record for the fastest 300 wickets in ODI cricket?
Brett Lee of Australia holds the record for the fastest 300 wickets in ODI cricket – 171 matches.
2. Who is the fastest Indian to take 300 ODI wickets?
Javagal Srinath is the fastest Indian to take 300 ODI wickets – 219. He completed his 300 ODI wickets in a match against the Netherlands in Paarl.
3. Who is the only Bangladesh player on the list?
Shakib Al Hasan is the only Bangladesh player on the list of the fastest 300 wickets in ODI cricket.
4. Who is the fastest Sri Lankan player to take 300 ODI wickets?
Muttiah Muralitharan is the fastest Sri Lankan player to take 300 ODI wickets – 202. He completed his 300 ODI wickets in a match against England in Sydney.