A maiden over is a treasure for bowlers that always create pressure on the batsman. Following are the 10 bowlers with the most maiden overs in ODI cricket.
|Sl. No.||Player||Country||Span||Total ODI Matches||Total Maiden Overs|
|1||Shaun Pollock||South Africa||1996-2008||303||313|
|3||Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||1994-2008||322||279|
|6||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||1993-2011||350||198|
|7||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies||1988-2000||176||192|
|8||Richard Hadlee||New Zealand||1973-1990||115||185|
|9||Courtney Walsh||West Indies||1985-2000||176||185|
|10||Ewen Chatfield||New Zealand||1979-1989||114||155|
1. shaun Pollock
The South African all-rounder has the most maiden overs in ODI with as many as 313 maiden overs in his career which has also reflected his bowling economy in ODI which stands at just 3.68!
2. Glenn McGrath
The fiery paceman from down under follows Shaun as the 2nd bowler with most maiden overs in ODI cricket. With an outstanding average of 22 and economy of 3.88 with the ball in ODI, Glenn is one of the greatest of all time and the number of maiden overs is just a part and parcel of it.
3. Chaminda Vaas
Vaas is one of the finest all-rounders in international cricket. His accurate line and length and ball swinging ability earned him plenty of recognition in bowling and with 279 maiden overs, he is ranked 3rd in most maiden overs in ODI cricket.
4. Wasim Akram
‘The Sultan of Swing’ takes the 4th spot in this list of most maiden overs in ODI. The tall, fast, left-handed swing bowler from Pakistan was a nightmare for most of the batsmen in his era and batsmen always wanted to negate his threat safely leading to 237 maiden overs in ODI.
5. Kapil Dev
The Indian World Cup winning captain has the 5th most maiden overs in ODI cricket with 235 maiden overs. Other than being an inspiring captain, with an exemplary economy of 3.72 and a very good average of 27.45, Kapil was an asset for India in the ODI bowling department.
6. Muttiah Muralitharan
Along with 198 maiden overs and over 500 wickets in ODI, the ‘Wizard of Spin’ grabs 6th place in this elite list of bowlers with the most maiden overs in ODI cricket. Muralitharan is arguably the best spinner along with Shane Warne that the world of cricket has ever seen.
7. Curtly Ambrose
Ambrose was arguably the best bowler of his generation who troubled the batsmen with his tall arm bowling action and his ODI bowling average of only 24.13 and 3.48 economy speaks volumes of it. Bagging 192 maiden overs, he has the 8th most maiden overs in ODI.
8. Richard Hadlee
The Kiwi legend is 8th in the list of most maiden overs in ODI cricket with 185 maidens. Hadlee used to single-handedly carry the New Zealand bowling attack on his shoulders and his staggering ODI bowling numbers of an average of 21.56 at an economy of 3.34 is the best depiction of it.
9. Courtney Walsh
The West Indian legend with 185 overs follows Hadlee in the 9th place. His pace used to rattle batsmen and he along with Curtly Ambrose used to form a deadly duo for West Indies in the 1990s.
10. Ewen Chatfield
Ewen Chafield from New Zealand completes the list of most maiden overs in ODI cricket with as many as 155 maiden overs. He was considered a workhorse for his sheer dedication and hard work and his ODI numbers of bowling economy of 3.58 at an average of 25.84 has paid up for all the hard yards put by him.
- Who has the most maiden overs in ODI? – Shaun Pollock
- Who has the most wickets in ODI?- Muttiah Muralitharan
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