Top 5 Bowlers with most ODI wickets in 2019

2019 has been sensational year for pacers who conquered the bowling space. From Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to Austalian fast-bowler Pat Cummins, the impressive efforts from these bowlers have stolen the limelight throughout the year. ODIs have mostly been a batsman’s domain, but these bowlers have changed the notion and created an everlasting impact in the minds of the cricket pundits.

As 2019 comes to an end, let’s take a look back and find out who arethe best bowlers with the most ODI wickets this year.

Mohammed Shami (India)

Matches: 21 | Innings: 21 | Wickets: 42 | BBI: 5/69 | Eco: 5.36

It has been a stellar year for Mohammed Shami. With 42 wicket scalps, Shami finishes this year as the highest wicket-taker in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Indian fast-bowler has left ace bowlers behind this year and has played a vital role in the Indian squad as he is known for his ability to bamboozle batsmen with his seam bowling on multiple situations. He bagged an epic hat-trick against Afghanistan during the World Cup 2019 and became the second Indian ever to achieve this feat. His pace, strong action and accuracy makes him a destructive bowler. Since 2014, this is the second time Shami has become the highest ODI wicket-taker, knocking 38 wickets to his name previous time.

Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Matches: 20 | Innings: 20 | Wickets: 38 | BBI: 5/21 | Eco: 4.70

Ending with a tally of 8 wickets at an average of 23.97, Trent Boult’s heroic action swings the ball both ways, enabling the team to bag wickets at regular intervals. He is one of the most sought-after bowlers as he spearheaded the Black Caps campaign at the World Cup this year. Touted as one of the best kiwi bowlers, Boult has the potential to switch between the three formats at an exceptional economy rate of 4.70.

Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)

Matches: 17 | Innings: 17 | Wickets: 35 | BBI: 4/37 | Eco: 5.19

He has been valuable asset to the New Zealand team as he initiated bowling at at phenomenal rate of 5.19. His catapulted to worldwide stardom and emerged as the breakout star at the World Cup 2019 when he constantly clocked 150 kph. His raw speed bowling yielded 21 wickets with an economy rate of 4.88 in the tournament. His presence evokes a sense terror among batsmen because his tall frame and speed with which he swings ball are quite intimidating.

Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Matches: 16 | Innings: 16 | Wickets: 34 | BBI: 5/59 | Eco: 6.77

Mustafizur Rahman is truly a weapon for Bangladesh team and the top-wicket keeper among all the Bangladeshi pacers. Despite being unsold in the Indian T20 League 2020, he is one of the most successful young pacers as he has managed to pick up 107 wickets at an economy rate of 5.24 in his 4-year long career. The left-armer bagged his 100th ODI wicket during the World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan at Lord's in London. He is known for bowling cutters and one of the trustworthy front-line and death overs bowler who can easily put pressure on the opposition.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)

Matches: 19 | Innings: 19 | Wickets: 33 | BBI: 4/31 | Eco: 5.23

With 33 wickets in his bag, Bhuvneshwar Kumar stands on the 5th spot of the highest wicket-keeper of 2019. Despite suffering severe injuries, Kumar has given some swashbuckling performances with the most economical figures. Paired with Bhumrah and Shami, he has delivered the most fierce attacks of the season. Indian medium pacer is expected to continue his outstanding spells in the coming years.