2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for ODI as the anticipation for the ICC ODI World Cup grows day by day. Since this is the year of the Cricket World Cup, fans can expect some thrilling match-winning performances from their favorite bowlers.
Although limited-overs cricket tends to attract more batsmen, bowlers can turn things around for their teams with a disciplined bowling attack. And as they says that, “Batsmen win your matches, bowlers win your tournaments.”
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So, considering the fact that the Cricket World Cup is so close, the contribution of the bowler is crucial.
And in this article, I will tell you about the list of top 10 bowlers who took most ODI wickets in 2023.
Most ODI Wickets in 2023
|PLAYER||MATCHES||INNINGS||WICKETS||BB/M||STRIKE RATE||5 WICKET HAUL|
|Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)||21||21||43||5/25||27.85||1|
|Karan KC (NEP)||20||20||31||5/61||28.96||1|
|Junaid Siddique (UAE)||23||22||30||3/49||33.73||–|
|Maheesh Theekshana (SL)||13||13||29||4/25||21.10||–|
|Zahoor Khan (UAE)||22||22||29||3/19||34.24||–|
|Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)||14||14||28||6/24||24.14||3|
|Kuldeep Yadav (IND)||14||13||27||3/31||21.22||1|
|Mark Adair (IRE)||15||15||27||4/40||27.07||–|
|Karthik Meiyappan (UAE)||23||23||27||4/45||29.62||–|
|Aayan Khan (UAE)||22||22||27||3/21||43.62||–|
Key Stats of Most ODI Wickets in 2023
As you can see, the above list is dominated by associate players as countries participate in multinational tournaments like ACC Men’s Premier Cup and World Cup Qualifiers. Out of 10 bowlers, 5 UAE bowlers are included in the list!
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane currently leads the group followed by his teammate Karan KC. Sandeep will be looking to add more wickets to his tally in the upcoming 2023 Asia Cup.
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Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasranga took five wickets three times, the most by any player in the top 10.
Moreover, he also had the best bowling figures as he took 6 for 24 against UAE in the recently concluded World Cup Qualifier.