Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Most wickets taken bowled

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 Bwd % Wkts
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 356 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 6 176 35.05
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 13 151 36.29
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 10 122 22.84
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2014 378 16610 12813 378 7/12 33.89 9 99 26.19
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2007 271 14496 10412 337 6/12 30.89 2 92 27.29
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4 90 22.50
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2012 221 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 9 89 23.42
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2014 174 8342 7243 267 6/38 27.12 7 88 32.95
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 14874 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4 88 27.24
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 250 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 7 87 22.83
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1998-2011 163 7764 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4 86 34.81
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2012 200 10097 8301 282 5/42 29.43 1 81 28.72
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2011 265 10941 8564 269 6/35 31.83 3 81 30.11
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 229 11935 8847 315 5/23 28.08 3 80 25.39
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 225 11202 6945 253 5/43 27.45 1 79 31.22
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 5 75 19.08
AB Agarkar (India) 1998-2007 191 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 2 71 24.65
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 4 66 29.33
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 159 8470 6209 235 5/44 26.42 2 60 25.53
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 2 60 22.05
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2014 180 8885 7317 255 5/23 28.69 2 60 23.52
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 227 9573 6958 193 4/34 36.05 0 60 31.08
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2004-2014 151 7845 5946 206 5/29 28.86 4 57 27.66
HH Streak (Afr/Zim) 1993-2005 189 9468 7129 239 5/32 29.82 1 57 23.84
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1985-1996 138 7461 5018 203 5/44 24.71 1 55 27.09
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 6 55 19.09
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2014 328 10750 8680 273 5/30 31.79 2 55 20.14
Imran Khan (Pak) 1974-1992 175 7461 4844 182 6/14 26.61 1 54 29.67
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2014 124 5782 4966 173 6/42 28.70 2 53 30.63
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 1988-1998 163 8012 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4 52 28.57
CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 10822 6918 227 5/1 30.47 1 52 22.90
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2013 275 13029 8946 284 5/7 31.50 2 52 18.30
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1991-2006 215 8168 6594 201 5/42 32.80 1 51 25.37
DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 158 6319 5680 191 6/43 29.73 1 50 26.17
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1999-2009 141 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 2 49 28.99
M Prabhakar (India) 1984-1996 130 6360 4534 157 5/33 28.87 2 49 31.21
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1992 136 7175 4233 157 4/18 26.96 0 49 31.21
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1993-2005 194 10642 7541 293 5/33 25.73 1 49 16.72
CRD Fernando (Asia/SL) 2001-2012 147 6507 5648 187 6/27 30.20 1 48 25.66
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2013 255 7032 5556 157 5/46 35.38 1 48 30.57
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4 46 17.29
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1996 96 4586 3470 126 5/34 27.53 2 44 34.92
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 5 44 27.84
SR Waugh (Aus) 1986-2002 325 8883 6761 195 4/33 34.67 0 44 22.56
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 98 5330 2752 146 5/31 18.84 3 43 29.45
IT Botham (Eng) 1976-1992 116 6271 4139 145 4/31 28.54 0 43 29.65
Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/Ban) 2001-2014 136 6781 5307 169 6/26 31.40 1 43 25.44
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1987 102 5473 3034 142 5/26 21.36 1 42 29.57
Mohammad Sami (Pak) 2001-2012 85 4188 3451 121 5/10 28.52 1 41 33.88
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 110 5861 4049 182 5/24 22.24 2 41 22.52
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2014 155 7097 5594 168 5/22 33.29 1 41 24.40
L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 7336 5751 192 6/49 29.95 6 41 21.35

Records include the following recent matches:
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 4th ODI, Jul 24, 2014 [ODI # 3506]
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 3rd ODI, Jul 22, 2014 [ODI # 3505]
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 2nd ODI, Jul 20, 2014 [ODI # 3504]

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