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Cricket records: Maximum wickets by a cricket player in a calendar year

by on January 22, 2013
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Australian spinner Shane_Warne

Not many bowlers in cricket have been able to perform consistently throughout the calendar year. Lack of fitness and injuries are too common among the bowlers and not every bowler has been able to make the best use of a calendar year. However there are some great bowlers in the cricket world who have achieved the feat of claiming maximum wickets in test, one day international and T20 cricket formats. Consistency of these bowlers along with their wicket taking ability makes them special. Following is the detail discussing cricket players who have claimed maximum wickets in test, ODI and T20 cricket formats in a calendar year.

Maximum wickets by a bowler in test cricket in a calendar year

Australian greatest bowler Shane Warne holds the record for claiming maximum wickets in test cricket in a calendar year. He took 96 wickets in 15 test matches played in year 2005. His best bowling figure in a test innings was 6/46 whereas his best bowling figure in a test match during this year was 12/246.

Maximum wickets by a bowler in one day international cricket in a calendar year

Legendary and greatest Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq holds the record for taking maximum wickets in ODI during a calendar year. Saqlain took 69 wickets in 36 matches in 1997. His best bowling performance during this calendar year was 5/38.

Maximum wickets by a bowler in T20 cricket in a calendar year

Australian bowler Dirk Nannes holds the record for claiming maximum wickets in T20 cricket in a calendar year. He took 27 wickets in year 2010 with his best bowling figure of 4/18.

In this list of records we see some legends in the list. Shasne Warne and Saqlain Mushtaq, both were brilliant with the bowl. Their ability to spin the ball was of the level that both of them were considered as spinning wizards of their time.

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