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Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in a Test, ODI and T20 match

by on January 22, 2013
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Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda-Vaas

Cricket history is full of greatest cricket players who have set highest records in bowling area. Muralitharan, Wasim Akram, McGrath, Anil Kamble and many other fantastic bowlers have dominated the eras of 70s, 80s and 90s. Although T20 is a new cricket format but it has already witnessed some of the best and attacking bowling spells till date. Achieving a feat of maximum wickets in a test, ODI and T20 match is something worth mentioning and applaud and following are the greatest cricket players who have achieved this feat in different cricket formats.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in a Test match

Veteran English cricketer Jim Laker holds the record for taking maximum wickets (19) in a test match. This feat hasn’t been broken by any other player till date. Laker took 19 wickets against Australian cricket team at an economy rate of 1.32.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in a One Day International cricket match

Sri Lankan famous bowler Chaminda Vaas holds the record of taking maximum wickets (8) in an ODI match. He achieved this feat at an economy rate of 2.37 and against Zimbabwe. He took 8 wickets in 8 overs with 19 runs and 3 maidens.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in a T20 cricket match

Famous bowler of Sri Lankan cricket team Ajantha Mendis holds the record for taking maximum wickets in a T20 cricket match. Interestingly, Mendis has achieved this feat twice in T20 cricket. Mendis took 6 wickets in a T20 match in 4 overs at an economy rate of 2 with 2 maidens against Zimbabwe.

Chaminda Vaas took 400 wickets in his ODI career. He is the second highest wicket taking bowler from Srilanka. Where Srilanka is usually seen relying more on spinners and all rounders, Chaminda Vaas was an exception. Along with Lasith Malinga, Vaas can be considered as the best of pacers from Srilanka.

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