Bangladesh started playing the game of cricket as an associate nation in 1977. They became a complete member in 2000, when they acquired “test status” from the ICC. And since then, the graph of this team’s performance has only moved up. At home, Bangladesh’s record in ODI cricket is just incredible, and it has some wins overseas as well.
In a short span of time, Bangladesh has produced some world-class bowlers that have done well for them in international cricket. Former skipper Shakib Al Hasan is among the best all-rounders in the game and is the leading wicket-taker for them in ODIs. In this article, we will cover the list of highest ODI wicket-takers for Bangladesh in ODI cricket.
5. Rubel Hossain – 129 wickets in 104 ODIs
The veteran Bangladeshi pacer, who made his impact on his ODI debut, Rubel Hossain, is fifth on the list. He played his first ODI game against Sri Lanka in January 2009 and picked up 4/33. Rubel was a skiddy bowler and became the leader of the pack for his country. He played 104 ODIs and took 129 wickets at an economy rate of 5.67. Rubel also picked up seven 4-wicket hauls with a best figure of 6/26.
4. Mustafizur Rahman – 141 wickets in 82 ODIs
Left-arm pacer and one of the best death bowlers in modern-day cricket, Mustafizur Rahman, is fourth on the list. He made his name with his ability to bowl change-ups and yorkers. Mustafizur made his ODI debut in June 2015 against India and registered the third-best figure by a bowler in his debut ODI. He took 5/50 in that game. Mustafizur also became the fourth-fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets in just 54 games. So far, he has taken 141 wickets in 82 ODIs, with the best figure of 6/43.
3. Abdur Razzak – 207 wickets in 153 ODIs
Former left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak sits in third place on this list. He made his ODI debut in July 2004 against Hong Kong and picked up 3 for 17 on his debut. He holds the record for three consecutive four-wicket hauls in ODIs. Razzak played 153 ODIs in his career and took 207 wickets at an economy rate of 4.56 and an average of 29.29. Razzak also five 4-wicket hauls and 4 five-wicket hauls in ODIs.
2. Mashrafe Mortaza – 269 wickets in 218 ODIs
Former Bangladeshi skipper and pacer Mashrafe Mortaza ends his career as the second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs for his country. He started his ODI stint in November 2001 against Zimbabwe and picked up 2 of 26 in a losing cause. Mortaza also led his country across formats. He played 220 ODIs in his career and took 270 wickets at an economy rate of 4.88, with the best bowling figure of 6/26.
1. Shakib Al Hasan – 301 wickets in 232 ODIs
Shakib Al Hasan is the biggest name that Bangladesh has ever produced in their cricketing career. A man who can do everything on the field is the leading all-rounder in modern-day cricket. Shakib came onto the scene with an ODI against Zimbabwe in August 2006. He became the backbone of his team in the next few years. He has also led his team in all three formats. Shakib has played 224 ODIs and taken 294 wickets with four five-wicket hauls. He has also scored 6835 runs with nine centuries and 50 half-centuries.
List of Bangladesh Highest Wicket Taker in ODI
|Shakib Al Hasan*||2006-2023||232||301||5/29||4.44||9|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz*||2017-2022||67||79||4/25||4.66||5|