Hassan Ali Continues His Record-Breaking Form with the Ball

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The fast bowling sensation from Pakistan, Hassan Ali – who rose to the spotlight following his brilliant performances in Champions Trophy 2017 – has the most wickets in One Day International (ODI) cricket for a fast bowler at this stage of his career.

The right arm pacer has 66 wickets in 32 matches, the most by any fast bowler, closely followed by the Kiwi quicks Mitchel McClenaghan and Shane Bond with 64 wickets in 32 games.

The Comparison

Here is a comparison of Hasan Ali with the other two pacers.

Bowler Matches Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate Best Bowling Figures
Hasan Ali 32 66 20.68 5.18 23.9 5/34
Mitchel McClenaghan 48 82 28.20 5.94 28.4 5/58
Shane Bond 82 147 20.88 4.28 29.2 6/19

 

Top 5 Leading Wicket-Takers of All Time

With 3 out of the top 5 leading wicket-takers of all time from Pakistan – with pace duo of legendary Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis – Hasan Ali will look to replicate their performances to get his name in the list of all-time greats.

Bowler Matches Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate Best Bowling Figures
Muttiah Muralitharan 350 534 23.08 3.93 35.2 7/30
Wasim Akram 356 502 23.52 3.89 36.2 5/15
Waqar Younis 262 416 23.84 4.68 30.5 7/36
Chaminda Vaas 322 400 27.53 4.18 39.4 8/19
Shahid Afridi 398 395 34.51 4.62 44.7 7/12

 

There is still a long way to go for Hasan Ali, however, he has already shown signs of greatness, guiding his team to Champions Trophy triumph and climbing to the number one spot in ICC rankings.

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