The last year of this decade i.e. 2019 (Year Ender 2109) was full of great achievements for Team India, but still, the fans and the team remained in a tight spot. Team India could not win the ODI World Cup in England this year. Despite this, Team India kept the end of the year at the top in the test rankings. Along with many other records, four bowlers of the team were among the top 10 bowlers taking the most ODI wickets this year.
This year Team India won 19 out of 28 matches. Although batsmen usually dominated these victories, the contribution of the bowlers of the team was not less. This year, Indian bowlers have secured first, fifth, sixth and ninth position in the list of highest one-day wickets.
Mohammad Shami remains on top
The topper in this list is Team India’s pacer Mohammed Shami who took the first hat-trick in the ICC ODI World Cup this year. Shami has taken the highest 42 wickets this year. He was four wickets ahead of Trent Boult of New Zealand who was on second place. Bolt took 38 ODI wickets this year. At the third place, New Zealand’s gourd Ferguson finished third and fourth respectively with 35 wickets and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman with 34 wickets.
Bhuvi 5th and Kuldeep in the sixth position
year, Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Team India was at the fifth place in terms of maximum wickets. Bhuvi took 33 wickets in 19 matches this year. The sixth-place went to India’s wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav who took 32 wickets in 23 matches with his spin spell. Kuldeep also took an ODI hat-trick this year. He is the only Indian bowler to take two hat-tricks in ODIs.
Cummins and Cottrell took 31 wickets
Kuldeep is followed by Pat Cummins of Australia in seventh place and Sheldon Cottrell of West Indies in eighth place, both taking 31 wickets, but Cummins played 16 matches while Cottrell played 24 ODIs this year. For this, Cummins gained a place.
Chahal Strolling at number 9
The fourth Indian bowler to take the highest wicket in 2019 is Yuzvendra Chahal, who is ranked 9th in the world. Chahal has taken 29 wickets in 16 ODIs this year. Chahal is followed by England’s Chris Woakes who has also taken 29 wickets at 10 places but for this, he had to play 19 ODIs.