5 ODI Cricket Records That Might Never Be Broken

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The number of one day internationals being played is dropping every year. Test/ODI competitions are being decreased and Twenty20‘s are taking their place. Moreover, one day internationals are becoming more batsmen friendly unlike early 90’s or 2000’s. It is difficult to take wickets on a placid pitches with tight field restrictions and grounds with tiny boundaries. Nowadays, many teams started having specialized  players for each format of the game. So, a player can’t leverage his performance in one format to the other. So, no one would be able to play as many ODIs/Tests sufficient to break the following records.

Most sixes in career – 351 by Shahid Afridi

Pakistani dashing all rounder  Shahid Khan Afridi holds the record of hitting most sixes in one day internationals.  Among currently playing players, boom boom’s closest is Chris Gayle with 238 sixes. Here are the other top 9 batsmen With “Highest ODI’s Sixes: Sanath Jayasuriya(270), Chris Gayle(238), MS Dhoni(206), BB McCullum(200), Sachin Tendulkar(195), AB de Villiers(194),  Sourav Ganguly(190), Ricky Ponting(162) and Yuvraj Singh(155).

Most ODI wickets – 534 wickets  by Muttiah Muralitharan

Cricket has become batsman’s game over the last 10 years. Those ODI serieses with 7-8 matches are already gone. Sri Lankan “mystery spinner” Muttiah Muralitharan claimed 534 wickets in 350 ODI cricket matches. He also holds the world record of highest number of combined wickets of 1334 in Test and ODI cricket.

Most dismissals 482 – Kumar Sangakkara

The record for most dismissals by a wicket-keeper is held by Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara (383 catches + 99 stumpings).

Best career economy rate 3.09 –  Joel Garner

The scoring rate was very low before 2000. The game has changed significantly after that. West Indian big fast bowler   played 1977 to 1987. In this 10 years, he bowled about 888 overs. In the end of his carrier, his economy rate was 3.09.

Best economy rate in a match – Phil Simmon (0.30)

Phil Simmon was just a part time bowler, yet he scripted history when he gave away just 3 runs in his allotted 10  overs (10-8-3-4, economy 0.30) in 1992 (against Pakistan).









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