Most ODI wickets away from home

Wasim Akram

ODI cricket has seen several great bowlers over the years who have put forth some magnificent performances in their careers. It is said that the true test of a bowler is in conditions that are alien to him. The one who is able to perform all across the world without any dip in his or her intensity and wickets is touted as the greatest of all. In the 52-year-long history of ODIs, there have been several bowlers who have been great performers both at home and away. On that note, let’s take a look at the top three bowlers who have the most wickets away from home in ODIs:

3. Chaminda Vaas (151 wickets)

The Sri Lankan seamer is the second-highest wicket-taker for his country in international cricket. Vaas had a knack for picking wickets early on with the new ball and getting his team off to terrific starts with the new ball. The left-arm seamer has picked 151 out of his 400 wickets away from home, at an average of 28.04 and an economy of 4.38.

2. Muttiah Muralitharan (160 wickets)

The legendary Sri Lankan seamer is the highest wicket-taker in the history of ODIs with 534 scalps to his name. Out of his 534 scalps, 160 came away from home at an average of 24.71 and an economy of 4.14. Muralitharan was equally effective at both home and away for his time as he left the batters bamboozled with his variations.

1. Wasim Akram (168 wickets)

The former Pakistan fast bowler is counted among the greatest bowlers to have ever played the game. At the time of his retirement. Akram was the leading wicket-taker in ODIs with 502 scalps to his name. The legendary seamer has 168 wickets away from home at an average of 28.89 and an economy of 3.86. Akram also has three five-wicket hauls to his name away from home.