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Cricket In 2017: Top Five ODI Wicket-takers Of The Year

Written By Annanya Johari | Mumbai | Published:
As many as 131 ODIs took place in 2017, with some of them providing nail-biting finishes for the cricket fans. Here are the 5 top wicket-takers in ODIs from this calendar year!
Hasan Ali - 45 wickets

The first tournament that comes to mind while talking of Hasan Ali is the Champions Trophy 2017, where the pacer guided Pakistan to their first-ever champions trophy title with his terrific bowling throughout the tournament.

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From 18 matches in 2017, the Pakistan bowling sensation took 45 wickets at an astonishing average of 17.04 and an economy-rate of 5.03. He also took three five-wicket hauls in 2017.

(Source: @RealHa55an on Twitter)

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Rashid Khan – 43 wickets

From just 16 ODIs, the 19-year-old sensation from Afghanistan picked as many as 43 wickets at an astonishing average of 10.44 and an economy-rate of 3.80. His returns of 7/18 against the West Indies in June made him stand fourth in the list of best bowling figures in ODI history.

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(Source: @rashidkhan_19 on Twitter)

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Jasprit Bumrah - 39 wickets

Third highest wicket-taker of the year is India’s Jasprit Bumrah, with 39 wickets from 23 ODIs, at an impressive average of 26.25 and economy-rate of 5.13. He took his maiden five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka at Kandy in August. On the back of terrific performances in limited-overs cricket, Bumrah has received his maiden Test call-up for the soon-to-begin South Africa series.

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Liam Plunkett - 36 wickets

The right-arm England pacer has 36 wickets from 18 matches in the calendar year, at a remarkable average of 22.47. He also notched up his career-best haul of 5/52 against West Indies at Bristol this year.

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(Source: @Liam628 on Twitter)

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Trent Boult and Hardik Pandya - 31 wickets each