3 Indian bowlers with the highest number of maiden overs in ODIs
Indian cricket has been renowned to produce batting legends in all the formats of the game. On the contrary, though, the bowling has always been India's weakness, an area that has always demanded improvement, especially in the limited overs format. The batsmen friendly Indian pitches have made matters even worse for the bowlers.
However, there have been numerous Indian bowlers who not only took wickets but also kept a check on the batting team's scoring rate with their disciplined bowling efforts. Bowling a maiden over in a one day international is a big achievement for a bowler, considering the batting-friendly conditions and rules in the limited overs format of the game.
Here are 3 Indian bowlers with the highest number of maiden overs in ODIs:
#3 Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan gained immediate stardom when he bowled phenomenally in his debut series, the ICC Champions Trophy 2000. The left armer had the elusive ability to swing the ball both ways at pace, which made him a regular feature in the Indian side for the first decade of the 21st century.
Zaheer has provided numerous match-winning performances with the ball for India and he was one of the most important assets of the World Cup Winning Indian side of 2011. He is one of the best fast bowlers to have represented India in all the formats of the game and has impressed everyone with his performances across the globe.
In his ODI career, which lasted 12 years, he represented India in 200 matches taking 282 wickets at an impressive economy of 4.93. He has bowled 117 maidens overs, which is the third-best tally for any Indian bowler in the format.