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'Clean Bowled' specialists in ODI cricket: All-time Top 5

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:35 IST

England v Sri Lanka - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
England v Sri Lanka - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

In the world of cricket, every aspiring youngster dreams to play for his nation at the highest level i.e. The International stage. The proud feeling one attains upon donning the colours of their respective nation is exclusive and demands a great amount of dedication to be its recipient.

Every bowler's fantasy circles around taking wickets at the International stage which is what they strive for. Taking wickets is a special feeling but knocking the opponent's stumps off is something which gives the bowlers a lot of confidence.

Many players try it but only some champion bowlers have been able to master it!

Here we list down top 5 bowlers of all-time who have clean bowled the most number of players in the history of ODI cricket.

#5 Lasith Malinga- 100

England v Sri Lanka - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
England v Sri Lanka - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The Sri Lankan is undoubtedly one of the greatest fast bowlers of the modern era and it won't be wrong to say that the world will miss an unbelievable cricketer once Lasith Malinga hangs up his boots.

His unique bowling style has troubled many batsmen over the years as even the best of the lot have struggled to cope with Lasith Malinga's vicious yorkers.

Sri Lankan Cricket has relied on Lasith Malinga's prowess to spearhead their bowling attack for numerous years and the swashbuckling pacer hasn't disappointed.

With 330 ODI wickets to his name, Lasith Malinga has been utterly prolific with the ball. What remains quite astonishing is the number of wickets he took by knocking the stumps as the Sri Lankan pacer has clean bowled batsmen on 100 occasions which places him in this elusive list.


Lasith Malinga is a once in a lifetime cricketer who has enthralled fans worldwide with his stunning bowling and unique style. Sri Lanka has had a rich tradition when it comes to producing world-class cricketers and Lasith Malinga is an active part of it.

It's no secret that playing Lasith Malinga is in itself a major task but that doesn't hide the fact that he has had 100 victims bowled in his long illustrious career.

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Published 28 Jun 2019, 18:59 IST
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