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Top 10 ODI fast bowlers from 2010-2018

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Since the inception of ODI cricket in 1971, every decade has witnessed quality fast bowlers who became the trump cards of their team’s bowling arsenal. Over the years, world class fast bowlers have been the strike weapon for their teams and won matches with their magical bowling spells.

In the late 70s and 80s, the pace battery of the mighty Windies sent down shivers in opposition batting line-ups. In the 90s, the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Allan Donald, Glen McGrath, Shaun Pollock, Brett Lee and Chaminda Vaas made life difficult for stroke makers with their menacing pace and seam movement.

The last decade has also seen some quality seamers who became the backbone of their team’s seam attack and spearheaded the bowling attack as outright strike bowlers in the limited overs arena. While some mastered the art of swinging the ball, others tormented batsmen with their pace and bounce.

So let us have a look at the top 10 fast bowlers in one day cricket from 2010-2018

Note: Only Those fast bowlers who regularly played for their teams and consistently picked up wickets have been considered in the list. Besides wicket taking ability, bowling average and economy rate have been taken into account to get a full measure of the bowler’s pedigree.

Before we go through the bowlers who made the cut, a look at some notable mentions who have been successful seamers for their countries in the ODI arena.

Honourable Mentions

Australia - Clint McKay

South Africa - Lonwabo Tsotsobe 


New Zealand - Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan

India - Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Pakistan - Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan

Sri Lanka - Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Matthews

West Indies - Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Dwyane Bravo

England - Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, Stuart Broad

Bangladesh - Mustafizur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza



Australia v India - Game 3
Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has been India’s pace ace in the limited overs arena. Yadav is genuinely quick and gets through the defences of batsman with his sheer pace. A natural athlete, Yadav has an effortless run up and uses his powerful shoulders to great effect in generating brisk pace.

Umesh can consistently seam the ball away from the batsman. A strike bowler, Yadav has shared the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami and produced some match winning spells for the 'Men in Blue' in ODIs

ODI Record 2010-2018

Matches 73   

Wickets 105   

Avg 32.6  

Eco 5.97  

SR 32.7

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