Fewest ODIs to 100 wickets for India

Mohammed Shami became the quickest bowler to take 100 wickets for India in ODIs.

56 Mohd Shami

Mohammed Shami made his ODI debut for India in 2013 but did not pick up a lot of wickets to begin with although he was quite economical.

The wickets started to come in due course and he took just 56 matches to reach 100 ODI wickets. Shami has taken 148 wickets from 79 matches at an average of 25.62 and an economy rate of 5.62.

57 JaspritBumrah

The moment JaspritBumrah burst on to the scene, everyone knew that he would end up being a star. From 70 matches, he has already taken 130 wickets at 25.42 and reached the hundred wicket mark in ODIs after 57 matches.

58 Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav was among the quickest bowlers to reach 100 wickets in ODIs for India as he did it in 58 matches. However, his numbers have dipped since then and he has lost his place in the Indian side.

“I didn’t play as many matches as I expected to, and somewhere I was low on confidence. When you are playing non-stop, players do feel high on confidence. The more one sits out the more it gets tougher. I felt a huge pressure on me when I played the Test against England in Chennai this February (his last Test was in January 2019). Due to Covid there was nothing happening, so things got really tougher even more last year. It wasn’t the best period. Sometimes I felt, ‘what is going on?’. It was a difficult time. Sometimes, the mind says, ‘ab shayadwoh Kuldeep nahirahe’ (Perhaps, I am not the same Kuldeep). Sometimes I feel, ‘no, I am still the same’ and I wait for the opportunity,” Kuldeep said in an interview.

59 Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan took 59 one day internationals to reach 100 wickets for India. He finished his career with 173 wickets from 120 one day internationals at 29.72 with 5 four wicket hauls, 2 five wicket hauls and the best of 5/27.

60 Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal recently reached hundred ODI wickets in the first one day international of the three match series between India and West Indies in 2022 played in Ahmedabad.

Chahal took four wickets in the match and ended up as the player of the match as well — the perfect way to celebrate the landmark.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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