Quickest Indian to 150 ODI wickets
Mohammed Shami took only 80 ODIs to reach 150 wickets which is the fastest for an Indian bowler.
Starc tops the list
Mitchell Starc is the quickest bowler in world cricket to reach 150 wickets in one-day internationals, as he did so from just 77 matches. In the second place is Saqlain Mushtaq from Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan occupies the third spot as he did so in 80 matches. Mohammed Shami became the joint third quickest bowler to reach the 150-wicket mark in ODI cricket after he took 3 wickets against England in the first one-day international of the three-match series at the Kennington Oval in London.
India won by 10 wickets after they chased down England’s target 111 within just 18.4 overs.
This is what a disheartened England captain had to say after the match.
Jos Buttler, losing captain: Very tough day to take, but we’ve got to dust ourselves down quickly. Little surprised by the movement, bit muggy. India exposed the conditions superbly. They have bowled really well in the powerplay. It is something we need to discuss and work out. We have some guys in the form of their lives in Tests coming here and getting nicked off. Jasprit is a great bowler to come up against. He has bowled fantastically well today and deserves these figures. It is never easy when you are forced to try and force wickets. Isn’t nice when your bowlers have to take as many risks and when you ask so much out of them.
Exploiting the swing-on offer
The summer of 2022 was a strange one in English cricket as the white Kookaburra ball, which generally comes straight onto the bat, was swinging quite a lot
In fact, at one point former England captain Joe Root went on to say that the white ball was swinging way more than the red ball this year.
There are no better bowlers than Mohammed Shami and JaspritBurmah to make use of the swing on offer. In the first ODI of the three-match series in 2022, they cleaned up England for just 110 runs as JaspritBumrah and Mohammed Shami combined to pick up 9 wickets.
Shami dismissed Ben Stokes, Jos Butler and Craig Overton and, in the process, also reached 150 wickets in a record 80 one-day Internationals, which is the fastest by an Indian bowler.