Over 2500 One-Day International (ODI) matches were played in the last decade, and that gave the platform to various bowlers to exhibit their adroitness.
Be it spinners or pacers, bowlers belonging to different teams ruled the previous decennium and claimed the majority of ODI wickets. Their performance was well noticed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well. However, there were very few who grabbed the maximum ICC ODI ratings in each year of the past decade.
New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori started the proceedings in 2010 when he earned the highest ODI rankings of that year. The left-arm spinner claimed 727 ratings.
The next three years belonged to Pakistan as Saeed Ajmal, and Mohammad Hafeez grabbed the maximum ODI ratings in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Ajmal claimed 735 points in 2011, while Hafeez caught 764 ratings. Ajmal repeated history in 2013 as well. He reached 776 ODI ratings.
West Indies’ mystery spinner Sunil Narine led the 2014 and 2015 ICC ODI rankings after grabbing the highest ratings in those consecutive years. Narine claimed 753 points in 2014 and 734 in 2015.
Apart from Narine, India’s young-gun Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler to earn maximum ratings for consecutive years. Bumrah showcased his magic in the year 2018 and 2019. The right-armer claimed 841 ratings in 2018 and 785 in the last year.
The bowlers that finished on top of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Rankings in the last 10 years!
Which of these bowlers impressed you the most? pic.twitter.com/ABkrjLPX9G
— ICC (@ICC) December 31, 2019
Here’s a list of bowlers with the maximum ratings in the last decade:
- 2010 – Daniel Vettori (727)
- 2011 – Saeed Ajmal (735)
- 2012 – Mohammad Hafeez (764)
- 2013 – Saeed Ajmal (776)
- 2014 – Sunil Narine (753)
- 2015 – Sunil Narine (734)
- 2016 – Trent Boult (718)
- 2017 – Hasan Ali (759)
- 2018 – Jasprit Bumrah (841)
- 2019 – Jasprit Bumrah (785)