From Bilal Khan to Adam Zampa: Top 10 ODI wicket-takers of 2022

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  • Oman pacer Bilal Khan finished 2022 as the leading wicket-taker.

  • Only two players from the Test-playing nations are in the top-10 wicket-takers list of 2022.

From Bilal Khan to Adam Zampa: Top 10 ODI wicket-takers of 2022
Bilal Khan, Adam Zampa (Image Source: Twitter)

The year 2022 entertained fans with a lot of multi-format series played between various countries. Despite the primary focus on the shortest format due to the multi-team T20 events such as Asia Cup and T20 World Cup, there were quite a few ODI matches.

This year’s first series was played between Ireland and West Indies, while the last was held between Bangladesh and India. Several bowlers were impressive with their supreme consistency and rocked the charts courtesy of some brilliant bowling performances. The major dominance in the highest wickets tally was from the players of the Associate Nations.

Bilal Khan of Oman had a memorable 2022 as he finished the year at the number one spot of the top 10 highest wicket-takers list. Bilal played 16 games and went on to take 43 wickets, with 5/31 being his best performance. Bilal also bagged as many as three five-wicket hauls. Similarly, Nepalese bowler Sompal Kami also had a brilliant 2022 as he picked up 35 scalps in 20 matches

In the top 10 highest wicket-taker list, only two players featured from the Test-playing nations, and both of them are spinners. Australian spin sensation Adam Zampa finished 2022 as the sixth leading wicket-taker after he bagged 30 scalps in 12 games at an economy rate of just under five. Similarly, West Indies star Akeal Hosein also features in the list as he picked up 30 wickets in 2022, with 4/39 being his best.

Top-10 highest wicket-takers in ODIs in 2022:

  • Bilal Khan (Oman)
    Matches: 16, Wickets: 43, Best: 5/31, Average: 16.86, Economy rate: 4.90
  • Sompal Kami (Nepal)
    Matches: 20, Wickets: 35, Best: 4/39, Average: 22.77, Economy rate: 4.98
  • Basil Hameed (UAE)
    Matches: 21, Wickets: 32, Best: 5/17, Average: 16.65, Economy rate: 3.73
  • Bernard Martinus Scholtz (Namibia)
    Matches: 20, Wickets: 32, Best: 5/22, Average: 16.78, Economy rate: 3.14
  • Saurabh Naresh Netravalkar (USA)
    Matches: 19, Wickets: 32, Best: 5/45, Average: 24.56, Economy rate: 4.56
  • Adam Zampa (Australia)
    Matches: 12, Wickets: 30, Best: 5/35, Average: 17.53, Economy rate: 4.99
  • Akeal Hosein (West Indies)
    Matches: 20, Wickets: 30, Best: 4/39, Average: 30.76, Economy rate: 5.07
  • Ruben Trumpelmann (Namibia)
    Matches: 21, Wickets: 29, Best: 4/37, Average: 26.48, Economy rate: 4.67
  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
    Matches: 14, Wickets: 28, Best: 4/29, Average: 20.25, Economy rate: 4.16
  • Mark Watt (Scotland)
    Matches: 17, Wickets: 28, Best: 5/33, Average: 20.32, Economy rate: 3.93

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