Top 5: Best Bowling Figures in Women’s ODI Cricket

One-day cricket is one of the most challenging formats for bowlers in international cricket. A bowler has to prove his worth in only ten overs. Bowling in ODI takes a lot of willpower and patience. The following are the bowlers with the best figures in Women’s ODI. Some of the bowlers have taken more than half of the team’s wickets.

1. Sajjida Shah

Sajjida Shah
Sajjida Shah. Pic Credits: ESPN Cricinfo


Sajjida Shah shocked the world when she made her ODI debut aged just 12 years old, making her the youngest player to make an international ODI debut. This is not the only record she holds; Shah also has the best figures in women’s ODI with her brilliant performance against Japan in the ICC council Trophy match. She took 7 wickets in 8 overs and giving only 4 runs. Shah’s magnificent spell allowed the Japan team to only make a low score of 28.

2. Jo Chamberlain

Jo Chamberlain
Jo Chamberlain. (Picture: Copyright © 1987 WCA)


Former England player Jo Chamberlain has the second-best figures in ODI history with mesmerizing performance against Denmark in the European Championship match in 1991. Chamberlain had 7 wickets in 9 overs giving away only 8 runs. She shocked Denmark when she picked up wickets of the first three batsmen. She capped off her brilliant start with 4 more wickets throughout the game restricting Denmark to a mere 47 runs

3. Anisa Mohammed

Return of Anisa Mohammed in the West Indies Women’s Team
Return of Anisa Mohammed in the West Indies Women’s Team


Anisa Mohammed is the West Indian right-arm off-spinner who is third on the list of best bowling figures in ODI’s. Mohammed achieved this incredible feat against Pakistan in the World Cup Qualifier at Dhaka, where she picked up 7 wickets in 8.3 overs giving only 14 runs. Her amazing led West Indies to win the match by a convincing 130 runs.

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4. Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry - Female Cricket
Ellyse Perry. Pic Credits: ICC


Ellyse Perry is the Australian all-rounder who is famously known for being the first person to represent her country in the ICC World Cup and FIFA World Cup as well. Perry ranks fourth on the list for best bowling figures in ODI, with her remarkable performance against rivals England. Australia won the toss and chose to bat. Perry only managed to score 7 runs with the bat but managed to impress with the ball, when she picked up an impressive 7 wickets in 10 over and giving away 22 runs.

5. Shelley Nitschke

Shelley Nitschke
Shelley Nitschke Pic Credits: (@ICC)


Lastly, we have Shelley Nitschke, one of the best all-rounders to grace the game. She added her name to the list of best figures in ODI’s after her brilliant performance against England, where she picked up7 wickets in 7.4 overs conceded only 24 runs. Nitschke’s impressive performance led Australia to victory against their famous rivals.

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