In this day and age of power-striking and big bats being used, it’s important for the bowlers to up their game to stay in the contest and not turn it into a one-sided affair.
Here’s a look at the top 5 wicket-takers in ODI’s for the year 2019.
#5 Jhulan Goswami (India)
The Indian legend and the leading wicket-taker in ODI cricket history for women Jhulan Goswami having retired from T20 internationals, now concentrates on ODI cricket and in the process has picked up 18 wickets in 11 games at an e/r of 3.79 in 2019.
#4 Poonam Yadav (India)
The pocket dynamite Poonam Yadav has been really economical and the ideal candidate for stopping the runs whenever the captain has looked around for options. The leg spinner has taken 19 wickets in 11 games and has an e/r of just 3.73 which makes her so successful in the middle overs.
#3 Ellyse Perry (Australia)
The Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry who also is the recipient of the ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2019 has taken 21 wickets in 12 matches at an econ.rt of 3.78 and is the most crucial link in the Australian line up going forward in the upcoming years.
#2 Anya Shrubsole (England)
The star performer in the 2017 Women’s world cup Anya Shrubsole has had a phenomenal year with the ball. The right-arm quick has had 22 scalps in 15 matches to her name and is a genuine match-winner on her day as we have seen in that all-important final against India in the world cup.
#1 Jessica Jonassen (Australia)
Jessica Jonassen from Australia tops this list and has had a year to remember with some phenomenal spells to her name. 23 wickets in 12 games at an e/r of 3.12 , Jessica has been the most talked-about bowler and rightly so. She holds the key for Australia in the upcoming year across all formats.