Years After Retirement, Akhtar Nonetheless Leads Charts for Finest Bowling Strike-Charges

Former Pakistan quick bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, nonetheless leads the charts for one of the best strike-rate in Check cricket within the twenty first century. Akhtar picked up 133 wickets in 31 Check matches this century. His profession was marred by accidents and off the sphere controversies, which affected his participation in matches.


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His strike fee throughout this era was excellent. He picked up a wicket after virtually 40 balls. The second finest in the course of the period is the South African pacer, Kagiso Rabada, with a strike fee of barely over 40.

Former South African quick bowler, Dale Steyn, comes at third on the checklist with a strike fee of 42.3, choosing up 439 wickets throughout this century. The Australian pacer, Pat Cummins, and the previous Pakistani seamer, Mohammad Asif, spherical off the highest 5.

Akhtar’s profession strike fee of 45.7 can be distinctive, choosing up 178 wickets in 46 matches. The Rawalpindi categorical led the bowling line for Pakistan cricket after the retirement of the legendary pacers, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.


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Akhtar was good for Pakistan in Check matches, choosing up 12 five-wicket hauls, 10 of which got here within the twenty first century. He additionally picked up 2 ten-wicket hauls, each coming on this century.

Bowler Matches Wickets Common Strike Fee
Shoaib Akhtar 31 133 22.26 39.9
Kagiso Rabada 44 199 22.76 40.4
Dale Steyn 93 439 22.59 42.3
Pat Cummins 34 164 21.59 47.1
Mohammad Asif 23 106 24.36 48.7
Mitchell Starc 61 255 27.57 49.3
Mohammad Shami 50 180 27.58 49.9
Shane Warne 61 342 24.82 50.3
Ryan Harris 27 113 23.52 50.7
Vernon Philander 64 224 22.32 50.8

Notice that these numbers are for minimal of 100 wickets in Check cricket.

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