Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes 12th Indian pacer to take 100 ODI wickets

Written by Vipin Darwade

Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the 12th Indian pacer to take 100 ODI wickets during the first ODI against Australia in Sydney on Saturday. The speedster bowled out captain Aaron Finch in the third over of the match to give the visitors their first breakthrough of the series.

The 28-year-old has taken 100 ODI wickets in 96 matches at an average of 37.88. Even though the average may not look impressive, Bhuvneshwar plays a vital role in the death overs for India. With an economy rate of 4.98, the fast bowler keeps one end tight, which allows his teammates to take wickets at the other end.

Bhuvneshwar reached the mark in his 96th ODI, with the likes the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Ravi Shastri having managed the feat in more matches. Sourav is the slowest to the feat with 308 ODIs, with Tendulkar taking 268, Yuvraj with 266 ODIs and the current India coach Shastri taking exactly 100 ODIs to take 100 ODI wickets.

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