10 Most Economical Bowling in ODI
In cricket, the economy rate, or Econ, as it is called in short, is a term used to express the average number of runs that a bowlers succeeds in conceding in each over, i.e. every six balls. The economy rate is calculated using a simple formula, i.e. (number of ball conceded)/(number of balls bowled/6). For instance, if a bowler has yielded 100 runs in 60 balls, then his economy rate would be 100/(60/6)=10. The lower the number, the more economical a performance is, and the more economical a performance is, the less opportunity the opponent team receives to make a big score.
So, it is not hard to understand that an economical performance by a bowler gives the team he plays for a great opportunity at winning. Here is a list of players with the 10 Most Economical Bowling in ODI. Let’s take a look.
10 Most Economical Bowling in ODI
10. Mike Hendrick
Former English cricketer Michael “Mike” Hendrick was described as “a lively fast-medium seam bowler who could produce plenty of bounce to trouble county batsmen” by Colin Bateman in 1993. He played thirty tests and twenty two ODIs as a member of the English national team between 1973 and 1981. The 8th match of Group A in the 1979 Prudential World Cup between England and Canada was played at Old Trafford Ground on 13th June 1979, where Canada won the toss and chose to bat first and finished their innings in just 45/10 in 40.3 overs. Mike Hendrick, in his 8 over bowling spell out of which 4 overs were maidens, took 1 wicket in just 5 runs with a superior economy rate of just 0.62. England scored 46 with just two wickets in 13.5 overs while chasing. England won the match by 8 wickets and CM Old was declared the Man of the Match for taking 4 wickets in his bowling spell of 10 overs while giving just 8 runs.
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9. Alex Cusack
Australian-born Irish cricketer Alex Richard Cusack is a middle-order right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler who currently plays for the Irish national cricket team. The 1st match of the 2009 Ireland in Scotland ODI Series between Ireland and Scotland was played at Mannofield Park Ground on 22nd August 2009, where Scotland won the toss and chose to field first and Ireland made 205/9 in 50 overs. Alex Cusack, in his 5 over bowling spell out of which 2 overs were maidens, gave just 3 runs with an amazing economy rate of just 0.60. Scotland scored just 109 with all of their wickets in 40.3 overs while chasing. Scotland won the match by 96 runs and RM West was declared the Man of the Match for his 24 runs in 19 balls score along with 4-wicket bowling spell all-round performance.
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8. Dennis Lillee
Legendary former Australian fast bowler Dennis Keith Lillee was described as the “outstanding fast bowler of his generation” by the BBC. He was inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 17 December 2009. The 9th match of the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup between India and Australia was played at Sydney Cricket Ground on 8th January 1981, where Australia won the toss and chose to field first and finished Indian innings in just 63/10 in 25.5 overs. Dennis Lillee, in his 5 over bowling spell out of which 2 overs were maidens, took 1 wicket in just 3 runs with an amazing economy rate of just 0.60. Australia scored 64 in just a single wicket in 21 overs while chasing. Australia won the match by 9 wickets and GS Chappell was declared the Man of the Match for his 33 runs in 63 balls score along with 5-wicket in 9.5 overs spell all-round performance.
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