Pakistani Stars Rule the Rankings in ICC ODI Bowlers of the Decade

The decade has come to an end and it is time to review the top bowlers on the ICC rankings from 2010-19.

The last 10 years have been tough for the bowlers, especially looking at how the batsmen have improved their ranges and shot selections with improvisation and whatnot.

The first few years of the decade were dominated by Pakistani bowlers, with Saeed Ajmal finishing the year on top of the ICC bowlers rankings twice in three years. Let’s have a look at the year-wise top bowlers of the decade:

Year Player Country Rating
2010 Daniel Vettori New Zealand 727
2011 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 735
2012 Mohammad Hafeez 764
2013 Saeed Ajmal 776
2014 Sunil Narine West Indies 753
2015 734
2016 Trent Boult New Zealand 718
2017 Hasan Ali Pakistan 759
2018 Jasprit Bumrah India 841
2019 785

In the last 10 years, Pakistani bowlers have finished the year on a high on 4 occasions, with Saeed Ajmal ending up at the top in 2011 and 2013, while Mohammad Hafeez topped the charts in 2012.


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Fast bowler, Hasan Ali’s heroic performances at the Champions Trophy and a remarkable year with the ball in 2017 took him to the top of the bowling rankings.

To sum it up, this decade was led by Pakistani bowlers who remained the top bowlers for most part of the 10 year period. Let’s hope the next generation can take over from their predecessors and bring honor to the country.


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Feature Writer


  • Great work done by Pakistani Bowlers to TOP Up for 4 time in the 10 Years and NZ, WI & IND Bowlers Remained Top 2 Times each. Where as the ENG, AUS, SA & SL Bowlers didn’t get Top Position single time.. Good Luck PAKISTAN in Future too….

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