It is always beneficial for a captain to have part-time bowlers in the team who can chip with some overs at crucial stages of the match. In fact, it adds a cherry on the top of the cake if the part-time bowler can provide breakthroughs for the team. We have seen that many part-time bowlers have done a great job while playing for their respective countries.
In fact, these bowlers have acted as perfect partnership breakers. Meanwhile, the batsmen can get complacent when they are playing against these spinners. Thus, it gives an opportunity for these bowlers to take wickets for their team. We take a look at top 10 part-time spinners with most wickets in One Day International cricket.
Here are the top 10 part-time bowlers with most wickets in ODI format.
10. Saleem Malik – 89
Pakistan’s part-time spinner Saleem Malik was handy with the ball. Malik scalped 89 wickets in the 283 matches he played for Pakistan. The off-break spinner bowled with an average of 33.25 and gave his runs at an economy rate of 5.07. In fact, Malik had the best bowling figures of 5-35. On the other hand, the talisman right-handed batsman scored 7170 runs in his One-Day career.
Malik played 103 Test matches for Pakistan in which he scored 5768 runs at an average of 43.37.