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New Delhi, 15 February: Cricket is called ‘Gentleman’s Game’. There have been many such great players in the cricket field from time to time, who have raised the credibility of this game further by their excellent performance. In this same way, today we are going to tell you the names of five such bowlers in the world who have made records by putting the highest number of maiden overs in the field of cricket. Their names are as follows-
The first name in this list comes from Muttiah Muralitharan, a former veteran of Sri Lanka cricket team. Muralitharan has scored the most 1992 maiden overs in international cricket. Muralitharan has a record of putting 1794 in Test cricket and 198 maiden overs in ODIs.
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Let me tell you that Muralitharan has played 800 Tests for Sri Lanka, playing 133 Tests, and has taken 534 wickets in 341 innings while playing 350 ODIs. In T20 International cricket, he has 13 wickets in 12 innings while playing 12 matches.
The second big name in this list comes from former Australian legend Shane Warne. Warne has put a total of 1871 maiden overs, including 1761 in Test cricket and 110 maiden overs in ODIs.
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Talk about his cricket career, he has taken 708 in 273 innings while playing 145 Test matches for Australia and 293 wickets in 191 innings while playing 194 ODIs. Apart from this, during the batting, he has scored 3154 runs in Test format and 1018 in ODIs.
In this list, another Australian veteran Glenn McGrath comes at number three. McGraw has bowled 1749 maiden overs in international cricket. McGrath holds the record for putting 1470 in 243 innings while playing 124 matches in Test cricket and 279 maiden overs in 248 innings while playing 250 matches in ODIs.
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The name of the country’s great spin bowler Anil Kumble comes at number four in this list. Kumble has put a total of 1685 maiden overs in international cricket, putting 1576 in Test cricket and 109 maiden overs in ODIs.
Talk about his cricket career, he has taken 619 in 236 innings while playing 132 Test matches for the country and 337 wickets in 265 innings while playing 271 matches in ODI cricket. Apart from this, he has scored 2506 runs in Test format and 938 in ODI format.
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The fifth and last big name in this list comes from former African great allrounder player Sean Pollock. Pollock has bowled 1536 maiden overs in international cricket. Pollock has bowled 1222 in Test cricket, 313 in ODIs and a maiden over in T20 International cricket.
Talk about his cricket career, he has taken 4 wickets in 10 innings for Africa, 421 in 202 innings, 303 matches in ODIs, 393 in 297 innings and 15 wickets in 11 innings playing 12 matches in T20 format.