Mitchell Starc is the king of first over in ODIs and these statistics prove it 

November 20, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Most wickets taken by a bowler in the first over of an ODI since 2015. Here is the list of 6 new-ball bowlers

6 | England pacer Chris Woakes has 6 wickets in first over from 51 innings with an economy rate of 4.1 runs per over

5 | West Indies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell has 6 wickets in opening over from 34 appearances 

4 | India's frontline seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has most innings on the list (73) but has 6 wickets only in first over

3 | Oman pacer Bilal Khan is the only associate nation bowler on the list. Bilal took 7 wickets from 28 innings with best economy rate of 2.7 runs per over

2 | Former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has 9 wickets from 45 innings in 1st over before he hanged his boots

1 | Australia's lethal left-arm pacer is in a league of his own with 22 wickets from 70 innings 

Starc was at his best in 2nd ODI against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 19

Starc got the prized wickets of opener Jason Roy and in-form Dawid Malan in the 1st over of England's innings

Not just with the new ball, Starc took 2 more wickets with the old ball and helped his side win by 72 runs with bowling figures of 4/47

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