Cricket is a sport that has a lot to offer to its fans. It is a sport that provides entertainment in three different formats – Test, ODI and T20 cricket. Test cricket is where the real challenge lies as the match is played for approximately five days. One-Day International (ODI) is 50 overs affair while the shortest format T20 is a power-packed 20 overs game. However, it is T20 format that is the most challenging for the bowlers as they only get 4 overs to bowl and grab as many wickets while being economical with the run rate.
Today, we will tell you about those bowlers who took 5 wickets in an innings in all three formats of internaitonal cricket.
Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan bowler who has played 30 Tests, 226 ODIs and 84 T20 matches for his country. In his career Malinga has taken 5 wickets in a single innings 3 times in Test format and has managed to do the same 8 times in ODI cricket. Apart from this, he has made a record of taking 5 wickets twice in T20 format.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets in a single innings 10 times in Test format. Whereas he has done the same 3 times in ODIs and once in T20 cricket.
Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka has been able to dismiss 5 wickets in a single innings 4 times in Test cricket, 3 times in One-Day Internationls and twice in T20 format.
Pakistan bowler Umar Gul has done this amazing work 4 times in Tests, twice in ODIs and twice in T20.
Pakistan-born South African spin bowler Imran Tahir has taken 5 wickets twice in Test format, three times in ODIs and two times in T20 cricket.
Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has achieved the feat four times in Tests, once in ODIs and once in T20 cricket.
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has grabbed 5 wickets in a single innings twice in Tests, once in ODIs and once in T20.
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasab was named ICC’s no.1 all rounder in all three formats in 2016. He has taken 5 wickets in a single innings 18 times in Test cricket, twice in ODIs and once in T20.
Rashid Khan an Afghan cricketer achieved the milestone thrice in Tests, four times in ODIs and twice in T20s.