Deadly young fast bowler Naseem Shah of Pakistan cricket team made a new record in One Day International cricket. 19-year-old Naseem Shah has become the highest wicket-taker in the opening 5 matches of his career by taking 18 wickets in the 5 matches he has played so far.
This record was added to the name of Naseem Shah in the second match of the ODI series played against New Zealand. He has set a new example in his name by breaking the record of Australia’s Ryan Harris. Significantly, Ryan Harris took 17 wickets in the first 5 matches of his ODI career. Now Naseem Shah of Pakistan has come on top. Ryan Harris on the second rung. In third place is former West Indies bowler Garry Gilmer, who took 16 wickets in the first 5 matches of his ODI career. Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh also holds the record for taking 16 wickets.
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It is noteworthy that Naseem Shah made this record in the first over of his bowling in the second match of the ODI series played in New Zealand vs Pakistan (New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI, 2023) in Karachi last Wednesday. He took 3/58 in 8.5 overs at an average of 6.57.
In this match, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 79 runs to win the series 1-1. The next match will be decisive.