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Top 5 Most Expensive Spells In ODI World Cup History

image-lo5vxrekBas De Leede records worst bowling figures in the history of ODI cricket

People believe Cricket is a batter-oriented sport. It is true to some extent when the bowlers have to bowl on a road-like deck. The batters on their day do not like to spare the bowlers and keep on smashing them all over the ground. Even if the dimensions of the grounds are small, the bowlers are the ones who suffer. 

In the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, we have already seen many records being broken. Today in the clash between Australia and the Netherlands, Bas De Leede recorded the worst bowling figures in the history of the ODI World Cup. 

Let us have a look at the top 5 most runs conceded spells in the history of ODI World Cups:

Bowling Figures
1. Bas De Leede (Netherlands)2/115 vs Australia
2. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)0/110 vs England
3. Martin Snedden (New Zealand)2/105 vs England
4. Jason Holder (West Indies)1/104 vs South Africa
5. Dawlat Zadran (Afghanistan)2/101 vs Australia

Bas De Leede- 2/115 vs Australia (World Cup 2023)*

image-lo5yi5rjBas De Leede [AP]

Premium Dutch all-rounder Bas De Leede did not have a good day with the ball today. He was impressive throughout the World Cup qualifiers and helped the Dutch team qualify for the biggest cricketing event. 

Being a bowler, playing in Delhi is always hard as the short boundaries do not spare the best of bowlers. Today was not a good day for De Leede as he went for 115 runs in his quota of ten overs, recording the worst bowling figure in the history of ODI World Cups.


Rashid Khan- 0/110 vs England (World Cup 2019)

image-lo5w5zjzRashid Khan (Twitter)

Rashid Khan is leading spinner of the Afghanistan team and is known to disturb the best batters in the world. Even the best bowlers have a bad day at the office and it was the day when Afghanistan faced England in the World Cup 2019 when nothing went in Rashid Khan's favour. 

This was the same game where Eoin Morgan smashed 17 sixes in an innings and Rashid Khan became his bunny. Rashid went for 110 runs in just nine overs with an economy of 12.22 and recorded his worst and second-worst bowling figures in the history of ODI World Cups. 

Martin Snedden- 2/105 vs England (World Cup 1983)

image-lo5yksgqMartin Snedden (Twitter)

Earlier, there used to be One-Day games for 60 overs per side, and a bowler was allowed to bowl 12 overs. Martin Snedden, one of the leading seamers of New Zealand, had an off-day in the World Cup 1983 against England. 

While Richard Hadlee went for just 26 runs in his quota of 12 overs, Snedden conceded 105 runs and picked up two wickets. Allan Lamb, who scored a century, took Martin for granted and smashed him all over the park. 

Jason Holder- 1/104 vs South Africa (World Cup 2015)

image-lo5wg6i0Jason Holder (Twitter)

The premiur Caribbean all-rounder, Jason Holder, went for 104 runs in a World Cup game against South Africa in 2015. He has also captained the West Indies and is known for his all-round skills. 

AB De Villiers, who was going through his purple patch during the 2015 World Cup, smashed 162 not out against West Indies. Jason Holder was unlucky enough to be playing against him that day as he could manage to take just one wicket and gave 104 runs in his 10 overs.

Dawlat Zadran- 2/101 vs Australia (World Cup 2015)

image-lo5wf6o5Dawlat Zadran (Twitter)

Dawlat Zadran is another Afghan player, who delivered one of the worst spells in the history of ODI World Cups. He was the frontline seamer of the Afghan team until 2019 and has picked up over 110 ODI wickets in 80 ODI innings. 

In 2015, David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell looted runs and went on to post a mammoth total of 417 against Afghanistan. Dawlat Zadran went for 101 runs in his 10-over spell and picked up a couple of wickets.