Shoaib Akhtar vs Zaheer Khan: Who has a better overall record in ODIs?

Amit Datta

Amit Datta

Author 2019-10-28 08:39:35

Shoaib Akhtar and Zaheer Khan were 2 of the most famous fast bowlers of the world. They were both proven match winners for their respective teams.

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Let's have a look at their ODI record and then decide that who was a better bowler:

Shoaib Akhtar

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Shoaib has played 163 ODI matches for Pakistan. He took 247 wickets at an average of 24.97. He took 4 wickets in a match on 6 occasions.

Zaheer Khan

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Zaheer has played 200 ODI matches for India. He has taken 282 wickets at an average of 29.43. He took 4 wickets in a match on 7 occasions.


Zaheer has played more matches than Shoaib and as a result has more wickets. Shoaib on the other hand has a better average and economy as compared to Zaheer. So guys now you all decide that who's a better ODI bowler out of these 2 former greats? Stay connected and do share your thoughts in the comment section.


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