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Top three most hattrick takers in ODI cricket 

Bowling is a very underappreciated aspect of cricket, as batting and batters take most of the limelight. However, bowling is one of the most difficult tasks to master. A hat trick is an exciting feeling for both the bowler and the spectators. This incredible feat has not been accomplished by many. 

In this article, we will have a look at the bowlers with the most hat tricks in ODI cricket:

3. Saqlain Mushtaq– 2 hat tricks 

Top three most hattrick takers in ODI cricket 
Saqlain Mushtaq 2 hat tricks

Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan holds the record for two hat-tricks in his playing career, which he achieved against Zimbabwe in 1996 and 1999. The second hat trick that Mushtaq recorded was in the World Cup game in 1999. 

Given the men he dismissed, it’s one he’d remember timidly: Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, and Pommie Mbangwa. Mushtaq is the only spinner in the list of top five bowlers with the most hat tricks in ODI cricket.

2. Wasim Akram– 2 hat tricks 

Top three most hattrick takers in ODI cricket 
Wasim Akram 2 hat tricks

The second Pakistan on the list is the legendary pacer, Wasim Akram. In his career, Pakistan’s legendary bowler has taken two hat-tricks. He accomplished this feat twice, once against the West Indies in 1989 and once against Australia in 1990. Interestingly, both his hat tricks came in a span of just 6 months. Wasim is the only man in Test and one-day international history to have taken two hat tricks.

1. Lasith Malinga– 3 hat tricks 

Top three most hattrick takers in ODI cricket 
Lasith Malinga 3 hat tricks

Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka is the only bowler in history to have taken a hat-trick three times in ODI cricket. Malinga’s first hat trick came against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup, when he took four wickets in a row. 

In his infamous spell, he had dismissed Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, and Makhaya Ntini. In 2011, he also scored hat-tricks against Kenya and Australia.

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