Pakistani cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq holds the world record of taking most wickets in a calendar year. His 69 wickets in 1997 is still a world record in ODIs.
Saqlain was magical when he was at his peak as he also holds the record of second most wickets in a calendar year with 65 wickets in 1996. Thus he also holds the record of most wickets in two consecutive years, 1996 and 1997.
About Saqlain Mushtaq (from Wikipedia Page)
Saqlain Mushtaq is a British Pakistani cricket coach, YouTuber, and former cricketer who played in Tests and ODIs for Pakistani national cricket team.
Regarded as one of the best spin bowlers in the history of cricket, he is best known for pioneering the “doosra”, a leg break delivery bowled with an off break action. He was the fastest to reach the milestones of 200 and 250 wickets in ODIs.
A right-arm off break bowler, Saqlain played 49 Test matches and 169 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan between 1995 and 2004.
He took 208 Test and 288 ODI wickets and also scored a Test match century as well, against New Zealand in March 2001. Until 2016, Saqlain was the fastest bowler in the history of ODI cricket to take 100 wickets.
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