England Cricket team began their tour of the West Indies on Sunday with a loss. Jos Buttler and his side saw Shai Hope steal all the headlines to get his side to a four-wicket win in Antigua. Sam Curran was hit for 98 runs without picking a wicket from his 9.5 overs.
The English had posted a huge total of 325 on the board from their 50 overs. Harry Brook top scored with 71 while the rest of England’s batting unit came up with decent contributions.
In this list let us take a closer look at the top five England bowlers who have bowled expensive spells in ODI Cricket.
Five most expensive spells for England in ODI cricket
5- James Anderson – 1/91 vs Australia- 2011
Batting first, England had posted a massive 333 on the board thanks to a century by Johnathon Trott. The Australian top order responded in style with three batters scoring half-centuries. James Anderson ended the day with the wicket of Brad Haddin while getting smashed for 91 runs. This is Anderson’s most expensive spell in England Cricket colors.
4- Jake Ball – 1/94 vs West Indies – 2017
31-year-old fast bowler Jake Ball was hit for 94 runs during an ODI against West Indies in Southampton. The England right-arm pacer did end up with the wicket of Shai Hope for 72 on what was a miserable outing for him.
3- Chris Jordan -1/97 vs New Zealand – 2015
England fast bowler Chris Jordan conceded 97 runs from his 9 overs during an ODI game in Oval against New Zealand. The right-arm pacer got only wicket that of Grant Elliot who was out for 32 from 15 balls. Ross Taylor’s century helped the Kiwis score 398 runs as England fell short by just 33 runs.
2- Steve Harmison – 0/97 vs Sri Lanka – 2006
Once a feared fast bowler from England, Steve Harmison saw his reputation smashed to all parts of Leeds by Sri Lankan batters. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya smashed the right-arm pacer for 97 runs from his ten overs during their 286 runs first wicket stand. England had scored 321 from their 50 overs, thanks to a century by Marcus Trescothick. The Sri Lankan openers smashed the English bowlers to win the game in the 38th over with 8 wickets in hand.
1- Sam Curran – 0/98 vs West Indies – 2023
Defending 326 to win, the English team was beaten by rejuvenated West Indies by 4 wickets. Sam Curran was hit for 98 runs from 9.5 overs without picking a single wicket. To make matters worse he was hit for a 112-meter six by Romario Shepherd. Shai Hope then hit Curran for 3 successive sixes to seal his century and the game for his country.