Connect with us

Sport

Most Wicket Takers In Test Cricket: The Highest Ranked Bowlers

Most Wicket Takers in Test Cricket

[ad_1]

Most Wicket Takers in Test Cricket

 

When it comes to bowlers who have taken the most wickets in test cricket, then the name of the world’s top 3 spin bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble always came in this list. But now England fast bowler James Anderson has overtaken former Indian legend Anil Kumble by making it to the top 3.

Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is at number one in the list of most wicket takers in test cricket with 800 wickets and Australian legend Shane Warne who has taken 708 Test wickets at number two. Anderson is at number three in this list with 630 wickets. With this, he has also become the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket.

Apart from James Anderson, if we talk about other highest wicket taker fast bowler in test, then at number five is former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath, who took 563 Test wickets. At number six is another England fast bowler named Stuart Broad who is still seen bowling with Anderson. Anderson and Broad are the only players in the top-6 who are currently playing cricket.

Read Also: UPDATED: IPL 2021 New Schedule, Team, Venue, And Point Table

Advertisement

Most Wicket Takers In Test Cricket

Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts   Ave Econ SR
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 230 44039 18180 800 22.72 2.47 55.0
SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 273 40705 17995 708 25.41 2.65 57.4
JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2021 165 307 35490 16707 630 26.51 2.82 56.3
A Kumble (INDIA) 1990-2008 132 236 40850 18355 619 29.65 2.69 65.9
GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 243 29248 12186 563 21.64 2.49 51.9
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2021 149 274 29863 14590 524 27.84 2.93 56.9
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 242 30019 12688 519 24.44 2.53 57.8
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2019 93 171 18608 10077 439 22.95 3.24 42.3
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1978-1994 131 227 27740 12867 434 29.64 2.78 63.9
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 93 170 25993 12157 433 28.07 2.80 60.0
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 150 21918 9611 431 22.29 2.63 50.8
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 202 24353 9733 421 23.11 2.39 57.8
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 1998-2015 103 190 28580 13537 417 32.46 2.84 68.5
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 181 22627 9779 414 23.62 2.59 54.6
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2011-2021 79 148 21670 10144 413 24.56 2.80 52.4
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 179 22103 8501 405 20.99 2.30 54.5
NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2021 100 191 25690 12816 399 32.12 2.99 64.3
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 190 20834 11242 390 28.82 3.23 53.4
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 168 21815 10878 383 28.40 2.99 56.9
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 151 17584 7876 376 20.94 2.68 46.7
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 154 16224 8788 373 23.56 3.25 43.4
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 142 19458 8258 362 22.81 2.54 53.7
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 113 187 28814 12441 362 34.36 2.59 79.5
DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 70 132 18467 8493 355 23.92 2.75 52.0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 194 23438 10501 355 29.58 2.68 66.0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 129 15519 7344 330 22.25 2.83 47.0
RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 90 165 17357 8190 325 25.20 2.83 53.4
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2021 79 148 17886 8862 314 28.22 2.97 56.9
MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 140 16001 8891 313 28.40 3.33 51.1
I Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2021 104 186 19028 10023 311 32.22 3.16 61.1
Z Khan (INDIA) 2000-2014 92 165 18785 10247 311 32.94 3.27 60.4
B Lee (AUS) 1999-2008 76 150 16531 9554 310 30.81 3.46 53.3
M Morkel (SA) 2006-2018 86 160 16498 8550 309 27.66 3.10 53.3
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 148 27115 8989 309 29.09 1.98 87.7
FS Trueman (ENG) 1952-1965 67 127 15178 6625 307 21.57 2.61 49.4
DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 86 151 21862 7674 297 25.83 2.10 73.6
TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2021 73 139 16271 8080 292 27.67 2.97 55.7
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 272 20232 9535 292 32.65 2.82 69.2
CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 71 124 16586 8332 291 28.63 3.01 56.9
BS Bedi (INDIA) 1966-1979 67 118 21364 7637 266 28.71 2.14 80.3
Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2000-2010 61 112 17697 9082 261 34.79 3.07 67.8
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 111 13169 5433 259 20.97 2.47 50.8
JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 71 137 14234 6770 259 26.13 2.85 54.9
MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2021 61 117 12575 7031 255 27.57 3.35 49.3
GP Swann (ENG) 2008-2013 60 109 15349 7642 255 29.96 2.98 60.1
JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 70 129 16056 6261 252 24.84 2.33 63.7
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 113 12680 5898 249 23.68 2.79 50.9
R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 63 116 19108 6704 248 27.03 2.10 77.0
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2000-2008 67 122 13909 7564 248 30.50 3.26 56.0
GD McKenzie (AUS) 1961-1971 60 113 17681 7328 246 29.78 2.48 71.8
BS Chandrasekhar (INDIA) 1964-1979 58 97 15963 7199 242 29.74 2.70 65.9
AV Bedser (ENG) 1946-1955 51 92 15918 5876 236 24.89 2.21 67.4
J Srinath (INDIA) 1991-2002 67 121 15104 7196 236 30.49 2.85 64.0
Abdul Qadir (PAK) 1977-1990 67 111 17126 7742 236 32.80 2.71 72.5
Yasir Shah (PAK) 2014-2021 46 85 13697 7306 235 31.08 3.20 58.2
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 159 21599 7999 235 34.03 2.22 91.9
AR Caddick (ENG) 1993-2003 62 105 13558 6999 234 29.91 3.09 57.9
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 126 14026 7878 233 33.81 3.37 60.1
KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2021 67 120 12218 6250 231 27.05 3.06 52.8
N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2021 54 102 11991 6046 229 26.40 3.02 52.3
D Gough (ENG) 1994-2003 58 95 11821 6503 229 28.39 3.30 51.6
RR Lindwall (AUS) 1946-1960 61 113 13650 5251 228 23.03 2.30 59.8
SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 63 115 13375 7192 226 31.82 3.22 59.1
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 137 14951 7410 226 32.78 2.97 66.1
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2020 64 119 11391 5000 224 22.32 2.63 50.8
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 2012-2021 55 104 13685 5582 223 25.03 2.44 61.3
PM Siddle (AUS) 2008-2019 67 126 13907 6777 221 30.66 2.92 62.9
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 104 11698 6410 218 29.40 3.28 53.6
CV Grimmett (AUS) 1925-1936 37 67 14513 5231 216 24.21 2.16 67.1
HH Streak (ZIM) 1993-2005 65 102 13559 6079 216 28.14 2.69 62.7
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) 2007-2021 58 98 13415 6679 215 31.06 2.98 62.3
K Rabada (SA) 2015-2021 47 86 8785 4846 213 22.75 3.30 41.2
JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2014-2021 55 103 11887 5438 212 25.65 2.74 56.0
MG Hughes (AUS) 1985-1994 53 97 12285 6017 212 28.38 2.93 57.9
SCG MacGill (AUS) 1998-2008 44 85 11237 6038 208 29.02 3.22 54.0
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 49 86 14070 6206 208 29.83 2.64 67.6
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 47 90 11135 5174 202 25.61 2.78 55.1
JA Snow (ENG) 1965-1976 49 93 12021 5387 202 26.66 2.68 59.5
JR Thomson (AUS) 1972-1985 51 90 10535 5601 200 28.00 3.18 52.6

 

James Anderson has become the third most wicket taker in Test cricket. He achieved this feat, leaving behind former India’s legendary spinner Anil Kumble. In this list, Muttiah Muralitharan is at number one and Shane Warne is at number two. He is the highest wicket taker in the world as a fast bowler in Tests.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Who is the Most wicket taker in Test cricket?

Ans- Muttiah Muralitharan is the most wicket-taker in Test cricket. He has played a total of 133 Test matches in his career and has taken a total of 800 wickets.

  • Who is the Most wicket taker in Test for India?

Ans- Former India spin bowler Anil Kumble is the most wicket-taker in Test cricket from India. Anil Kumble has played a total of 132 matches and has taken a total of 619 wickets. Anil Kumble is at number 4 in the list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in Test cricket.

[ad_2]

Advertisement

Trending