LBW or leg before wicket rule is the most controversial dismissals in cricket. Maximum time umpires take the right decision, but sometimes they are unable to get the right decision. The biggest flaw in this system is that when umpires are unable to take the right decision, benefit of doubt always goes to the batsman side. Some new technologies arrived to resolve this problem. Hawk Eye is the most efficient among those technologies. Anil Kumble is the highest wicket taker who took 156 wickets by LBW.

In many cases batsmen are unable to understand the line and length of the ball, doing wrong footwork they have been out. Now we are going to discuss about those batsman who has been LBW most.

6. Brian Lara :-  The highest individual run holder in a single test innings does not need any kind of introduction. The name, Brian Charles Lara is enough to describe him. He started his carrier in 1990. He is one of the best batsmen the cricket world has ever seen and he is in this list too unfortunately.  He has been out leg before wicket 37 times in his career.

5. Shivnarine Chanderpual :-  This caribbean batsman started his carrier in 1994 and has been one of the most dependable West Indian batsmen for over a decade. This Indian origin left handed batsman is standing at number five in this list.  He has been out leg before wicket 38 times in his carrier. 

3. Alec Stewart :- Alec Stewart, right handed batsman of England  made debut in 1989. He is standing at number four in this list. Alec Stewart was the wicketkeeper of England. This right handed batsman has been out leg before wicket 40 times in his test career.

3.Ricky Ponting  :- Former Aussie Captain Ricky Ponting is standing at number three in this list. This right handed batman started his carrier in 1995. If the word ‘class’ is associated somehow with cricket then ‘Class’ will be the synonym of Ricky Ponting led Aussie Team era. Though he was a good batsman but sometimes he could not manage to defend spinning balls, and has been adjourned lbw. Ricky has been out leg before wicket 41 times in his career.

2. Graham Gooch :- Graham Gooch started his career as an England team player in 1975. Graham Gooch stands second in this list. Graham played for 20 years for England. He was the most prolific cricketer in international cricket, the cricket world has ever seen. He has been out leg before wicket 50 times in his carrier. He always believed in footwork. In cricket each and every batsman should focus on footwork.

1. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar :- ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar  is standing at number one in this category. In Bilateral series in 1999 in Australia, Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed by lbw which is still considered as the most controversial wicket in decade. Glenn Mcgrath was bowling to Sachin. Sachin misjudged one ball and ducked but the ball did not lift off the pitch and hit his helmet. Mcgrath’s strong appeal confused umpire and the umpire gave the decision of out. Some critics said sarcastically whether it was ‘leg before wicket’ or ‘head before wicket’. Sachin has been out leg before wicket 51 times in his career in tests.  

 

Name

Country

No of LBW in Test Career

Sachin Tendulkar

India

51

Graham Gooch

England

50

Ricky Ponting

Australia

41

Alec Stewart

England

40

Shivnarine Chanderpual

West Indies

38

Brian Lara

West Indies

37