Test cricket is a very tough form of cricket for bowlers especially the fast bowlers. The teams who has quality fast bowlers have the chance of bowling out the opponents twice. The bowling in Test cricket has to have good bowlers on both sides which would be helpful for the captain. In Test cricket, there have been successful bowling pairs who have created pressure from both sides. 

Here we look at the most successful bowling pairs in Test cricket:

1. Courtney Walsh and Curtley Ambrose

Courntey Walsh and Curtley Ambrose were a dangerous fast bowling pair in Test cricket. Curltey Ambrose created pressure with his height while Walsh swung the ball both ways. Both of them have bowled in 173 innings and picked 757 wickets. They picked wickets at an average of 22.37 which shows the consistency with which they bowled. Both created pressure from both sides and never leaked runs easily. 

2. James Anderson and Stuart Broad

James Anderson and Stuart Broad is one the dangerous bowling pairs in Test cricket these days. James Anderson swings the ball both ways and Broad creates pressure from the other side. In the Ashes 2015 Broad and Anderson were special creating pressure on the Australian batsmen. These two have bowled in 138 innings and has taken 577 wickets between them. Both of them pick wickets at 28.63. These two bowlers have the ability to pick wickets in pairs and help the England team to win matches on their own.

3. Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram

Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram were one of the lethal bowling pairs in Test cricket. These two bowlers were from Pakistan. Both were great in reverse swing and decimated the batting team with their lethal bowling. Both of them bowled in 107 innings together and picked up 555 wickets. They both picked wickets at an average of 22.03 which is great in Test matches. Both of them did not allow the opponents to score runs with ease.

4. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are another great fast bowling pair in Test cricket these days. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel bowl consistent line and lengths. Dale Steyn bowls fast while Morne Morkel can create pace and bounce, does not allow the batsman to score runs. Both of them have bowled in 111 innings picking up 504 wickets. They both pick wickets at an average of 25.00. Dale Steyn picked his 400th wicket in Test matches recently and Morne Morkel has the ability to surprise the batsmen with pace and bounce.  

5. M Ntini and Jacques Kallis

M Ntini and Jacques Kallis were another good fast bowling pair in Test cricket who were good in their line and lengths. Jacques Kallis was an all rounder and Nitin was dangerous with his pace. Both of them have bowled in 159 innings and picked up 502 wickets. Both of them picked wickets at an average of 31.04. Jacques Kallis and Ntini made the ball talk.

6. Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis

Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis were another good fast bowling pair in Test cricket for South Africa. Shaun Pollock bowled with great swing and Kallis bowled with control creating pressure from both sides. Both of them have bowled in 148 innings and picked 501 wickets together. They picked wickets at an average of 26.20. Both of them did not have great pace but bowled with consistent line and lengths which were tough for the opponents to face.

7. Shaun Pollock and M Ntini

Shaun Pollock and M Ntini were another good fast bowling pair in Test cricket for South Africa. Shaun Pollock bowled with great swing and Ntini bowled with pace creating pressure from both sides. Both of them have bowled in 119 innings and picked 487 wickets together. They picked wickets at an average of 26.25. Both of them did not have great pace but bowled with consistent line and lengths which was tough to face for the opponents.  

8. G McGrath and Jason Gillespie

Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie were another good fast bowling pair in Test cricket for Australia. Glenn McGrath bowled with consistent line and length whereas Gillespie created pressure from the other end. Both of them have bowled in 110 innings and picked 479 wickets together. They picked wickets at an average of 23.00 which made them tough to face and were not able to score runs with ease.

9. Ian Botham and Bob Willis

Ian Botham and Bob Willis were another good fast bowling pair in Test cricket. Ian Botham was an allrounder while Bob Willis bowled fast and with aggression. Both of them have bowled in 105 innings and picked 476 wickets together. They picked wickets at an average of 25.01. Botham and Wills never allowed the opponents team to score runs with ease and picked wickets at regular intervals.. 

10. Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock

Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock were another fast bowling pair in Test cricket for South Africa. Allan Donald was fast and bowled with great control while Shaun Pollock made the ball swing both ways. Both of them have bowled in 83 innings and picked 390 wickets together. They picked wickets at an average of 21.66. Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald were special, created bounce and pace on wickets not helping them.