Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh

Top 10 wicket takers in Test Match

10. Harbhajan Singh (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Termed as the ‘turbanator’ by the English for abruptly terminating the opposition innings with magical deliveries, this man is the first Indian to claim a hat trick in Test cricket. He has taken 413 wickets in 101 test matches.

09. WasimAkram (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – In the 9th highest spot stands the best left arm fast bowler of all times. WasimAkram, the Pakistani legend has taken 414 wickets in 104 test matches.

08. Shaun Pollock (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Genetically engineered is how one describes this South African great man. Starting from his grandfather to his father and to him, all have been legends in the cricketing field. Shaun Pollock has amassed 421 wickets in 108 test matches with the least economy rate in the top 10 at 2.39.

07. Sir Richard Hadlee (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Richard Hadlee was New Zealand’s greatest cricketer and perhaps the only one to be knighted at retirement. He has taken a total of 431 wickets in 86 test matches. It said that he carried the entire New Zealand team’s fortune upon his shoulders. If he succeeded then New Zealand won, else they would lose.

06. KapilDev (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – India’s best all-rounder and also her best fast bowler stands at the 6th spot in the highest wicket takers in tests. Kapil has taken a mammoth 434 wickets in 131 test matches.

05. Courtney Walsh (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – West Indian fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh is at the number 5th spot in the list of highest wicket takers in Tests. He has amassed a total of 519 wickets in 132 Test matches. He’s perhaps the only bowler to have grown stronger and wilier with age, graduating to the new ball around 1993, and forming one of the great opening partnerships with Curtly Ambrose.

04. Glenn McGrath (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Catapulted from the outback of New South Wales into Test cricket to replace Merv Hughes in 1993, McGrath became the greatest Australian fast bowler of his time. He went on to beat Courtney Walsh’s 519 wickets in the 2005 Super Test to become the leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers. He has taken a total of 563 wickets in 124 tests with an average of 21.64.

03. Anil Kumble (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Batsmen have stated that there is perhaps no harder ordeal than facing Anil Kumble in his prime form. And his wickets tally bears a testimony to this fact. Having taken 619 wickets in 132 Tests he is India’s most successful spinner. Also he holds the record for the best bowling figures in an innings and that stands at 10 wickets for 74 runs. Yes, he singlehandedly wiped out an entire team.

02. Shane Warne (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – A genius in wrist and in mind, Shane Warne’s deceit and trickery with the ball outwitted even the best batsman on crease. He has taken 708 wickets in his International test career spanning from 1992 to 2007 with a best bowling figure of 8 wickets for 71 runs.

01. MuttiahMuralitharan (Highest Wicket Takers in Test Cricket) – Whether Sri Lanka played at home, on pitches where he was often unplayable, or overseas, Murali was the go-to man for half a dozen captains. He seldom disappointed. And with 800 wickets he is the highest wicket taker in Test cricket. See the list of the Top 10 Leading Wicket Takers in ODI Cricket

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