Test format involves not only the physical but mental challenges as well. There is no limit of overs; therefore players can play according to their strengths. The test format is the oldest and toughest; the other two formats are relatively newer ones. But this format of cricket is still considered the most prestigious and important one. Being the top wickets taker bowler in this format is not less than an honor. Let’s have a look at some of the top wickets takers in tests.
If we discuss top wicket-takers in test format then M Muralitharan is present at the top of test ranking. Born on 17 April 1972, he was the cricketer of the Srilanka team. In his test career, he emerged as the best bowler compared to any other test bowler as far as the number of wickets is concerned. He is present at the top of the wicket-taker bowlers’ list. The Muralitharan period in the test format consists of 18 years (from 1992-2010). During his career, he took 800 wickets in the test format and made a record in test format. He made this record by conceding 18180 runs and 44039 balls in 133 matches and 230 innings. His average rate is 22.72 runs per wicket. His best bowling record in any inning is 9/51.
His full name is Shane Keith Warne. He was born on 13 December 1969 and belongs to the Australian cricket team. He is present in the second number of best wicket-taker bowlers list in test format. SK Warne period in test format consists of 15 years (from 1992-2007). He took 708 wickets in the test format at the cost of 17995 runs and by bowling 40705 balls in 145 matches and 273 innings. SK Warne average rate is 25.41 runs per wicket and the best bowling in an innings is 8/71.
Picture: Shane Warne in action, he was one of the best bowlers Australia ever produced (Picture Credit: Pinterest)
Next on the list is Anil Kumble, who born on 17 October 1970. Anil Kumble’s period in test format consists of 18 years (from 1990- 2008). During his 18 years long career, he took 619 wickets in at the cost of 18355 and by bowling 40850 balls. During his long career, he played 132 test matches and 236 innings. His average rate per wicket stands at 29.65 runs. His best bowling record in any inning is 10/74 and the best bowling in a complete match is 14/149.
JM Anderson mostly called with his nickname jimmy. Born on 30 July 1982, JK Anderson belongs to England cricket team. JK Anderson is present at the 4th number in best wicket-taker bowlers in test format. JM Anderson period in test format consists of 17 years (from 2003-2020). He took 584 wickets during this period by conceding a total of 15670 runs and 32779 balls. During his career, he had played a total of 151 test matches and 282 innings. His average rate is 26.83 runs per wicket. His best bowling in an innings is 7/42 and the best bowling record in a complete test match is 11/71.
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His full name is Glenn Donald McGrath. Born on 9 February 1970, McGrath played from the Australian cricket team. GD McGrath’s period in test format consists of 14 years (from 1993-2007). He took whopping 563 wickets in a relatively short test career by conceding a total score of 12186 runs. He bowled 29248 balls in 124 matches and 243 innings. His average rate per wicket is 21.64 runs. McGrath’s best bowling performance in one inning is 8/24 and in s complete test match is 10/27.
The full name of CA Walsh is Courtney Andrew Walsh. Born on 30 October 1962, he is the 6th most successful bowler in test format. He was a legendary bowler from West Indies cricket team. Courtney Andrew Walsh’s period consists of 17 years (From 1984-2001). He took 519 wickets in his complete test career at the cost of 12688 runs and 30019 balls. He represented West Indies in 132 matches and 242 innings. His average rate per wicket is 24.44 runs. His best bowling in an inning is 7/37 and in the complete match is 13/55.
The full name of SCJ Broad is Stuart Christopher John Broad. He was born on 24 June 1986 and played from the England cricket team. He is present at the 7th position in the best wicket-taker bowlers in test format. Stuart Christopher John’s Broad period consists of 13 years (from 2007-2020). He took 485 wickets in the test format at the cost of 13827 runs and by bowling 28079 balls. His average rate per wicket is 28.50 runs. His best bowling in an inning is 8/15 and in a complete match is 11/121.
The full name of DW Steyn is Dale William Steyn. He was born on 27 June 1983 and belongs to the South African Cricket Team. Dale William Steyn is present at the 8th number in the best wicket-taker bowlers’ list in test format. His period in test format consists of 15 years (from 2004-2019). He took 439 wickets in the test format by conceding 10077 runs. He bowled 18608 balls in his whole career of 15 years. His average rate per wicket is 22.95 runs. His best bowling in an inning is 7/51, while in a complete match is 11/60.
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Kapil Dave Ram Lal Nikhanj had played from the Indian cricket team. Born on 6 January 1959, he stands at the 9th number in our list of best bowlers. Kapil Dev duration in test format consists of 16 years (from 1978-1994). He took 434 wickets in his career of 131 matches and 227 innings. His average rate in the test format is 29.64 while the best bowling in an inning is 9/83. If you’re a fan of a good cricket match, get into the action with 1xBet Promo Code India to enjoy the play of your favorite team.
HMRKB Herath’s full name is Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath but generally, he is known as Rangana Herath. Born on 19 March 1978, Rangana Herath belongs to the SriLankan team. He is the test captain of the Srilanka team. His test career duration consists of 19 years (from 1999-2018). He took 433 wickets while playing 93 matches and 171 innings. His average rate per wicket is 28.07 runs while the best bowling in an innings is 9/127.
Picture: Rangana Herath is the best spin bowler for Sri Lanka after Muralitharan (Picture Credit: Pinterest)