10 individual cricket peaks in recent times
Muttiah Muralitharan (2006)
In the field of off-spin bowling, Muttiah Muralitharan is non-pareil. The most successful bowler in international cricket had a stupendous 2005-06 season, taking 90 wickets from 11 Test matches. The highlight of that period was 8-70 against England, where he snared the first seven batsman, ending with 11 victims from the match in total. He took as many as 9 five-wicket hauls in that period, bowling at a strike rate of less than 17. From May 2006 onwards, until the end of the year, he had four ten-wicket match hauls out of the five matches he played.
In all, he has 800 Test victims to his credit, taken in a period of 133 matches.Published 31 May 2016, 23:36 IST