10 individual cricket peaks in recent times
Call it a team game, but cricket is sometimes a celebration of individual performances as well. At certain times, cricketers come up with consistent periods at the top of their game that make them rise above their peers, even as they take a shot at being legends of the game. There have been numerous peaks in the past, some of them being Sachin Tendulkar in 1998, Waqar Younis during the 1992-93 season and Sir Vivian Richards in 1976.
Here’s a list of some of the individual cricketing peaks since 2005, in chronological order.
Shane Warne (2005)
Warne, suspended for using a banned diuretic before the 2003 World Cup, returned with a bang the very next year, and continued his form into the 2005 Ashes. He picked as many as 96 wickets in the year 2005, a world record, which was a good 24 wickets more than another of his prolific years, 1993. The period included the 2005 Ashes, where he took 40 wickets in five matches at an average of less than 20.
He ended his Test career with 708 wickets from a total of 124 Test matches.