5 bowlers who can take more than 400 Test wickets
Bulky, short and out of place with the slick bodies of today's cricketers, Rangana Herath is perhaps the only reminder of what the game was like back in the last decade. And then there is his craft, the none-too-fancy, left-arm slow off-spin, a much-degraded version of bowling, but combine them, give the banker a scenario, and he will bowl you to victories.
He has been doing this for a long, really long time, and as he stepped out of the shadows of a certain Muttiah Muralitharan, Herath has galloped away to 400 Test wickets, an elite club where only a select few have barged their way in. Not Herath, he has never barged through anything, he has slowly chipped away, opened the door smoothly and dawdled into the group.
Are there any other bowlers currently in the game who can sprint into this group? We believe there are as many as 5 bowlers who have the pedigree to join Herath and his boys in the exclusive club.
#5 Kagiso Rabada
All of 22, this young prodigy from South Africa has shown enough to convince people that he can assume the mantle from Dale Steyn and that he has the ability to lead the Proteas attack for a very long time in the future.
In 21 matches, he has amassed 92 wickets at an average of 24.50 and with an astounding strike rate of 42.5.
These are amazing numbers, and if the young turk manages to stay fit, there is no reason why he cannot be the next big thing in the world with the red ball.