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5 youngest bowlers ranked to be Number 1 rank in Test cricket

Aalekh
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7.41K   //    04 Apr 2018, 13:07 IST

Kagiso Rabada is the no. 1 test bowler right now with an impressive rating of 889 points.
Kagiso Rabada is the number. 1 bowler in Test cricket right now with an impressive rating of 889 points.

Cricket has a unique aspect embedded in itself. The ability to draw passion. It makes young guys envision themselves in their nation's colors and work hard for making this dream a reality.

The world of cricket has seen some phenomenal young bowlers and I have listed five of them who took the world by storm by showcasing their incredible skills with the ball for their country and rose to the top.


#5 Waqar Younis (23 years 47 days)

Waqar celebrating his 1st Test wicket.
Waqar celebrating his 1st Test wicket.

Nicknamed the "Burewala Express", Waqar is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. Well-known for his speed and technique, he could devastate any battling line-up with his ability to swing the ball with great precision.

The Pakistani icon was so good at bowling longer spells with great precision that he brought a new word to the cricketing vocabulary. Batsmen were “Waqared” with legs or stumps outspread around the batting crease throughout his Test career. His ability to reverse-swing a ball at a high speed is well-respected.

He achieved the number 1 rank in Test cricket in January 1993 by taking 9 wickets at Hamilton and retained his spot for 39 matches. Alongside bowling partner Wasim Akram, Waqar formed one of the most feared bowling attacks ever.


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