Fastest 200 Wickets In Test

Last Modified Dec 5, 2022 17:06 IST

List of players to Fastest 200 Test Wickets


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PositionPlayer NameMatchesTest DebutMatch DateSpanOppositionVenue
1Yasir Shah (Pakistan)33October 22, 2014December 3, 20184 years and 42 daysNew ZealandSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)36February 27, 1925February 15, 193610 years and 353 daysSouth AfricaOld Wanderers, Johannesburg
3Ravichandran Ashwin (India)37November 6, 2011September 22, 20164 years and 321 daysNew ZealandGreen Park, Kanpur
4Dennis Lillee (Australia)38January 29, 1971February 1, 19809 years and 3 daysEnglandMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
5Waqar Younis (Pakistan)38November 15, 1989December 8, 19956 years and 23 daysNew ZealandAMI Stadium, Christchurch
6Dale Steyn (South Africa)39December 17, 2004June 10, 20105 years and 175 daysWest IndiesQueen's Park Oval, Trinidad
7Ian Botham (England)41July 28, 1977August 27, 19814 years and 30 daysAustraliaThe Oval, London
8Stuart MacGill (Australia)41January 30, 1998November 8, 20079 years and 282 daysSri LankaBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
9Malcolm Marshall (West Indies)42December 15, 1978March 7, 19867 years and 82 daysEnglandQueen's Park Oval, Trinidad
10Shane Warne (Australia)42January 2, 1992December 8, 19953 years and 340 daysSri LankaW.A.C.A Ground, Perth


Yasir Shah tops the list of fastest bowlers to reach 200 wickets in Test. Another Pakistani Waqar Younis occupies the fifth position. India's very own Ravichandran Ashwin is third, reaching this feat in just 37 Test matches.


Australians in the list of Fastest 200 Test Wickets


There are 4 Australians in the list of fastest 200 test wickets. Their Spin bowling twins Stuart Macgill and Shane Warne just took 41 and 42 tests respectively to reach this feat.


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