Most Test Wickets

Last Modified Dec 02, 2022 15:58 IST
1M Muralidaran (ICC/SL)1992-201013380022.722.47
2SK Warne (AUS)1992-200714570825.412.65
3JM Anderson (ENG)2003-2022176*66726.232.79
4A Kumble (IND)1990-200813261929.652.69
5SCJ Broad (ENG)2007-202215956627.772.94
6GD McGrath (AUS)1993-200712456321.642.49
7CA Walsh (WI)1984-200113251924.442.53
8R Ashwin (IND)2011-20228644224.132.77
9NM Lyon (AUS)2011-2022111*44032.062.94
10DW Steyn (SA)2004-20199343922.953.24

The top spot in the list was occupied by Sri Lanka’s leg spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in 2007 and the situation has been stagnant ever since, with no player in the recent times coming even close to his record. Also at the top of the ODI-wickets list, the Sri lankan has the highest number of 5-wicket (67) and 10-wicket (22) hauls.

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West Indian fast bowler, Malcolm Marshall, has the best bowling average of 20.94 among those bowlers who have crossed the 300-wicket mark. The most economical bowler, Lance Gibbs, hails from the Caribbean as well with an astonishing economy rate of 1.98.

James Anderson, with his tally of a whopping 523 wickets remains the only player in top five to has not retired from Test cricket yet. Currently the vice captain of the England Test team, Anderson has a few years of cricket to play and would be hoping to cross the Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets.

Another prominent players in the list who have not ended their ties with cricket include South African pacer Dale Steyn, who occupies the 10th position and needs 13 wickets to equal Kapil Dev’s tally of 534 wickets.