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Top 7 wicket-taking spinners since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan

  • Here, we list seven of the most successful spinners in Test cricket since Muralitharans retirement.
Sagnik Kundu
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 13 Mar 2017, 22:15 IST

#6 Ravindra Jadeja – 129 wickets

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Ravindra Jadeja of India appeals to umpire Marais Erasmus during day one of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl on July 27, 2014 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Jadeja has forged a vulnerable partnership with Ashwin

Ravindra Jadeja was first called up to the national team following his impressive performances at the start of the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season in which he notched up two triple centuries. The southpaw made his debut in the fourth Test match of England’s tour of India in 2012.

Although brought in primarily as a batting all-rounder, Jadeja has, since then, established his credentials as a top spinner. Over the years, he has forged a formidable partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin and the duo has played an important role in helping India climb to the top of the rankings.

The left-arm orthodox spinner has picked up 129 wickets in 28 Test matches at an average of 23.44. His recent performances, in fact, have seen him climb to the top of the ICC rankings for Test bowlers alongside Ashwin.

The 28-year-old still has a long way to go before he can catch up with Muralitharan but he can definitely be one of the most successful left-arm spinners in the history of the game.

Published 13 Mar 2017, 21:22 IST
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