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5 most successful Ashes bowlers of All Time

Sameer
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6.05K   //    30 Jul 2015, 23:49 IST

The Ashes has been a platform many bowlers to carve a place for themselves in the books of history. For an upcoming cricketer from England or Australia, The Ashes is one of the biggest stages to perform and prove one's mettle in Test match cricket. While some players wither under the pressure of the occasion, some players manage to bring their A-game and shine!Some bowlers manage to wreak havoc in a match. Some manage to hit their purple patch for a series. Very few players have the talent and the aggression to continue doing it over the course of their career.The following five bowlers certainly liked fighting for the urn, and boast of an enviable record in The Ashes.

#1 Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath is the third highest wicket-taker in Ashes history.

Alongside Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath was part of an astonishingly talented Australian team which considered winning as their birthright.

McGrath's accuracy and discipline helped him snare 178 wickets in just 30 matches at a miserly average of 20.92. He was a part of seven Ashes-winning teams and lost just once – the epic Ashes 2005. 

One of his best performances came during the 2nd Test of Australia's tour of England in 1997. In 20.3 overs, McGrath picked up eight wickets for just 38 runs which led to England being bundled out for just 77 in their first innings. Unfortunately, rain played saviour for the home side and the match ended in a draw.

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