In this blog let us know about the top 10 cricketers who captured highest wickets in Test
Muttaiah Muralidaran holds the record for most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 133 matches and 230 innings, bowled 44039 balls, and took 800 wickets in his cricket career.
SK Warne and JM Anderson are the second and third highest wicket takers, with 708 and 657 runs, respectively.
1.Muttaiah Muralidharan(ICC/SL) – Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: Muttaiah Muralidharan in test debut
Muralidharan Early life:
Muttiah Muralitharan was born on 17 April 1972 in a Tamil Hindu family in Kandy, Srilanka. His parents are Sinnasamy Muttaih and Lakshmi.
He completed his studies at St.Anthony’s College, Kandy.
Muralidharan Cricket career
He started playing cricket as a medium-pace bowler with the advice of his School coach, Sunil Fernando,
At the age of 14, he took up off-spin.
He played as the all-rounder and middle-order batsman during his school days.
When he was in St.Anthony’s college, he participated in cricket, took over one hundred wickets, and achieved the title “Bata Schoolboy Cricketer of the year.”
After schooling, he joined Tamil union Cricket and Athletic Club and was selected for the England cricket tour in 1991
He took over 234 wickets at 14.51 runs in 46 matches which is the ultimate record.
He was the First Wrist-spinning off-Spinner in cricket history.
Muralitharan’s first test wicket: Craig McDermott was his first test wicket.
Muralidharan Cricket Achievements
Muralidharan is the first Srilankan to take 100 test wickets.
He has taken the most wickets on a single ground, 166 wickets in 24 matches at Sinhalese sports club ground in Colombo in 1992-2009, which is the highest till date.
He has taken most five wickets in an innings in his Career (67 times)
He has taken the most ten wickets in a match (4 times)
He bowled 44039 balls which is the most balls bowled in his Career.
He has taken the fastest 350, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 wickets
He has achieved 11 times most player of the series awards.
2.Warne(AUS) – Second batsman with Highest wickets in Test
Alt text: Australian Cricket legend Shrane Warne
SK Warne holds the record for the second most wickets in a Test career. He played in 145 matches and 273 innings, bowled 40705 balls, and took 708 wickets in his cricket career.
Warne Early life
Alt text: Shane Warne childhood photo
SK Warne (Shane Keith Warne) was born on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.
He was called by the nicknames Warney, Warne, and Hollywood.
His parents are Brigitte and Keith Warne.
He did his schooling at Hampton High School.
Warne Cricket career
Alt text: Warne celebrating for taking the test wicket
He represented the University of Melbourne Cricket club in the Under-16 Shield competition in the Victoria’s Cricket Association.
Shane was the lower-order batsman, and he bowled a mixture of Leg and off-spin
Warne was an Australian former cricket player.
He made his first international test debut on 2 January 1992 against India in Sydney.
He played his last test debut on 2 January 2007 against England at the Sydney Cricket ground.
He played his first and last test debut on 2 January.
Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are his favorite batsmen
Muttiah Muralitharan and Yasir Shah are his favorite bowlers
Alt text: SK warne
He has taken the most wickets in a calendar year with 96 wickets.
He is the only bowler, along with Muttiah Muralidharan, the Srilankan bowler, to take more than 700 test wickets, with 708 in test cricket history
Alt text: Australian Cricket legend Warne dies at the age of 52
This year, unfortunately, due to a heart attack, he took his last breath on 4 March 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand, at the age of just 52 years.
3.James Anderson – Third batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
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JM Anderson holds the record for the third most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 172 matches and 320 innings, bowled 37077 balls, and took 657 wickets in his cricket career.
Anderson Early life
Alt text: James Michael Anderson English International Cricketer.
JM Anderson (James Michael Anderson) was born in a Christian family on 30th July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.
His parents are Michael Anderson and Catherine Anderson.
He completed his schooling in St. Mary’s Burnley, Lancashire, and St Theodore’s RC High School, Burnley, Lancashire.
Anderson Cricket career
Alt text: James Michael Anderson English International Cricketer.
James Michael Anderson is an English International Cricketer.
He made his first test debut on 22nd May 2003 against Zimbabwe in London.
Anderson is a Right-arm fast-medium bowler.
He likes to play against Australia.
ANDERSON test Cricket Achievements
Jimmy Anderson is the first England bowler to take 400 wickets.
At the age of 20 years and 288 days, James Micheal Anderson is the youngest Lancashire Cricketer to take hat-trick wickets.
4.Anil Kumble – Fourth batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: Anil Kumble Indian Cricketer
Kumble holds the record for the Fourth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 132 matches and 236 innings, bowled 40450 balls, and took 619 wickets in his cricket career.
Kumble Early life
Alt text: Anil Kumble Childhood Photo
Anil Kumble was born on 17th October 1970 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, to the couple Krishna Swamy and Saroja.
His hometown is Kumbla, Kasaragod district, Kerala, India.
He has done his schooling in Holy saint English School, Koramangala, Bengaluru, and went to college National college, done his degree in R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru. He is a Mechanical Engineer with educational qualifications.
Kumble Cricket career
Alt text: Anil Kumble clinched 10/74 against Pakistan way back in 1999
Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer. He was a Spin bowler.
In the 1996 world cup, Kumble proved that he is a highly successful bowler by taking 61 ODI wickets at an average of 20.24
He made his first test debut on 9th August 1990 against England in Manchester.
He likes to play against Pakistan and Australia teams.
Kumble Cricket Achievements
Alt text: Anil Kumble And His Remarkable Achievements
Kumble is one of three bowlers in Cricket history to take all ten wickets in a Test innings. He achieved this against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi, in 1999.
Kumble is the second Indian Bowler after Kapil Dev to take 400 Test wickets.
Kumble is the only player to bowl more than 40000 balls (40850 balls )after Muttiah Muralitharan(44039 balls)
Kumble is the first Indian Bowler to capture 600 Test wickets.
Kumble has the record for the most number of caught and bowled test dismissals, I.e., 35.
5.Glenn McGrath – Fifth batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: Glenn McGrath, the fast bowler in the world
GD McGrath holds the record for the fifth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 124 matches and 243 innings, bowled 12186 balls, and took 563 wickets in his cricket career.
McGrath Early life
Glenn McGrath was born on 9th February 1970 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.
His parents are Kevin McGrath and Beverly McGrath.
McGrath Cricket career
Alt text: Glenn McGrath, greatest bowler of all time.
He was one of the greatest bowlers of all time.
He was a fast-medium pace bowler and a leading contributor to Australia’s cricket team in mid-1990s and late 2000s
He played his first test debut on 12th November 1993 against New Zealand at the WACA (Perth)
McGrath’s level of consistency made him one of the best, most effective, and most successful fast bowlers of all time.
McGrath Cricket Achievements
- Glenn is an Australian former international cricketer.
- One of the most successful fast bowlers in international cricket.
- Third Australian bowler to capture 300 Test wickets.
- Third Australian bowler to capture 450 Test wickets.
- Only Australian pacer to play 100 test debuts
- Glenn is the first Australian bowler to play in 100 test matches.
6. Stuart Broad – Sixth batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: SCJ Broad
SCJ Broad holds the record for the sixth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 156 matches and 288 innings, bowled 31571 balls, and took 552 wickets in his cricket career.
Broad Early life
SCJ (Stuart Christoper John Broad) was born on 24th June 1986 in a Christian family in Nottingham, England.
His parents are Chirs Broad. He was a Former English Cricketer and Current ICC match Referee)
He has done his schooling in Brooke Priory School, Oakham, England. He completed his higher education at Durham University, Durham, England.
Broad Cricket career and Achievements
Alt text: Broad,International English cricketer
Broad was an English cricketer who played test cricket and was the former captain of One Day and T-20 internationals.
Broad was the right-arm fast-medium bowler and left-handed batsman. He began his cricket career at Leicestershire in 2008.
Broad played his first Test match on 9th December 2007 against Srilanka at the Sinhalese sports club.
Broad is England’s second most wicket-taker after James Anderson.
He is one of the bowlers in test cricket to capture a hat-trick wicket twice.
7. Walsh – Seventh batsman Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: CA Walsh, Greatest bowler of all time
CA Walsh holds the record for the seventh most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 132 matches and 242 innings, bowled 30019 balls, and took 519 wickets in his cricket career.
Walsh Early life
CA Walsh’s real name Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ, was born on 30th October 1962, in a Christian family in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies,
His parents are Eric Walsh and Joan Wollaston.
Walsh Cricket career and Achievements
Andrew Walsh was born on 30 October 1962 and is a former Jamaican Cricketer on the West Indies team.
Walsh was one of the greatest bowlers in international Cricket and a fast bowler.
He made his first test debut on 9 November 1984 against Srilanka at Hobart.
First bowler to reach 500 wickets in test Cricket in international Cricket.
He holds the record for bowling most balls by a fast bowler in test cricket (30,019 balls)
Walsh holds the record for the number of not-outs in international Test Cricket.
8. Ravichandran Ashwin – Eighth batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: Ashwin, Indian International Cricketer
Ashwin holds the record for the eighth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 86 matches and 162 innings, bowled 100666 balls, and took 442 wickets in his cricket career.
Ashwin Early life
Ravichandran Ashwin was born on 17th 1986 in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
His parents are his mother and Ravichandran. He worked in Southern Railways as a former club-level cricketer.
Ashwin did his schooling in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai, and completed his Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai.
Ashwin Cricket career and achievements
Alt text: Ashwin, Indian International Cricketer
Ashwin is an Indian International Cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler.
Regarding the number of innings, Ashwin is the fastest bowler to reach 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, and 400 wickets in international test cricket.
Ashwin is the highest ranked test bowler for India on ICC player rankings.
Ashwin Won nine Man of the Series awards in test cricket.
5th Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in test cricket
9. Dale Steyn – Ninth batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
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DW Steyn holds the record for the ninth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 93 matches and 171 innings, bowled 10077 balls, and took 439 wickets in his cricket career.
Steyn Early life
DW Steyn (Dale Willem Steyn) was born on June 27, 1983 at Phalborwa, TransVaal province, South Africa.
He completed his schooling in Merensky High School, Tzaneen, South Africa.
Steyn Cricket career and achievements
Alt text: Dale Steyn greatest fast bowlers of all time
Dale Steyn is a South African former international cricket player and one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.
He has received the ICC 2008 Test cricketer of the year award.
He made his first test debut on 17th December 2004 against England.
He is the only fast bowler to 5-wickets against all international test playing countries.
10. NM Lyon – Tenth Batsman with Highest Wickets in Test
Alt text: NM Lyon, Australian cricket player
NM Lyon holds the record for the tenth most wickets taken in a Test career. He played in 110 matches and 207 innings, bowled 28583 balls, and took 438 wickets in his cricket career.
Lyon Early life
NM Lyon (Nathan Michael Lypn) was born on 20 November 1987 at Young, New South Wales, Australia.
His parents are Steven Lyon and Bronwyn Lyon
Lyon Cricket career and achievements
Lyon is an Australian international cricket player and an off-spin bowler, lower-order right-handed batsman.
Lyon has the record of most test wickets taken by the Australian off-spin bowler