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Cricketers with 400 wickets in Test cricket

12-SEP-2018 12:13

    On 2 October, 2017 in the first test match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath joined the list of bowlers who have taken 400 wickets in Test cricket. In the 140 year history of Test cricket, only 14 players have taken more than 400 wickets. In this article, we are giving details of all the players who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.

    Cricketers with 400 wickets in Test cricket

    14. Curtly Ambrose (Windies)

    In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, Curtly Ambrose is at the 14th place. Curtly Ambrose had taken 405 wickets in his 12 year career from 1988-2000.
    curtly ambrose 
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    Bowling Records of Curtly Ambrose in Test Cricket

    Matches: 98
    Innings: 179
    Wickets: 405
    Best bowling in an innings:
    8/45
    Best bowling in a match:
    11/84
    Average: 20.99
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 22/3

    13. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

    Sri Lankan left-arm spin bowler Rangana Herath is at the 13th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Rangana Herath has taken 430 wickets in his 18-year career from 1999-2018.
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    Bowling Records of Rangana Herath in Test Cricket

    Matches: 92
    Innings: 168
    Wickets: 430
    Best bowling in an innings: 9/127
    Best bowling in a match: 14/184
    Average: 27.95
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 34/9
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    12. Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

    Former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is at the 12th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Wasim Akram had taken 414 wickets in his 17 years career from 1985-2002. He was the first left-arm bowler who has taken 400 wickets in Test cricket.
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    Bowling Records of Wasim Akram in Test Cricket

    Matches: 104
    Innings: 181
    Wickets: 414
    Best bowling in an innings: 7/119
    Best bowling in a match: 11/110
    Average: 23.62
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 25/5

    11. Harbhajan Singh (India)

    In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is at the 11th place. Harbhajan Singh has taken 417 wickets in his 17 years career from 1998-2015.
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    Bowling Records of Harbhajan Singh in Test Cricket

    Matches: 103
    Innings: 190
    Wickets: 417
    Best bowling in an innings: 8/84
    Best bowling in a match: 15/217
    Average: 32.46
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 25/5

    10. Dale Steyn (South Africa)

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is at the 10th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Dale Steyn has taken 421 wickets in his 12 year career from 2004-2018.
    Dale Steyn in test
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    Bowling Records of Dale Steyn in Test Cricket

    Matches: 88
    Innings: 161
    Wickets: 421
    Best bowling in an innings: 7/51
    Best bowling in a match: 11/60
    Average: 22.64
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 26/5

    9. Shaun Pollock (South Africa)

    In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket former South African fast bowler Shaun Pollock is at the 9th place. Shaun Pollock had taken 421 wickets in his 13-year career from 1995-2008.
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    Bowling Records of Shaun Pollock in Test Cricket

    Matches: 108
    Innings: 202
    Wickets: 421
    Best bowling in an innings: 7/87
    Best bowling in a match: 10/147
    Average: 23.11
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 16/1

    8. Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee is at the 8th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Richard Hadlee had taken 431 wickets in his 17 years of career from 1973-1990. Richard Hadlee was the first player who had taken 400 wickets in Test cricket.
    Richard Hadlee in test 
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    Bowling Records of Richard Hadlee in Test Cricket

    Matches: 86
    Innings: 150
    Wickets: 431
    Best bowling in an innings: 9/52
    Best bowling in a match: 15/123
    Average: 22.29
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 36/9
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    7. Kapil Dev (India)

    In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket former Indian all rounder Kapil Dev is at the 7th place. Kapil Dev had taken 434 wickets in his 16 years career from 1978-1994.
    Kapil Dev bowling 
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    Bowling Records of Kapil Dev in Test Cricket

    Matches: 131
    Innings: 227
    Wickets: 434
    Best bowling in an innings: 9/83
    Best bowling in a match: 11/146
    Average: 29.64
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 23/2

    6. Courtney Walsh (Windies)

    In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh is at the 6th place. Courtney Walsh had taken 519 wickets in his 17 years career from 1984-2001. He was the first cricketer who had taken 500 wickets in Test cricket.
    courtney walsh
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    Bowling Record of Courtney Walsh in Test Cricket

    Matches: 132
    Innings: 242
    Wickets: 519
    Best bowling in an innings: 7/37
    Best bowling in a match: 13/55
    Average: 24.44
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 22/3

    5. James Anderson (England)

    English fast bowler James Anderson is at the 5th place in the list of cricketers who have taken most wickets in Test cricket. James Anderson has taken 564 wickets in his 15-year career from 2003-2018.
    James Anderson 
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    Bowling Record of James Anderson in Test Cricket

    Matches: 143
    Innings: 267
    Wickets: 564
    Best bowling in an innings: 7/42
    Best bowling in a match: 11/71
    Average: 26.84
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 26/3

    4. Glenn McGrath (Australia)

    Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath is at the 4th place in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket. Glenn McGrath had taken 563 wickets in his 14-year career from 1993-2007.
    Glenn mcGrath in test
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    Bowling Record of Glenn McGrath in Test Cricket

    Matches: 124
    Innings: 243
    Wickets: 563
    Best bowling in an innings: 8/24
    Best bowling in a match: 10/27
    Average: 21.64
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 29/3

    3. Anil Kumble (India)

    In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket, former Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble is at the 3rd place. Anil Kumble had taken 619 wickets in his 18-year career from 1990-2008.
    anil kumble in test 
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    Bowling Record of Anil Kumble in Test Cricket

    Matches: 132
    Innings: 236
    Wickets: 619
    Best bowling in an innings: 10/74
    Best bowling in a match:
    14/149
    Average: 29.65
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 35/8

    2. Shane Warne (Australia)

    Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is at the 2nd place in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket. Shane Warne had taken 708 wickets in his 15-year career from 1992-2007.
    shane warn 
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    Bowling Record of Shane Warne in Test Cricket

    Matches: 145
    Innings: 273
    Wickets: 708
    Best bowling in an innings: 8/71
    Best bowling in a match: 12/128
    Average: 25.41
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 37/10

    1. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

    Legendry Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket. Muttiah Muralitharan had taken 800 wickets in his 18-year career from 1992-2010.
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    Bowling Record of Muttiah Muralitharan in Test Cricket

    Matches: 133
    Innings: 230
    Wickets: 800
    Best bowling in an innings: 9/51
    Best bowling in a match: 16/220
    Average:
    22.72
    5 wickets / 10 wickets: 67/22
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