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Cricket records: Most Wickets Taken Bowled in Test-ODI-T20 Cricket

by on February 3, 2011
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Cricket records: Most Wickets Taken Bowled in Test Cricket

Taking wickets in a test match requires a lot of hard work and effort as all the batsman try their best to stay. They are very careful and don’t try to get bowled so easily. But there are some bowlers who give their best effort to and bowled a lot of batsman in test matches. Among all the players, M Muralitharan is on the top as he bowled 288 batsmen in 484 matches. The next bowler is Wasim Akram and he bowled 278 batsmen in 460 matches. If you are interested to see who gave their best effort and made it on the list of most wickets taken bowled in test, you don’t have to go anywhere else.

Player

Span Wkts
Murlitharan 1992-2000 1330
Wasim Akram 1984-2003 916
Waqar Younis 1989-2003 789
A Kumble 1990-2008 956
N Kapil Dev 1978-1994 687
SK Warne 1992-2007 1001
GD McGrath 1993-2007 949
Shoaib Akhtar 1997-2011 439
Imran Khan 1971-1992 544
CEL Ambrose 1988-2000 630

Cricket records: Most Wickets Taken Bowled in ODI Cricket

The best of the most wickets taken bowled in ODI are right here. You can see that the highest points were 899 scored by South Africa’s Steyn. Second place was given to Swann from England. Cricket is a game of skill and it draws a huge crowd every game. The two teams that face off are usually backed by a huge fan base. Wickets take extreme concentration and determination. You should be proud if you are on the top on this list because it means that you worked extremely hard and have proven yourself in the world of cricket. This exciting sport has lasted for so long because it is entertaining and many records are out there to be broken.

Points Name Country
899 D.W. Steyn South Africa
793 G.P. Swann England
776 J.M. Anderson England
751 M. Morkel South Africa
748 Zaheer Khan India
727 M.G. Johnson Australia
723 Mohammad Asif Pakistan
672 Harbhajan Singh India
648 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh
638 Mohammad Amir Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cricket records: Most Wickets Taken Bowled in T20 Cricket

T20 or 20-20 matches are always exciting to watch as you get to see a lot of action in a very short time. All the players give their best effort to win the match as they don’t get enough time to prove their abilities compared to ODI’s to test matches. As batsmen try to score a lot of runs, the bowler tries to stop them as early as possible. Umar Gul from Pakistan is on the top of most wickets taken bowled in t20 list as he bowled 21 batsmen in 34 matches. He got 47 wickets total and has been playing t20 from 2007. The next player is also from Pakistan, Shahid Afridi. He got the same amount of wickets but played 42 matches. Players like NMalinga, Vettori, and RP Singh also got a place in this list.

Most wickets taken bowled

Player

Balls Wkts
Umar Gul 697 47
Shahid Afridi 953 53
SL Malinga 588 35
DW Steyn 468 29
SW Tait 430 28
Hamid Hassan 175 14
RP Singh 198 15
JE Taylor 360 23
DL Vettori 649 35
Abdur Razzak 294 20

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