Highest Wickets Takers in Test-ODI-T20 and World Cup Cricket
Highest Wickets Takers in Test Cricket
Even though it’s tough to face the fast bowling attack, the hex of spin bowling is much tougher to withstand. Batsmen who feel comfortable facing the fast bowling, they mostly become prey to the spinners, who trick them with their exquisite bowling persona. This is evident from the test cricket records where the highest wickets taker in the history of test cricket goes to Muttiah Muralitharan. This Srilankan King of off-spin bowling has preyed 800 batsmen by his inexplicable bowling at an excellent economy rate of 2.47.
Following is the list of top ten highest wicket takers in test cricket.
|Courtney Walsh||West Indies||132||519||24.44||2.53|
|Richard Hadlee||New Zealand||86||431||22.29||2.63|
|Shaun Pollock||South Africa||108||421||23.11||2.39|
|CEL Ambrose||West Indies||98||405||20.99||2.30|
Highest Wicket Takers in ODI Cricket
Likewise test cricket, the highest wicket taker in One Day Internationals is Srilanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Although this first ever wrist spinning off-spinner has faced several controversies pertaining to his bowling action, ever smiling off spinner has remained unstoppable on the pitch. Muralitharan’s has clutched 517 wickets in ODIs with an economy rate of 3.92 as he has recently surpassed and broke the record of Wasim Akram. The King of Reverse Swing, Wasim Akram of Pakistan stands on the second slot with 502 wickets with a slightly better economy rate of 3.89. Following is the list of highest wicket takers in One day Internationals.
|Shaun Pollock||South Africa||303||393||3.67|
Highest Wicket Takers in T20 Cricket
With T20 cricket comes the name of Pakistan on top. This is on account of some superb performances by Pakistani Cricketers both with bat and ball. The highlight wicket takers in T20 cricket are the green flag bearers who have lofted their country’s name high in the sky. The highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket is Shahid Afridi with 53 wickets whereas Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have correspondingly taken 47 wickets and 41 wickets. Following is the list of top 10 highest wicket takers in T20 cricket.
|Bowler||Country||Matches||Wickets||Bowling Avg||Eco Rate|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||28||35||16.57||5.36|
|DW Steyn||South Africa||21||29||18.31||6.80|
Highest Wicket Takers in World Cup Cricket Tournaments
Marking records in Cricket World Cup is every cricketer’s dream; however a few reach their destiny in a great manner. Cricket World Cup is chock-full with some distinguished bowling records of which the highest wicket taker record goes to Australian speed gun Glenn McGrath. Glenn McGrath has secured 71 wickets in ICC World Cup at an economy rate of 3.96. Wasim Akram comes on the second position with 55 wickets in his pocket, where he maintained a decent economy rate of 4.04.
A list of highest wicket takers is compiled for our readers’ interest, which is as follows.
|Bowler||Country||Matches||Wickets||Bowling Avg||Econ Rate|
|Allan Donald||South Africa||25||38||24.02||4.17|
|Chris Harris||New Zealand||28||32||26.90||4.43|