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Most balls bowled and most runs conceded by bowlers in test, ODI and T20 cricket

by on January 26, 2013
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You pick up any bowling record and Muttiah Muralitharan will be all there, shining right at the top of the list. History’s greatest bowler Muralitharan is the leading wicket taker both in test and ODI cricket. He also holds the top positions in 5 and 10 wickets hauls in cricket and is also the leading bowler to bowl most number of balls in test and ODI. Muralitharan is also one of the leading names in conceding most runs in ODI and test cricket. It is an interesting set of records. Here is a quick peek into top 5 players with most balls bowled and most runs conceded records in test, ODI and T20 career, innings and matches.

Most balls bowled by bowlers in test career

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (44039 balls)
  • Anil Kumble (40850)
  • Shane Warne (40705)
  • Courtney Walsh (30019)
  • Glenn McGrath  (29248)

Most balls bowled by bowlers in a test innings

  • S Ramadhin (588)
  • TR Veivers (571)
  • AL Valentine (552)
  • LO Fleetwood Smith (522)
  • Fazal Mahmood (512)

Most balls bowled by bowlers in a test match

  • S Ramadhin (774)
  • H Verity (766)
  • JC White (749)
  • N Gordon (738)
  • ACB Langton (728)

Most balls bowled by bowlers in ODI career

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (18811)
  • Wasim Akram  (18186)
  • Chaminda Vaas (15775)
  • Shaun Pollock (15712)
  • Shahid Afridi (15276)

Most balls bowled by bowlers in T20 career

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Saeed Ajmal
  • Umar Gul
  • Stuart Broad
  • Lasith Malinga

Most runs conceded by bowlers in test career

  • Anil Kumble (18355)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan (18180)
  • Shane Warne (17995)
  • Harbhajan Singh (13168)
  • Kapil Dev (12867)

Most runs conceded by bowlers in a test innings

  • LO Fleetwood-Smith (298 runs)
  • RK Chauhan (276 runs)
  • OC Scott (266)
  • Khan Mohammad (259)
  • Fazal Mahmood (247)

Most runs conceded by bowlers in a test match

  • OC Scott (374)
  • JJ Krejza (358)
  • AA Mailey (308)
  • CV Grimmett (298)
  • LO Fleetwood Smith (298)

Most runs by bowlers in ODI career

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (12326)
  • Sanath Jayasuriya (11871)
  • Wasim Akram (11812)
  • Shahid Afridi (11727)
  • Chaminda Vaas (11014)

Most runs conceded by bowlers in T20 innings

  • ML Lewis
  • MC Snedden
  • TG Southee
  • BV Vitori
  • Muttiah Muralitharan

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