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Cricket records: Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in Test, ODI and T20 cricket

by on January 22, 2013
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Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah muralitharan

When it comes to some greatest bowlers in the cricket history, names such as Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Glen McGrath and Walsh pop up in mind in no time. These are the names who have ruled the cricket world in 70s, 80s and 90s. Shane Warne and Muralitharan with their spin and Wasim, McGrath and Walsh with their fast bowling thrilled the cricket spectators. There is a never ending list of some of the greatest bowlers in the cricket world but few names stand out in setting records in category of maximum wickets taken in test, ODI and T20 cricket careers. The leading wicket takers in test, ODI and T20 cricket formats are:

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in Test cricket:

Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lankan cricket team is the leading wicket taker in Test cricket with 800 wickets in 133 matches. Over the span of cricketing career from 1992-2010, Muralitharan has been unstoppable with his excellent spin bowling. At an economy rate of 2.47, Muralitharan’s best bowling figures in a test innings is 9/51 whereas best test match bowling figure is 16/220.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in a test cricket innings

Jim Laker of English cricket team holds the record for best bowling figure in a test match innings with 10 wickets taken at an economy rate of 1.03 in 51.2 overs against Australian cricket team.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in one day international cricket

In one day international cricket, again its Muralitharan of Sri Lankan cricket team who holds the record of maximum wickets with 534 wickets in 350 matches. His best bowling figure in one day international is 7/30.

Maximum wickets taken by a bowler in T20 cricket

Record for claiming maximum wickets in T20 cricket is held by famous bowler of Pakistan Saeed Ajmal with 71 wickets in 49 matches. His best bowling figure is 4/19 in T20. 

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