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Top 5 Spin Bowlers in Cricket History

By Kaif - April 12, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 12, 2023 01:47 PM
Top 5 Spin Bowlers in Cricket History

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Top 5 Spin Bowlers in Cricket History, Best Spinners in the World, Best Spinner in the World Right Now

Ever since the game of cricket began, spin bowlers have been making batsmen dance on their fingers with the magic of their spin. It is not easy to read this magic. While fast bowlers surprise the batsmen with their pace, spinners bewilder them with their dancing seam. Let us know about Top 5 Spin Bowlers in Cricket History, Best Spinners in the World, and Best Spinner in the World Right Now.

Top 5 Spin Bowlers in Cricket History

Best Spin BowlerMatchesWickets5w/10w
Muttiah Muralitharan483133477/22
Shane Warne339100138/10
Anil Kumble40395633/8
Jim Laker461939/3
Ravichandran Ashwin270*69732/7

Best Spinners in the World

1. Muttiah Muralitharan - Best Spinner of all-time

Muttiah Muralitharan

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Muttiah Muralitharan is the Best Spinner of all-time, and possibly the best bowler ever in world cricket. In 483 matches of his career, he took a total of 1334 wickets, including 77 five-wicket hauls and 22 10 ten-wicket hauls. He helped the Sri Lankan team become very competitive in the first decade of the 21st century.

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2. Shane Warne - Best Leg Spinner in the World

Shane Warne

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Shane Warne was undoubtedly the best spinner for the Australian team in the 90s and the first few years of this century. He helped Australia dominate and win the 1999 and 2003 World Cups with his bowling. Shane has taken 1001 wickets in 339 matches with 38 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket hauls.

3. Anil Kumble - Best Indian Spinner

Anil Kumble

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One of the best spinners for the Indian team in ODIs and Test matches, he has to be the second best in the rankings. In 403 matches, Anil Kumble took 956 wickets with 37 five wicket hauls and 8 ten wicket hauls.

4. Jim Laker - Best England Spinner

Jim Laker

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Jim Laker is one of the best spinners England has ever produced. Particularly famous for taking 10 wickets in a Test innings, a feat that only two others have achieved, he was incredibly dangerous as a bowler. Jim took 19 wickets in that match.

Laker was one of the consistent contributors to a strong England team. He is definitely one of the best spinners in the world. Laker took 193 wickets in just 46 matches.

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5. Ravichandran Ashwin - Best Indian Off-Spinner

Ravichandran Ashwin

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The talented spinner has been brilliant in all formats of the game and comes at number 5 in this list. In 270 international matches, R Ashwin scalped 697 wickets for Team India with 32 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls. Ravichandran Ashwin is still playing for India. Maybe in the coming time Ravichandran Ashwin will be able to go up in this list

Best Spinner in the World Right Now

Rashid Khan

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A supporting player whose talent is considered to be the best spin bowler in the world today, Rashid Khan has earned himself a place among the great spinners.

In international cricket, he has played 171 matches in which he has taken 163 ODI wickets, 34 wickets in Tests and 129 wickets in T20s. Rashid is undoubtedly the best spinner in the world today. Rashid Khan is still playing for his team.

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