Who is the bowler taking most wickets in Test?

By Ravi - January 21, 2024 - Last updated on Jan 21, 2024 05:58 PM
Who is the bowler taking most wickets in Test?

Who is the bowler taking most wickets in Test?

The record of taking most wickets in Test is in the name of great Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Muralitharan has taken 800 wickets in 133 test matches. So far eight bowlers have taken 500 wickets in Tests. Ashwin will be the ninth bowler to achieve this feat.


Most Wicket Taker Bowler in Test Cricket

Muttiah MuralitharanSri Lanka133800
Shane WarneAustralia145708
James AndersonEngland183690
Anil KumbleIndia132619
Stuart BroadEngland167604
Glenn McGrathAustralia124563
Courtney WalshWest Indies132519
Nathan LyonAustralia126512
Ravichandran AshwinIndia95490

Ravichandran Ashwin can create history


If Ravichandran Ashwin takes 10 wickets in the series against England, he will complete 500 wickets in Tests. He will become the second bowler for India to take 500 wickets in Tests. Ahead of him is former captain Anil Kumble. He played a total of 132 Tests in his career from 1990 to 2008. During this period he took 619 wickets. Now Ashwin has a chance to join their club.

Players who played 100 test matches for India

So far 13 players have played 100 test matches for India.

  • Sachin Tendulkar (200)
  • Rahul Dravid (163)
  • VVS Laxman (134)
  • Anil Kumble (132)
  • Kapil Dev (131)
  • Sunil Gavaskar (125)
  • Dilip Vengsarkar (116)
  • Sourav Ganguly (113)
  • Virat Kohli (113)
  • Ishant Sharma (105)
  • Harbhajan Singh (103)
  • Cheteshwar Pujara (103)
  • Virender Sehwag (103)

Also Read: World Test Championship Points table (WTC) latest rankings

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