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Who is the fastest bowler to take 350 wickets in Test cricket?

By Ravi - February 25, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 25, 2024 03:10 PM
Who is the fastest bowler to take 350 wickets in Test cricket?

Cricket is one of the most watched and loved sports globally. This game involves a team of batsmen, bowlers and wicket keepers. Batsmen mostly play their role in achieving victory by chasing the target or scoring runs. However, there is also a lot of pressure on the bowler as he has to prevent any team from achieving a big target or chasing the target. and get wickets for your team

In this article we will talk about those players who achieved the fastest 350 wickets in Test cricket.

Fastest to 350 Wickets in Test Cricket

Sr. No.PlayerTeamTest Match
1Muttiah MuralitharanSri Lanka66
2Ravichandran AshwinIndia66
3Richard HadleeNew Zealand69
4Dale SteynSouth Africa69
5Dennis LilleeAustralia70
6Glenn McGrathAustralia74
7Malcolm MarshallWest Indies75
8Rangana HerathSri Lanka75
9Anil KumbleIndia77
10Waqar YounisPakistan78

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10. Waqar Younis

waqar younis

Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis is the first Pakistani bowler to take 350 Test wickets. Younis achieved this milestone in his 78th Test match. Waqar Younis' fans and colleagues used to call him 'The Burewala Express'. During his Test tenure from 1990 to 2008, Younis took 373 wickets at an average of 23.56 and a strike rate of 43.4.

9. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble was the first Indian bowler to take the fastest 350 Test wickets. He achieved this milestone in his 78th test match. During his Test tenure from 1990 to 2008, Kumble took 619 wickets at an average of 29.65 and a strike rate of 65.9.

8. Rangana Herath

Rangana Herath

Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath Muttiah is the second fastest Sri Lankan bowler to take 350 Test wickets. Rangana achieved this milestone in his 75th Test match. He was known for his left-arm spin bowling technique – the mystery ball. Along with this, he was also a batsman. He also led the Sri Lankan cricket team as captain for Test matches.

7. Malcolm Marshall

Malcolm Marshall

West Indies' most lethal fast bowler Malcolm Marshall was famous for his deadly bouncers in cricket history. He is also the first West Indies bowler to take the fastest 350 Test wickets. Marshall achieved this milestone in his 75th Test match. During his Test tenure from 1978 to 1991, Marshall took 376 wickets at an average of 20.94 and a strike rate of 46.7.

6. Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath has taken the fastest 350 wickets in Tests. He achieved this feat in his 74th test match. McGrath had unmatched line, length and exceptional bowling technique throughout his decade and a half long cricket career. During his Test tenure from 1993 to 2007, McGrath took 355 wickets at an average of 21.64 and a strike rate of 51.9.

5. Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee

Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee ruled the fast bowling community for a decade in the late seventies and early eighties. He was also known as a complete bowler. He is also the first Australian bowler to take the fastest 350 Test wickets. Dennis achieved this milestone in his 70th test match. During his career in cricket from 1971 to 1984, Dennis took 355 wickets at an average of 23.92 and a strike rate of 52.0.

4. Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn is one of the fast bowlers of South African cricket. He is also the first South African bowler to take 350 wickets in Tests. Dale achieved this milestone in his 69th test match. He is the leading South African player to hold the number one position in the ICC Test rankings for approximately 2343 days.

3. Richard Hadlee

richard hardlee

New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee was the bowling king of fast bowlers in the late eighties. He has taken the fastest 350 wickets in Test, he achieved this milestone in his 69th Test match. Richard announced his retirement from international cricket in 1990.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

ashwin

Indian tall off-spinner ,a href="https://possible11.com/blog/ravindra-ashwin-created-history-against-england-broke-45-year-old-record/" target="_blank">Ravichandran Ashwin is the second fastest to take 350 wickets in Tests. He is also the first Indian bowler to take the fastest 350 Test wickets. R Ashwin achieved this milestone in his 66th test match. He got success and experience in IPL matches. He made a brilliant Test debut against West Indies in 2011 by taking 9 wickets.

1. Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lankan right-arm off-break bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best bowlers in the game of cricket. He played very well for almost two decades and became an unbeatable bowling wizard of Sri Lankan and world cricket. Apart from his unmatched bowling skills, he is also an excellent wicket-taker in international cricket.

He made many world records in ODI and Test matches. Muralitharan is also the first Sri Lankan bowler to take the fastest 350 Test wickets. He achieved this feat in the 66th test match.

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