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Cricketers with 400 wickets in Test cricket

Nikhilesh Mishra12-SEP-2018 12:13

On 2 October, 2017 in the first test match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath joined the list of bowlers who have taken 400 wickets in Test cricket. In the 140 year history of Test cricket, only 14 players have taken more than 400 wickets. In this article, we are giving details of all the players who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.

Cricketers with 400 wickets in Test cricket

14. Curtly Ambrose (Windies)

In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, Curtly Ambrose is at the 14th place. Curtly Ambrose had taken 405 wickets in his 12 year career from 1988-2000.
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Bowling Records of Curtly Ambrose in Test Cricket

Matches: 98
Innings: 179
Wickets: 405
Best bowling in an innings:
8/45
Best bowling in a match:
11/84
Average: 20.99
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 22/3

13. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan left-arm spin bowler Rangana Herath is at the 13th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Rangana Herath has taken 430 wickets in his 18-year career from 1999-2018.
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Bowling Records of Rangana Herath in Test Cricket

Matches: 92
Innings: 168
Wickets: 430
Best bowling in an innings: 9/127
Best bowling in a match: 14/184
Average: 27.95
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 34/9
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12. Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

Former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is at the 12th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Wasim Akram had taken 414 wickets in his 17 years career from 1985-2002. He was the first left-arm bowler who has taken 400 wickets in Test cricket.
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Bowling Records of Wasim Akram in Test Cricket

Matches: 104
Innings: 181
Wickets: 414
Best bowling in an innings: 7/119
Best bowling in a match: 11/110
Average: 23.62
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 25/5

11. Harbhajan Singh (India)

In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is at the 11th place. Harbhajan Singh has taken 417 wickets in his 17 years career from 1998-2015.
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Bowling Records of Harbhajan Singh in Test Cricket

Matches: 103
Innings: 190
Wickets: 417
Best bowling in an innings: 8/84
Best bowling in a match: 15/217
Average: 32.46
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 25/5

10. Dale Steyn (South Africa)

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is at the 10th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Dale Steyn has taken 421 wickets in his 12 year career from 2004-2018.
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Bowling Records of Dale Steyn in Test Cricket

Matches: 88
Innings: 161
Wickets: 421
Best bowling in an innings: 7/51
Best bowling in a match: 11/60
Average: 22.64
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 26/5

9. Shaun Pollock (South Africa)

In the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket former South African fast bowler Shaun Pollock is at the 9th place. Shaun Pollock had taken 421 wickets in his 13-year career from 1995-2008.
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Bowling Records of Shaun Pollock in Test Cricket

Matches: 108
Innings: 202
Wickets: 421
Best bowling in an innings: 7/87
Best bowling in a match: 10/147
Average: 23.11
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 16/1

8. Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)

Former New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee is at the 8th place in the list of cricketers who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Richard Hadlee had taken 431 wickets in his 17 years of career from 1973-1990. Richard Hadlee was the first player who had taken 400 wickets in Test cricket.
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Bowling Records of Richard Hadlee in Test Cricket

Matches: 86
Innings: 150
Wickets: 431
Best bowling in an innings: 9/52
Best bowling in a match: 15/123
Average: 22.29
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 36/9
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7. Kapil Dev (India)

In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket former Indian all rounder Kapil Dev is at the 7th place. Kapil Dev had taken 434 wickets in his 16 years career from 1978-1994.
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Bowling Records of Kapil Dev in Test Cricket

Matches: 131
Innings: 227
Wickets: 434
Best bowling in an innings: 9/83
Best bowling in a match: 11/146
Average: 29.64
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 23/2

6. Courtney Walsh (Windies)

In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh is at the 6th place. Courtney Walsh had taken 519 wickets in his 17 years career from 1984-2001. He was the first cricketer who had taken 500 wickets in Test cricket.
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Bowling Record of Courtney Walsh in Test Cricket

Matches: 132
Innings: 242
Wickets: 519
Best bowling in an innings: 7/37
Best bowling in a match: 13/55
Average: 24.44
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 22/3

5. James Anderson (England)

English fast bowler James Anderson is at the 5th place in the list of cricketers who have taken most wickets in Test cricket. James Anderson has taken 564 wickets in his 15-year career from 2003-2018.
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Bowling Record of James Anderson in Test Cricket

Matches: 143
Innings: 267
Wickets: 564
Best bowling in an innings: 7/42
Best bowling in a match: 11/71
Average: 26.84
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 26/3

4. Glenn McGrath (Australia)

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath is at the 4th place in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket. Glenn McGrath had taken 563 wickets in his 14-year career from 1993-2007.
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Bowling Record of Glenn McGrath in Test Cricket

Matches: 124
Innings: 243
Wickets: 563
Best bowling in an innings: 8/24
Best bowling in a match: 10/27
Average: 21.64
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 29/3

3. Anil Kumble (India)

In the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket, former Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble is at the 3rd place. Anil Kumble had taken 619 wickets in his 18-year career from 1990-2008.
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Bowling Record of Anil Kumble in Test Cricket

Matches: 132
Innings: 236
Wickets: 619
Best bowling in an innings: 10/74
Best bowling in a match:
14/149
Average: 29.65
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 35/8

2. Shane Warne (Australia)

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is at the 2nd place in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket. Shane Warne had taken 708 wickets in his 15-year career from 1992-2007.
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Bowling Record of Shane Warne in Test Cricket

Matches: 145
Innings: 273
Wickets: 708
Best bowling in an innings: 8/71
Best bowling in a match: 12/128
Average: 25.41
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 37/10

1. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

Legendry Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket. Muttiah Muralitharan had taken 800 wickets in his 18-year career from 1992-2010.
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Bowling Record of Muttiah Muralitharan in Test Cricket

Matches: 133
Innings: 230
Wickets: 800
Best bowling in an innings: 9/51
Best bowling in a match: 16/220
Average:
22.72
5 wickets / 10 wickets: 67/22
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