From James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath to Muttiah Muralitharan; Let's have a look at bowlers claiming 500 wickets or more
Updated On : 09 Sep,2017 ,00:33 AM
England's lead pacer James Anderson became only the sixth bowler to claim 500 or more wickets in Test cricket when he bowled West Indian opener Kraigg Braithwaite in the ongoing third Test between England and West Indies at the iconic Lord's ground at London. England and West Indies are tied 1-1 in the series as both of them won one Test each. Anderson is the highest wicket-taker for England and is followed by Stuart Broad who's close to 400 wickets. Anderson and Broad have forged a strong partnership and will look to win the upcoming Ashes as England tour Australia in the upcoming months.
Glenn Mcgrath is a former Australian fast bowler who took a staggering 563 Test wickets. He was renowned for his impeccable line and length and was part of the Australian dream team which won a record 16 Tests across continents.
Courtney Walsh was a fearsome fast bowler from West Indies who kept the legacy of fast bowling alive in the Carribean islands along with his partner Curtley Ambrose. The gigantic fast bowler claimed 519 Test wickets and was a nightmare for batsmen around the globe.
Anil Kumble, nicknamed Jumbo was India's greatest match-winner ever. He cemented his place among the greats of the game with a massive 619 wickets. Further, the leg-spinner was only the second bowler in history after Jim Laker to claim ten wickets in an innings in Test cricket.
Shane Warne, the leg-spinning wizard from Australia, is also known as cricket's greatest showman. Renowned for the 'ball of the century' with which he dislodged Mike Gatting's off-stump bails via a ball pitching on leg-stump, Warne snared mammoth 708 wickets to finish as Oz's highest wicket-taker.
Muttiah Muralitharan, the off-spinning magician from Sri Lanka, claimed 800 wickets to emerge as the greatest bowler to ever play Test cricket. He is a giant performer and is in the unique position of holding the records for most wickets in One Day Internationals (534) as well as Test matches.