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Top wicket takers Stats: Bowlers with 400 plus Test wickets

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Published on: May 31, 2015

Find here Top wicket bowlers in test cricket: During the course of New Zealand’s first innings at Headingley, England pacer James Anderson became the 12th bowler in Test history to claim 400 or more Test wickets

During the course of New Zealand’s first innings at Headingley, England pacer James Anderson became the 12th bowler in Test history to claim 400 or more Test wickets. At the end of New Zealand’s first innings, Anderson had 401 wickets to his credit playing in his 104th Test at an average of 29.3 with 17 five-wicket hauls and two ten-wicket match hauls. He has an economy rate of 3, and a strike rate of 57.7. We take a look at bowlers with more than 400 scalps in Test matches.

Muttiah Muralitharan: The Sri Lankan legend claimed 800 wickets in 133 Tests at an average of 22.7 with 67 five-wicket hauls and 22 ten-wicket match hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 55 and an economy rate of 2.4 with a best of 9 for 51.

Shane Warne: The Aussie spin wizard claimed 708 wickets in 145 Tests at an average of 25.4 with 37 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket match hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 57.4, and an economy rate of 2.6 with a best of 8 for 71.

Anil Kumble: India’s spin great claimed 619 wickets in 132 Tests at an average of 29.6 with 35 five-wicket hauls and 8 ten-wicket match hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 65.9, and an economy rate of 2.7 with a best of 10 for 74.


Glenn McGrath: The Aussie legend claimed 563 wickets in 124 Tests at an average of 21.6 with 29 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket match hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 52, an economy rate of 2.5 and a best of 8 for 24.


Courtney Walsh: The West Indian claimed 519 runs in 132 Tests at an average of 24.4 with 22 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 57.8, an economy rate of 2.5 and a best of 7 for 37.


Kapil Dev: In 131 Tests, the former India all-rounder claimed 434 wickets at an average of 29.6 with 23 five-wicket hauls and two ten-wicket hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 64, an economy rate of 2.8 and a best of 9 for 83.


Sir Richard Hadlee: The Kiwi legend claimed 431 wickets in 86 Tests at an average of 22.2 with 36 five-wicket hauls and 9 ten-wicket hauls. He maintained a strike rate of 50.8, an economy rate of 2.6, and a best of 9 for 52.


Shaun Pollock: The former South African captain claimed 421 wickets in 108 Tests at an average of 23.1 with 16 five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul. He maintained a strike rate of 58, an economy rate of 2.4, and a best of 7 for 87.


Wasim Akram: In 104 Tests, Akram claimed 414 wickets at an average of 23.6 with 25 five-wicket hauls and five ten-wicket hauls. Akram maintained a strike rate of 54.6, an economy rate of 2.6, and a best of 7 for 119.


Harbhajan Singh: In 101 Tests, Singh claimed 413 wickets at an average of 32.7 with 25 five-wicket hauls and five ten-wicket hauls. SIngh maintained a strike rate of 68.5, an economy rate of 2.8, and a best of 8 for 84.


Sir Curtly Ambrose: In 98 Tests, Ambrose claimed 405 wickets at an average of 21 with 22 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls. Ambrose maintained a strike rate of 54.5, an economy rate of 2.3, and a best of 8 for 45.


--By A Cricket Correspondent

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