Test cricket is the real test of character of a test player. All that concentration and patience is what brings you success and there’s nothing for those who exhibit impatience.
In test cricket while a batsman’s delight lies in a test century, a bowler’s contentment comes from a 5 wicket haul. So, today we a look a look at the top 10 bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket.
In top of the list is Sri Lanka’s legendary spin sensation, Muralitharan with 67 five wicket hauls in test cricket. Now what if we tell you that the difference between the first bowler and the second bowler on the list is 30? Yes, that’s strange but that’s true!
Shane Warne is the second in the list with 37 five wicket hauls in test cricket. While Muralitharan has 67 five wicket hauls from 133 matches, Warne has scalped 37 five wicket hauls from 145 matches.
Anil Kumble is 4th Indian in the list with 35 five wicket hauls from 132 test matches. Ravichandran Ashwin is also in the list of top 10 leading bowlers with most five wicket hauls in test cricket.
Ashwin is 8th on the list with 26 five wicket hauls from just 55 games. Last in the list of top 10 is Wasim Akram with 25 five wicket hauls in test cricket.
Here’s the list of top 10 bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket:
1. Muralitharan: 67 times
2. Shane Warne: 37 times
3. Richard Hadlee: 36 times
4. Anil Kumble: 35 times
5. Rangana Herath : 33 times
6. McGrath: 29 times
7. Ian Botham : 27 times
8. R Ashwin : 26 times
9. Dale Steyn : 26 times
10. Wasim Akram : 25 times