Top5 Best Bowlers in Cricket History

Top5 Best Bowlers in Cricket History

Cricket is a very famous and widely played game since i is rated as the 2nd most popular game in the world. Bowling is the Crucial Part of Cricket, there have been many skillful fast bowlers in the history of Cricket, who marked their names with their great bowling skills. It requires a lot of effort and dedication to perform well as a fast bowler. They have to bowl with variations to create trouble for batsman and also they have to maintain their fitness level in order to maintain their consistency of bowling. Here comes the list of Top5 Best Bowlers in Cricket History.

Top5 Best Bowlers in Cricket History:

1.Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram was born on 3 June, 1996. He is a former Pakistani cricketer, cricket commentator and television personality. He is left-arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace, he represented the Pakistan cricket team in Test cricket and one Day International matches. Akram is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. Wasim Akram was the bowler who could swing the ball both win the air and first bowler to reach 300, 400 and 500 ODI’s wickets. Wasim took 502 wickets in his ODI’s career and 414 wickets in test career. Wasim has a record of having over 900 international wickets.

2.Shane Warne

Shane Warne was born on 13 September, 1969. Shane Warne is a former Australian international cricketer, and a former ODI captain. Warne played his first Test match in 1992 and took over 1000 international wickets. In march 2008, Warne signed to play in the Indian premier League for the Jaipur team, Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of the tournament. Warne has also scored the most international runs without scoring any centuries (4172 runs) and also the first batsman to have scored 4000+ runs international level without a career hundred. He was also a fine slip fielder to boot, pouching 125 catches.

3.Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharn was born on 17 April 1972. He is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler. He became the highest wicket-taker in  Test cricket when he overtook the previous record-holder Shane Warne on 3 December 2007. Muralitharn held the number one spot in the international Cricket Council’s player rankings for Test bowlers for a record period of 1,711 days spanning 214 Test matches. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last Test match. Muralitharan holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and one-day cricket.

4.Glenn Mcgrath

Glenn McGrath was born on 9 February, 1970. He is a former Australian cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years. McGrath holds the world record for the highest number of Test wickets by a fast bowler and is fourth one the all-time list. He is one of the tallest bowlers and was also the hunter of “biggest fishes” like Brain Lara and Atherton. McGrath was the all time best fast bowler in terms of “using the no Ball” thus with spot-on line and length, McGrath took 563 test wickets in 124 matches. He was the 1st fast bowler to play 100 test matches. McGrath also took 381 ODI wickets in 250 matches.

5.Brett Lee

Brett Lee was born on 8 November 1976. He is former Australian international Cricketer, who played all three formats of the game. His quickest delivery was 161.8 km/h (100.5 mph) in a test match against the West Indies in 2002. For most part of his career, Brett Lee played as a support act to McGrath and ended his Test career as Australia’s 4th most successful bowler. He is known for his consistency of pace, going over 150 kilometers per hour (93 mph) throughout his career. Lee finished his Test with 310 wickets, and his One Day International career with 380 wickets.



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