Greatest bowlers of all times in cricket

Greatest bowlers of all times in cricket

Top 10 Greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket

In this list, we are concerned with the top ten greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket. Bowling is a very crucial part of cricket.

Cricket is an amazing game. It is also called a sensational and suspenseful game as no one knows what is going to happen in the next 10 seconds in which a ball can be thrown and, on this ball, a wicket can be picked up or a six can be made. In every minute, this game changes its tempo. In this list, we are concerned with the top ten greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket. Bowling is a very crucial part of cricket. It shares half of the whole cricket game so we can not neglect the role of bowling while watching, playing, analyzing, and ranking cricket teams, players, and matches. In this list, I have discussed the bowlers who deserve to be called “Greater”. These are the greatest bowlers of all times, not a specific time.

I do not say that it is impossible to break their records and I do not claim that history will not repeat itself. There is a maxim that history repeats itself and reverse as well. I hope you will be astonished while reading this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

10. Shaun Pollock, one of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all time

Shaun Pollock played for South Africa from 1995 to 2008. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was a good rounder also. He had a good line and length. He also had a good command in swinging and spinning ball. He picked up eight hundred wickets in ODI. He occupies the 10th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Shaun Pollock are given below:

 Matches Innings Wkts Ave. Strike Rate Eco.  BB 5 Wks
Test 108 202 421 23.11 57.8 02.39 07-87 16
ODI 313 297 393 24.50 39.9 03.670 6-35 05
T20I 12 11 15 20.60 16.2 07.62 03-28 0

9. Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis played for Pakistan from 1989 to 2003. He was right arm, fast bowler. He played his ODI debut at Sharjah on October 14, 1989. He played his test debut against India on 15th Nov. 1989 at Karachi. Yorker was his lethal weapon by which he doubled the world’s greatest batsmen of that time. He was called King of reverse swing. He picked up 800 wickets in his international career. He occupies the 9th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Waqar Younis are given below:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy  BBI 5 Wk
Test 87 154 373 23.56 43.4 03.25 07-76 22
ODI 262 258 416 23.84 30.5 04.68 07-36 13
T200 7 07 05 36.20 31.2 06.96 03-21  0

8. Dennis Lillee, one of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all time

Dennis Lille played for Australia from 1971 to 1984. This right arm Australian fast bowler is regarded as one of the top ten greatest bowlers of all times. Dennis Lillee’s first Test Debut was against England on January 29, 1971, in Adelaide. During thirteen year long career, he pocketed 355 test and 103 ODI wickets. He has the honor to be inducted Into the ICC cricket hall of fame. He occupies the 8th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Dennis Lillee are below:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI5 Wk
Test 70 132 355 23.92 52.0 02.75 07-83 23
ODI 63 63 103 34.8 03.58 05-34 01
T20Not playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot played

7. Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee played for New Zealand from 1973 to 1990. He was the best all-rounder. He had a marvellous command over his line and length. He was the first bowler who crossed the figure of four hundred wickets in a test. In the 80s, his bowling was truly lethal for batsmen. He was one of the top four all-rounders in the 80s. He occupies the 7th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Richard Hadlee are in the below-given table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 86 150 431 22.29 50.8 02.63 09-52 36
ODI 115 112 158 21.56 39.1 03.30 05-25 05
T20 Not playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot played

6. Glenn McGrath one of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all time

Glenn McGrath the greatest bowler of all times, played for Australia from 1993 to 2007. He was a medium-fast bowler. His debut in a one-day international was against South Africa on December 9, 1993, in Melbourne. He played his Test debut on Nov. 12, 1993, against New Zealand in Perth. He had a splendid command over line and length. Consistently bowling at Off stump was his lethal bowling weapon. He occupies the 6th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Glenn McGrath are in below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 124 243 563 21.64 51.9 02.49 08-24 29
ODI 250 248 381 22.02 34.0 03.88 07-150 7
T20I0 2 02 05 15.80 09.6 09.87 03-31 0

5. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble’s first ODI debut was against Sri Lanka on April 25, 1990, in Sharjah. He played his first test debut against England on Aug. 9, 1990, in Manchester. Intelligence, consistency, persistency, and accurate line and length were his salient features. He picked up more than 900 wickets In international cricket. Kumble is the third-highest wicket-taker in India. He occupies the 5th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

Career Highlights of Anil Kumble are in below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 132 236 619 29.65 65.9 02.69 10-74 35
ODI 271 265 337 30.89 43.0 04.30 06-12 02
T20 54 54 57 24.36 21.8 06.69 05-5 01

4. Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram played for Pakistan from 1984 to 2003. He was a left-arm fast bowler. He played his debut against New Zealand on January 25, 1984, in Auckland. His first test debut was also against New Zealand on Nov. 23, 1984, in Faisalabad. He is true, the greatest fast bowler in cricket history. He had a marvelous and lethal command over swing and reverse swing. He is also renowned as the Sultan of Swing. In his nineteen-year career, he picked up over 900 wickets in international cricket. He is placed at no. 4 in this list of the top ten greatest bowlers of all times in cricket history. He occupies the 4th position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Wasim Akram are in  below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 104 181 414 23.62 54.6 02.59 07-119 25
ODI 356 351 502 23.52 36.2 03.89 05-15 06
T20 05 05 08 15.12 14.2 06.36 02-19 0

3. Shane Warne

Shane Warne played for Australia from 1992 to 2007. He was a right-arm wrist spinner. Without a doubt, he is the greatest bowler in the history of cricket. The greatly astonishing moment of cricket was when he crossed the figure 1000 wickets in international cricket. He was the greatest player ever in the history of world cricket. He occupies the 3rd  position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

Career Highlights of Shane Warne are in the below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 145 273 708 25.41 57.4 02.650 8-71 37
ODI 194 191 293 25.73 36.30 4.250 5-33 01
T20 73 71 70 26.61 22.1 07.22 04-21 0

2. Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan played for Sri Lanka from 1992 to 2011. He was the greatest spinner in the cricket history of the world. He played his ODI debut against India on Aug. 12, 1992, in Colombo. His Test debut was against Australia on Aug. 28, 1992. Although controversies followed him but could not affect his performance. He is the highest wicket-taker in international cricket history. He picked up over 1300 wickets. He occupies the 2nd position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

 Career Highlights of Muttiah Muralitharan are in below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 133 230 800 22.72 55.0 02.47 09-51 67
ODI 350 241 534 23.08 35.2 03.93 07-30 10
T20I 12 12 13 22.84 21.6 06.31 03-29 0

1. Sydney Barnes

Sydney Barnes is regarded as no. one greatest player of all times in cricket history. He had command in both fields, slow medium, and medium-fast. He played his test debut at Sydney on Dec. 13, 1901. He took 1432 wickets. He played cricket until the age of 61. He had a tremendous average of nine runs per wicket. He is at no. 1 position in ICC’s ever-best test champion ranking of bowlers. From 1901 to 1914, while playing for England he picked 189 wickets with an average of 16.43 runs per wicket. He has the honor to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. He occupies the 1st position in this list of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all times in the history of cricket.

Career Highlights of Sydney Barnes are in below table:

 Matches Innings Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy BBI 5 Wk
Test 27 50 189 16.43 41.6 02.36 09-103 24
First Class 133 719 17.09 43.8 02.33 09-103 68
ODINot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot playedNot played

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