The longest match in cricket is Test cricket. The name Test comes from the fact that the sport is considered as a measure of strength and efficiency between two teams. The world’s first official Test match was played in 1877. That was between Australia and England in Turnbull, Australia. Australia won the match by 45 runs. However, England won the second match by 04 wickets and Series drew 1-1.
Since then, players and nations have set various records in Test cricket. Among them, the highest number of wicket takers in Test cricket is in the lead. Muralitharan takes most Test wickets in world Shane warne is second. West Indies’ Courtney Walsh is the seventh highest wicket-taker.
The highest number of Test wicket-takers respectively :
01. Muthiah Muralitharan (1992-2010)
Murali is the highest wicket taker in the world. He has taken 800 wickets in 133 matches. he got Sixty-seven five-wicket hauls and 22 ten-wicket hauls in his career. The best bowling in an innings was 09 for 51. Murali is a Sri Lankan player.
02. Shane Warne (1992-2007)
Warne is second on this list. He has taken 708 wickets in 145 matches. The best bowling performance in an innings is 71 for 08 wickets. he got 37 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket hauls in his career. Warne is an Australian cricketer.
03. james Anderson* (2003-_)
England’s Anderson have taken 632 wickets in 166 matches. The best bowling in an innings is 07 for forty two runs. He got 31 five-wicket hauls and 03 ten-wicket hauls in his career.
04. Anil Kumble (1990-2008)
Indian Anil Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 132 matches. The best bowling in an innings is 10 Wicket for 74 runs. He got 35 five-wicket hauls and 08 ten-wicket hauls in his career.
05. Glenn McGrath (1993-2007)
Australia’s McGrath has taken 563 wickets in 124 matches. 29 five-wicket hauls and 03 ten-wicket hauls in a match. Also the best bowler in an innings was 08 for 24
06. Stuart Broad (2007-_)
England’s fast bowler has played 149 matches so far. He has taken 524 wickets. Best bowling in an innings 08 wickets for 15 runs.he has 18 five-wicket hauls and 3 ten-wicket hauls in a match.
07. Courtney Walsh (1984-2001)
West Indies’ Walsh is seventh on the list. He has taken 519 wickets in 132 matches. Walsh took 07 wickets for 37 runs in an innings and 13 wickets for 55 runs in one match. It was the best bowling of his innings and match He has an average of 2.53 per game.
He has also taken 22 five-wicket hauls and 03, 10-wicket hauls in a match.
08. Dale Steyn (2004-2019)
South African fast bowler Steyn has taken 439 wickets in 93 matches. He got 26 five-wicket hauls and 05 ten-wicket hauls in his career. His best bowling was 07 for 51 in an a inning.
09. Kapil Dev (1978-1994)
Indian Kapil Dev has taken 434 wickets in 131 matches. The best bowling performance in an innings is 09 wickets for 83 runs. He got 23 five-wicket hauls and 02 ten-wicket hauls in his career.
10. Rangana Herath (1999-2018)
Herath is another spinner in the Sri Lankan team. He has taken 433 wickets in 93 matches. The best bowling performance in an innings is nine for 127. He got 34 five-wicket hauls and 09 ten-wicket hauls in his career.
Once again, the West Indies player is in 16th place in this list. That’s the Curtly Ambrose. Ambrose has taken 405 wickets. twentieth place was Malcolm Marshall. He has taken 376 wickets.