Top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

 

The role of a bowler in cricket is always extremely vital in all three formats i.e. Test, ODI, and T20.

A bowler alone can change the circumstances and direction of a match at any point in the game by showcasing his bowling skills.

There have been some great cricketers in the world who have changed the course of some matches because of the strength of his wondrous bowling skills alone.

Image of James Charles Laker.

In this article, we will briefly discuss the top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test match who have changed the course and circumstances of few matches in the world with their bowling performance alone.

  • Among the all-time such kind of greatest cricketers in the world, James Charles Laker was the highest wickets taker bowler in one test match combining of both innings. he was a right-arm off-spin bowler usually considered as one of the Mahan spin bowlers in the test cricket history by creating an unsurpassed world record by cracking 19wickets of Australia in a test match in July 1956 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester during Australia's tour of England.

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Top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in oneTest Match.


S Player W O R Eco Vs Venue Date
01 Jim Laker 19 67.6 90 1.64 Australia Manchester 26.07.1956
02 Sydney Barnes 17 64.9 159 2.39 S Africa Wanderers 26.12.1913
03 Muralitharan 16 113.5 220 1.89 England Oval 27.10.1998
04 Bob Massie 16 59.7 137 2.24 England Lord's 22.06.1972
05 Narendra Hirwani 16 33.5 136 4.09 W Indies Chepauk 11.01.1988
06 Johnny Briggs 15 33.3 28 1.22 S Africa CapeTown 25.03.1889
07 Hedley Verity 15 58.3 104 1.80 Australia Lord's 25.06.1934
08 GA Lohmann 15 24.8 45 1.86 S Africa P Elizabeth 13.02.1896
09 Richard Hadlee 15 51.9 123 2.32 Australia Brisbane 08.11.1985
10 Colin Blythe 15 37.9 99 2.72 S Africa Leeds 29.09.1907


    01. Jim Laker:

    • Full Name... James Charles Laker.
    • Birthdate... 09 February 1922.
    • Birthplace... Frizinghall, Bradford, West Yorkshire. England.
    • Death-date... 23 April 1986.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm off-break.
    • Career span... 1948 to 1959.
    • Been a part of... England, Surrey County Club, Auckland cricket team, Essex County Club.
    • Jim Laker had bowled a total of 67.6overs including 27maidens at an economy of 1.64Runs/over against Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester, England from 26 to 31 July in the 4th Test during Australia's tour of England in 1956 In which he took 19wickets for 90Runs, and by cracking 10 wickets in the second innings of this Test, Jim Laker became the first bowler in the history of cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 9 16.4 37 4 0 0 2.25
    2nd 10 51.2 53 23 0 0 1.03
    T 19 67.6 90 27 0 0 1.64

    In the first innings of this Test, he had bowled a total of 16.4 overs including 4 maidens with an economy of 2.25 runs/over and took 9 wickets for 37 runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Jim Laker had bowled a total of 51.2overs including 23maidens with an economy of 1.03Runs/over and was taken all 10wickets of the expenditure of 53Runs and still ranking top in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

    02. Sydney Barnes:

    • Full Name... Sydney Francis Barnes.
    • Birthdate... 19 April 1873.
    • Birthplace... Smethwick, Sandwell, England.
    • Death-date... 26 December 1967.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm medium.
    • Career span... 1901 to 1914.
    • Been a part of... England, Wales, Lancashire County Club, Warwickshire Club, Minor Counties.
    • Sydney Barnes bowled a total of 64.9overs including 16maidens at an economy of 2.39Runs/over against South Africa at Old Wanderers, Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 to 30 December in the 2nd Test during England's tour of South Africa in 1913 In which he took 17wickets for 159Runs.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 8 26.5 56 9 0 0 2.11
    2nd 9 38.4 103 7 0 0 2.68
    T 17 64.9 159 16 0 0 2.39

    In the first inning of this test, he has bowled a total of 26.5overs including 9maidens with an economy of 2.11Runs/over and was taken 8wickets on expending 56Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Sydney Barnes has bowled out a total of 38.4overs including 7maiden overs with an economy of 2.68Runs/over, and was taken 9wickets of the expenditure of 103Runs and ranks 2nd in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

     

    Image of Muthiah Muralitharan.

    03. Muthiah Muralitharan:

    • Full Name... Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan.
    • Birthdate... 17 April 1972.
    • Birthplace... Kandy, Dominion of Ceylon, Sri Lanka.
    • Height... 1.70 m.
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm off-break.
    • Career span... 1992 to 2014.
    • Been a part of... Sri Lanka, Asia XI, ICC World XI, Rest of the World XI, Sri Lanka Legends, Gloucestershire, Chittagong Kings,  Melbourne Renegades, Jamaica Tallawahs, Sachin Blasters, Gemini Arabians, Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
    • Muthiah Muralidaran bowled a total of 113.5overs at an economy of 1.89Runs/over against South Africa at Kennington Oval, London, England from 27 to 31 August in the only Test during Sri Lanka's tour of England in 1998 In which he took 16wickets for 220Runs including 41maiden overs with 20No-balls and 0wide ball.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 7 59.3 155 14 8 0 2.60
    2nd 9 54.2 65 27 12 0 1.19
    T 16 113.5 220 41 20 0 1.89

    In the first inning of this test, Muralidaran bowled a total of 59.3overs including 8No-balls, 14maiden overs with an economy of 2.60Runs/over, and managed to take 7wickets on expending 155Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Muralidaran has bowled out a total of 54.2overs including 12No-balls, 27maiden overs with an economy of 1.19Runs/over, and was taken 9wickets of the expenditure of 11Runs and ranks 3rd in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.




    04. Bob Massie:

    • Full Name... Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie.
    • Birthdate... 14 April 1947.
    • Birthplace... Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Left-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm medium.
    • Career span... 1972 to 1973.
    • Been a part of... Australia, Western Australia.
    • Bob Massie bowled a total of 59.7overs including 16maidens at an economy of 2.24Runs/over against England at Lord's, London, England from 22 to 26 June in the 2nd Test during Australia's tour of England in 1972 In which he took 16wickets for 137Runs.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 8 32.5 84 7 0 0 2.24
    2nd 8 27.2 53 9 0 0 1.93
    T 16 59.7 137 16 0 0 2.24

    In the first inning of this test, he has bowled a total of 32.5overs including 7maidens with an economy of 2.55Runs/over and was taken 8wickets on expending 84Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Bob Massie has bowled out a total of 27.2overs including 9maiden overs with an economy of 1.93Runs/over, and was taken 8wickets of the expenditure of 53Runs and ranks 4th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

    05. Narendra Hirwani:

    • Full Name... Narendra Deepchand Hirwani.
    • Birthdate... 18 October 1968.
    • Birthplace... Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    • Height...
    • Role in team...  As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Left-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm leg-spin.
    • Career span... 1988 to 1996.
    • Been a part of... India, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Air India.
    • Narendra Hirwani bowled a total of 33.5overs including 6maidens at an economy of 4.09Runs/over against West Indies at  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, India from 11 to 15 January in the 2nd Test during Australia's tour of England in 1988 In which he took 16wickets for 136Runs.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 8 18.3 61 3 0 0 3.29
    2nd 8 15.2 75 3 0 0 4.89
    T 16 33.5 136 6 0 0 4.09

    In the first inning of this test, he had bowled a total of 18.3overs including 3maidens with an economy of 3.29Runs/over and was taken 8wickets on expending 61Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Hirwani has bowled out a total of  15.2overs including 3maidens with an economy of 4.89Runs/over and was took 8wickets of the expenditure of 75Runs and ranks 5th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.



    06. Johnny Briggs:

    • Full Name... Johnny Briggs.
    • Birthdate... 03 October 1862.
    • Birthplace... Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England.
    • Death-date... 11 January 1902.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Left-arm orthodox.
    • Career span... 1884 1899.
    • Been a part of... England, Lancashire County Club, Liverpool and District, North of England.
    • Johnny Briggs bowled a total of 33.3overs at an economy of 1.22Runs/over against South Africa at Western Province Cricket Club, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa from 25 to 26 March in the 2ndTest of the Test series played during England's tour of South Africa in 1889 In which he took 15wickets for 28Runs including 16maiden overs without any No ball and wide ball.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 7 19.1 17 11 0 0 1.32
    2nd 8 14.2 11 5 0 0 1.13
    T 15 33.3 28 16 0 0 1.22

    In the first inning of this test, Johnny Briggs bowled a total of 19.1overs including 11maiden overs with an economy of 1.32Runs/over and was crack 7wickets on expending 17Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, He bowled out a total of 14.2overs including 5maiden overs with an economy of 1.13Runs/over, and was taken 8wickets of the expenditure of 11Runs and ranks 6th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Tes

    07. Hedley Verity:

    • Full Name...
    • Birthdate... 18 May 1905.
    • Birthplace...  Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
    • Death-date... 31 July 1943.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Left-arm orthodox.
    • Career span... 1931 to 1939.
    • Been a part of... England, Yorkshire
    • Hedley Verity bowled a total of  58.3overs including 23maidens at an economy of 1.80Runs/over against Australia at Lord's, London, England from 22 to 25 June in the 2nd Test during Australia's tour of England in 1934 In which he took 15wickets for 104Runs.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 7 36 61 15 0 0 1.69
    2nd 8 22.3 43 8 0 0 1.80
    T 15 58.3 104 23 0 0 1.80

    In the first inning of this test, he had bowled a total of 36overs including 15maidens with an economy of 1.69Runs/over, and was taken 7wickets on expending 61Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, Hedley Verity has bowled out a total of  22.3overs including 8maiden overs with an economy of 1.91Runs/over and was took 8wickets of the expenditure of 43Runs and ranks 7th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

    08. George Lohmann:

    • Full Name... George Alfred Lohmann.
    • Birthdate... 02 June 1865.
    • Birthplace...  Kensington, Middlesex, London, England.
    • Death-date... 01 December 1901.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm medium.
    • Career span... 1886 to 1896.
    • Been a part of... England, Surrey, Western Province.
    • George Lohmann bowled a total of 24.8overs including 11maidens at an economy of 1.86Runs/over against South Africa at Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 13 to 14 February in the 1st Test during England's tour of South Africa in 1896 In which he took 15wickets for 45 Runs.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 7 15.4 38 6 0 0 2.88
    2nd 8 9.4 7 5 0 0 0.85
    T 15 24.8 45 11 0 0 1.86

    In the first inning of this test, he has bowled a total of 15.4overs including 6maidens with an economy of 2.88Runs/over, and was taken 7wickets on expending 38Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, George Lohmann has bowled out a total of 9.4overs including 5maiden overs with an economy of 0.85Runs/over, and was taken 8wickets of the expenditure of 07Runs and ranks 8th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.



    Image of Sir Richard Hadlee.

    09. Sir Richard Hadlee:

    • Full Name... Sir Richard John Hadlee.
    • Birthdate... 03 July 1951.
    • Birthplace... Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    • Height... 1.85 m.
    • Role in team... As an All-Rounder.
    • Batting nature... Left-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Right-arm fast.
    • Career span... 1973–1990.
    • Been a part of... New Zealand, Nottinghamshire, Canterbury, Marylebone Cricket Club, New Zealand Invitation XI.
    • Sir Richard Hadlee bowled a total of 51.9overs at an economy of 2.32Runs/over against Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia from 08 to 12 November in the 1st Test of the Test series played during New Zealand's tour of Australia in 1985 In which he took 15wickets for 123Runs including 13maiden overs without any No ball and wide ball.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 9 23.4 52 9 0 0 2.19
    2nd 6 28.5 71 4 0 0 2.46
    T 15 51.9 123 13 0 0 2.32

    In the first inning of this test, Richard Hadlee bowled a total of 23.4overs including 4maidens with an economy of 2.19Runs/over and was taken 9wickets on expending 52Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, He bowled out a total of 28.5overs including 9maidens with an economy of 2.46Runs/over and was able to get 6wickets of the expenditure of 71Runs and ranks 9th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.

    10. Colin Blythe:

    • Full Name... Colin Blythe.
    • Birthdate... 30 May 1879.
    • Birthplace... Deptford, Kent, England.
    • Death-date... 08 November 1917.
    • Height...
    • Role in team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting nature... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling nature... Left-Arm Leg-Spin.
    • Career span... 1901 to 1910.
    • Been a part of... England, Kent.
    • Colin Blythe bowled a total of 37.9overs at an economy of 2.72Runs/over against South Africa at Headingley, Leeds, England from 29 to 31 July in the 2ndTest of the Test series played during South Africa's tour of England in 1907 In which he took 15wickets for 99Runs including 10maiden overs without any No ball and wide ball.
    In W O R M Nb Wd Eco
    1st 8 15.5 59 1 0 0 3.72
    2nd 7 22.4 40 9 0 0 1.76
    T 15 37.9 99 10 0 0 2.72

    In the first inning of this test, Colin Blythe bowled a total of 15.5overs including 1maiden over with an economy of 3.72Runs/over, and was take 8wickets on expending 59Runs.

    On the 2nd inning of this test, He bowled out a total of 22.4overs including 9maiden overs with an economy of 1.76Runs/over, and was taken 7wickets of the expenditure of 40Runs and ranks 10th in the list of top 10 highest wickets taker bowler in a Test.