Meet the bowlers with 400 plus Test wickets

Meet the bowlers with 400 plus Test wickets

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Published on: Jul 30, 2015

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Dale Steyn became the 13th bowler in Test history to claim 400 wickets, during the opening day of the Mirpur Test on Thursday. Playing in his 80th Test, the South African speedster now has 402 wickets

Dale Steyn became the 13th bowler in Test history to claim 400 wickets, during the opening day of the Mirpur Test on Thursday. Playing in his 80th Test, the South African speedster now has 402 wickets at an average of 22.4 and a strike rate of 41.5. He has claimed 25 five wicket hauls and 5 ten-wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 7 for 51 and those in a match are 11 for 60. Here's a look at other players with mote than 400 Test wickets.

Muttiah Muralitharan: The Sri Lankan played 133 Tests and finished with exactly 800 wickets at an average of 22.7 and a strike rate of 55. He has claimed 67 five wicket hauls and 22 ten-wicket match hauls. Murali's best figures in an innings are 9 for 51, and those in a match are 16 for 220.

Shane Warne: The Australian wizard played 145 Tests and took 708 wickets at an average of 25.4 and a strike rate of 57. He claimed 37 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 8 for 71 and those in a match are 12 for 128.

Anil Kumble: The Indian legend played 132 Tests and claimed 619 wickets at an average of 29.6 and a strike rate of 66. Kumble claimed 35 five-wicket hauls and 8 ten wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 10 for 74 and those in a match are 14 for 149.

Glenn McGrath: The former Aussie fast bowler claimed 563 wickets in 124 Tests at an average of 21.6 and a strike rate of 52. He claimed 29 five wicket hauls and three ten wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 8 for 24 and those in a match are 10 for 27.

Courtney Walsh: The former West Indian fast bowler played 132 Tests and took 519 wickets at an average of 24.4 and a strike rate of 57.8. He claimed 22 five wicket hauls and three ten wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 7 for 37 and those in a match are 13 for 55.

Kapil Dev: The Indian legend played 131 Tests and 434 wickets at an average of 29.6 and a strike rate of 64. Kapil claimed 23 five wicket hauls and two ten wicket match hauls. His best figures in an innings are 9 for 83 and best figures in a match are 11 for 146.

Sir Richard Hadlee: New Zealand's greatest bowler played 86 Tests and claimed 431 wickets at an average of 22.3 and a strike rate of 50.8. Hadlee claimed 36 five-wicket hauls and 9 ten-wicket hauls. His best figures in an innings are 9 for 52 abs those in a match are 15 for 123.

Shaun Pollock: The former South African all-rounder played 108 Tests and took 421 wickets at an average of 23.1 and a strike rate of 57.8. Pollock claimed 16 five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket match haul. His best figures in an innings are 7 for 87 and those in a match are 10 for 147.

Other bowlers to have claimed 400 plus wickets

Harbhajan Singh: 416 wickets in 102 Tests

Wasim Akram: 414 wickets in 104 Tests

James Anderson: 412 wickets in 107 Tests

Curtley Ambrose: 405 wickets in 98 Tests

--By A Cricket Analyst

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