Test Bowling Records

Most Maiden Overs in Test Cricket
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February 18, 2022, 10:41 307
Most Maiden Overs in Test Cricket

In this article, we look at bowlers who have bowled the most maiden overs in Test cricket. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan leads the pack, with 1792 maidens out of 7339 overs bowled. The legendary off-spinner’s frugality was best reflected in his remarkable bowling average of 22.73 while taking 800 wickets in 133 matches. Muttiah Muralitharan […]

Suresh Iyer
The First Ever Test Hat-Trick
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February 14, 2022, 12:03 271
The First Ever Test Hat-Trick

A wicket for a bowler is arguably on par with a flurry of runs from the bat, and where a century from a batter can often win the match for their side, so can a fifer from a bowler. That being said, it’s quite possibly impossible to quantify the kind of damage a hat-trick can […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra
Players Fastest to 700 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 31, 2022, 9:35 453
Players Fastest to 700 Wickets in Test Cricket History

Shane Warne – 144 Matches Shane Warne was the first player on this planet to scale 700 wickets in the history of Test cricket. It was in 2006 that the great Australian leg-spinner scale this feat. It was in the 2005-06 Ashes that he reached the 700-wicket mark and he got it at the iconic […]

Rohit Sankar
Players Fastest to 600 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 31, 2022, 9:00 336
Players Fastest to 600 Wickets in Test Cricket History

Muttiah Muralitharan – 101 Matches Muttiah Muralitharan was a game-changer and a match-winner for Sri Lanka. There have been multiple instances where he was the lone ranger in the Sri Lanka bowling line-up. He kept shattering records after records and there are barely any bowling records that don’t feature Muralitharan’s name in them. When Muralitharan […]

Rohit Sankar
Players Fastest to 400 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 28, 2022, 13:19 344
Players Fastest to 400 Wickets in Test Cricket History

Muttiah Muralitharan – 72 Matches There is absolutely no doubt that Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the greatest spinners to have played the game. He had this uncanny knack of picking up wickets in bulk and he could run through batting line-ups with ease as he spun a web around them more often than not. […]

Rohit Sankar
Players Fastest to 350 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 28, 2022, 9:45 296
Players Fastest to 350 Wickets in Test Cricket History

Muttiah Muralitharan – 66 Matches It took Muttiah Muralitharan 58 matches to scale 300 wickets in Test cricket but it took him only eight more Test matches to pick up another 50 scalps. And that makes him the joint-fastest to the landmark of 350 wickets in Test crickets. Muralitharan was a magician and could bamboozle […]

Rohit Sankar
Players Fastest to 300 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 27, 2022, 9:38 326
Players Fastest to 300 Wickets in Test Cricket History

Ravichandran Ashwin – 54 Matches Ravichandran Ashwin is arguably one of the greatest spinners to have played the game in this modern era. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner has been a match-winner for India and he has churned out wickets for fun over the years. It took him only 54 matches to reach 300 wickets in […]

Rohit Sankar
Players Fastest to 100 Wickets in Test Cricket History
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January 26, 2022, 10:58 394
Players Fastest to 100 Wickets in Test Cricket History

George Lohmann – 16 Matches George Lohmann is a fast bowler from England who played Test cricket back in the 1880s and 1890s. The London-born made his first-class debut in the year 1884 and a couple of years later, he played Test cricket for the first time. He took just one wicket across the two […]

Rohit Sankar