Cricket fans are not only interested in the current situation of the cricket world but they also like to know the previous records and stats.
Fans always love to know about the cricketers and their performances registered in the history of cricket. Here is an article about the 10 Best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket. Fans will find this article very interesting and enjoyable.
10 Best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket
Jim Laker picked 10 wickets and gave away only 53 runs while playing for England against Australia at Manchester in 1956.
Bowling figures achieved by him are best figures till now and first rank in the list of 10 best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket.
His full name is James Charles Laker. He played for Surrey County Cricket Club as well as the national team of England.
He was born in Shipley on 9 February 1922, West Riding of Yorkshire, and died in Wimbledon, London 23 April 1986.
He is one of the greatest bowlers. Although he is no more he is always remembered for his excellent bowling performance in the world of cricket.
On February 7, 1999, former Indian spinner, Anil Kumble picked up 10 wickets while playing against Pakistan in the second innings of a Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Dehli. He gave away only 74 runs.
He achieved the record and the bowling figures achieved by him holds the second rank in the list of 10 best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket.
Moreover, he is the first and only Indian bowler to achieve the feat.
Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970. He worked as an Indian cricket coach and commentator. He played Tests and ODIs for 18 years and has also captained team India.
Anil Kumble has always impressed everyone with his amazing bowling skills.
In 1896, George Alfred Lohmann picked up 9 wickets giving away only 28 runs while playing against South Africa at Johannesburg.
George Alfred Lohmann was a cricketer of England. He was born on 2 June 1865 in London and died on 1 December 1901 in South Africa.
He is considered as one of the greatest bowlers of all time and his bowling figure stands in 3rd position in the list of 10 best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket. He also achieved the record of lowest strike rate in the history of Test cricket.
Jim Laker holds another record of picking 9 wickets and giving away only 37 runs while playing against the Aussies. Coincidentally this record was also achieved at Manchester.
Thus the name of Jim Laker appears twice in the list of bowlers with the best bowling figure. His name is placed on first and fourth rank.
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan picked up 9 wickets by giving away 51 runs while playing against Zimbabwe in 2002.
He is a former cricketer of Sri Lanka and also worked as a cricket coach and businessman. He is considered as one of the most successful bowlers in the world. He has achieved the record of picking 800 wickets in Tests format of the game and he is the only player to do so.
Muralitharan picked the highest number of wickets in both Test & ODI matches.
He has also made a maximum 5 – wicket haul in the history of Test cricket.
His bowling figures are placed on 5th rank in the list of 10 best bowling figures in history of Test cricket.
6.Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Richard Hadlee picked up 9 wickets and gave away 52 runs while playing against the Aussies in 1985 at Brisbane.
He is a former cricketer of New Zealand’s team. He was born on 3 July 1951. Hadlee is considered one of the most successful pacers as well as all-rounders in the history of cricket. His bowling figures stand on the sixth position in the list of top 10 bowling figures in Test cricket history.
Abdul Qadir Khan picked up 9 wickets and gave away 56 runs while playing against England at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in 1987.
Abdul Qadir was born on 15 September 1955 and passed away on 6 September 2019. He was an international cricketer of Pakistan. Qadir is considered one of the best leg spinners of the 1970s and 1980s and also became a role model for other leg spinners.
He also worked as a commentator as well as Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
His contribution to the cricket world is really memorable one. His bowling figures lie in 7th position in the list of 10 best bowling figures in history of Test cricket.
Qadir played 67 Test and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993 and also led the team of Pakistan in five ODIs.
Devon Eugene Malcolm picked up 9 wickets and gave away 57 runs while playing against South Africa. Malcolm is 8th on the list for brilliant bowling.
He was born on 22 February 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a former English cricketer and he has played in 40 Test matches and 30 ODIs for his adopted country, England.
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan’s name appears on the list two times. His name is on 5th as well as 9th position. He picked up 9 wickets and gave away 65 runs while playing against England at the Lords. He is the second bowler to pick 9 wickets for the two times. The bowling figure achieved by him is also placed at 9th place in the list of 10 best bowling figures in history of Test cricket.
10. Jasubhai Patel
Jasubhai Patel picked up 9 wickets and gave away 69 runs while playing against the Aussies at Kanpur in 1959.
He was an Indian spinner and second Indian bowler to achieve the figure included in the 10 best bowling figures in the history of Test cricket.
He was born on 26 November 1924 and died on 12 December 1992.
He does not exist in this world now but his name will always be there in the records book as well as in the world of cricket.
Jasubhai Patel and Vijay Hazare were the first cricketers to achieve the Padma Shri award.
It was the detail about the 10 best bowling figures in history of Test cricket. All these players have performed excellently and their name is written with golden words in record books. Their name will keep on shining always in the world of cricket.
Moreover, these players serve as inspiration for other players also.