Top 10 Leading wicket takers in Tests

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Muthiah Muralitharan. (© LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 10 Leading wicket takers in Tests: In this game of cricket, the batsmen are considered the superior class and usually steal away all the limelight from the bowlers. However, some bowlers, with their immaculate abilities have outshone their counterparts. Whether a spinner or a fast bowler, bowling is not an easy job at all. It is a more physically demanding job as compared to batting. A bowler can take away the game from the hands of the opposition in the matter of just a few overs. Their importance can never be undervalued in the game.

Test cricket is the most demanding form of them all. Since the beginning of this game, there have been bowlers who have been wonderful wicket takers in this format. These bowlers are important parts of the team plans and opposition always spends the most number of hours in decoding them. From time to time, bowlers from every generation have overtaken the previous milestones and have set newer records in terms of wicket taking.

So, here we take a look at the Top 10 Leading wicket takers in Tests:

10. Harbhajan Singh (India) – 417:

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Harbhajan Singh. (Photo Source: Harbhajan Singh Facebook Page)

Harbhajan Singh is known for his passion for the game. He is arguably one of the best off-spinners India has produced in modern day cricket. “Turbanator” as he is famously known, made his Test debut against his soon-to-be favorite opposition Australia in 1998. Bhajji has played 103 Tests for India and has taken 417 Test wickets until now. He has 25 five-wicket hauls and 5 ten-wicket hauls. He has a very special record to his name which every Indian cricket fan cherishes. Harbhajan happens to be the first Indian to take a Test match hat-trick. He achieved this feat against Australia in the historic 2001 home series.

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