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Top 10 highest Wicket takers in Ashes History

Check out the highest wicket takers in Ashes history. Shane currently leads the ladder. He took 195 wickets in 36 test matches in the Ashes series history.

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Last updated: 15.06.2023
highest Wicket takers in Ashes History

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With the oldest rivalry between England and Australia starting in 2 weeks, it promises to be a mouthwatering contest. In the list of top 10 wicket takers in Ashes, Shane Warne leads with 195 wickets. In the top 10 list of bowlers, there are 6 Australians while only 4 English bowlers. Shane Warne has a brilliant economy with 2.52.


Here we look at the top 10 leading wicket-takers in Ashes history:

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1. Shane Warne


Shane Warne is the leading wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1993-2007. He was known as a magician and helped Australia win matches with his leg spin. He played 36 Test matches for Australia in The Ashes. He has picked 195 wickets. His best figures were 8/71 with an economy of 2.52. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 11 times and 10 wickets in a match 4 times which tells about the consistency with which he used to bowl.


2. Glenn Mcgarth


Glenn Mcgarth was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Ashes. He played from 1994-2007. He was an excellent fast bowler for Australia. He has picked 157 wickets. His best figures were 8/38 with an economy of 2.70. He picked 5 wickets in an innings 10 times and 10 wickets in an innings zero times in The Ashes.


3. H Trumble


H Tumble was the 3rd highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1890-1904. He played 31 Test matches for Australia. He has picked 141 wickets. His best figures were 8/65 with an economy of 2.23. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 9 times and 10 wickets in innings 3 times.


4. Denis Lillee


Denis Lillee was the 4th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1971-1982. He played 24 Test matches for Australia. He was a damn good fast bowler and has picked 128 wickets. His best figures were 7/89 with an economy of 2.45. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 7 times and 10 wickets in a match 2 times.


5. Ian Botham


Ian Botham was the 5th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1977-1989. He played 31 Test matches for England during that period. He was a fast bowler and has picked up 128 wickets. His best figures were 6 /95 with an economy of 2.97. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 7 times and 10 wickets in a match only once.


6. R Willis


R Willis was the 6th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1971-1983. He played 31 Test matches and was a fast bowler for England. He has picked 123 wickets. His best figures in Ashes were 8/43 with an economy of 2.78. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 7 times and 10 wickets in a match zero times.


7. MA Noble


MA Noble was the 7th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes history. He played from 1898-1909. He played 39 Test matches for Australia during this period. He has picked 115 wickets. His best figures were 7/17 with an economy of 2.48. He has picked 5 wickets in a innings 9 times and 10 wickets in a match 2 times.


8. Lindwall


Lindwall was the 8th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1946-1959. He played 29 matches and played for Australia. He picked up 114 wickets in total. His best figures were 7/60 with an economy of 2.28. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 6 times and 10 wickets zero times.


9. Will Rhodes


Will Rhodes was the 9th highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1899-1926. He played 41 Ashes Test matches for England. He picked up 109 wickets. His best figures were 8/68 with an economy of 2.71. He has picked 5 wickets in an innings 6 times and 10 wickets in a match 1 time only.


10. SF Barnes


SF Barnes is the 10th-highest wicket-taker in The Ashes. He played from 1901-1912 and was from England. He played 20 matches and picked 106 wickets in total. His best figures were 7/60 with an economy of 2.38. He has picked 5 wickets 12 times and 10 wickets in a match only once.

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