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Bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket

Five wicket haul in an innings is an incredible performance. Here are some of the bowlers who have taken most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket.

Last updated: 04.03.2021
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Five wicket haul in an innings is an incredible performance. When a bowler takes 5 wicket haul in an innings usually wins the bowling team the match. 

Here are some of the bowlers who have taken most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket are:

1. Muttiah Muralidharan:

One of the best bowlers the game of cricket has ever seen, this Sri-Lankan wizard has taken 800 wickets in test matches. He is the leading wicket taker in test cricket history. And it is quite relevant that he would hold the record of most 5 wicket hauls in test matches. The irresistible magician from Sri Lanka has got 800 wickets in 133 Test matches with an average of 22.72. The spin legend picked his final Test wicket of the final ball of his career before bidding goodbye to the traditional form of cricket in 2010. Murali got 67 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

2. Shane Warne:

The spin legend grabbed a total of 708 wickets in 145 matches for Australia. Often regarded as the greatest leg spinner of all time and certainly the most influential spinner, Warne had been the most important match winner in the legendary Australian Cricket team which has been labelled as “the best team ever”. Warne went on to take 37 five-wicket haul and ten 10-wicket hauls in Tests with an average of 25.41.

3. Sir Richard Hadley:

Sir Richard John Hadley is a New Zealand former cricketer. Hadley is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricket history. A bowling all-rounder, in an 86-Test career he took 431 wickets, at the time the world record, and was the first bowler to pass 400 wickets, with an average of 22.29. He has taken 36 five wicket hauls in his career. He has also made 3124 Test runs at 27.16, including two centuries and 15 fifties.

4. Kapil Dev:

Kapil Dev might just be the most important cricketer in the history of Indian Cricket. He took Indian Cricket Team to World Cup victory in 1983 against a star- studded West Indies Team. He has been the finest all-rounder this country has produced. One of India’s finest all-rounders took a total of 434 wickets in 131 Tests for India. Kapil grabbed those wickets with an average of 29.64 which also included a 5-wicket haul 23 times and 10 wickets twice.

5. Rangana Herath:

Rangana Herath is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all forms of the game and a former Test captain for Sri Lanka. Considered as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, Herath is the most successful left arm bowler in Test Cricket history. Herath is a specialist left-arm bowler for Sri Lanka and holds the record of best bowling figures in Test matches by a left-arm spinner with 433 wickets. Herath, with an average of 28.07, grabbed five-wicket haul 34 times and 10 wickets 9 times in his illustrious career.

6. Ravichandran Ashwin:

The newest entrant in the 400 wicket club. He is the fastest Indian bowler (also in some records the joint-fastest in the world) to reach the 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350 and 400-wicket mark in Test cricket in terms of number of innings. In 2016, he became the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award. He is currently the highest ranked spinner in test cricket, and the highest ranked test bowler for India according to the ICC Test Player Rankings at No.3 with a rating of 823. He has taken 29 five wicket hauls till now in his test career.

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