Spin bowler has special importance in cricket especially when it comes to TEST CRICKET. As the name says test, a bowler has to test their skills and stamina in this form of the game.
These types of spinners are growing more and more, and the changes in the different styles of the game, responding to the new vision of the stroke that creates better legs by the batsmen.
There have been many great shooters who have graced the game over the years. Many of them have completely changed the way we look at fingers. They are considered a wicket-taking option these days, unlike in previous years when they were often asked to “catch the end”.
1.Muttiah Muralitharan: Srilanka
An exceptional off-spinner, he used his wrist to swing the ball well, making him the first off-hander in cricket history.
A few years after the start of his international career, Murali added the famous “doosra” to his story. Doosra coupled with the ability to hit the ball well makes him a tough batsman to compete at any top in all conditions of the game.
His bowling action has been scrutinized many times and he has been criticized for being a joker many times. However, his football practice was erased by the football test.
Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket as well as ODI cricket. He recorded his 800th and last wicket with the last delivery of his career. He is also the fastest man to 400 and 500 test wickets.
Murali has a ten-wicket haul against all Test nations. Overall, the all-rounder finished with 800 wickets and 534 ODI wickets at an average of 22.72 and 23.08 respectively.
2. Jim Laker: England
He struck up a good partnership with left-arm spinner Tony Lock and troubled the Aussies a lot.
James “Jim” Charles Laker did an unimaginable feat that other baseball players could only imagine. Laker became the first player to take all 10 wickets in a Test match.
In 1956 he took 10 for 53 in the second leg of the fourth Ashes match at Old Trafford against Australia (the only other bowler to take all ten wickets was India’s Anil Kumble in 1999) and finished the match with 19 wickets.
Laker’s 46 wickets in the 1956 Ashes-Five Tests is an unbroken record in Ashes history. In 46 Test matches, he took 193 wickets at an amazing average of 21.24.
His first-class record is also impressive. He played county cricket for Surrey and Essex and took 1,944 wickets at an average of 18.41. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
3. Ravichandran Ashwin: India
Ravichandran Ashwin can be considered the best batsman in the world right now.
He took the responsibility of leading India’s spin attack very well.
An open batsman at the start, Ashwin turned to his coach’s suggestion. He was brought to attention because of IPL. The fall of Harbhajan Singh has left a void in the bowling department, but Ashwin has managed to take up the role.
Ashwin took his 100th Test wicket in his 18th Test, becoming the fastest Indian to 100 Test wickets and the fastest in the world over 80 years.
Ravichandran Ashwin has only 77* in Tests but has taken 401 wickets at an average of 24.95 including 30 five wickets and 7 ten wickets.
He represented India in 111 ODIs and took 150 wickets. He has a unique delivery, which makes him a very valuable T20 bowler.
Ashwin took 52 wickets in 46 T20Is for India. Apart from being an outstanding bowler, he also earned a reputation as a bowler and has 5 Test centuries and 12 half-centuries under his belt.
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