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500 Wickets in Check Cricket – The Elite Membership

One of many only a few issues that give cricketers the legendary tag to their identify is longevity. Enjoying for extra years can solely imply they’ve performed constant cricket. One can’t play for a very long time with out delivering what the workforce desires persistently. A bowler choosing greater than 500 wickets in Check cricket is much like a batsman scoring an mixture of 10000 runs in a single format.

The truth is, it’s fairly rarer and an even bigger achievement than that.

Solely seven gamers within the historical past of 100+ years lengthy Check cricket has break the barrier of 500 Check scalps thus far. The closest members to this group among the many present bowlers, Nathan Lyon and Ravichandran Ashwin, are nonetheless greater than 100 wickets brief to get into this elite bowlers membership.

The West Indian quick bowler, Courtney Walsh, is the primary bowler to interrupt into the 500-wickets mark in Check cricket.

With the latest inclusion of Stuart Broad into this elite membership, here’s a weblog for all these members who went previous the magical quantity – 500 Check Wickets milestone.

Record of Bowlers with 500 Check wickets

Here’s a checklist of all bowlers, who’ve picked greater than 500 wickets in Check cricket:

BOWLERSMATCHESINNINGSWICKETS5W/10WAVERAGESTR RATEECON
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)13323080067/2222.7255.02.47
Shane Warne (AUS)14527370837/1025.4157.42.65
Anil Kumble (IND)13223661935/829.6565.92.69
James Anderson (ENG)15328658928/326.8556.32.86
Glenn McGrath (AUS)12424356329/321.6451.92.49
Courtney Walsh (WI)13224251922/324.4457.82.53
Stuart Broad (ENG)14025850118/327.9456.72.95
Bowlers with 500 Check Wickets

Key Stats

  • Amongst these seven bowlers, there are three spinners (curiously, an off-spinner, a leg-breaker, and a leg-spinner) and 4 quick bowlers.
  • The spin trio – Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble, on this order, prime the general checklist of main wicket-takers in Check cricket.
  • Two bowlers respectively from Australia and England, and one every from India, Sri Lanka, and West Indies have achieved this feat thus far.
  • Out of those 7, Walsh, McGrath, Warne, Murali, and Kumble are the one 5 bowlers in Check cricket to bowl greater than 5000 Overs in Check cricket.
  • Different notable stats is, all these seven bowlers are right-handed. The report for the very best wicket-taking left-handed bowlers belongs to Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka, who has taken 433 wickets and ranks 10th total. He’s adopted by Wasim Akram (414) of Pakistan and Daniel Vettori (362) of New Zealand.
  • Each bowler within the above checklist has no less than performed one Check within the 21st century. The best wicket-taking Check bowler, who has not performed a single Check within the 2000s, is Kapil Dev, who performed from 1978-1994 and took 434 wickets.
  • The Sri Lankan bowler, Muralitharan convincingly leads the highest Check wicket-taker chart with a lead of 92 wickets from the 2nd ranked Australian Warne.


Quickest and Slowest to 500 Check Wickets

Right here’s the elite members ranked from the quickest and slowest when it comes to Check matches and days they took to select 500 Check wickets:

BOWLERSFASTEST IN TERMS OF TEST MATCHESFASTEST IN TERMS OF DAYS
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)8711Y 201D
Anil Kumble (IND)10515Y 212D
Shane Warne (AUS)10812Y 66D
Glenn McGrath (AUS)11011Y 251D
Courtney Walsh (WI)12916Y 128D
James Anderson (ENG)12914Y 108D
Stuart Broad (ENG)14012Y 228D
Quickest to 500 Check Wickets

Key Stats

  • Muttiah Muralitharan, whose cricketing journey longed for nearly 20 years, is the quickest to realize this mark in Check cricket. He picked his 500th wicket in his 87th Check match towards Australia in his hometown Kandy.
  • Stuart Broad, who’s the newest entry to the membership, is the slowest to succeed in 5 hundred Check wickets. Even then, he’s sooner than three different bowlers on this checklist when it comes to days to succeed in the 500-wicket mark.


Who’re the 500th Wickets?

Right here’s an inventory of the 500th Wicket of all Check bowlers who’ve achieved the feat:

BOWLER500TH WICKETOPPOSITIONYEARVENUE
Courtney WalshJacques KallisSouth AfricaMarch 2001Trinidad
Shane WarneHashan TillakaratneSri LankaMarch 2004Galle
Muttiah MuralitharanMichael KasprowiczAustraliaMarch 2004Kandy
Glenn McGrathMarcus TrescothickEnglandJuly 2005London
Anil KumbleSteve HarmisonEnglandMarch 2006Mohali
James AndersonKraigg BrathwaiteWest IndiesSeptember 2017London
Stuart BroadKraigg BrathwaiteWest IndiesJuly 2020Manchester
The Milestones – 500th wickets of all Check bowlers

Key Stats

  • Curiously, the West Indian opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite is the 500th sufferer of each the English bowlers Anderson and Broad.
  • The opposite workforce with two 500th victims is England itself, with Marcus Trescothick and Steve Harmison falling to Mcgrath and Kumble, respectively, as their 500th scalp.
  • Notably, each Warne and Muralitharan have crossed the 500-wicket barrier in two completely different Exams of the identical sequence.
  • The 2 pacers within the checklist, McGrath, and Anderson picked their 500th-milestone wicket in the identical venue – Lord’s Cricket Floor, London.


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