Top 10 Bowlers with Most Bowled Dismissals in Test Cricket

Shaik Baji
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let’s take a look at the Bowlers with Most Bowled Dismissals in Test Cricket. There is no better sight than a bowler tearing down the stumps from a wicket. ‘Bold him!’ from the commentary box as the ball hit the woodwork. A sound is heard. Makes it more enjoyable.

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But it is not so easy to catch the batsman aiming at the stumps. Bowlers have to work their way up to be ready to dismiss the batsmen.

Many famous bowlers have excelled with red cherry. Here are the top 10 Bowlers with Most Bowled Dismissals in Test Cricket

Bowlers with Most Bowled Dismissals in Test Cricket

PlayerMatchesTotal WicketsTotal Dismissals
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)133167800
James Anderson (England)184134695
Shane Warne (Australia)145116708
Fred Truman (England)67103307
Brian Statham (England)70102252
Waqar Yunis (PAK)87102373
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)104102414
Stuart Broad (England)167101604
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)97100499
Ray Lindwall (AUS)6197228

Also Read: 10 Batters with Most 50+ Scores in Tests

Key insights

Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the highest number of bowlers in Test cricket. The Sri Lankan spin maestro demolished the stumps with the red ball and took 167 wickets. He is the only bowler to have been dismissed more than 150 times.

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Barring Tom Richardson, no other bowler has bowled a higher percentage of 50+ wickets. The English pacer has taken 61.36% of his 88 Test wickets, with 54 hitting the stumps.

10 Bowlers with Most Bowled Dismissals in Test Cricket

Apart from Richardson, the only bowler to take less than 100 Test wickets and get 50 dismissals is Frederick Spofforth. The Australian fast bowler took 94 wickets in 18 Test matches.

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There have been 42 bowlers with 60 or more dismissals, including just 12 spinners. Only three of the spinners crossed the 100-out mark. Along with Muralitharan, Australia’s spin wizard Shane Warne and India’s top spinner Ravi Ashwin have broken the stumps 100+ times.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many overs can be bowled in test?

It is scheduled to take place over five days with 8 hours of play each day. Only 90 overs can be bowled in a day, it is the longest game played. In the past, some Test matches had no time limit and were called timeless Tests.

Who dismissed Sachin most times?

More than five bowlers have dismissed Tendulkar more than nine times in international cricket. Brett Lee dismissed Tendulkar the most on 14 occasions – Muttiah Muralitharan and Glenn McGrath on 13 each.

How many types of dismissals are there in cricket?

There are six common ways to get out – caught, bowled, LBW, stumped, run out and hit wicket.

Can you bowl more than 90 overs in a day?

Yes, it is possible. If a team can bowl more than 90 overs in 6 hours of play in a day. Each day of a Test match consists of three sessions, each of two hours.

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