Top Cricket Spinner in the world
It is where the click of bat and the spin of ball boggles the minds and rolls the eyes of many.
1. Shane Warne
Shane Warne, the Australian legendry leg spinner, is though to be one of the best legs spinners in the history of cricket. He is the leading wicket takers in the test cricket. He first took 650 wickets in test cricket. His flipper and accurate line and length make his bowls difficult to the batsmen. He is also I the verge of his 700 test and 300 ODI wickets. He holds the world record for taking highest 976 wickets in a calendar year. He is just a few runs behind from his 3000 test runs and he sis the highest test run corers without making any century. His test career started against India in 1991 but his debut match was and series was a nightmare for him. His famous wicket known as Ball of the Century against Mike Gatting in the Ashes series in 1993 is considered as his best delivary where the ball pitching outside of the leg stamp and bouncing a bit made Gatting played on. He is involved in many controversies including his being positive in drug test during the 2003 world cup which resulted his 1 year ban form international cricket, controversy involving women and bookmakers. In spite of theses incidents he is still creating fear to the opponent batsmen and there is no doubt about his greatness.
2. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan is the greatest off spinner in the cricket history who is the second leading test wicket taker in test cricket. Despite his controversy with his unorthodox bowling action, he could be able to prove his correctness and continue taking wicket all over the world. He has highest international wickets combining both ODI and test cricket which is more than 1000 wickets. He is the highest number of 5 and 10 wicket taker in an innings in test cricket. He is the only player who took 10 wickets in an innings for the consecutive four test matches. He is the only player who got 50 wickets against every test playing nations.This greatest bowler was born in 17 April, 1972 at Kandy in Sri Lanka.
3. Jim Laker
James Charles Laker is one of the all time greatest spin bowlers ever seen in the Cricket History. This former English off spinner first introduced the spin bowling as an art to the cricket world. He still holds a tremendous record in the test cricket to take the 19 wickets in a single test match which is second to none. That was the first time a bowler took all of the wickets of an innings of test crickets. This test match is known as Lakers Match in the cricket history which was held in 1956 against Austrailia. In his test career he took 193 wickets with an outstanding average of 21.24 and his first class career record deserves him to be noted as a legend with his 1944 wickets on an average of 18.41. In 1952 he was named as the prestigious
4. Anil Kumble
Kubmle is the third highest wicket taker in the test cricket with his 533 test wickets and the highest wicket taking spinner for India with his 329 wickets. His notable performance was seen in a test match against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999 where he took all of the ten wickets of the second innings of Pakistan. His strength is his faster flippers which often made opposition batsmen fell in mistiming. This is the second such examples in the history of test cricket after Jim Laker which I mentioned above. He was given the Padma Shri award by the Indian Government in 2005.
5. Lancelot Richard Gibbs
This former West Indian off spinner is regarded as one the legendary figure in the test cricket. He became first spinner to achieve the prestigious 300 wicket milestone. West Indies as a team was well known for their dangerous pace attacks in the history and their cricket pitch was also known to be the friend to the fast bowlers. Gibbs is some of those rare cricketers who could turn the attention of the cricket world for their outstanding performance in spinning the ball. In his 79 test match appearances he took 309 wickets and he also had 1024 wickets in the first class cricket. In his life time he played for several county teams in the county cricket of England.
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