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Top 10 Players with Most 5 Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket

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Over the years, there are so many records that players hold in cricket, especially in test cricket. Bowlers have reached an excellent landmark in test matches and today we’ll be looking at the list of most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket. Before we begin let us know what actually 5 wickets hauls in a test is.

What is 5 wickets haul in cricket?

A five-wicket haul, also defined as a five-for or fifer, is a bowler who takes five or more wickets in a single inning. This is considered a significant accomplishment. 

Now, presenting you the most number of 5 wicket haul in the test cricket:

Complete List of cricketers with Most 5 Wicket Hauls in Test

S.noPlayerYearsNationMatchesWickets5 Wicket Hauls
1Muttiah Muralitharan1992-2010Sri Lanka13380067
2Shane Warne1992-2007Australia14570837
3Sir RJ Hadlee1973-1990New Zealand8643136
4Anil Kumble1990-2008India13261935
5Rangana Herath1999-2018Sri Lanka9343334
6Ravichandran Ashwin2011-2021India7841330
7James Anderson2003-2021England16062130
8Glen McGrath1993-2007Australia12456329
9Ian Botham1977-1992England10238327
10Dale Steyn2004-2019South Africa9343926

Most 5 Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket: Muttiah Muralitharan

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Muttiah Muralitharan, one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket. He holds a record of most 5 wicket hauls in Test cricket, totalling 67. Muralitharan also has the record for most Test wickets taken, with 800. He did it with an average of 22.43, with 1792 maidens. 

Most 5 Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket: Shane Warne

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With 37 five-wicket hauls in Tests, leg-spinner Shane Warne is second in line. Warne took 708 Test wickets for Australia at an average of 25.41. He has played over 145 matches for the Australians. He stands 2nd in the list of most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket.

Most 5 Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket: Sir RJ Hadlee

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With 36 five-wicket hauls, Sir Richard Hadlee holds the record for the most 5 wicket hauls in test cricket by a pace bowler. In a 17-year career, the New Zealand legend has 431 Test wickets. He also had nine 10W hauls. 

Anil Kumble

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Anil Kumble of India has 35 fifers to his name. Jumbo, as he was affectionately known, is India’s leading wicket-taker across all formats. Kumble and Jim Laker are the only bowlers to take all ten wickets in a Test match innings. He stands at 1st place in most 5 wickets hauls in test cricket (For India).

Rangana Herath

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Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka has 34 fifers to his credit. He is the leading wicket-taker among left-arm bowlers, who has 433 Test wickets. He was the top Test wicket-taker in2012, with 60 wickets at an estimate of 23.61.

Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin comes 6th in the list of most 5 wicket haul in test for India. He is a right-arm off-break spinner who is one of India’s best. Ashwin is well-known for his ability to spin the ball in both directions.

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James Anderson

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England’s James Anderson, a fast bowler, is the renowned bowler between many active cricketers, with 31 five-wicket hauls in Tests. The English pacer 632 wickets with an average of 26.63.

Glen McGrath

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Glenn Donald McGrath is a retired Australian cricketer who played all formats of the game during his 14-year career. He is regarded as one of the finest bowlers in cricket history. On February 9, 1970, he was born in New South Wales, Australia.

Ian Botham

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Ian Botham is unquestionably one of the greatest all-rounders to have ever graced the world of cricket. Botham was a key figure in the rise of English cricket, assisting it to emerge from the shadows of the great footballers and top clubs of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Dale Steyn

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Steyn is capable of combining a constrained swing with extreme speed. His bowling has inspired millions of people around the world to take up fast bowling, making him a modern-day wizard.

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