Overtaking Washim Akram, Harbhajan Singh becomes 9th highest wicket taker in Test Cricket


Leaving behind Pakistan’s legendary bowler Wasim Akram, Harbhajan Singh has clinched the 9th position among the highest wicket-takers in world Test Cricket. It was on June 14 against Bangladesh when he dismissed Imrul Kayes at 72 when he reached 415 Test Wickets, just one more than Wasim Akram. Later he took one more to finish it with 416 wickets.

Harbhajan Singh took 102 Test matches to reach the mark of 415 wickets, while Akram took 104 matches to get at 414 wickets. Harbhajan Singh is the the only active bowler among the top ten Test wicket-takers in world cricket history.

Harbhajan Singh now stands only 20 wickets away from Kapil Dev’s 434 Test wickets among Indian cricketers. Harbhajan Singh is the Third Indian blower to get into this elite group of top 10 Test wicket-takers in world cricket history.

The list of the players is as follows:

Top ten wicket takers in World Test Cricket:

1.Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan has 800 wickets in 133 test matches

2.Australian Shane Warne has 708 wickets in 145 test matches

3.Indian Anil Kumble has 619 wickets in 132 test matches

4.Australian Glenn McGrath has 563 wickets in 124 test matches

5.West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh has 519 wickets in 132 test matches

6.Indian Kapil Dev has 434 wickets in 131 test matches

7.Sir Richard Hadlee has 431 wickets in 86 test matches

8.South Africa’s Shaun Pollock has 421 wickets in 108 test matches

9.Harbhajan Singh is now at 416 wickets in 102 test matches

10.Pakistani Wasim Akram has 414 wickets in 104 test matches

Hope to see him clinch the other top spots soon….