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Top Ten Bowlers of all Time

Curtly ​Ambrose​
Curtly ​Ambrose​

Ambrose played in all three ODIs, all of which were won by West Indies. The Test match was the first time West Indies bowled under a new playing regulation which permitted only one bouncer per over; this seemed to affect the home bowlers, but Ambrose took two for 47 from 36 overs.

Joel Garner​
Joel Garner​

Joel Garner (born 16 December ... making him statistically one of the most effective bowlers of all time. ... tall Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in 2010 ...

Fred Trueman​
Fred Trueman​

Fred Trueman, born February 6, 1931, was arguably the greatest fast bowler and undeniably the most colourful character produced by England. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at his fascinating career.

Glenn ​McGrath​
Glenn ​McGrath​

Glenn McGrath, born on February 9, 1970, is one of the greatest fast bowlers to have played the game. McGrath was a part of the world beating Australian side that dominated in the 1990s and the 2000s.

Richard ​Hadlee​
Richard ​Hadlee​

Sir Richard John Hadlee MBE (born 3 July 1951) is a New Zealand former cricketer, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history. Hadlee was appointed MBE in 1980 and knighted in 1990 for services to cricket. He is a former chairman of the New Zealand board of selectors.

Dennis Lillee​
Dennis Lillee​

Lillee’s success lay in the basics, whenever he took guard, just like any other fast bowler, he stayed longer for the battle and even in the worst situations, he produced the best and proved for the first time then that bowlers too can be match-winners.

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Waqar Younis​
Waqar Younis​

Waqar Younis Maitla (Urdu: وقار یونس ‬ ‎; born 16 November 1971) is a former Pakistani cricketer and a former Test and ODI captain for Pakistan. A right-arm fast bowler, Waqar is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He is also the former coach of the Pakistani cricket team.

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Sydney ​Barnes​
Sydney ​Barnes​

David Frith speaks to former England bowler Sydney Barnes whose 49 wickets against South Africa in 1913-14 is still the record for most wickets in a series

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Malcolm ​Marshall​
Malcolm ​Marshall​

The Caribbean Town of St.Micheal had much more than the rich flavors in Bistros & Brasseries.It gave West Indies one of the finest bowlers of all time-Malcolm Marshall or Maco better known.

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Dale Steyn​
Dale Steyn​

Dale Steyn. In a recent analysis, augmented by statistics, I argued that Dale Steyn is perhaps a notch better than the West Indian fast bowling greats who enriched the game from the early 70s right through to the end of the 90s.

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Anil Kumble​
Anil Kumble​

Anil Kumble, one of the top 10 greatest bowlers of all time. 5. Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble, a wrist spinner, is by far the most successful bowler of India. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 25th April 1990 and Test debut against England at Manchester on 9th August 1990. Accuracy, consistency in line and length is his main strength.

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Shane Warne​
Shane Warne​

In 2006 Warne and Glenn McGrath reportedly lost a bet of which bowler would be the first to get a Test century with fellow Australian bowler Jason Gillespie after Gillespie scored a record double-century as a nightwatchman against Bangladesh.

Muttiah ​Muralitharan​
Muttiah ​Muralitharan​

Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan (Tamil: முத்தையா முரளீதரன், Sinhalese: මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්; also spelt Muralidaran; born 17 April 1972) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002.

Shoaib Akhtar​
Shoaib Akhtar​

Shoaib Akhtar ( pronunciation (help · info); born 13 August 1975) is a former Pakistani cricketer, who played all formats of the game over a fourteen year career. He is recognised as the fastest bowler in the history of cricket, delivering an officially recorded top speed of 161.3 km/h in a pool match against England during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

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