Best Spin Bowlers of All Time

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1Shane Warne (Australia)

More than a spin bowler, he could single handedly save the game on his own. I have never seen a spin bowler who is so dominant since.Murali took more wickets in total but warn was more of a match winner than murali. The more warn bowled the better he became, whereas for murali a good batsman can handle him provided he survived early stages of his bowling, with Warne the opposite was true. Such mental power with this guy, I'm glad I watched him through out his career. For me he is the best and most interesting bowler to watch (that's just me some people may differ on this).

Warne was a master of getting into the batsmans mind and a hugely talented spinner who took wickets everywhere without too much bend in his elbows, the best of the modern game but the best of all time? Clarrie grimmet may have something to say.

Unlike others who might be in a bad team warne would of had to start bowling when most of the wickets were already taken, he was a better batter too and unlike most other bowlers being the only good one in his team he would be in the top team and still be able to be one of the best even with other great bowlers who would be able to outnumber him

He is such a great bowler and can win matches

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2Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)

Now the cricket has changed significantly from the past now a days due to icc changing rules which mostly affects the bowlers so the bowlers wanted to contain. The speciality of Ajmal is that he contained the runs and at the same time took wickets too which is a unique thing. he is an attacking cricketer and the best thing about his personality is that he is a man who is full of sports man spirit and always ready for challenges. According to me and many others he is the current best spinner of the world and surely one of the best when it comes to all time best.

Ajmal is best and better bowler in the world now a days; other spin bowlers around him are not have that type of quality as he got; he is a true Match winner; he is my favorite...

Ajmal is one of the greatest bowlers produced by the world... Ranked number 1 nowadys... How cn be harbhajan be no 6... When he is not even in top 10 icc rankings in any format... Gyzz open your eyes... No mendis and swann in the list... And some bowlers that even don't deserve to be called good spinners are in the list...

Saeed Ajmal is the best spinner in the world

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3Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

Statistics don't lie- 800 test match wickets at an average of 22.72. This record is not only breathtaking in terms of cricketing achievements, but also in terms of sport as a whole. Though some may say that he took the majority of his wickets on pitches that were remarkably dry and turned more than any other pitches in the world, there is no doubt that his phenominal accuracy and stunning variation of off-spin bowling defined and completed re-developed the way that spin bowling is seen today. Muralitharan also resurrected the art of spin bowling (along with Shane Warne) and turned it into a mystery that had been initially dying out and had become a predictable and dull aspect of cricket. For me, even though he was often satisfied to let the captain of his team set a field for him, and would often make no contribution to the placing of the men around the bat, his constant ability to unravel and outwit the greatest and most stubborn of batsman was spectacular on just about every level.
Finally, I can not understand why people complain about the bent arm in his action. Ultimately, he bowls like that because he can not bowl it any other way. And let's face it, without Murali, test cricket would just not be the same. Furthermore, without the bent arm, the doosra (a ball that is known to have completely deceived great players) would never have been discovered

Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best and ever gem person.

Best bowler of all time Period 800 test wickets will never be broken

Why is he below Saeed Ajmal? I'm so confused!

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4Anil Kumble (India)

He took 10 wickets in one innings

He is effective in all kind of conditions - Vaibhavpbh

He is one of the best Indian spinners and he is the best spinner ever to take ten wickets in test

Awesome 10 wickets in single innings

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5Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

I THINK THAT Ashwin IS TODAY"S BEST INDIAN SPIN BOWLER AND HIS DISMISSAL PERFORMENCE IN THE AUSTRALIA SERIES HAS MADE HIM MUCH BETTER THAN EARLIER.

He has carom ball so we like him

Brilliant spins and the best

Very affected against left handed batsman

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6Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

He is one of the greatest spin bowler

Amazing spin bowling and fielding is unbelievable Daniel Vettori

He could never spin bowl again and he'd always be the best

That is a joke

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7Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

Can't believe he is placed 19th. best bowler of all time

Saqlain Mushtaq is best spinner.

He is mind blowing bowler.

Best all time spinner

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8Sunil Narine (West Indies)

Sunil narine is a bowler who bowls an unplayable bowl. He can confuse a batsman by bowling his wrist spin. He is a good opener in his domestic cricket that he played. In future he can become a good and capable bowler. He will be in the place of Shane warne in coming years.

{ He is my favorite bowler }

Narine is the best bowler in the world and will always be

I think he is top 1

Best spinner in the world

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9Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

Mushy is the best bowler of the world

10Nathan Lyon (Australia)

Only 26 and getting better and better.

The Contenders

11Abdul Qadir (Pakistan)

Shane Warne even admitted that Abdul Qadir was his inspiration. As for Anil frog face kumble couldn't even spin the ball

He was one of the best spinner in his time

12Graeme Swann (England)

Swann is the best spinner of all time

Look at his 6 wickets recently - no-one has done this for decades! Best spinner in the world at the moment by far

He shows up batters

13Harbhajan Singh (India)

He can bowl a perfect blend of flighted and drifted deliveries

He's the best spinner in all time

You can do any thing right now

harbhajan singh is best bowler for all type of matches

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14Garfield Sobers (West Indies)

Introduced spin into the greatest ever bowling attack for the west indies.

Garfield Sobers is one of the greatest bowlers ever, not to mention his batting and fielding.

15Pragyan Ojha (India)

Best spinner, were is he?

He was one of the best left handed bowler he should come back in team India

16Amit Mishra (India)

He is the best spin bowler of India

He is a superb spin bowler who can trap with is leg spin right handers his best perfomance is with zimbabwe in zimbabwe he took 18 wikets his best was 48/6.

17Stuart MacGill (Australia)

He is one of the greatest he was just unlucky enough to be around at the same time has the greatest spin bowler in history.

18Bill O' Reilly (Australia)
19Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)
20B. S. Chandrasekhar (India)

A disabled player who could also bowl the odd bouncer to west-Indians!

One of my first memories of cricket was watching him bowl India to victory against England.

Architect of the attacking art of leg spin bowling

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