Best Spin Bowlers of All Time


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Shane 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.
Well Shane Warne is good but he is like a best ever bowler I ever saw! I am from India tough! He can make anybody out except Sachin Tendulkar because he is the god!
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2Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best and ever gem person.
Unlike others most of his wickets are top order batsmen. He single handedly won number of matches for SL. He's the best there was, best there is and best there will be. He made SL team a force to be reckoned with by helping SL team to win matches against all Test playing nations. No one can even think of closing his record. He's obviously the all time best bowler...
Best bowler of all time Period 800 test wickets will never be broken
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3Saeed 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...
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4Anil Kumble (India)
He took 10 wickets in one innings
He is effective in all kind of conditions


His bowling style is very good
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5Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
He is one of the greatest spin bowler
He's the best spinner
He could never spin bowl again and he'd always be the best
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6Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
He has carom ball so we like him
Brilliant spins and the best
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7Sunil 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
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8Abdul 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

9Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)
The one who introduces Doosra
Can't believe he is placed 19th. best bowler of all time

10Graeme Swann (England)
Look at his 6 wickets recently - no-one has done this for decades! Best spinner in the world at the moment by far
He should be second
He shows up batters

The Contenders

11Pragyan Ojha (India)
Best spinner, were is he?

12Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

13Stuart 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.

14Bill O' Reilly (Australia)

15Nathan Lyon (Australia)

16Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lankan)

17Amit Mishra (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.

18Harbhajan Singh (India)
I thought he would be at the tpo 5 but we all forgot him. he is the best spinner currently
harbhajan singh is best bowler for all type of matches

19B. S. Chandrasekhar (India)
A disabled player who could also bowl the odd bouncer to west-Indians!
Architect of the attacking art of leg spin bowling

20Garfield Sobers (West Indies)

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

21Ravindra Jadeja (India)
He bowls fat with spin
Sir ravindra jadja is the best

22Bishan Singh Bedi (India)

23Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

24Lance Gibbs (West Indies)
Greatest finger spinner and from the West Indies where the wickets are dead.

25Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)

26Jim Laker (England)
Some of the bowlers such as Ashwin, Narine and Mishra (! ) being 'number five'i.E. well ahead of Laker and other pre 1990 greats are a COMPLETE JOKE!... Why, oh why, have we reached a generation when anything older than 20 years ago is written-off as being of no merit!... No real point having poll when people only vote for players they 'support@!
19 Wickets in A Test Match.

27Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

We all know about his unbelievably Incredible Batting Records, yet can you believe that he is the 3rd highest Sri Lankan Wicket taker of all time behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas! More than 320 ODI wichets & 100 Test Wickets...

28Imran Tahir (South Africa)

29Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

30Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)
Another master from Australia

31Subhash Gupte (India)
He is the greatest spinner of all time. Not many know his name, but we in India know his quality. Sobers certified that Gupte was the hardest bowler he had played against. He was an attacking leg spinner, frequently delivering the legspinners best delivery; the one landing on the leg stump, driving the batsman on his frontfoot and then hitting the top of the off stump, with a magical drift. His googly was the best ever till date, completely deceptive and he actually had 2 varieties of the googly.

32Abdur Rehman (Pakistan)

33Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

34Richie Benaud (Australia)

35Kevin Pietersen (England)

36Hedley Verity (England)
Took 10 wickets TWICE in first class cricket, once for 10 runs, still a world record. Took just shy of 2000 1st class wickets at an average of under 15.

37Danish Kaneria (Pakistan)

38Brad Hogg (Australia)

39Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

40Sunil Joshi (Gadag, Karnataka, India)
Played for India... Probable the best left arm spinner the world has witnessed, but went out like a silent soldier... He had great variety... He's the highest wicket taker in Indian Domestic cricket... His bowling against South Africa 10-6-6-5 was the best by any spinner in ODI cricket history till date, considering the average.

41Murali Karthik (India)

42Roelof van der Merwe (South Africa)

43Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

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