Top Ten Bowlers in Cricket History

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The Top Ten

1
Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram is the king of swing and he is a superb bowler and has also taken hatriks he has also got his name on number 1 in the top 10
Wasim Akram and quick and was a master in swing and seam. Although subcontinental pitch does not supports the fast bowling, Wasim Akram mangaed to move ball in both ways and took more than 900 wickets. "Sultan of Swing" took over 400 Test wickets, and holds the record for amount of wickets in ODIs (502) and List A cricket (881). An average of 23.62 in Test matches from 104 appearances is an impressive one. He is only one of three bowlers to record two hat-tricks in Test cricket, and only one of three to have achieved the same feat in ODI cricket.
Tops in tests and ODI alike, rated him a touch ahead of Mc Grath and Warne, who come a not so distant second and third in my book
[Newest]Swing speed and aggressiveness
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2Shane Warne
Shane warne is my favourite bowler and player he is the king of spin I would say. He is a perfect example of a leg spin. The man with the title of doing the ball of the century is just unbelievable. But I wouldn't say that wasim akram is bad. He is the king of swing the ultimate paceman.
"He could bowl anything he wanted from a top spinner to a googly, conceding
The fact that he took hundreds of wickets, he thought about the batters
Techniques, then bowled using his intelligence, thought "I'm gonna bowl
A googly, bowled, and took a perfect wicket. "
Sir. Shane Warne is the best leg spinner bowler...
He had taken 700 wickets...
I like his bowling very much
[Newest]Greatest bowler because his wickets were taken mainly against the long established and extremely competitive cricket playing nations. He was a thinking bowler & devised how to effectively take the wickets of many famous batting stars.
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3Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan is the best you can ever think of in this world. He is a legend thanks to Sri Lanka!
You did not put put muttiah on first but at least put it on third. Why have you put that chucker harbhajan singh. Type on google harbhajan singh chucks and you'll see that he really chucks, he's the biggest chucker in the history of cricket. I can't believe that he's still playing. That cheater. And somebody should know that muralitharan is not a fast bowler, malinga is of course
He is the best bowler in history I feel he should play in next icc world cup because he has taken over 600 wickets in history of cricket he bowls better than anyone else
[Newest]Oh he is just connoisseur of cricket

4Glenn Mcgrath
Laugh out loud there is something wrong with the list! I am a Indian but have no problem in saying that what the hell harbhajan is doing up there? Oh come on just because he is Indian don't support him just for that sake! And yeah glenn mcgrath is simply the best!

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Was ranked the number one player by the Australian Cricket Board for 8 years of his playing career with the top contract given to a player more then Warne, Waugh, Hayden, Ponting and Gilchrist BEST PLAYER in the best team of all time and to finish up career with Player of the World Cup, all so 4 finals 3 wins and did all this while his wife Jane struggled with cancer.
the coolest bowler of the world... success all format of cricket and all the type of pitch.
[Newest]He is the Best Bowler of all time in cricket for his consistency in line & length. And he is First class bowler for Swing.

5Brett Lee
Why does lee have only 5% of the votes... He is faster and better... He pitches the ball right up to the batsman and he is the most feared bowler when he is at his best... I'm sorry to say. But this is the worst ever list created! He should be at the top... In fact he is better than warne... Anyway lee... If the lists says no too... You're the best!...
Brett is the best bowler in my humble opinion... Love his cute face and super bowling skills.. See you soon as no. 1. Brett is the best of all. Austrailian kangaroo you rock. You are a very fast bowler and can confuse any batsman. I want to just drag this position to number 1
I love him in his battlefield.. One of the great bowler of cricket... And he is my favorite player forever.. Though he retire from international cricket he will be always in my memory... No one will be there in cricket as brett lee in this era and everyone love him due to his unique style of balling so I love him.. Not only me all love him... The worlds number 1 baller is brett lee in my opinion..
[Newest]He is very best fast bowler

6Dale Steyn
The best bowler he, s the master of swing no one can defeat him in bowling he, s to smart and he, s having a best bowling style and also a flexible arm he, s having a good seam position he, s having fantastic speed
He is the match wining player than any others.
Why the hell is this guy at no 17? He deserves 1st place, for sure. Super bowling, he's fast, accurate and hell, ehy should I keep this on? He's SIMPLY THE BEST
[Newest]You are worst bowler in world

7Shoaib Akhtar
he is an amazing bowler fastest in the world. Bowled at 100.02 MPH and 161 KPH
I love his action and the superb speed. I think that he is the best bowler of the world. I love his yorkers and the bouncers
HE IS THE DON OF THE CRICKET. HE IS ABSOULUTOULY AWESOME... HE CAN KNOCK YOUR HEAD DOWN. Please VOTE FOR HI
[Newest]I think he is the number one

8Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan is a superb bowler because he also bowls the doosra along with his off break
Harbajan is a best bowler
And he is seen as a best spin bowler
He will take more wickets in the match
And his batting also super
One and only Bhajji. The Singh is the King. He is the best offspinner at the present in the world and best bowler to bowl 'Doosra'.
[Newest]He is very best bowler


9Zaheer Khan
Best indian bowler ever Zaheer khan his ability of swinging bowl both side is just awesome no one could match him in this type of bowling. And I think he is now worlds best
Zaheer is th best is he would have been when india tour england then india could win the game easily and he would be the mann of the match...
He deserves in the top 10 list
Shaun tait and other bowlers don't deserve above him
[Newest]Zaheer khan is the best Indian bowler

10Waqar Younis
I think he must stands for the 1st position. The reason for this is that he is brave in his technique of bowling, very athletic, superb run up, excellent command on swing, innovation in cricket such as waqar special & deadly swinging yorkers are the specialty. He is also the master of reverse swing. In your list none of the bowler have such capabilities. So it is requested consider him in your top ranking. I mean number 1.
In terms of deliveries bowled, he has taken the fastest 50, 300, 350 and 400 wickets in One Day International matches and the fastest 150, 200, 250, 300 and 350 wickets in Test matches
As per wiki pedia
tremendous swinger of the ball great line and length

[Newest]Not as good as Wasim, but definitely deserves to be in top 5.

The Contenders

11Anil Kumble
No one can read a batsman's mind better than him. He is the man with most number of variations.
He is third highest wicket taker in test cricket... Which means he is the third best bowler of all times
No one can play like him great jumbo... By W. Facebook. Com
[Newest]He is a match winner

12Saeed Ajmal
I think that saeed ajmal is the best bowler no one stand against his doosra and teesra.
Saeed ajmal you are best pakistani bowler /////////////////////// I like you;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; thank you
No doubt he is the man who can change match's condition
[Newest]The king of foists

13Dennis Lillee
the first three were obvious, then it gets harder to choose. yet before the Muralis or Warnes this guy held all the records, awsesome bowler!
Amazing speed early on, Amazing control later. Bit of a dickhead too.
I love him! He's the man of my dreams!

14Mitchell Johnson
He really proved himself in the Premiere League. He doesn't belong at the top with the great bowlers of cricket history, but he really deserves to be at least an honorable mention.
He is awesome for the Mumbai Indians
He again play ashes I wish him a good luck
[Newest]Bowls nice bouncer ashes

15Imran Khan
Great bowler all rounder of all time
AOA, IMRAN KHAN IS MY BEST CRICKETER. HE IS ALSO GREAT POLITICIAN. FROM FAN number 1 RAZA ALI
The best cricketer and the best politician in the world who won us the world cup and is going to set up Pakistan now.
[Newest]The best all rounder

16Lasith Malinga
He is the king of yorkers. He can take as much wickets in in and out swing.
Fear of malinga make the lankan attack very sharp
Malinga the Slinga
Insane bowler
Best strike bowler of the twentyfirst century
No-one can Yorker like he can
[Newest]Like Malinga when he bowls that fast jokers to any good batsman

17Curtly Ambrose
Considering the situation and the quality of players accompanied with him in the west indies team I think he is the best fast bowler for the last 25 years. He has unique quality of showing great performances both in subcontinental field as well as abroad.
Behind harbhajan? Wow! Good selection, should have been in top 3
Aswsome pacer like this I have never seen

18Allan Donald
This guy is definitely a top 10 bowler of all time, some might even argue top 5! Does no one voting here have any cricket knowledge? Come on do yourself a favour an read up and check some youtube clips of AD. You will definitely learn a few things.
He has Great pace, accuracy, swing, aggression all things that one fast bowler needs.
I wonder how the list will be complete without this guy..?

19James Anderson
Englands top wicket taker, and still playing!
He is the best bowler cause in the ashes he took 15 wkts in two matches... I still like him...
He knows how to swing the ball

20Sunil Narine
A perfect spin baller
He is a best spinner because his arm and fingers are worked properly
The best spinner I have ever seen!
[Newest]He is a perfect spin baller. and the best

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