Best Spin Bowlers of All Time

The Top Ten

Shane Warne (Australia) Shane Keith Warne is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer who captained the Australian national team

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).

Incredible skill. Historically; so far the best spinner the world has produced.

He is the only bowler from whom I have learn great bowling spins. This guy is really great!

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.

Muttiah 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 ...more

The great off spin bowler to ever walk the Earth. Murali put the tinny island Sri Lanka on the cricketing map. The way he redefined the art of off-spin bowling is truly mind blowing. A humble man but a tough fighter. The game of cricket would have been so poor without him.

The best spin bowler in the world. It was a joy and privilege to watch him bowl. Probably there will never be a bowler like Murali again. Hope he writes his autobiography so the future cricketers and fans will learn more about him.

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

Saeed 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...

He was simply unplayable, literally unplayable to right handers. no one could pick him in world cricket, except for maybe AB DeVilliers.

Honestly speaking saeed ajmal was great spinner of all the time that’s why they called him a magician because he was so good shame they banned him
just because of india and england that's what they do with pakistani best cricketers

Anil Kumble (India)

Kumble is better then ajmal 619 wickets and can read the batsman and 10 wickets in one inning he should be in the top 3

He is effective in all kind of conditions

He took 10 wickets in one innings

Somehow similar to Bhagwat Chandrashekhar, Anil has been one of the best India has produced

Ravichandran Ashwin (India)


He has carom ball so we like him

Currently Very good spinner in the world

He is from our Tamil family. He is the top best spinner in the world

Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

Amazing spin bowling and fielding is unbelievable Daniel Vettori

He is one of the greatest spin bowler

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

A true great. Good with bat as well

Wasim Akhram (Pakistan)

He is not a spin bowler

The king of Pakistan fast bowler is Wasim akram we love you

He is not a spinner, but a dangerous paper

Wasim Akram was swing Master and King World Any Plyer no Like Him...He is the Master

Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

He is an amazing spinner he can spin the bowl like Shane Warne and have taken 50+ test wickets in just 10 matches

He is an excellent spinner I really enjoy test cricket when he starts bolling

New number 1 best Spinner in the world

Yasir Shah is my favorite spin bowler ever I look up to him and I try to intimidate his every move when I bowl

Abdul Qadir (Pakistan)

He invented spin bowling! He taught Shane Warne how to ball spin! Shane Warne said that Abdul Qadir taught him how to bowl! Search up Shane Warne and Abdul Qadir and you will find the answer.

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

He should be second

He was one of the best spinner in his time

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

He is my favorate player and could be again worlds best all rounder and bowler in test cricket

He is the best all rounder in the world
he is one of the best asset that india had...
he is the present day greatest fielder

He bowls fat with spin

He is my favourite player

The Contenders

Graeme 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

Great spinner, took loads of wickets and I think he is the best English spinner ever, he should be in the top ten!

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

Best spinner ever in world history in my opinion

Fan number 1 Um air Ali love you boom boom

He is better then shane warne

The best ever spinner

Pragyan Ojha (India)

Best spinner, were is he?

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

He is from odisha we are very proud of him

Good player

Amit 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.

Stuart MacGill (Australia)

Unfortunate to be contemporary to Shane Warne, this man was never behind. Couldn't get the opportunities he desrved.

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.

Hugely under rated. Interestingly on the few occasions both he and Warne played together, Magilla had the better figures.

Jim Laker (England)

It really is time people learn a bit of history. These are the best bowlers of all time not the last 15 years.

19 Wickets in A Test Match.

I think he has one of the best test averages for slow bowlers. 21+

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@!

Adam Zampa

You idiot! Zampa is an awesome player he is better than Saeed Ajmal, Nathan Lyon and other Idiots and he's one of the best bowlers

His not that good Nathon Lyon is 100000 times better same with the other bowlers

I like are best

Harbhajan Singh (India)

Recalling 2001 Calcutta test, while Laxman laid the ground for victory, Harbhajan wrapped it up.

He can bowl a perfect blend of flighted and drifted deliveries

He's the best spinner in all time

harbhajan singh is best bowler for all type of matches

Sunil 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

If a team needs 3 runs to win the match in last over and narine bowls the last over he is capable of defending 3 runs also and has a lot of variations like his wrist spin

I think he is top 1

Nathan Lyon (Australia)

Only 26 and getting better and better.

Only 26 and getting worse and worse

Best off spin bowler Australia has ever seen

Best spinner along with Shane Warne

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

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

The one who introduces Doosra

Saqlain should be in top 5 spin bowler of all time

Awesome player he was

Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)

He is a legend.He gets more turn in his off-spin.So it's more effective.He is my favourite cricketer.

Best spinner in Bangladesh and playing for kolkata knight riders, he spins it good like shane warne

He is one of the best left arm spin bowler and also he is good with the bat too as he is also number 1 all rounder.

Why Shakib's rank 24, I think his rank should top 8 bowler in the world. Love you shakib

B. S. Chandrasekhar (India)

Architect of the attacking art of leg spin bowling

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.

He is the greatest spinner as he got wickets not just in dry pitches but also in seamer friendly conditions in England. I still remember that 6 wicket s he picked in England. He was feared by likes of Viv Richards.

Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

An aggressive batsman but not a dominant bowler

You should more improve your bowling action

My favourite player

He is my favorite

Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

He is the best spinner at current time he was playing

Mushy is the best bowler of the world

You are another good bowler after saeed ajmal and saqlain mushtaq

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