Best Spin Bowlers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 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).

Best bowling

The best bowler of Australia is Shane Warne

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

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2 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.

He is most outstanding bowler

The best spinner to have ever existed shame that he was banned!

Saeed ajmal will always the best bowler you fools

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3 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

Better than ajmal

Should be the number 1 for sure.

All you fools, he is a legend very undeniably and should be at top

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4 Anil Kumble (India)

Best Spin Bowler

Jumbo best spinner from India

Very very talented person and very nice human too. Should be at #1

He is effective in all kind of conditions - Vaibhavpbh

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5 Ravichandran 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.

Best carrom ball

Best spinner...
Deserves to Be

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

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6 Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

A true great. Good with bat as well

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

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7 Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

He is best off spinner

Saqlain should be in top 5 spin bowler of all time

Great bowler

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

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8 Nathan Lyon (Australia)

Greatest of all time

Only 26 and getting better and better.

Only 26 and getting worse and worse - Adron

Best off spin bowler Australia has ever seen

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9 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

10 Sunil Narine (West Indies)

Sick name bro

Sunil marine is the best

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

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The Contenders

11 Harbhajan Singh (India)

Excellent spinning guy

WOW!. What a spinner!

Deadly bowler in any pitch. Will get wickets soon as conceding runs

Great bowler and has killer spin

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12 Abdul Qadir (Pakistan)

Unplayable

King of gugly

Total genius of a bowler

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

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13 Graeme Swann (England)

Smart spinner.

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

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14 Garfield Sobers (West Indies)

The greatest

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.

My best player

15 Pragyan Ojha (India)

Sabse bekar player too all the best to become a big watchman

He is from odisha we are very proud of him

Best spinner, were is he?

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

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16 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.

17 Wasim Akhram (Pakistan)

He is not a spinner, but a dangerous paper

He is not a spin bowler

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

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

18 Stuart 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.

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

19 Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

One of the great leg spinner that take wicket every time

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

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20 Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

You should more improve your bowling action

An aggressive batsman but not a dominant bowler

My favourite player

He is my favorite

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21 B. S. Chandrasekhar (India)

He is the best

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.

Architect of the attacking art of leg spin bowling

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

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22 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

The best ever spinner

Best cricketer of Pakistan and I'm crazy for him.Although I'm from Afghanistan.Me and my friends r biggest fan of him and even my family.

Best spinner ever in world history in my opinion

Fan number 1 Um air Ali love you boom boom

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23 Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Always a go-to man when his team needs him. Unpredictable and consistent performer.

The best celebration on earth running
around everywhere and in IPL 2019 he was purple cap winner with 26 wickets

Best running spin bowler

Best bowler imran tahir my favourite

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24 Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh) Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Best allrounder ever

best ever

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.

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25 Bill O' Reilly (Australia)

Arguably the best ever. Certainly better than he's been rated here.

How is he not in the top 10? Even Bradman felt that he was the best bowler he'd ever faced. He was on of those rare spinners who bowled with the aggression and intent of fast bowlers. He took 144 wickets at just 22.59 apiece.

He is not the man of the match, he is the man without a match - Adron

My best player

26 Adam Zampa

I like you.you are best

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

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 - Adron

Not a good one

27 Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Can't believe this guy with magical fingers is so far down on the list.

Another most talented bowler.. - LakruT

world best

He is the only best ; he is the one and only best great great great great cricketer. I'm an indian national

28 Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

He was a very good spinner

Not a great one

SACHIN IS NOT GOOD

Miandad is better

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29 Ravindra Jadeja (India)

Best spinner
He should be fist

He is my favourite all rounder

Unbeaten ALL Rounder in the world

Best

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30 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@!

31 Bishan Singh Bedi (India)

He does wonders with his spin bowling.

Had the Australians tief uo in knots in the 70's. Mesmerizing.

32 Lance Gibbs (West Indies)

Often forgotten but he once held the world record for most wickets by a West Indian. Best off break bowler outside of Asia. Ever.

Greatest finger spinner and from the West Indies where the wickets are dead.

Another great bowler whose career never repeat itself in a million years.

Greatest

33 Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

The only bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 balls in an international match

Lasith Malinga is not a spinner

Lasith Malinga is not spinner but a great bowler

LASITH MaliNGA IS BEST SPIN BOWL IN WHOLE WORLD. HE TAKES BIG SPIN DISMALS TO POOR India BATMAN. he IS GREATEST OF ALL TIME AND WILL REPLACE WARNE as the TOP OF THIS LIST ONE DAY. HE IS GREAT SACHIN BRADMAN

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34 Subhash 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.

35 AB de Villiers (South Africa) AB de Villiers (South Africa)

He is not a bowler but he can ball!

He is a good batsmen but not a good bowler

All rounder

36 Richie Benaud (Australia)

I thought Richie benaud was english

Only 46th? Unbelievable. - truckturner

He is a legend.He should topper in the history of spin bowling.

37 Derek Underwood (England)

Way to low down the list for deadly. Totally unplayable on damp pitches

The best in the world in the late 60's early 70s

The best

38 Arihant Shekhawat (India)

A little known legend of the game. Called when he was nearly 40, he only played one test series, against Australia in 1973, but his 7-wicket haul at the SCG put India within touching distance of a famous win.

39 Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

He is the only spinner who got HATRICK in test cricket

He did not had a space in srilanka team as murali was shining but after his departure he became the most dominant spinner in the world.

"He is very good bowler"He got a Hatric against Austrilia

40 Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)

Shoaib akhtar is the fastest bowler in the world

Faster than a flash

The best bowler in the cricketing history havin the most fastest bowl

41 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Lovely player to watch his spin bowling and dangerous batsmen :P Beware all fast bowlers.

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...

42 Kevin Pietersen (England)

He is one of greatest player of england side but unluckly not playing regularly in team but he is greatest player I think produce england

Not a great one

43 Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)

216 wickets in 37 test matches!

Another master from Australia

Born in NZ, CG was a MAster Class in accuracy and cunning. A great shame he was omitted from the '38 touring side - for some reason (Bradman? )

44 Danish Kaneria (Pakistan)

He is the best bowler

Way back..

45 Hedley Verity (England)

One of the best ever, sadly killed in world war 2

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.

46 Abdur Rehman (Pakistan)

Good bowlers but shot career

47 Brad Hogg (Australia)

This man should be number 1 - greatest spin bowler EVER! This list is a joke... Hogg definitely in top three! If not number 1!

Hoggie lovely man to watch and still fit @ 40

BRAD HOGG SHOULD BE IN THE NUMBER 1 LIST

48 Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

Not a good one

HE IS OKAY

49 Akshar Patel (India)

Youngester need to wait n watch till he settle down with his rhythm.

50 Parvez Rasool (India)

Not even good

Awesome bowler
89 in 23matches

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