Top Ten Bowlers in Cricket History

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

Wasim bhai amazing bowler

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2 Shane 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

Best spinner ever in the world

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3 Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralitharan is the best you can ever think of in this world. He is a legend thanks to Sri Lanka!

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

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

I like to you

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4 Glenn 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! - rahulsharma1

the coolest bowler of the world... success all format of cricket and all the type of pitch.

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.

One of the most accurate bowler in cricket history

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5 Brett Lee Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.

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..

Lee is master of bowling swing

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6 Dale 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

Always best

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7 Shoaib 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

Shoaib akhtar is superb bowler he can knock out every one almost every batsman is scared of him when he bowls no one could hit a six while he is bowling.

I think sohab aktar is the best boller I have ever seen in my life

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8 Harbhajan 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'.

Great bowler in the world

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9 Zaheer 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

Truly the finest left are seamer India has ever produced..lead the bowling for India for more than a decade.Had it not been for the injuries he might have ended his career with exceptional numbers.Still a true legend Zak

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10 Waqar 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

Maybe not 1st but definitely not the 10th. I think he should be included somewhere within the top 5. The era that he played in was ruled by Wasim and Waqar, not just Wasim.

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The Contenders

11 Anil 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

Best spin bowler of the India ever

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12 Saeed Ajmal

I think that saeed ajmal is the best bowler no one stand against his doosra and teesra.

Is the verd good off sbin is the very secial to the doosra ball and world number 1 bowler of all time

No doubt he is the man who can change match's condition

Saeed Ajmal best bowler in the world

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13 Dennis 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!

Wow, Worst List ever. Oh Yeah, see, Dennis Lillee is 13th Here, together with 13th best Australian Cricketer, and no matter what, He is the best bowler ever in history and Australia's 6th best player,!

What the hell is Akram doing up there while Dennis Lillee is here - Adron

Dale steyn

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14 Ravichandran Ashwin

Very economical bowler who has an excellent temparement and tough mind to torment the batsmen with his variations, like the carrom ball.

A carrom bowler who is desperately good in his form

I LIKE STYLE OF BOWLER
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Best Spin Bowler

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15 Mitchell 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

Better than Zaheer khan

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16 Lasith 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

300 coming soon

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17 Imran 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.

Best baller and good allrounder Great Captain in cricket History

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18 Curtly 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.

One of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket and west Indies ever produce

Behind harbhajan? Wow! Good selection, should have been in top 3

What! He is not in top 10..

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19 James Anderson

He is the best bowler cause in the ashes he took 15 wkts in two matches... I still like him...

Englands top wicket taker, and still playing!

King of swing: best of his era. 100% best "fast" bowler since McGrath and of all time definitely belongs in the top 5.

Wow, what a player! Swinging, nipping, A nightmare to play in his conditions. Even on dead tracks in Dubai he performed well. What an inspiration!

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20 Allan 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..?

Awesome bowler tall fast direct he could take your head of and get the ball to move off even dead pitches

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