Top 10 Best Cricket Spin Bowlers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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 throughout his career. For me he is the best and most interesting bowler to watch (that's just me some people may differ on this).

He had that power, confidence, which gave him the accuracy to conquer the batsmen... Not every spin bowler would have so much confidence with his mind... The next best is Anil Kumble...
Muralidharan can't be considered as he had an advantage of extra rotation on his wrist... if Shane Warne and Anil Kumble could rotate the wrist like Muralidhran, then they would have crossed 1000 wkts mark...
Perform like a normal man... Not with an extra advantage.
Daniel Vettori is too ordinary.
1. Shane Warne
2. Anil Kumble
3. Saqlain Mushtaq
4.B.S. chandrashekhar
5.E.A.S. prasanna
6. Abdul Qaadir
7.S. ajmal
8. Mushtaq Ahmed
9. Harbhajan Singh
10. Ashley Giles

All class may not have as many test wickets as murali but the opposition he competed against was far superior. Australia hardly played Bangladesh and you knew he was the man to make a breakthrough.

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.

2 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

Undoubtedly, Muttiah Muralitharan is a greater bowler than Shane Warne. This is the truth. Note I am not a Sri Lankan and I am not biased in commenting so. Whoever is voting for Shane Warne, they are obsessed with Warne's attractive looks and bowling style but not assessing the bowling skills and abilities. If the debate is on who is the greatest bowler (not just greatest spin bowler), it is though to rate between Murali and Glenn McGrath.

The greatest offspinner. He was always suspected of being a chucker as he didn't appear to bowl with a straight arm. People were right. Murali was born with a condition that made it painful for him to bowl with a straight arm but using the other joints in his body he was able to bowl with great effect. A real motivation to those with disabilities to never give up

He is amazing and rangana herath and ajantha mendis should be in the list. Herath is a great wicket taking and econimacal bowler and come on mendis got 6 wicket in a t20 game which is the best figures ever. Why is ojha on the list. Warned shld be 2nd. Murali first, ajmal third. You say warne is a great attacking wicket taking bowler, but murali has taken more wickets than him and is much more attacking. Murali can still turn it more than warne could ever do

3 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 such real match winner. He has ability to change game. Saeed Ajmal has single handedly saved many game for Pakistan... Wicket taker bowler. Even Sachin didn't pick him.. Match winner bowler every where... Best bowler of the world.. No matter what type of game is he is real threat for batsmans..

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...

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...

4 Anil Kumble (India)

Though not a big turner of the ball but his accuracy and variations troubled the batsmen. He is a master all those variations which a leggie would like to master. According to me, one of the best spinners ever.

If Warne deserves the 1st position then obviously Kumble deserves the 2nd one... Because he was more consistant bowler than Ajmal & Murli... Yes,Murli is the highest wicket taker but if you compare both of them trust me kumble will win the battle all over the world... although Murli is best in rd position..

I think Kumble should be the no.1 spin bowler he is a better bowler than warne...!

Anil Kumble is one of the best and ever Well-natured people.

5 Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

He is a good bowlers, especially when a crucaial time comes he spins well. I think should play more test so it will improve him better, and should practice more white ball cricket and should stop playing these IPL because they are dump. So he should play more test and ODI, so it will help in crucial situations in all three formats

In the year 2016- 2017 he took most wickets against
1. Australia
2. England
3.New Zealand
4. West Indies
He even net Mail Dev record. His carom ball is awesome. But sadly he is not playing in ipl20 2017

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the world class variety of the spin bowling attack..
He give to put on pressure any kind of Batsman's.

World's best dominating spinner in this generation.
He can turn the ball both side.
Off spin and leg spin.
Founder of caram ball.

6 Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

Best spin bowler NZ has ever produced. Was number 1 off spinner in the world when he was playing.

A true great. Good with bat as well

Amazing spin bowling and fielding is unbelievable Daniel Vettori

That is a joke

7 Wasim Akhram (Pakistan)

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

He is not a spin bowler

8 Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

Yasir Shah is really a great leg spinner the heart of Pakistan.he is 30 year old. If he would be 22 or 20 year old in 2016. So he could play more matches for Pakistan. But we are proud of him and shane warne also.thanks

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

Quickest pakistan Spinner to take 100 wickets and plays with a smile on his face

9 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

Yes. Abdur Qadir was the best spin bowlers.

Total genius of a bowler

10 Ravindra Jadeja (India)

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

My best all rounder

The Contenders
11 Graeme Swann (England)

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

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

12 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

Afridi is a top spinner bowler but he is also top and best all rounder...
Afridi is really biggest player in cricket history...

The best ever spinner

Love you boom boom

13 Amit 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.

14 Pragyan Ojha (India)

Best spinner, were is he?

15 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.

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

16 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.

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.

17 Adam Zampa (Australia)

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

18 Harbhajan Singh (India)

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

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

Excellent spinning guy

He can bowl a perfect blend of flighted and drifted deliveries

19 Sunil Narine (West Indies)

I think he is the best bowler.
When he starts taking run up I feel afraid as if he is going to take my wicket even though I am just watching the T.V..
His bowling can humilate every batsman who thinks he can bat spinners.
When I imagine myself batting against his bowling, I know I am already beaten

He is simply a magician, a mystery spinner. It is impossible to realise where will his ball turn. Especially, in the powerplay overs, he bowls pretty fast. So the batsman has to judge the pace as well as the spin of the ball.

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 a best bowler who plays for West indies in all form. he is a very good bowler he has a lovely hairstyle. I am also very much confident that in his future he will become a capable bowler and be in shane warnes place soon
(he is my favourite player

20 Nathan Lyon (Australia)

Best Australian off spinner of all time. He is the best. He taught me how to bowl and now I am a legend in spin bowling and Nathon Lyon is a legend in cricket history

Only 26 and getting better and better.

Greatest of all time

He has teached me how to spin bowl in a video. By the way its off spin

21 Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

Inventor of doosra probably got the best action as a spinner, bowling average of 21 in odi's in 169 matches he took 288 wickets which was a lot as compared to other spinners in the list.

Can't believe he is PLACED 19TH Saqlain Mushtaq is best spinner.
He is one of the nUMBER1 he is only the greatest off spin bowler
In cricket world

Saqalain is the best spinner that I have seen in the world. He should be 2nd world best spinner in the world.

A.k.a The Spin doctor, Sultan of spin, and inventor of Doosra. He's the all time best.

22 Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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.

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

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

The best spin bowler I have ever seen.

23 B. S. Chandrasekhar (India)

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.

One of my first memories of cricket was watching him bowl India to victory against England.

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

One of the best spinners of world cricket.

24 Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

My favorite Pakistani cricket player Hafeez. I have not seen him bowling muche

My favourite player

The best in the world

He is my favorite

25 Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

You are another good bowler after saeed ajmal and saqlain mushtaq

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