Top 10 Best Swing Bowlers in Cricket History

Cricket has seen its fair share of legendary bowlers over the years, but few have captured the imagination quite like swing bowlers. These masters of the art of bowling are able to manipulate the ball in such a way that it swings in the air, confounding even the most skilled of batsmen.

But what exactly is a swing bowler, and what makes for a good one? In simple terms, a swing bowler is someone who is able to get the ball to move in the air, either towards or away from the batsman, after it has left their hand. This can be achieved through a number of techniques, including changes in grip, release point, and body position.

A good swing bowler is someone who is able to consistently produce this swing, even in less-than-ideal conditions. This requires a great deal of skill and experience, as well as a deep understanding of the game of cricket and the physics of ball movement.

Over the years, there have been many great swing bowlers who have left their mark on the sport of cricket. From the likes of Sir Richard Hadlee and Wasim Akram to more recent stars like James Anderson and Trent Boult, these bowlers have thrilled fans with their ability to swing the ball in all conditions.

But who are the best swing bowlers in cricket history? That's a question that has been debated by fans and experts alike for years. To help settle the matter once and for all, we've put together a list of the top swing bowlers in cricket, as voted on by fans from around the world.
The Top Ten
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Number 1 of number 1. No words for him. He is a swingster daredevil.

"Frightening batsmen when Bhuvneshwar is at the bowling end."

Master of swing bowling. Best death bowler in the second innings.

He is a good bowler and also a specialist in death overs. He is the king of swing! He is better than the bowlers from Pakistan.

2 Glenn McGrath
3 Wasim Akram Wasim Akram is a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach and former cricketer, captain of Pakistan national cricket team.

He is the number one swinger in the world.

He is the swing master. I think he is the number one swing bowler in cricket history.

4 Dale Steyn

Best swing bowler.

He delivers fast-paced swing.

Now that's a nightmare for batsmen.

5 James Anderson James Michael Anderson,, usually known as Jimmy Anderson, is an English international cricketer who plays for Lancashire County
6 Lasith Malinga
7 Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.
8 Mitchell Johnson
9 Mohammad Asif

Nobody can compete with Asif. He was the uncrowned king of swing bowling. Kevin Pietersen rates him as the best bowler, and AB de Villiers also praised him as the hardest bowler he has ever faced.

10 Zaheer Khan Zaheer Khan is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014.
The Contenders
11 Imran Khan
12 Mohammad Amir
13 Jasprit Bumrah

Someone just said he was an average bowler. Please have another look and dare to say that again.

His swinging balls are amazing to see. Imagine the condition of the batsmen while playing against him.

He should be in the top ten. Who kept him at number 13? Unfortunately, he missed out on 2-3 hat-tricks in a single World Cup, which was also his first.

14 Irfan Pathan
15 Mitchell Starc Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.
16 Mohammed Shami

One of the best at the Test level. He swings the ball both ways.

17 Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar swings both off and leg. He can swing the ball widely, but he is dead slow!

18 Shahid Afridi

Hi, how are you? You are a great all-rounder. I am a big fan of yours and want you to be in Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

19 Trent Boult Trent Alexander Boult is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays as a bowler and tail end batsman for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, Northern Districts in New Zealand's domestic cricket, and New Zealand internationally.
20 Shaun Pollock
21 Saeed Ajmal
22 Ajit Agarkar

He is one of the best swing bowlers in Indian cricket history. He has the ability to swing the new ball with perfect line and length. Once the ball gets older, he bowls reverse swing late in the game.

Despite his relatively short height compared to other Indian bowlers like Srinath and Zaheer, he could bowl as fast as 85 mph. Ajit was the fastest Indian bowler to reach 50, 150, 200, and 250 wickets, ending his career with 288 wickets in 191 matches.

23 Chaminda Vaas
24 Junaid Khan
25 Mustafizur Rahman
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