The answer to the question that who is the highest wicket-taker in cricket history is Muttiah Muralitharan. He is a right-handed batsman, a right arm off-break bowler, and the best wicket taker of all time. He has made a record of being the highest wicket-taker in test matches. Muttiah Muralitharan belongs to the Sri Lanka cricket team.
He has been playing a lot from the team in various format matches. He is a leading Wicket taker in test matches. His career span is from 1992 to 2010. In this career span, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 800 wickets. This is a huge number and he is considered the top wicket-taker in international cricket matches. He was born on 17th April 1972. Muttiah Muralitharan is a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He has also remained a coach for a very long time.
Who Is The Highest Wicket Taker in International Cricket:
The highest Wicket taker is a Sri Lankan former professional cricketer of various national and international matches. Among all the bowlers over the world, Muttiah Muralitharan is known for taking 800 wickets in cricket history. He has also taken several wickets in the ODI format matches. More than 530 ODI wickets have been taken by him which is also a very good record. So we can say that in the international cricket matches Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the highest number of wickets as compared to any other bowler. Read More >> Best Bowling Figures in T20 World Cup International
Muttiah Muralitharan Cricket Highest Wicket Taker:
Muttiah Muralitharan is known as the highest wicket-taker in career. He is a record holder of many international and National Cricket matches. Shane Warne made the record of highest wicket-taking but this record was taken by Muttiah Muralitharan on December 3, 2007. He has played a total of 118 test matches in his career. Muralitharan is also an amazing batsman.
So in the test matches, he has scored a total of 1144 runs. His batting average is 11.67. He hasn’t made any century yet but he has made 1 fifties. Muttiah Muralitharan is also a right-handed bowler. He has bowled 39220 bowls in the cricket matches he has played.
Taking about the wickets taken by Muttiah Muralitharan, they are a total of 823 wickets that are taken by him in his career span. He has taken 66 catches as wickets against various International cricket teams. Muttiah is known as the best all-rounder from the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has been a reason for many victories for the Sri Lanka cricket team.
Muttiah Muralitharan Cricket Records:
He holds several records in international cricket. Following is the detail of the records that are made by Muttiah Muralitharan from the Sri Lankan cricket team:
- Highest wicket-taker in international test cricket and ODI matches. Total 1155 wickets in the Test and ODI matches combined.
- Muttiah Muralitharan took the highest 5 wicket haul in one inning in the test cricket matches. He has made a record of taking 60 five-wicket hauls in an inning.
- He has taken the most 10 wicket hauls in the International test cricket matches. Muttiah Muralitharan is also awarded the record of the only player to take 10 wickets in one match.
- He is the only player who has taken 50 or more wickets against every test playing country.
- Muttiah Muralitharan is the bowler along with Jim Laker who has taken 9 wickets in one test innings twice.
- Murali Dharan has a record of taking 7 wickets in one innings against many countries. 7 wickets in an inning against 5 countries by bowling are taken by him.
- The most test cricket wickets are a total of 153.
- He has taken most wickets by stumps are a total of 37.
- By doing wicket-keeper, he has taken catches for the test wickets that are 30.
Muttiah Muralitharan As A Bowler:
Muttiah Muralitharan is also known as a great bowler from the Sri Lankan cricket team. Considering the bowling stats of Muttiah Muralitharan in the test cricket matches, he has an average of 21.77. He has bowled a total of 39202 balls in 118 test matches. His best bowling record was taking 9 wickets in 51 balls. So he is a great international player and an all-rounder along with the record of highest wicket-taker. He is also an amazing bowler.
Muttiah Muralitharan As A Batsman:
Along with being the best wicketkeeper and a good bowler, he is also an amazing batsman. Muttiah Muralitharan possesses a batting average of 11.67 in his career. He has only made 1 half-century. The total runs scored by Muttiah Muralitharan are 1144. He has played a total of 118 matches. The top score that is made by him in all his test matches is 67. He has also made a good record in the ODI and T20 International matches. He is considered one of the best players in Test cricket matches. Muralitharan has also achieved many awards and has made many records in test cricket.
|M Muralitharan (ICC/SL)||1992-2010||133||230||44039||18180||800||9/51||16/220||22.72||2.47||55.0||67||22|
|SK Warne (AUS)||1992-2007||145||273||40705||17995||708||8/71||12/128||25.41||2.65||57.4||37||10|
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|AV Bedser (ENG)||1946-1955||51||92||15918||5876||236||7/44||14/99||24.89||2.21||67.4||15||5|
|J Srinath (INDIA)||1991-2002||67||121||15104||7196||236||8/86||13/132||30.49||2.85||64.0||10||1|
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|GS Sobers (WI)||1954-1974||93||159||21599||7999||235||6/73||8/80||34.03||2.22||91.9||6||0|
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|D Gough (ENG)||1994-2003||58||95||11821||6503||229||6/42||9/92||28.39||3.30||51.6||9||0|
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|SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC)||2002-2009||63||115||13375||7192||226||7/12||11/76||31.82||3.22||59.1||8||1|
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