The 15 bowlers a part of the ‘400’ Check wicket membership

What do three Indians, two gamers from Sri Lanka, Australia, England, the West Indies, South Africa and one every from New Zealand and Pakistan all have in widespread?

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Fairly a mouthful, however the quick reply is: No less than 400 Check wickets.

Within the lengthy historical past of cricket, solely 15 gamers have reached the 400 wicket milestone.

The ‘400’ mark is becoming in that the all-time main Check wicket-taker – Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan – has precisely double that whole – 800.

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Curiously, of these 15 gamers, solely two are nonetheless energetic – each the England gamers.

James Anderson (611 wickets) within the main quick bowler on the record in fourth place. His compatriot Stuart Broad presently lies seventh and desires solely three extra wickets to surpass West Indian Courtney Walsh.

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From a South African perspective, Dale Steyn leads the way in which on 439 wickets in eighth place, with Shaun Pollock on 421 (twelfth place).

There might quickly be a pair extra gamers becoming a member of the ‘400 membership’.

Australia’s Nathan Lyon wants only one extra sufferer, whereas India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has 394 scalps up to now and can look so as to add to that tally within the third Check towards England beginning on Wednesday, 24 February.

Sadly from a Proteas viewpoint so as to discover the main energetic bowler on the record one must scroll down – and down – to the 202 mark to seek out Kagiso Rabada’s title.

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ParticipantSpanMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR510
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL)1992-201013323044039181808009/5116/22022.722.4755.06722
SK Warne (AUS)1992-200714527340705179957088/7112/12825.412.6557.43710
A Kumble (INDIA)1990-2008132236408501835561910/7414/14929.652.6965.9358
JM Anderson (ENG)2003-202115829534098161876117/4211/7126.492.8455.8303
GD McGrath (AUS)1993-200712424329248121865638/2410/2721.642.4951.9293
CA Walsh (WI)1984-200113224230019126885197/3713/5524.442.5357.8223
SCJ Broad (ENG)2007-202114526729280143125178/1511/12127.682.9356.6183
DW Steyn (SA)2004-20199317118608100774397/5111/6022.953.2442.3265
N Kapil Dev (INDIA)1978-199413122727740128674349/8311/14629.642.7863.9232
HMRKB Herath (SL)1999-20189317025993121574339/12714/18428.072.8060.0349
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)1973-1990861502191896114319/5215/12322.292.6350.8369
SM Pollock (SA)1995-20081082022435397334217/8710/14723.112.3957.8161
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA)1998-201510319028580135374178/8415/21732.462.8468.5255
Wasim Akram (PAK)1985-20021041812262797794147/11911/11023.622.5954.6255
CEL Ambrose (WI)1988-2000981792210385014058/4511/8420.992.3054.5223



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