Australia is one of the most test cricket-loving nations in the globe. Over the years they have produced some great test players like Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, Glenn Mcgrath, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Allan border, etc. Due to their robust basics, they thrive in all formats of the game, but owing to the requirements like dedication, discipline, and perseverance, performing in the longest format of the game is real bliss. In today’s article, we will see the bowlers with the most test wickets for Australia.
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne, who recently passed away due to a heart attack, tops the chart of taking the most test wickets for Australia, claiming 708 wickets in 145 test matches. His 37 fifers are 2nd most test cricket history.
Unarguably the best fast bowler of all time, Glenn McGrath sits in 2nd place in the matter of scalping the most Test wickets for India. In 124 test matches, McGarth has grabbed 563 wickets with the best bowling figure of 8 for 24 against Pakistan.
The 3rd place on the list features Nathan Lyon, who has taken 427 wickets in 108 test matches, averaging 32.15 with the ball.
One of the greats of the game, Dennis Lillie has to be in this discussion, being the first Australian to take 300 test wickets. Lillie bagged 355 wickets in 70 tests, conceding 23 runs per wicket.
Former left-hand quick, Mitchell Johnson occupies the 5th spot in terms of getting the most Test wickets for Australia with 313 wickets in 73 matches. Johnson had an electrifying pace, could swing the ball too to trouble the batsmen.
Top 10 Players with Most Test Wickets For Australia
Shane Warne has the most test wickets (708).
Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh have played the most tests for Australia (168).