Spinners seemed like the tremendous part of the cricket. The spinning ball can create any result in the time of heart-beating matches. But doing the spin is not easy to fall before the giant batsmen. Day by day cricket produces some world class spin bowlers who prove themselves as the best spin bowlers of cricket ever.
Top 10 best spin bowlers in the world
From the various points of view, spinners are remembered with excellence. Let’s have a look at the top ten best spin bowlers of cricket for all-time.
10.Graeme Swann (England)
The right-arm off break bowler Graeme Swan is the former English cricketer. He was born in Northampton, England on March 24, 1979. He was debuted in T20 on February 5, 2008, against New Zealand. In ODI his first match was against South Africa on January 23, 2000. He started his Test career on December 11, 2008, against India.
Among 60 Test matches, he has taken 255 wickets. In ODI it is 104 from 79 matches. His massive performance showed when he had got 5 wickets in 17 per test innings and 1 in ODI. His best bowling title is 6/65 in Test and 5/28 in ODI matches.
9. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
The Pakistani spinner Shahid Afridi is mostly known for his action striking Boom Boom. He is popularly known as an all-rounder but he is one of the best spin bowlers in the world. He is a Right-arm leg break bowler with huge wicket-taker. This legendary spinner was born in Khyber, Pakistan on 1st March 1980.
Afridi was debuted in ODI against Kenya on October 2, 1996. In Test cricket, his debut was on October 22, 1998, against Australia. On 28 August 2006, he was debuted in T20 against England.
Afridi has taken 48 wickets from just 27 Tests and 395 wickets from 398 ODIs. In T20 he has got 97 wickets from 98 matches. His best bowling title is 5/52 in Test, 7/12 in ODI and 4/11 in T20.
8.Shane Warne (Australia)
The full name of Shane Warne is Shane Keith Warn. He was born in Victoria, Australia on September 13, 1969. He is one of the best spin bowlers in right-arm leg break side of cricket. His career-best performances were shown in the Ashes Series regularly.
He was debuted in Test against India on 2 January 1992. In ODI his first match was against New Zealand on 24 March 1993. He was played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash and for Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
Warne has taken 708 wickets in 145 Tests and 293 wickets in 194 ODI matches. He got 10 wickets in per ten matches that’s a record. In 37 per Test matches, he got 5 wickets. His best bowling title is 8/71 in Test and 5/33 in ODI matches.
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7.Moeen Ali (England)
Moeen Munir Ali mostly known as Moeen Ali is an English Right-arm off break spin bowler. He started playing for England National cricket team on 12 June 2014 against Sri Lanka in Test match. He made his ODI debut on 28 February 2014 against West-Indies.
Moeen has taken 133 wickets in 50 test matches and 60 wickets in 73 ODIs. His best bowling title is 6/53 in tests and 3/32 in ODIs. He has got 4 times 5 wickets in each innings.
6.Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Not only for Sri Lanka but for all the cricket playing nations Muttiah Muralitharan is a wizard of the spinners. He was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka on April 17, 1972. He is one of the best spin bowlers of all-time cricket.
Muttiah was debuted for the Team Sri Lanka on 28 August 1992 in Test against Australia. On August 12, 1993, he was debuted in ODI against India and T20 against New Zealand on 22 December 2006.
Muttiah has taken the all-time recorded 800 wickets in Test among just 133 matches. In ODI he got 534 wickets from 350 matches. In 67 per test innings he has taken 5 wickets and 10 per innings in ODI. He has taken 10 wickets per match of 22 tests. His best bowling title is 9/51 in Test and 7/30 in ODI.
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5. Imran Tahir (South Africa)
The South African national team player Imran Tahir is famously known for his attacking bowling actions. His first test match was against Australia on 9 November 2011. He made his debut in ODI on 24 February 2001 against India. His T20 career began against Sri Lanka on 2 August 2013.
Tahir has got 57 wickets in 20 Tests and 139 wickets in 85 ODIs. He got 58 wickets in just 31 T20s. his best bowling title is 5/32 in Tests, 7/45 in ODI and 5/24 in T20’s. in 2 tests an 2 ODIs he got 5 wickets in each innings.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
The Indian best spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-arm off break bowler. He was born in Tamil Nadu, India on September 17, 1986. In 2006 as per the third Indian bowler he won the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
Ashwin was debuted in ODI on 5 June 2010 against Sri Lanka. In Test, his first match was against West Indies on 6 November 2011 and in T20 it’s 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe.
From 57 Test matches he has taken 311 wickets and 150 ODI wickets from 111 matches. In T20 his total wicket is 52 from 46 matches. His bowling title is 7/59 in Test, 4/25 in ODI and 4/8 in T20 formats.
3. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
The Bangladeshi slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler Shakib Al Hasan made his first debut in ODI on 6 August 2006 against Zimbabwe. He made his debut against the same team on 28 November 2006. In test cricket his first match was against India on 18 may 2007. He seems to be one of the all-time best spin bowlers of Bangladesh.
Shakib got 188 wickets in 51 Tests matches and in ODI it’s 235 from 185 matches. He has taken 74 T20 wickets in just 61 matches. In 17 per innings, he has got 5 wickets in each match. His best bowling title is 7/36 in Test, 5/47 in ODI and 4/15 in T20 cricket5.
2.Rashid Khan (Afganistan)
The most arising right-arm leg break bowler Rashid Khan is famously known as the Afridi of Afganistan. Rashid was born in Nangarhar province of Afganistan on September 20, 1998. He is a regular team captain of the Afganistan National Cricket Team with a huge performance. He was debuted in the national team on October 18, 2015, in ODI against Zimbabwe. In T20 he was debuted on 1st October 2016 against Bangladesh.
Rashid Khan played for Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League. In Pakistan Super League he is a player of Quetta Gladiators. As a team player of Indian Premier League, he is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad with most wicket taker of the team.
He has taken 5 wickets in 4 per ODI innings and 1 per T20 innings. His best bowling title is 7/18 in ODI and 5/3 in T20 matches. Among 44 ODIs he has taken 100 wickets and from 29 T20 it’s 47 wickets in total. This statistics makes him as one of the best spin bowlers in the world.
1.Sunil Narine (West Indies)
The West-Indian present drastic spin legend Sunil Narine is a Right-arm off break spin bowler. He made his Test debut on 7 June 2012 against England and ODI on 5 December 2011 against Pakistan. He is a regular player of Kolkata Knight Riders of IPL.
Narine has taken 50 wickets from 48 T20s and 98 wickets in 56 ODIs. His best bowling title is 4/12 in T20 and 6/27 in ODI cricket. He is one of the best spin bowlers in present cricket.
Spinners are the slow knights of cricket. Their left and right arm break can change the total expected view of the match within a short time. The best spin bowlers in the world created to make the cricket more attractive and entertaining.