6. Shane Warne

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The man who revived the art of leg spin debuted against India at the SCG in January 1992, but had a very forgettable outing. Warne could pick up only one wicket in his 45 overs, having given away 150 runs. Further, he couldn’t get a wicket in his next match. For a man who would later be in the news for both on and off-the-field reasons, few would deny that he was simply a magician. In 2006, he became the bowler with the most number of wickets in a calendar year, scalping 96 wickets in 15 matches. The first bowler to 700 Test wickets, Warne finished with 708 wickets in his Test career in 145 matches, with 37 fifers and ten 10-wicket hauls. In his 194 ODIs, he took 293 wickets.