Left-arm spinners with most Test wickets

Published 08/15/2015, 12:44 PM EDT
Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo


Rangana Herath decimated the Indian batting as he took 7 for 48, helping Sri Lanka comfortably defend the target of 176 runs at Galle. With this performance, he overtook the Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi, who has 266 Test wickets to his name. Here is the list of the left-arm spinners with most Test wickets:

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Daniel Vettori (ICC/NZ)1131873627/8712/14934.362.5979.5203
Derek Underwood (Eng)861512978/5113/7125.832.1073.6176
Rangana Herath (SL)611102709/12714/18429.812.7565.0224
Bishan Singh Bedi (India)671182667/9810/19428.712.1480.3141
Tony Lock (Eng)49881747/3511/4825.582.0375.593

This was also Herath’s 22nd five-wicket haul, meaning that he extends his record for most five-wicket hauls by left-arm spinners in Tests. Next best is former New Zealand spinner, Daniel Vettori, his tally being 20. 37-year-old Herath, is also now fifth on the list of the spinners with most fifers in Tests.

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PlayerMatchesInningsWicketsBBIBBMAverageEconomySR510
Muttiah Muralitharan (ICC/SL)1332308009/5116/22022.722.4755.06722
Shane Warne (Aus)1452737088/7112/12825.412.6557.43710
Anil Kumble (India)13223661910/7414/14929.652.6965.9358
Harbhajan Singh (India)1031904178/8415/21732.462.8468.5255
Rangana Herath (SL)611102709/12714/18429.812.7565.0224

Rangana Herath made his Test debut at Galle in 1999 against Australia.

Statistics Source: ESPNcricinfo

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