Left Arm Spinner: Rangana Herath
Recently, Rangana Herath became the left arm spinner with most test wickets eclipsing Vettori’s tally of 362 wickets. With 366 wickets from 79 matches at an average of 27.97, strike rate of 60.4 and an economy of 2.77, along with 29 5-wicket hauls to his name, there’s little doubt that Herath could have achieved more had his time not collided with that of Murali’s.
Jadeja’s overall career average and economy are better than Herath’s, but Herath’s strike rate is better than that of Jadeja (61.9). Also, Herath’s overseas numbers, both average and strike (38.15 and 76.9) rate are way better than Jadeja’s (41.80 and 96.2). However, Jadeja has a better economy rate.
Alternative: Maybe in the years to come, Jadeja with his immaculate line and length might just overtake Herath and Vettori as the best left arm spinner, but now Herath is the undisputed best left arm spinner the world has seen and hopefully he will become the first left arm spinner to reach the landmark of 400 test wickets.