By claiming the wicket of Bangladesh’s opener Tamim Iqbal, Dale Steyn became the fastest bowler to reach 400 wickets in tests, equaling Richard Hadlee’s record of 80 tests. Steyn is probably the best bowler of his generation, who has both, pace and accuracy, and picks up wickets whenever he is handed over the ball. But, he is still not the highest wicket-taker for South Africa. Through this article, Essentially Sports takes you through top 5 wicket takers of South Africa.
5) Jacques Kallis
Being an all-rounder and still featuring in this list, speaks a lot about the caliber of this great legend. Jacques Kallis is the broad-shouldered colossus of the South African team, a figure whose looming presence inspires calm in some and dread in others. He is probably the best all-rounder ever to have played the game. With a body structure like that, he bowled at a decent pace and very tight lines and would sometimes surprise the batsmen with his effort deliveries which, hurried the onto the batsmen. Kallis has taken 292 wickets in 166 matches at an average of 32.65.