Top 10: Most 10-Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket

A 10-wicket haul is a rare achievement by a bowler when picking up 10 wickets combined in both innings of a Test match.

Muttiah Muralitharan leads the chart with 22 10-wicket hauls in Test cricket, 12 more than 2nd-placed Shane Warne.

The chart below lists the top 10 cricketers who have picked the most 10-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

Most 10 Wickets Haul in Test Match

Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)22133230220/16
Shane Warne (AUS)10145273128/12
Richard Hadlee (NZ)986150123/15
Rangana Herath (SL)993170184/14
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)8100189140/13
Anil Kumble (IND)8132236149/14
Sydney Barnes (ENG)72750159/17
Clarrie Grimmett (AUS)73767199/14
Dennis Lillee (AUS)770132123/11
Imran Khan (PAK)688142116/14

Stats Insights

The top 5 looks almost the same as the Test’s 5-for list, with only Rangana Herath replacing Anil Kumble. In the list topped by legendary spinners, former Kiwi pacer Richard Hadlee gets the tag of the fast bowler with the most 10-wicket hauls in Tests. He has got 9 10-fors in his Test career, closely followed by Australia’s Dennis Lillee and England’s Sydney Barns, who have had 7 each.

Eighteen players have picked a 10-fer in their debut Test match.

Ashwin, the only current-gen player on the list, needs three more 10-fors to finish behind Murali and Warne.

Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Lyon, with 4 10-for each, stay second among the active bowlers. However, Lyon has slightly more Test wickets than Ravichandran Ashwin. The Australian off-spinner got into the elite 500-Test wickets list before Ashwin.

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