Most 10-wicket match hauls in Tests

Test cricket has been one of the oldest and arguably one of the most entertaining formats of cricket. Ever since the advent of the longest format, there have been many players who have made their mark on the format.  Apart from the batters, the bowlers have made a lasting impact on the format as well.

Players like Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Wasim Akram and many more are regarded as legends. Over the years, there have been many bowlers who have brought the entire batting lineup of their opposition to their knees, and continuing on the same, let us have a look at the top three players with the most 10-fors in Test cricket.

3) Richard Hadlee, Rangana Herath – 9 times

Former Kiwi and former Sri Lankan cricketer Richard Hadlee and Rangana Herath are tied in third place in the list of bowlers with the most 10-fors in Test cricket. It is worth noting that both Hadlee and Herath took nine 10-fors throughout their careers. Notably, Hadlee represented New Zealand in 86 Test matches, where he took 431 wickets at an economy rate of 2.63. On the other hand, Herath played 93 Tests for Sri Lanka where he took 433 wickets at an economy of 2.8.

2) Shane Warne – 10 times

With exactly 10 10-fors in Test cricket, the legendary late Shane Warne occupies second place in the list. Regarded as one of the greatest cricketers to represent Australia, Warne was a force to be reckoned with, especially in Test cricket. Notably, he played 145 Tests for Australia and took 708 wickets at an economy of 2.65.

1) Muttiah Muralitharan -22 times

Sitting at the top of the rankings is former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Regarded as another of the all-time greats, Muralitharan took a whopping 22 10-fors throughout his Test career and was one of the most dangerous spinners in world cricket in his prime. Playing 133 Tests for Sri Lanka, he took a whopping 800 wickets at an economy of 2.47.