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Who are the Top 5 Pakistan bowlers to take most wickets in the history of Test cricket?

Pakistan has had a very rich cricketing history since the beginning of the sport. Pakistan is undoubtedly one of the best teams in all the three formats of the game. Because Pakistan has a rich cricketing history, they have given some of the greatest players of cricket to the world. There was a time when Pakistan bowlers were the best swing bowlers of the world. In Test cricket Pakistan bowlers were among the best. But the question is, Who are the top 5 Pakistan bowlers to take most wickets in the history of Test cricket? Pakistan bowlers had made it so difficult for the batsmen, because they used to swing the bowl unexpectedly. Pakistan’s biggest rivals, right from the beginning of the sport, have always been team India. 

In the history of Test cricket Pakistan team has played a total of 451 matches. Out of 451 matches, Pakistan has managed to win 146 matches and has lost 139 times. The list of Pakistan bowlers to take most wickets in the history of Test cricket is short, however the quality is unparalleled. Bowlers like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, used to sweep the batting line-up of opponents quite easily in their times. Imran Khan, a long serving captain of Pakistan is on the list of bowlers to take most wickets in Test. In the current scenario, Pakistan has bowlers like Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and others, whose qualities are unmatched. Here is the list of top 5 Pakistan bowlers to take most wickets in the history of Test cricket.

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List of Top 5 Pakistan bowlers to take most wickets in the History of Test cricket.

  • Wasim Akram- 414 wickets

With unparalleled skills, Wasim Akram has taken the most number of wickets in the history of Pakistan Test cricket. 

  • Waqar Younis- 373 wickets

One of the best swing bowlers of all time, Waqar has taken a total of 373 wickets in Test cricket for Pakistan.

  • Imran Khan- 362 wickets

One of the best fast bowlers of his time, Imran Khan comes 3rd with most wickets in the history of Test cricket.

  • Danish Kaneria- 261 wickets

Amongst the most skilled spinners in Pakistan, Danish Kaneria, has taken a total of 261 wickets in Test cricket.

  • Yasir Shah- 244 wickets

Because Yasir has taken the fastest 100 and 200 Test wickets, he is considered among the best in Test cricket.

PlayerMatchesTotal WicketsCountry
Wasim Akram104414Pakistan
Waqar Younis87373Pakistan
Imran Khan88362Pakistan
Danish Kaneria61261Pakistan
Yasir Shah48244Pakistan

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