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Who are the top five Australian bowlers with the most Test wickets?

The history of Australian cricket is rich and storied, with a legacy that spans over a century. The sport was first introduced to Australia by British colonists in the early 19th century, and it quickly gained popularity among the locals. By the mid-1800s, cricket had become a prominent pastime, and Australia’s first-ever cricket team embarked on a tour to England in 1868, which marked the beginning of international cricket for the country. Over the years, Australia has produced the best bowling in international cricket. In this article, we will list out the top 5 players with most Test wickets for Australia.

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List of players with the most Test wickets for Australia

1. Shane Warne

Wickets: 708 wickets

Test Matches: 145

Career Span: 1992 to 2007

Shane Warne is widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. He was known for his exceptional leg-spin bowling and his ability to turn the ball prodigiously.

2. Glenn McGrath

Wickets: 563 wickets

Test Matches: 124

Career Span: 1993 to 2007

Glenn McGrath was a highly successful fast bowler known for his remarkable accuracy and relentless line-and-length bowling.

3. Dennis Lillee

Wickets: 355 wickets

Test Matches: 70

Career Span: 1971 to 1984

Dennis Lillee is considered one of the greatest fast bowlers in cricket history. He was known for his aggressive and intimidating bowling style, generating substantial pace and bounce.

4. Mitchell Johnson

Wickets: 313 wickets

Test Matches: 73

Career Span: 2007 to 2015

Mitchell Johnson was a fearsome left-arm fast bowler who could bowl at express pace and swing the ball both ways. He was particularly devastating with the old ball and produced lethal spells that could dismantle batting line-ups.

5. Brett Lee

Wickets: 310 wickets

Test Matches: 76

Career Span: 1999 to 2010

Brett Lee was a lightning-fast bowler known for his raw pace and aggressive style of bowling.

Most wickets by an Australian in Test matches

PlayerMatchesSpanWickets
Shane Warne1451992 to 2007708
Glenn McGrath1241993 to 2007563
Dennis Lillee701971 to 1984355
Mitchell Johnson732007 to 2015313
Brett Lee761999 to 2010310

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