Anil Kumble holds the record of taking most number of wickets in Test cricket by LBW, 156 LBWs
Anil Kumble holds the record of taking most number of wickets in Test cricket by LBW, 156 LBWs

Despite taking considerably lesser number of wickets than Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, Anil Kumble has trapped more batsmen LBW. He has taken most number of 156 LBW wickets in Tests. Muralitharan is at 2nd spot with 150 LBW wickets.

Its not surprising though as the former Indian Test team captain depends more on line, length and variations in pace than the amount of spin.

About Anil Kumble (from Wikipedia Page)

Anil Kumble is an Indian cricket coach, captain, former cricketer and commentator who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in test cricket history, he is a right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler.

He has taken 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time (as of 2020, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne).

In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings, joining England’s Jim Laker as the only other player to achieve the feat.

Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, but relied primarily on pace, bounce, and accuracy.

He was nicknamed “Apple” and “Jumbo”.

Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.

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