Together Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene took 77 wickets in test cricket. Most by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Test Cricket.
Together Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene took 77 wickets in test cricket. Most by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Test Cricket.

Most Wickets by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Tests

Keeping the wicket-keepers aside, Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene together become the most successful pair in the Test cricket history when we talk about fall of wickets. This means “c Mahela Jayawardene b Muttiah Muralitharan” have appeared on the screens more than any other combo. This is Most Wickets by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Tests. Together the combo took 77 wickets in test cricket. We are sure this is one of the best unknown facts in Cricket.

Most Wickets by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Tests

Most successful bowler/catcher pair in the Tests (wicketkeepers excluded)

BowlerFielderSpanMatCatches
M Muralidaran (SL)DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1997-20109677
A Kumble (IND)R Dravid (IND)1996-200810755
NM Lyon (AUS)SPD Smith (AUS)2013-20238552
SK Warne (AUS)MA Taylor (AUS)1992-19996651
Harbhajan Singh (IND)R Dravid (IND)1998-20119551

Caught Jayawardene Bowled Muralitharan

In the world of Test cricket, there have been many successful bowler-catcher pairs over the years. However, one pair that stands out above the rest is the combination of Sri Lankan legend off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene.

Their partnership was especially effective in Sri Lanka and sub continental wickets, where they took advantage of the spin friendliness of the pitches to dismiss many top-order batsmen. They also had a great deal of success in away series, with many of their wickets coming in conditions that were not favorable for spin bowlers.

Muralitharan and Jayawardene played together for Sri Lanka for over a decade, and during that time, they formed one of the most formidable partnerships in the sport. Muralitharan was known for his unmatchable spinning ability, while Jayawardene was regarded as one of the best fielders in the world, with quick reflexes and a strong arm. Together, they formed a deadly combination that wreaked havoc on opposing batsmen.

In summary, the most successful Bowler, Catcher pair in Test Cricket is Muralitharan and Jayawardene. They played together for Sri Lanka for over a decade and took a combined 77 wickets in Test cricket.

Most Wickets by a Bowler/Catcher pair in Tests

FAQs

Who holds the record for the most wickets taken by a bowler-catcher pair in Test cricket?

The Sri Lankan pair of Muralitharan and Jayawardene holds the record for the most wickets taken by a bowler-catcher pair in Test cricket (wicketkeeper excluded), with a combined total of 77 wickets.

What other bowler-catcher pairs have been successful in Test cricket?

Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, 55 catches
Nathon Lyon and Steve Smith, 52 catches
Shane Warne and Mark Taylor, 51 catches
Harbhajan Singh and Rahul Dravid, 51 catches

How many wickets did Muralitharan and Jayawardene take during their career as bowler/catcher pair?

Muralitharan and Jayawardene took 77 wickets during their career as bowler/catcher pair.

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