Muthiah Muralidaran, record of most caught and bowled wickets
We all know that Muttiah Muralitharan holds the World record of highest number of wickets in test cricket with 800 wickets in 133 test matches. But many don’t know that he has also taken the most number of caught and bowl wickets in test cricket – 70 times (in Tests, ODIs and T20Is). This is Most by any Bowler in the world cricket.
Most Wickets Taken Caught & Bowled (Tests, ODIs and T20Is combined)
|M Muralidaran (SL)||495||63132||1347||22.86||77||70||5.19|
|A Kumble (IND)||403||55346||956||30.09||37||53||5.54|
|DL Vettori (NZ)||442||43661||705||32.42||22||34||4.82|
|SK Warne (ICC)||339||51347||1001||25.51||38||34||3.39|
|Harbhajan Singh (IND)||367||41671||711||32.54||28||32||4.5|
Most Wickets Taken Caught & Bowled (in Test Matches)
Even in Test matches, Muralidaran tops the list jointly with Anli Kumble. Both have taken 35 Caught & Bowled wickets in Test Matches.
In the list of Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled, next other 3 are Denial Vettori from New Zealand, Shane Warne from Australia and Derek Underwood from England, who have taken 21, 21 and 20 wickets respectively.
|M Muralidaran (SL)||1992-2010||133||44039||18180||800||22.72||35||4.37|
|A Kumble (IND)||1990-2008||132||40850||18355||619||29.65||35||5.65|
|DL Vettori (NZ)||1997-2014||113||28814||12441||362||34.36||21||5.8|
|SK Warne (AUS)||1992-2007||145||40705||17995||708||25.41||21||2.96|
|DL Underwood (ENG)||1966-1982||86||21862||7674||297||25.83||20||6.73|
Muthiah Muralidaran, The unbreakable bowling records
|Span||Mat||Inns||Wkts||Best Bowling in an Innings||Best Bowling in a Match||Avg||Econ||Strike Rate||5w||10w|
|1992-2010||133||230||800||9 for 51||16 for 220||22.72||2.47||55||67||22|
Muthiah Muralidaran, the spin magician
Muthiah Muralitharan is widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in the history of Test cricket. The Sri Lankan off-spinner holds the record for the most wickets taken in the format, with 800 wickets in 133 matches.
Muralitharan made his Test debut in 1992 against Australia and quickly established himself as one of the top bowlers in the world. He had a unique bowling action which made it difficult for batsmen to pick up the ball and read his deliveries. He also had a wide variety of deliveries in his arsenal, including the doosra and the carrom ball, which added to the difficulty of facing him.
One of Muralitharan’s greatest strengths was his ability to take wickets on any kind of surface. He was equally effective on spinning tracks as well as on seaming and green pitches. He was able to get significant turn and bounce from even the most docile pitches and was able to keep a tight line and length, making it difficult for batsmen to score runs.
Muralitharan’s consistency was also remarkable. He took five wickets or more in an innings on 67 occasions, and 10 wickets or more in a match 22 times. He also holds the record for most 5 wicket hauls in a calendar year and most 10 wicket match hauls in a career.
Off the field, Muralitharan was also known for his sportsmanship and humility. Despite his success and records, he never let it get to his head and always remained a team player. He was also an ambassador for the sport, promoting cricket in his home country and around the world.
Muralitharan’s contribution to Sri Lankan cricket and the sport as a whole cannot be overstated. His records and achievements will likely remain unmatched for a long time to come and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of Test cricket.
What is a caught and bowled dismissal in cricket?
A caught and bowled dismissal is when a bowler catches the ball they have just bowled themselves, resulting in the dismissal of the batsman.
How many times can a bowler claim a caught and bowled dismissal in a match?
A bowler can claim a caught and bowled dismissal as many times as they are able to catch the ball they have just bowled in a match.
Who holds the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled in Test cricket?
Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan off-spinner, holds the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled in Test cricket. He took 35 wickets caught and bowled in his career.
Who holds the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled in ODI cricket?
Wasim Akram, the Pakistani fast bowler, holds the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled in ODI cricket. He took 15 wickets caught and bowled in his career.
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