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Most number of 156 LBW wickets in Tests, Anil Kumble
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. Most number of 156 LBW wickets in Tests by Anil Kumble.
Most number of wickets in Test by LBW
|Anil Kumble (IND)||1990-2008||132||619||29.65||156||25.2|
|Muttiah Muralidaran (SL)||1992-2010||133||800||22.72||150||18.75|
|Shane Warne (AUS)||1992-2007||145||708||25.41||138||19.49|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||1985-2002||104||414||23.62||119||28.74|
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||1993-2007||124||563||21.64||113||20.07|
|Kapil Dev (IND)||1978-1994||131||434||29.64||111||25.57|
|Waqar Younis (PAK)||1989-2003||87||373||23.56||110||29.49|
|Rangana Herath (SL)||1999-2018||93||433||28.07||108||24.94|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||1994-2009||111||355||29.58||100||28.16|
|Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)||2011-2022||88||449||24.3||96||21.38|
Anil Kumble, the flipper master
Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. One of his most impressive records is the number of wickets he took by means of leg before wicket (LBW).
Anil Kumble took a total of 156 wickets by LBW throughout his international test career, which is the most by any bowler in the history of the sport. Kumble’s ability to consistently take wickets by LBW was due to his exceptional accuracy and his mastery of the art of bowling leg spin. He was able to consistently land the ball on the right spot, making it difficult for the batsman to get their pad out of the way.
Kumble’s LBW record is all the more impressive when considering the fact that he took it in 132 test matches as compared to Warne’s 145 test matches. Most number of 156 LBW wickets in Tests is a record by Anil Kumble.
In addition to his LBW record, Kumble also holds several other records in international cricket. He is the highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket, behind him is Ravichandran Ashwin, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh.
Anil Kumble’s record for most wickets taken by LBW is a testament to his skill as a bowler and his ability to consistently take wickets for his team. It is a record that is unlikely to be broken in the near future and will forever cement his place in the annals of cricketing history.
He was nicknamed “Apple” and “Jumbo“.
In 1993, Anil Kumble was honored with the title of Cricketer of the Year by Indian Cricket and later in 1996, he was recognized as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
What is the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket by LBW?
156 is the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket by LBW. This record is with Anil Kumble of India.
What is Anil Kumble’s overall Test wicket tally?
Anil Kumble has taken 619 wickets in Test cricket, which is the fourth highest by any bowler in the history of the game.
What is Anil Kumble’s best LBW figures in a Test match?
Anil Kumble’s best LBW figures in a Test match is 7/48 which he achieved against the West Indies in Delhi in 2002.
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