ICC rankings don’t do justice when it comes to shorter formats but it holds for tests because the test is the most prestigious format. In the generation of the T20 format, the test format still holds good, and every youngster dream of representing his nation in the test format. In this article, we will see the top 5 bowlers with the most days at the No.1 position in the ICC rankings.
#5 Pat Cummins
Australian right-arm speedster and world No.1 test bowler at the moment, Pat Cummins is at that No.1 spot for a very long time now and it got almost 1227 days since he became No.1 in tests.
#4 Glenn McGrath
Another Australian right-arm speedster and one of the legends of the game, Glenn McGrath is at No.4 on our list. McGrath was No.1 for 1306 days which makes him the fourth player with the most number of days at the No.1 spot on ICC rankings of bowlers in tests.
#3 Muttiah Muralidharan
All-time highest wicket-taker in test cricket history, Muttiah Muralidharan is at No.3 on our list. Muralidharan was a legend of the game and he was arguably the best spinner in test cricket history. He spends 1711 days at No.1 on the ICC rankings.
#2 Curtly Ambrose
Former West Indies fast bowler, Curtly Ambrose is at No.2 on our list. Ambrose was for 1719 days on the No.1 spot of the ICC rankings of bowlers in test format. Ambrose was one of the best of his time and no one can deny the fact that he was one of the best fast bowlers in cricket’s history.
#1 Dale Steyn
Dominance is a kind of synonym for Dale Steyn’s test records. He was one of the best in the longest format of the game. All the members of this list were at the No.1 spot for their respective period but Steyn has ruled this spot for unbelievable 2343 days. Steyn is the best fast bowler South Africa has ever produced and one of the best crickets has ever seen.