Top 5 highest wicket-takers in Australia Vs South Africa tests

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Two giants of the game, Australia and South Africa are all set to play against each other in a three-match test series in Australia which will start from 17 December 2022. Both teams are favourites to play finals of the World test championship in 2023 and that is what makes this series more exciting and thrilling. So here are the top 5 highest wicket-takers in the Australia Vs South Africa tests.

#5 Morne Morkel

We will start our list with former South African speedster, Morne Morkel who played 16 test matches against Australia in which he took 58 wickets with an average and economy of 33.67 and 3.53.

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#4 Mitchell Johnson

At No.4 we have former Australian left-arm speedster, Mitchell Johnson who was one of the best of his time. Johnson played 12 test matches against South Africa in which he took 64 wickets with an average and economy of 25.64 and 3.10.

#3 Dale Steyn

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When it’s Australia vs South Africa you will see legends of the game in our list. We have one of the best who has ever played the game of cricket in whites, Dale Steyn. He has 70 wickets in 15 test matches against Australia with an average and economy of 27.47 and 3.56.

Also Read: Top 5 wicket takers in Ashes history

#2 CV Grimmett

Former Australian bowler, CV Grimmett was someone who played for Australia for only 5 years from 1931 to 1936. He played 10 test matches in which he took 77 wickets of South Africa with an average and economy of 15.57 and 1.83.

#1 Shane Warne

At No.1 we have the second-highest wicket-taker in test cricket history, the legend himself, Shane Warne who had 130 wickets against Proteas in 24 test matches he played against South Africa with an average and economy of 24.16 and 2.37.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.