Australia and West Indies are all set to play a three-match test series in Australia. It is a game of contrasts now but it was once considered one of the best rivalries in cricket. West Indies is out of the equation for the 2022-23 World Test Championship and on the other hand, Australia is favourites to play the finals at the Oval in 2023. So here are the top 5 highest wicket-takers in Australia Vs West Indies tests.
#5 Joel Garner
Former West Indies fast bowler, Joel Garner is at No.5 on our list. Garner played 18 test matches against Australia in which he took 89 wickets with an average and economy of 20.89 and 2.66.
#4 Lance Gibbs
Former West Indies bowler, Lance Gibbs is at No.4 on our list. Gibbs played in 24 test matches against Australia in which he took 103 wickets with an average and economy of 31.28 and 2.06.
#3 Glenn McGrath
The only Australian bowler in our list of top 5 is none other than the legend himself. Glenn McGrath of Australia is considered as one of the best pacers to ever play the game of cricket. McGrath played 23 test matches against West Indies in which he took 110 wickets with an average and economy of 19.38 and 2.33.
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#2 Curtly Ambrose
Another West Indies legend, Curtly Ambrose is at No.2 on our list. He is the second-highest wicket-taker in Australia Vs West Indies Tests. Ambrose played 27 test matches against Australia in which he took 127 wickets with an average and economy of 21.23 and 2.43.
#1 Courtney Walsh
We have former West Indies legendary fast bowler, Courtney Walsh at No.1 on our list. Ambrose and Walsh together were very dangerous. Walsh played 38 test matches against Australia in which he took 135 test wickets with an average and economy of 28.68 and 2.71. Walsh also had 4 five-wicket hauls against the Aussies in test cricket.