Asian countries that play cricket are mostly subcontinent countries and it is never an easy job for a fast bowler to bowl in subcontinent conditions because the temperature is really high and pitches are also more suited to spinners. But in this article, we will see some legends who took ample of wickets in Asian conditions too. So here are the top 5 overseas pacers with most test wickets in Asia.
#5 Malcolm Marshall
Former West Indies fast bowler, Malcolm Marshall was one of the most dangerous fast bowlers of his time. Marshall has 71 test wickets in Asia which makes him the fifth-highest overseas pacer.
#4 Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath was a legend and his ability to take wickets in any condition is what made him a great fast bowler. McGrath took 72 test wickets in the subcontinent and with that, he sits at No 4 on our list.
#3 Courtney Walsh
We have again a West Indies legend on our list and it’s Courtney Walsh who is at No.3 on our list. Walsh took 77 wickets in subcontinent conditions and with that, he sits at No.3 on our list.
#2 James Anderson
England’s James Anderson is a legend of test cricket. He is considered the best fast bowler in test cricket’s history. Anderson is still playing and he is still competing at the highest level. A few weeks back he bowled the first ball of his career in Pakistani conditions. Overall, James Anderson has 79 wickets in subcontinent conditions so far.
#1 Dale Steyn
The man who is the inspiration for many, the man who single-handily dominated test cricket in his prime, we have Dale Steyn at the top of our list. Steyn has 92 wickets in Asian conditions which can give you an overlook of who he was. He is still considered the most complete bowler in test cricket history.