If a hundred is a sign of a batsman’s form, then a fifer is a sign of bowlers’ form. It is one of the bowlers those achievements which is quite easy to achieve. In this article, we will tell you about who are the top 5 active players with the most five-wicket hauls in test cricket.
#5 Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has been a very fine test all-rounder for the past many years. Shakib has 19 five-wicket hauls in test cricket for Bangladesh which is fifth highest among active players.
#4 Stuart Broad
Being a pacer is never an easy job in tests. Stuart Broad of England is still playing test cricket of the highest level and still performing on big stages. Broad has 20 five-wicket hauls in test cricket. He is the fourth highest among active players.
#3 Nathan Lyon
Spinners will dominate this list because they have more chance of taking wickets than pacers depending on the conditions. Lyon is one of the best spinners in modern-day cricket. In his test career, Lyon has 23 five-wicket hauls which puts him at No.3.
#2 James Anderson
Second pacer on our list but a legendary one. James Anderson of England is an all-time test legend. Anderson has unbelievable dedication to this format. He took 32 five-wicket hauls in his career which seems quite impossible for a pacer but Anderson is one of a kind.
#1 Ravichandran Ashwin
One of India’s finest spinners ever, Ravichandran Ashwin has the most five-wicket hauls among active players. He is without any doubt best off-spinner of our generation. Ashwin has 33 five-wicket hauls in his test career. He loves playing test cricket and he is also the No.1 test bowler.