It’s always been an honour to play in the world’s oldest rivalry of cricket. There were many bowlers who played in this oldest rivalry but only few succeeded. In this article we will see top 5 wicket takers in ashes history.
#5 Ian Botham
England’s former legendary all-rounder Ian Botham is at No.5 in our list. Botham played 32 test matches in Ashes and took 128 wickets with an average of 28.04. Botham also has 7 five wickets hauls and 1 ten wicket haul in Ashes alone. Ian Botham was one of the best all-rounders of his time.
#4 Dennis Lillee
Former Australian fast bowler and legend Dennis Lillee is at No.4 in our list. Lillee played 24 Ashes test matches in his career and took 128 wickets with an average of 22.32. Lillee was one of the best of his time. He has a total of 355 test wickets for Kangaroos in 70 test matches he played.
#3 Hugh Trumble
Hugh Trumble was Australian bowler who used to play in early 1900s. Trumble had played 31 Ashes test matches and took 141 wickets in ashes with an average of 20.88. He also had 9 five wickets hauls and 3 ten wickets’ hauls.
#2 Glenn McGrath
Australian legend and one the best of al time Glenn McGrath is at no.2 in our list. McGrath was one of the best to ever play the game and his Ashes records are amazing. He played 30 Ashes test matches in his career and took 157 wickets with an average of 20.92. he also has 10 five wickets hauls in ashes alone.
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#1 Shane Warne
Shane Warne was one of the most successful spin bowlers in test cricket history. he is also at no.1 in our list. Shane Warne has played 36 Ashes tests in his career. In which he took 195 wickets with an average of 23.25. Warne has 11 five wicket hauls and 4 ten wicket hauls in Ashes alone. Shane Warne is also the highest wicket taker in test matches for Australia.