Here are 5 fastest bowlers to reach 300 Test wickets.


Many bowlers came in cricket and only few of them reached the height of success.There are still some bowlers who are playing from many years but can’t able to maintain the level of their bowling till now because of their grown up age. But some bowlers who are at a very starting time of their career done wonders. Here we going to talk about some bowlers who took fastest 300 wickets in test cricket history. Indians will love this one.

5Malcolm Marshall (WI) — 61 Tests

Malcolm Marshall

Malcolm Denzil Marshall was a member of the famed West Indian pace battery also comprising Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft and Joel Garner. He represented the Windies from 1978 to 1992.

He picked up his 300th Test wicket in the 3rd Test against Australia at Melbourne in 1988, when he got David Boon LBW for 20 runs.

Marshall finished his career with 376 Test wickets against his name.

The cricketing world was saddened by the demise of this great fast bowler in 1999, when he succumbed to colon cancer at only 41.

4​Richard Hadlee (NZ) — 61 Tests

​Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard John Hadlee MBE is a former New Zealand fast bowler who represented the Kiwis from 1973 to 1990. He also briefly held the world record highest number of Test wickets.

Hadlee took his 300th wicket in the first Test against Australia at Wellington in 1986, when he trapped Allan Border LBW for 13 runs.

Hadlee finished his career with a then-world record haul of 431 Test wickets, which was eclipsed by India’s Kapil Dev.

3​Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 58 Tests

Muttiah Muralitharan

Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan off spinner who represented the Lankans from 1992 to 2010. He picked up his 300th wicket in the 1st Test against South Africa at Durban in 2000, when he had Shaun Pollock caught by Tillakaratne Dilshan for 11 runs.

Muralitharan still holds the world record for the most Test wickets (800) and became the first bowler to reach the mark of 800 Test wickets in his last match against India at Galle in 2010.

2Dennis Lillee (AUS) 56 Tests

Dennis Lillee

1Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) 54 Tests


Ravichandran Ashwin is numero uno on the list, the fastest man to reach 300 Test wickets. He reached the landmark in 54 Tests, leaving behind a host of great bowlers that the game has ever seen.

Ashwin got his 300th Test wicket when he dismissed Lahiru Gamage in the 2nd Test of the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka Test series at Nagpur.



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