Top 5 bowlers quickest to take 400 wickets in Test cricket

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took a 4-wicket haul in the second innings of the third Day/Night Test against England. This took his tally to 400 wickets in Test cricket.

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Ashwin needed just 76 innings to take 400 wickets in Test cricket, which made him the second-quickest bowler to reach the milestone just behind Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, who took just 72 innings.

So here we take a look at the quickest bowlers to take 400 wickets in Test cricket:

6. Anil Kumble

Country: India
Innings: 85
Year: 2004

5. Rangana Herath

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Country: Sri Lanka
Innings: 84
Year: 2017

4. Dale Steyn

Country: South Africa
Innings: 80
Year: 2015

1986: Richard Hadlee in action during the 1st Test between England and New Zealand at Lords. Mandatory Credit:Adrian Murrell/Allsport UK

3. Richard Hadlee

Country: New Zealand
Innings: 80
Year: 1990

Ranchi: India’s Ravichandran Ashwin on Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between India and South Africa at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Oct 21, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

Country: India
Innings: 76
Year: 2021

1. Muttiah Muralitharan

Country: Sri Lanka
Innings: 72
Year: 2002

Rahul Roy
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