Dale Steyn become the most successful Test bowler of South Africa. Steyn achieved this feat on Wednesday on the first day of the Boxing Day Test match with Pakistan at Centurion. Steyn needed just wicket to break the record of 421 wickets of Shaun Pollock of his own country.
And the Dale Steyn need to wait much longer to accomplish the milestone, as Fakhar Zaman edged the first ball of Steyn’s fourth over behind to take him to the record wicket.
Steyn took 422nd wickets while playing his 89th Test, while Pollack has taken 421 wickets in 108 test matches. Steyn took 5 wicket hauls in 26 innings and 5 times 10 or more wickets in five matches. Pollack took five wickets haul 16 times in an innings of 16 times and once took 10 wickets in the match. Honest statement from Shaun Pollock was waiting for his countryman Steyn….
Dale Steyn is at 11th in the list of highest wicket-taker bowlers in Test Cricket,Besides being the most successful Test bowler of South Africa.
List of Bowlers with 400 or more wickets in Test Cricket
|M Muralitharan (SL)||1992-2010||133||230||800|
|S Warne (AUS)||1992-2007||145||273||708|
|A Kumble (IND)||1990-2008||132||236||619|
|J Anderson (ENG)||2003-2018||145||271||565|
|G McGrath (AUS)||1993-2007||124||243||563|
|C Walsh (WI)||1984-2001||132||242||519|
|Kapil Dev (IND)||1978-1994||131||227||434|
|R Herath (SL)||1999-2018||93||170||433|
|S Broad (ENG)||2007-2018||124||227||433|
|Sir R Hadlee (NZ)||1973-1990||86||150||431|
|D Steyn (SA)||2004-2018||89*||162||422|
|S Pollock (SA)||1995-2008||108||202||421|
|Harbhajan Singh (IND)||1998-2015||103||190||417|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||1985-2002||104||181||414|
|C Ambrose (WI)||1988-2000||98||179||405|
Dale Steyn is seventh in the list of fastest bowlers to take the most wickets in Test cricket.