Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI, T20i, Test

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There is a certain level of skill in cricket that only a few people can achieve. It takes speed, foresight, and a deep understanding of how the game works.

Because the player is both a bowler and a fielder, this record shows how versatile they are. They are ready to strike in a flash of greatness.

Who are the great cricket players whose names will go down in history as the ones who took, caught, and threw the most wickets in different types of cricket?

What stories of famous meetings and unforgettable events do these records tell?

Join us as we look into ODI, T20i, and Test cricket to learn more about the skill and plan behind the record for most wickets taken by bowling and catching. This record is more than just a number.

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI, T20i, Test


Come into the exciting world of cricket, where speed and strategy come together to try and break the record for the most wickets taken by being caught and bowled.

This is more than just a record; it's a story of amazing times that will go down in the annals of ODI, T20i, and Test cricket.

Come with us as we tell the stories of cricket greats who, with a mix of skill and insight, created magical moments that place them in the golden annals of cricket history.

Get ready for the world of the most wickets taken, caught, and bowled, where every catch is a work of art and every bowl is a clever move.


Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI, T20i, Test


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvec&b% Wkts
77 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 22.86 70 5.19
37 A Kumble (Asia/IND) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 30.09 53 5.54
22 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 43661 22863 705 7/87 32.42 34 4.82
38 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 25.51 34 3.39
28 Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2016 367 41671 23143 711 8/84 32.54 32 4.5
1 CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 273 13227 8783 219 5/42 40.10 31 14.15
19 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 25.16 26 5.24
10 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2018 524 23032 17737 541 7/12 32.78 26 4.8
6 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 35.66 25 5.68
25 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 430 29885 19467 690 7/36 28.21 24 3.47
17 DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 25.55 23 6.99
4 AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 253 12677 11341 357 5/27 31.76 22 6.16
15 K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 217 17495 12351 495 7/112 24.95 22 4.44
19 B Lee (AUS) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 26.66 21 2.92
23 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 153 33078 16761 526 8/50 31.86 21 3.99
3 DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2021 295 14482 11336 363 6/43 31.22 20 5.5
3 RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 230 22364 10835 280 5/15 38.69 20 7.14
4 CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 23367 12593 307 5/26 41.01 20 6.51
14 RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2023 328 27341 16009 546 7/42 29.32 20 3.66
16 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 28.44 20 2.62
21 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 23.73 20 2.41

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvec&b% Wkts
10 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 35 6.55
1 CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 250 10667 7613 203 5/42 37.50 29 14.28
9 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2015 398 17670 13632 395 7/12 34.51 24 6.07
6 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2003 169 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 20 6.94
0 CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 227 9573 6958 193 4/34 36.05 18 9.32
2 A Kumble (Asia/IND) 1990-2007 271 14496 10412 337 6/12 30.89 18 5.34
4 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 14874 11871 323 6/29 36.75 18 5.57
3 Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2015 236 12479 8973 269 5/31 33.35 17 6.31
0 RA Harper (WI) 1983-1996 105 5175 3431 100 4/40 34.31 16 16
4 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 247 12575 9360 317 5/29 29.52 16 5.04
0 AR Border (AUS) 1979-1994 273 2661 2071 73 3/20 28.36 15 20.54
9 B Lee (AUS) 2000-2012 221 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 15 3.94
0 SO Tikolo (Afr/KENYA) 1996-2014 135 4016 3215 94 4/41 34.20 14 14.89
2 IVA Richards (WI) 1975-1991 187 5644 4228 118 6/41 35.83 13 11.01
1 A Symonds (AUS) 1998-2009 198 5935 4955 133 5/18 37.25 13 9.77
1 UDU Chandana (SL) 1994-2007 147 6142 4818 151 5/61 31.90 13 8.6
1 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1993-2005 194 10642 7541 293 5/33 25.73 13 4.43
4 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 13 3.25
0 PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2003 308 5148 4177 106 4/30 39.40 12 11.32
2 K Rabada (SA) 2015-2023 101 5171 4361 157 6/16 27.77 12 7.64
0 GW Flower (ZIM) 1992-2010 221 5462 4225 104 4/32 40.62 12 11.53
2 AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 135 6789 6377 199 5/27 32.04 12 6.03
2 SR Tendulkar (IND) 1989-2012 463 8054 6850 154 5/32 44.48 12 7.79
2 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 295 14060 9674 305 5/7 31.71 12 3.93
5 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 12 3.05
6 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 356 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 12 2.39
1 Saleem Malik (PAK) 1982-1999 283 3505 2959 89 5/35 33.24 11 12.35
0 MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2018 207 5091 4127 89 3/12 46.37 11 12.35
2 GB Hogg (AUS) 1996-2008 123 5564 4188 156 5/32 26.84 11 7.05
0 TM Dilshan (SL) 1999-2016 330 5880 4778 106 4/4 45.07 11 10.37
2 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 113 6000 4182 184 5/24 22.72 11 5.97
1 DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 164 6511 5874 199 6/43 29.51 11 5.52
1 RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 150 6613 4650 129 5/15 36.04 11 8.52
0 HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 1994-2004 141 7009 4998 138 4/37 36.21 11 7.97
2 AB Agarkar (IND) 1998-2007 191 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 11 3.81
0 PL Taylor (AUS) 1987-1992 83 3937 2740 97 4/38 28.24 10 10.3
3 Imran Tahir (SA) 2011-2019 107 5541 4297 173 7/45 24.83 10 5.78
1 Mohammad Rafique (Asia/BAN) 1995-2007 125 6414 4739 125 5/47 37.91 10 8
0 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2009-2023 156 7314 5229 162 4/30 32.27 10 6.17
0 Shoaib Malik (PAK) 1999-2019 287 7958 6192 158 4/19 39.18 10 6.32
1 P Utseya (ZIM) 2004-2015 164 8571 6239 133 5/36 46.90 10 7.51
2 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2014 328 10750 8680 273 5/30 31.79 10 3.66

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: T20i


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvec&b% Wkts
0 IS Sodhi (NZ) 2014-2023 102 2119 2822 126 4/28 22.39 9 7.14
0 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2010-2023 109 1990 2427 87 4/10 27.89 8 9.19
0 AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 99 2072 2574 98 4/2 26.26 7 7.14
0 RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2022 64 1237 1453 51 3/15 28.49 6 11.76
0 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2021 119 1261 1388 61 4/10 22.75 6 9.83
0 DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2021 91 1505 2036 78 4/19 26.10 6 7.69
2 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 114 2492 3402 144 5/18 23.62 6 4.16
0 ND Laegsgaard (DEN) 2019-2023 23 411 363 31 4/19 11.70 5 16.12
0 Khawar Ali (OMA) 2015-2022 41 716 790 46 4/11 17.17 5 10.86
0 S Thakor (TAN) 2021-2023 46 828 795 49 4/5 16.22 5 10.2
0 E Sebareme (RWN) 2021-2023 55 910 868 57 4/6 15.22 5 8.77
1 DJG Sammy (WI/World) 2007-2017 68 916 1116 44 5/26 25.36 5 11.36
0 M Akayezu (RWN) 2021-2023 62 946 1247 60 4/9 20.78 5 8.33
2 AC Agar (AUS) 2016-2022 47 994 1073 48 6/30 22.35 5 10.41
0 NL McCullum (NZ) 2007-2016 63 1123 1278 58 4/16 22.03 5 8.62
1 S Lamichhane (ICC/NEP) 2018-2023 52 1175 1233 98 5/9 12.58 5 5.1
2 Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC) 2015-2023 82 1874 1925 130 5/3 14.80 5 3.84
0 Shadab Khan (PAK) 2017-2023 92 1951 2301 104 4/8 22.12 5 4.8
0 K Motlhanka (BOT) 2019-2023 34 138 141 11 4/30 12.81 4 36.36
0 Hisham Shaikh (KSA) 2021-2023 21 325 414 17 4/12 24.35 4 23.52
0 DV Varghese (BUL) 2020-2023 31 367 647 13 1/7 49.76 4 30.76
0 AR Ramjani (UGA) 2022-2023 28 575 487 51 4/9 9.54 4 7.84
0 DMW Rawlins (BER) 2019-2023 28 588 567 32 4/10 17.71 4 12.5
0 O Harvey (GHA) 2021-2023 30 629 564 33 3/12 17.09 4 12.12
0 S Muniandy (MAL) 2019-2023 64 757 1085 45 4/13 24.11 4 8.88
1 Ghulam Ahmadi (GER) 2021-2023 41 918 898 49 5/23 18.32 4 8.16
0 F Nsubuga (UGA) 2019-2023 51 1043 827 52 3/9 15.90 4 7.69
0 PVD Chameera (SL) 2015-2022 52 1118 1507 52 4/17 28.98 4 7.69
0 K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 56 1207 1733 58 3/20 29.87 4 6.89
0 GH Dockrell (IRE) 2010-2023 125 1562 1869 82 4/20 22.79 4 4.87
2 SL Malinga (SL) 2006-2020 84 1799 2225 107 5/6 20.79 4 3.73
0 MJ Santner (NZ) 2015-2023 90 1868 2206 100 4/11 22.06 4 4
2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 117 2535 2869 140 5/20 20.49 4 2.85
0 N Krishna (SEY) 2021-2022 13 169 218 10 2/17 21.80 3 30
0 HAM Shah (DEN) 2019-2023 26 257 248 21 4/19 11.80 3 14.28
0 M Yunusu Issa (TAN) 2022-2023 32 264 347 17 3/24 20.41 3 17.64
0 JP Duminy (SA) 2007-2019 81 463 599 21 3/18 28.52 3 14.28
1 A Nanda (LUX) 2019-2023 26 476 604 27 5/6 22.37 3 11.11
0 MN Samuels (WI) 2007-2018 67 479 622 22 3/23 28.27 3 13.63
0 S Vashisht (ROM) 2019-2023 26 499 506 27 4/22 18.74 3 11.11
0 Sami Sohail (MWI) 2019-2023 26 503 505 41 4/6 12.31 3 7.31
0 Mohammad Wasim (PAK) 2021-2023 27 511 692 35 4/24 19.77 3 8.57
1 JP Faulkner (AUS) 2012-2017 24 515 684 36 5/27 19.00 3 8.33
0 MG Erasmus (NAM) 2019-2023 51 559 485 35 3/12 13.85 3 8.57
1 Ahsan Malik (NED) 2012-2017 31 575 730 44 5/19 16.59 3 6.81
0 DG Blampied (JER) 2019-2023 37 659 763 39 4/20 19.56 3 7.69
2 D Maisuria (BOT) 2019-2023 33 682 593 66 5/18 8.98 3 4.54
0 Abdur Razzak (BAN) 2006-2014 34 730 838 44 4/16 19.04 3 6.81
0 Mahedi Hasan (BAN) 2018-2022 38 737 807 30 3/19 26.90 3 10
0 SVE Bharathi (GER) 2020-2023 37 755 672 46 4/6 14.60 3 6.52
1 Vraj Patel (KENYA) 2021-2023 36 762 613 59 5/12 10.38 3 5.08
0 AJ Hosein (WI) 2021-2023 39 774 932 31 4/30 30.06 3 9.67
0 GJ Delany (IRE) 2019-2023 61 819 1061 37 3/16 28.67 3 8.1
0 Janak Prakash (SGP) 2019-2023 40 824 1192 44 3/15 27.09 3 6.81
0 JW Dernbach (ENG/ITA) 2011-2021 40 826 1170 44 4/22 26.59 3 6.81
0 MNM Aslam (KUW) 2019-2023 41 840 843 52 4/5 16.21 3 5.76
0 KA Pollard (WI) 2008-2022 101 856 1188 42 4/25 28.28 3 7.14
1 YM Nkanya (TAN) 2022-2023 44 858 762 60 5/2 12.70 3 5
0 AR Patel (IND) 2015-2023 48 883 1116 41 3/9 27.21 3 7.31
0 KJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2021 110 917 1149 58 4/45 19.81 3 5.17
0 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2013-2022 41 922 1181 58 4/12 20.36 3 5.17
0 Sikandar Raza (ZIM) 2013-2023 75 1011 1204 48 4/8 25.08 3 6.25
0 Mohammad Nawaz (PAK) 2016-2023 57 1030 1258 47 3/5 26.76 3 6.38
0 Rohan Mustafa (UAE) 2014-2023 58 1106 1283 61 4/18 21.03 3 4.91
1 Karan KC (NEP) 2015-2023 55 1107 1412 79 5/21 17.87 3 3.79
0 Ehsan Khan (HKG) 2016-2023 51 1134 1148 68 4/24 16.88 3 4.41
0 Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2018-2023 52 1143 1455 64 4/22 22.73 3 4.68
0 Haris Rauf (PAK) 2020-2023 62 1344 1802 83 4/18 21.71 3 3.61
1 Imad Wasim (PAK) 2015-2023 66 1356 1416 65 5/14 21.78 3 4.61
0 MR Adair (IRE) 2019-2023 71 1499 1920 98 4/13 19.59 3 3.06
1 YS Chahal (IND) 2016-2023 80 1764 2409 96 6/25 25.09 3 3.12
2 B Kumar (IND) 2012-2022 87 1791 2079 90 5/4 23.10 3 3.33
1 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 85 1816 2294 103 5/22 22.27 3 2.91
0 CJ Jordan (ENG) 2014-2023 88 1828 2658 96 4/6 27.68 3 3.12

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: Test


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvec&b% Wkts
35 A Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 29.65 35 5.65
67 M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 22.72 35 4.37
20 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 113 28814 12441 362 7/87 34.36 21 5.8
37 SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 25.41 21 2.96
17 DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 25.83 20 6.73
23 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 122 31422 15379 496 8/50 31.00 18 3.62
16 R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 63 19108 6704 248 7/72 27.03 17 6.85
9 H Trumble (AUS) 1890-1904 32 8099 3072 141 8/65 21.78 15 10.63
18 LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 27115 8989 309 8/38 29.09 15 4.85
25 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 1998-2015 103 28580 13537 417 8/84 32.46 13 3.11
2 HJ Howarth (NZ) 1969-1977 30 8833 3178 86 5/34 36.95 12 13.95
34 R Ashwin (IND) 2011-2023 94 25113 11569 489 7/59 23.65 12 2.45
32 JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2023 183 39217 18234 690 7/42 26.42 12 1.73
14 HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1960 37 13568 4405 170 9/113 25.91 11 6.47
21 CV Grimmett (AUS) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 24.21 11 5.09
15 Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2000-2010 61 17697 9082 261 7/77 34.79 11 4.21
26 DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2019 93 18608 10077 439 7/51 22.95 11 2.5
7 G Giffen (AUS) 1881-1896 31 6391 2791 103 7/117 27.09 10 9.7
4 PR Adams (SA) 1995-2004 45 8850 4405 134 7/128 32.87 10 7.46
6 AW Greig (ENG) 1972-1977 58 9802 4541 141 8/86 32.20 10 7.09
5 MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2023 68 12610 7612 204 6/53 37.31 10 4.9
36 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 10 2.32
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Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled: ODI, T20i, Test

A player’s skill and quickness are on full display when they hold the record for the most wickets taken caught and bowled in the dynamic sport of cricket.

When it comes to the One-Day International (ODI), Twenty20 International (T20i), and Test formats of cricket, this momentous achievement symbolizes the capstone.

Join me as I reminisce on the best moments in cricket history and marvel at the skill of the players who achieved them.

The Artistry Behind Caught and Bowled

Caught and bowled, a term synonymous with cricket excellence, refers to a bowler dismissing a batsman by catching the ball immediately after it has been hit, before it touches the ground.

This act, a blend of sharp reflexes and strategic foresight, is a spectacle in the cricket arena. The most wickets taken caught and bowled record is a testament to a player’s dexterity and precision.

It is a record that demands not just skill, but a deep understanding of the game’s nuances. Let us delve deeper into the artistry behind this magnificent feat.

Legend Land in ODI: Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled

For bowlers seeking immortality in the annals of cricket history, the ODI record for most wickets taken caught and bowled is the holy grail.

This archive is more than a collection of statistics; it tells the tales of famous meetings and amazing moments that have shaped illustrious careers.

The record-holding bowlers are more than just talented sportspeople; they are creative geniuses who leave a lasting impression with each strike and catch.

They achieved this level by commitment, hard work, and a constant quest for perfection.

M Muralidaran: The Sri Lankan Maestro

M Muralidaran, a name synonymous with cricketing genius, reigned in the cricket field from 1993 to 2011. In a staggering 350 matches, he bowled 18,811 balls, conceding 12,326 runs.

His brilliance shone brightest when he secured a record 534 wickets with a best bowling inning of 7/30 and an average of 23.08.

Muralidaran showcased his caught and bowled skills 35 times, constituting 6.55% of his total wickets, a testimony to his all-round cricketing brilliance.

CZ Harris: New Zealand’s Cricket Virtuoso

CZ Harris represented New Zealand with distinction from 1990 to 2004. In 250 matches, he bowled 10,667 balls and gave away 7,613 runs.

Harris’ journey saw him taking 203 wickets with a personal best inning of 5/42 and an average of 37.50.

His record for the most wickets taken caught and bowled stands at 29, making up a significant 14.28% of his total wickets, a clear indication of his sharp reflexes and strategic foresight.

Shahid Afridi: Pakistan’s Cricket Dynamo

Shahid Afridi, a powerhouse in Pakistan’s cricket landscape, had a prolific career spanning from 1996 to 2015. In 398 matches, he delivered 17,670 balls and conceded 13,632 runs.

Afridi’s bowling artistry was on full display as he took 395 wickets, with a remarkable best bowling inning of 7/12 and an average of 34.51.

His caught and bowled record stands at 24, accounting for 6.07% of his total wickets, showcasing his agility and cricketing acumen.

Saqlain Mushtaq: The Pakistani Prodigy

Saqlain Mushtaq, another gem from Pakistan, graced the cricket field from 1995 to 2003. In 169 matches, he bowled 8,770 balls, giving away 6,275 runs.

Mushtaq secured 288 wickets with a best bowling inning of 5/20 and an impressive average of 21.78.

His tally for the most wickets taken caught and bowled is 20, representing 6.94% of his total wickets, a record that speaks volumes about his skill and strategy.

CL Hooper: The West Indian Champion

CL Hooper, a stalwart for the West Indies, had a remarkable career from 1987 to 2003. In 227 matches, he bowled 9,573 balls and conceded 6,958 runs.

Hooper took 193 wickets with a best bowling performance of 4/34 and an average of 36.05.

His caught and bowled achievements are noted 18 times, constituting 9.32% of his total wickets, a testament to his remarkable skill and presence of mind on the field.

T20i Tales: The Symphony of Skill and Strategy

Bowlers can really show off their skills in the caught and bowled category in the T20i format, which is noted for its rapid tempo and high-energy encounters.

A symphony of skill and strategy, the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled in this format has been heard throughout the world by cricket fans.

This feat of dexterity and anticipation sets a new standard for the T20i format. It’s a stat that shows how well a player understands the game and how quickly they can react to changing situations.

IS Sodhi: The New Zealand Maestro

Leading the chart with a remarkable record in the T20I format is IS Sodhi from New Zealand. Spanning a career from 2014 to 2023, Sodhi has played in 102 matches, delivering 2119 balls and taking 126 wickets.

His best bowling innings has been recorded as 4/28, showcasing a brilliant average of 22.39.

With a total of 9 caught and bowled dismissals, he has a percentage of 7.14 in the most wickets taken caught and bowled category, illustrating his sharp reflexes and strategic foresight on the field.

Mohammad Nabi: The Afghan Powerhouse

Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan has showcased a stellar performance throughout his career from 2010 to 2023.

Having participated in 109 matches, Nabi has bowled 1990 balls, securing 87 wickets with an impressive best bowling innings of 4/10.

His average stands at 27.89, and with 8 caught and bowled dismissals, he holds a 9.19% in the most wickets taken caught and bowled record, a testimony to his cricketing prowess.

AU Rashid: England’s Cricket Virtuoso

AU Rashid of England, with a career spanning from 2009 to 2023, has become a name synonymous with cricket excellence.

In his 99 matches, Rashid has bowled 2072 balls and taken 98 wickets. His record of 4/2 as his best bowling innings speaks volumes about his skill.

With 7 caught and bowled dismissals, he shares a 7.14% in the most wickets taken caught and bowled record, echoing his remarkable journey in the T20I format.

RA Jadeja: India’s Cricket Maestro

RA Jadeja, representing India, has had a fruitful career from 2009 to 2022. In his 64 matches, Jadeja has bowled 1237 balls and secured 51 wickets.

His best performance in an innings has been recorded as 3/15, with an average of 28.49.

Jadeja has achieved 6 caught and bowled dismissals, holding an 11.76% in the most wickets taken caught and bowled record, showcasing his agility and strategic depth in the game.

Mohammad Hafeez: Pakistan’s Cricket Beacon

Last but certainly not least, Mohammad Hafeez from Pakistan has illuminated the cricket world with his performances from 2006 to 2021.

Playing in 119 matches, Hafeez has bowled 1261 balls and taken 61 wickets. His best bowling innings stands at 4/10, with an average of 22.75.

Achieving 6 caught and bowled dismissals, he holds a 9.83% in the most wickets taken caught and bowled record, a true reflection of his cricketing genius.

Test Cricket: The Theatre of Dreams

Test cricket, the oldest and most revered format of the game, offers a stage where the record for the most wickets taken caught and bowled is not just a statistic; it is a narrative woven with threads of passion, determination, and cricketing genius.

This record, a hallmark of cricketing brilliance, is a journey through time, showcasing the evolution of the game and the legends who have graced this theatre of dreams.

It is a record that stands tall, narrating tales of iconic moments that have shaped the rich tapestry of cricket history.

A Kumble (IND)

Anil Kumble, a name synonymous with Indian cricket’s golden era, graced the field from 1990 to 2008. In a remarkable span of 132 matches, Kumble delivered 40,850 balls, conceding 18,355 runs.

His record of 619 wickets, with a best bowling innings of 10/74, speaks volumes about his prowess. Kumble’s average of 29.65 and 35 instances of 5 wickets in an innings are impressive.

However, it is his record of 35 catches and bowled, constituting 5.65% of his total wickets, that places him in the elite league of bowlers with the most wickets taken caught and bowled.

M Muralidaran (ICC/SL)

Muttiah Muralidaran, a legend in the cricketing world, represented Sri Lanka and the ICC from 1992 to 2010.

In 133 matches, he bowled 44,039 balls, giving away 18,180 runs. His staggering 800 wickets, with a best bowling innings of 9/51, showcases his sheer brilliance.

Muralidaran’s average of 22.72 and 67 instances of taking 5 wickets in an innings are monumental.

He shares the spotlight with Kumble, having taken 35 catches and bowled, which accounts for 4.37% of his total wickets, a testimony to his place in the most wickets taken caught and bowled record.

DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)

Daniel Vettori, a name etched in New Zealand cricket history, had a career spanning from 1997 to 2014. In 113 matches, he bowled 28,814 balls and conceded 12,441 runs.

With a total of 362 wickets and a best bowling innings of 7/87, Vettori has showcased his skill and strategy on numerous occasions.

His average stands at 34.36 with 20 instances of taking 5 wickets in an innings. Vettori has secured his place in the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled with 21 catches and bowled, representing 5.8% of his total wickets.

SK Warne (AUS)

Shane Warne, a pillar in the Australian cricket dynasty, played from 1992 to 2007. In a career spanning 145 matches, he bowled 40,705 balls and allowed 17,995 runs.

Warne’s 708 wickets, with a best bowling innings of 8/71, is a testament to his magical spin bowling. With an average of 25.41 and 37 instances of 5 wickets in an innings, Warne has left an indelible mark in cricket history.

He holds the record with 21 catches and bowled, which is 2.96% of his total wickets, affirming his position in the list of players with the most wickets taken caught and bowled.

DL Underwood (ENG)

Derek Underwood, a stalwart of English cricket, had a career from 1966 to 1982. In 86 matches, he bowled 21,862 balls and conceded 7,674 runs.

His 297 wickets, with a best bowling innings of 8/51, narrate tales of his cricketing genius. Underwood’s average of 25.83 and 17 instances of 5 wickets in an innings are remarkable.

He has taken 20 catches and bowled, which is 6.73% of his total wickets, cementing his legacy in the record for most wickets taken caught and bowled.

Final Raise: Honoring the Peak of Most Wickets Taken Caught and Bowled

We are incredulous of the players who have attained this peak of success as we wrap up our exploration of the varied terrain of cricket’s most wickets taken, caught, and bowled record.

This album is proof of the game’s ethos; it’s a tribute to cricket’s unmatched achievements.

We are amazed and proud of the sport that we all love because of this incredible milestone. It’s evidence that with the right mix of talent, strategy, and luck, anything can be achieved in cricket.

Not only are the achievements of individual cricket players being celebrated, but the sport of cricket as a whole is being honored through this landmark.

As we look forward to more magical moments in cricket’s future, let us not forget how elegant and nuanced the game is.

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