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    Walsh becomes the highest wicket taker in test cricket.

    Courtney Walsh broke the world record on Monday. Leading wicket-takers in test cricket (tabulate - bowler, country, tests, wickets):

    Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 114 435
    Kapil Dev (India) 131 434
    Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) 86 431
    Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 92 383
    Ian Botham (England) 102 383
    Curtly Ambrose (West Indies) 90 377
    Malcolm Marshall (West Indies)81 376
    Shane Warne (Australia) 83 363
    Imran Khan (Pakistan) 88 362
    Dennis Lillee (Australia) 70 355
    Bob Willis (England) 90 325
    Lance Gibbs (West Indies) 79 309
    Fred Trueman (England) 67 307

    A great acheivement by Walsh. Well Done. Who will break his record?


    #2
    Well done Courtney!!!!
    I think Warne is the man to better the mark.
    I know that Wasim & Ambrose are closer; but they will need at least 10 to 12 more tests to go past 435 & that seems unlikely seeing that tests are getting rarer & rarer these days.
    Plus, it will be interesting to see whether Walsh carries for anothe year! If he does, he'll have his tally elevated to around 460 - 470. Then, only Warne will be fit enough to chase the record.
    By the way, it will be interesting to see whether Waqar can make it!


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      #3
      I hope Wasim will break
      Walsh's record and retire
      as the leading test match
      wickettaker.

      I think Warne will retire
      as the leading wickettaker
      in tests as well, and that
      Daniel Vettori will break his record.

      He has many factors in his favor.

      - He already has 100 wickets and he's only 21.
      - He's a left arm spinner which means he can play for a long time effectively.
      - He plays for New Zealand which means he doesn't have much competition for the wickets, which helped Hadlee when he broke the record.

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        #4
        SUhail u know vettori graduated from Hamilton boys high school, and i graduated from the same school too apart from him being 2 years senior offcourse.... and he lives in same subarb as me

        so it would be great if he breaks it........

        i wouldn't mind suqqi doing it either

        well paki is coming to NZ later this year and like last time they all will my home for dawaat since there is no other paki in hamilton

        bye
        Sidq-e-Khalil bhi hay ishqe sabr-e-Husayn bhi hay ishq
        Mārika-e-wujud main Badr-o-Hunayn bhi hay ishq
        -Iqbal

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          #5
          Only at present Shoaib Akhtar has got the upper hand to become the world's best bowler, he can beat the record for the most wicket taker and also fastest bowler, we should all pray for this gentleman's success, because at this moment there is no batsman who can taken on Akhtar.

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            #6
            No Sajjad, I don't think that's possible.
            Shoib is a very fast bowler & this fact takes its toll on him. He won't be able to bowl for 6-7 tests an year apart from the 40-50 ODIs. Looking at the fact that speed is his main weapon & he has to bowl at 140kmph constantly, he will break down if he is overburdened.
            The 450 mark is possible only for people who are slow or medium pace bowlers like Walsh, Kapil, Warne, etc. Even players like Wasim, Hadlee did not generate much pace (in the later half of their career). late Marshall is offcourse a great exception!

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