Most wickets in Ashes Test History

In this article, we will take a look at the bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the Ashes test history.

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Most wickets in Ashes Test History

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In this article, we will take a look at the bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the Ashes test history.

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The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The first Ashes test has been organized by Cricket Australia in 1882-83.

The series traditionally consists of five Tests, hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every two years. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the series. If the series is drawn, the team that currently holds the Ashes retains the trophy.

In this article, we will take a look at the bowlers who have taken the most wickets in Ashes test history.

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#10. James Anderson | 111 wickets

James Anderson |
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England pacer James Anderson has scalped 111 wickets in 62 innings he has bowled in the Ashes. Therefore, Anderson comes at number 10 on this list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in Ashes. Anderson has been playing since 2006 to date and contributed to many victories. Meanwhile, he is currently one of the greatest bowlers of this era. Anderson took those 111 wickets with an average of 33.27. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 6/47 and BBM of 10/158. He has also scalped 5 fifers and one 10-fer during his Ashes career.

#9. Ray Lindwall | 114 wickets

Ray Lindwell |
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Australia fast bowler Ray Lindwall has scalped 114 wickets in 51 innings he has bowled in the Ashes. Therefore, Lindwall comes at ninth place on this list of bowlers with the most wickets in Ashes. Lindwall has played for Australia during 1946-1959 and scalped those 114 wickets with an impressive average of 22.44. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 7/63 and BBM of 9/70. He has also scalped six fifers during his Ashes Test career.

#8. Monty Noble | 115 wickets

Monty Noble |
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Former Australia bowler Monty Noble has scalped 115 wickets in 66 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, Noble comes at eighth place on this list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the Ashes. Noble has played for Australia during the 1898-1909 year. In 39 matches Noble has scalped 115 wickets with an average of 24.86. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 7/17 and BBM of 13/77. He has also scalped 9 fifers and two 10-fer during his Ashes test career.

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#7. Stuart Broad | 120 wickets

Stuart Broad |
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England pacer Stuart Broad has scalped 120 wickets in 60 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, Broad comes at the seventh spot on this list of bowlers with the most wickets in the Ashes series. Stuart Broad has been playing for England in the Ashes since 2009. In 33 matches Broad has scalped 129 wickets with an average of 29.70. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 8/15 and BBM of 11/121. He has also scalped 7 fifers and one 10-fer during his Ashes test career.

#6. Bob Willis | 123 wickets

Bob Willis |
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Former England bowler Bob Willis has scalped 123 wickets in 61 innings he has bowled in the Ashes. Therefore, Bob comes at the sixth spot on this list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the Ashes. Bob has played for England during the 1971- 1983 year. In 31 games Bob has scalped those 123 wickets with a decent average of 24.37. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 8/43 and BBM of 9/118. He has also scalped 7 fifers during his Ashes test career.

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#5. Dennis Lillee | 128 wickets

Dennis Lillee |
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Former Australia pacer Dennis Lillee has scalped 128 wickets in 48 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, Lillee comes at the fifth spot on this list of bowlers with the most wickets in the Ashes. Lillee has played for Australia during the 1971-1982 year. In just 24 matches Noble has scalped 128 wickets with a brilliant average of 22.32. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 7/89 and BBM of 11/159. He has also scalped 7 fifers and two 10-fer during his Ashes test career.

#4. Lan Botham | 128 wickets

Former England fast bowler Lan Botham has also scalped 128 wickets but in 58 innings in the Ashes test series. Therefore, he comes in fourth place on this list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the Ashes. Botham has played for England during the 1977-1989 year. In 32 games Botham has scalped 128 wickets with an average of 28.04. Meanwhile, he has a BBI of 6/95 and BBM of 10/253. Moreover, Botham has also scalped 7 fifers and one 10-fer during his Ashes test career.

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#3. Hugh Trumble | 141 wickets

Hugh Trumble |
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Former Australia spinner Hugh Trumble has scalped 141 wickets in 55 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, Trumble comes at the third spot on this list of bowlers with the most wickets in the Ashes. Trumble has played for Australia during the 1890-1904 year. In 31 matches he has scalped those 141 wickets with an impressive average of 20.88. Meanwhile, Trumble has a BBI of 8/65 and BBM of 12/89. He has also scalped 9 fifers and three 10-fer during his Ashes test career.

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#2. Glenn McGrath | 157 wickets

Glenn McGrath |
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Former Australia legendary pacer Glenn McGrath has scalped 157 wickets in 60 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, McGrath comes at the second spot on this list of bowlers with the most wickets in the Ashes series. McGrath has played for Australia during the 1994-2007 year. In just 30 matches McGrath has scalped those 157 wickets with a brilliant average of 20.92. Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath has a BBI of 8/38 and BBM of 9/82. Moreover, McGrath has also scalped 10 fifers during his Ashes test career.

#1. Shane Warne | 195 wickets

Shane Warne |
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Another former Australian legend comes on this list. Former Australia leggie Shane Warne has scalped 195 wickets in 72 innings he has bowled in the Ashes series. Therefore, Warne has topped this list of bowlers with the most wickets in the Ashes test series. Shane Warne has played for Australia during the 1993- 2007 year. In 36 matches he has scalped (the highest )195 wickets with an impressive average of 23.25. Meanwhile, Warne has a BBI of 8/71 and BBM of 12/246. Moreover, Warne has also scalped 11 fifers (most on this list) and four 10-fer during his Ashes test career. Warne has topped the list and is also much ahead of the former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath (157 wickets).

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N.B: The stats are accurate as of 28/12/2021.

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