Spin bowling is an art. Whoever bowls spin can do some magic in pitch. Sometime it will be spun towards off stumps and sometimes it will towards leg stumps. So playing spin is tough even in the world there is some top class batsman who has great experience and techniques to play against spin. Usually, spin bowlers are categorized into two parts. Off spin bowling and leg spin bowling. Usually, off spin bowlers are too much economical in matches especially in one-day internationals. But leg spinners are wicket takers but will be a little expensive. Anyways after huge research, I have listed 5 spin bowlers of alltime
5. Saqlain Mushtaq
Salqlain Mushtaq is well known for his doosra and also played a great role in the spinning area for Pakistan. He was one of the best of spin bowlers in the world. When Shane Warne was ruling the leg spin world Saqlain was also the king in off-spin world. Saqlain was the inventor of doosra which was too much dangerous for the batsman.
Saqlain has played 169 one day internationals and taken 288 wickets with the best of 5/20. Saqlain has also played 49 test matches and taken 208 wickets in his test career. We have also seen him playing 9 t20 matches and taken 14 wickets.
4. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble was one of best leg spin bowler of all time. He was also captain of the Indian cricket team and lead the team with huge respect. Anil Kumble was listed in ICC hall of fame in 2015 and he was the 4th Indian to be listed. Anil Kumble has played 132 test matches and taken 619 wickets in his career. His career best was 10/74 which is a record. He has achieved 5 wickets haul 35 times. Anil Kumble has played 271 ODI matches and taken 337 wickets and his best bowling is 6/12. Kumble has also played 54 t20 matches and taken 57 wickets
3. Abdul Qadir
Abdul Qadir was one of the best leg spin bowler in cricket history played for Pakistan cricket team. He was a true legend. Sir Abdul Qadir was the inventor of googlies. Even he was great at top spin bowling, flippers etc. Abdul Qadir has shown the world that how leg spin can get the huge amount of wickets.
Sir Abdul Qadir has played 67 test matches and taken 236 wickets and his best was 9/56. He has taken 5 wickets to haul almost a 5 times in test matches. Abdul Qadir has played 104 ODI matches and taken 132 wickets.
2. Shane Warne
Now I am on the pick. It’s time to write a few lines about the world-class bowler Shane Warne. Shane Warne was one of the best leg spinners of Australia who has the ability to get a wicket from both ends. Whether the batsman is an opener or middle order warned can easily get him out with his class bowling. Warne has the record to turn the ball most.
During his test match career, Shane Warne has taken 708 wickets in 145 test matches. Warne has taken 5 wickets to haul almost 37 times. He has also played 194 ODI matches and taken 293 wickets. Even he has played 73 matches and taken 70 wickets.
1. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralidharan was a legend and was one of the best off-break bowlers of all time. He played for Sri Lanka and played with pride. Muralidharan was named the greatest test match bowler ever by Wisden cricket almanac in 2002. In his 230innings or 113 tests, he has taken 800 wickets which is a record for any bowler. His playing time was 1992-2000.Muttiah Muralidharan has played 350 ODI matches and taken 534 wickets with the career best of 7/30. He has taken 5 wickets to haul almost 10 times. Murali has also played 12 t20 matches and taken 13 wickets