Page 1 of 15 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 218

Thread: Can Dale Steyn become the fastest bowler to 300 Test wickets?

  1. #1
    Cricketer Of The Year Cabinet96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    9,506

    Can Dale Steyn become the fastest bowler to 300 Test wickets?

    In June 2010 Dale Steyn became the 4th fastest test bowler to 200 test wickets, (in terms of matches) can he become the quickest to 300?

    Fastest bowlers to 300 test wickets

    1) DK Lillee 56 matches
    2) M Muralitharan 58 matches
    3) RJ Hadlee 61 matches
    4) MD Marshall 61 matches
    5) SK Warne 63 matches
    6) AA Donald 63 matches
    7) GD McGrath 64 matches
    8) FS Trueman 65 matches
    9) Waqar Younis 65 matches
    10) A Kumble 66 matches

    Fastest to 350 test wickets

    1) M Muralitharan 66 matches

    Fastest to 400 test wickets

    1) M Muralitharan 72 matches

    Fastest to 500 Test wickets

    1) M Muralitharan 87 matches.

    DW Steyn 238 wickets in 46 matches.

    To become the quickest ever to (300 test wickets) he would have to get 62 wickets in 9 games requiring 6.89 wickets per match. Difficult yes but with 5 home tests against countries who have shown vulnerability against pace and swing (Australia and Sri Lanka) He could have a chance. In his last 3 tests he took 21 wickets in 3 matches. If he was to continue this he would just get the record.

    Whether he gets it or not he is likely to be high up on a list that most bowlers could only dream of getting anywhere near.
    Last edited by Cabinet96; 18-09-2011 at 02:48 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

  2. #2
    Hall of Fame Member Howe_zat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Top floor, bottom buzzer
    Posts
    16,366
    Not a bad list is it.

    The answer, as ever with these threads, is yes, but it's not likely.

    I would expect him to sit somewhere mid-table amongst that lot, and injuries permitting, he should sail past the 300 mark and challenge for the top spot when he's pushing 400.

    Edit: On second thoughts, I don't know how quickly Murali went from 300 to 400, but I suspect it was during that freak period of his where he was getting 7-8 wpm, so Murali might have a lot of these records beyond the realms of a fast bowler.
    Last edited by Howe_zat; 18-09-2011 at 02:38 PM.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

  3. #3
    Cricket Web Staff Member / Global Moderator Neil Pickup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Oxford, England
    Posts
    26,851
    400: Murali 72, Hadlee 80, Kumble 85, McGrath 87, Warne 92
    500: Murali 87, Kumble 105, Warne 108, McGrath 110
    600: Murali 101, Kumble 124, Warne 126
    MSN Messenger: minardineil2000 at hotmail dot com | AAAS Chairman
    CricketWeb Black | CricketWeb XI Captain
    ClarkeWatch: We're Watching Rikki - Are You?

    Up The Grecians - Exeter City FC

    Completing the Square: My Cricket Web Blog

  4. #4
    Cricketer Of The Year Cabinet96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    9,506
    Murali was the quickest to 350 in 66 matches and the quickest to 400 in 72 matches. For some reason everyone was slow in between 300 and 350 so that's something Steyn could definitely target.


  5. #5
    Cricketer Of The Year Cabinet96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    9,506
    I have updated the original post with the fastest to 350, 400 and 500 wickets. All Murali.

  6. #6
    Cricketer Of The Year The Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,518
    Ha ha, Murali went from 300 to 700 in 55 Tests.

    That's ****ing ridiculous.
    Member of the Twenty20 is Boring Society

    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    C'mon Man U.
    RIP Craigos

  7. #7
    JJD Heads Athlai's Avatar
    Duck Hunt Champion! Plops Champion!
    Tournaments Won: 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ksfls;fsl:lsFJg/s
    Posts
    27,489
    Steyn with 3 Tests against NZ should probably result in him taking a good 20-25 odd.
    Direbirds FTW!

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Wellington will win the whole thing next year. Mark my words.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    I'll offer up my avatar to Athlai forever if Wellington wins the Champions League.
    President of T.I.T.S
    Tamim Is Talented Society

  8. #8
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Ha ha, Murali went from 300 to 700 in 55 Tests.

    That's ****ing ridiculous.
    you are joking right?

    can't be true?

  9. #9
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    OMG he's right.

  10. #10
    International Captain weldone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kolkata -> Mumbai -> London
    Posts
    5,971
    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Ha ha, Murali went from 300 to 700 in 55 Tests.

    That's ****ing ridiculous.
    From 1998 to 2005 Muralitharan took 449 wickets @ 19.87!

    Freaking awesome for any bowler!...and almost Bradman-esque when you compare that with other off-spinners of the last 40 years...
    "I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
    - Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)

  11. #11
    International Captain ankitj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hyderabad India
    Posts
    5,969
    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Ha ha, Murali went from 300 to 700 in 55 Tests.

    That's ****ing ridiculous.
    That's sick!! 400 wickets at a better rate than Barnes'

  12. #12
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    Murali is god


    steyn will probably finish from 3rd to 5th on that list
    Last edited by centurymaker; 19-09-2011 at 05:30 AM.

  13. #13
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,431
    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    From 1998 to 2005 Muralitharan took 449 wickets @ 19.87!

    Freaking awesome for any bowler!...and almost Bradman-esque when you compare that with other off-spinners of the last 40 years...
    That's just crazy.
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  14. #14
    International Coach Ikki's Avatar
    Cricket Champion! Jackpot Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Death Queen Island
    Posts
    12,624
    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    From 1998 to 2005 Muralitharan took 449 wickets @ 19.87!

    Freaking awesome for any bowler!...and almost Bradman-esque when you compare that with other off-spinners of the last 40 years...
    Well, almost a quarter of those wickets were against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe TBF. Averaged ~22 without them.
    Last edited by Ikki; 19-09-2011 at 09:03 AM.
    ★★★★★

  15. #15
    International Vice-Captain MW1304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Central
    Posts
    4,169
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Well, almost a quarter of those wickets were against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe TBF. Averaged ~22 without them.
    Only 22? What a shunt.

Page 1 of 15 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Greatest west indian fast bowler of all time?
    By superwills in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: 21-09-2007, 03:55 AM
  2. Surrey 2002: A Cricket Captain Diary
    By SIX AND OUT in forum General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17-02-2005, 08:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •