Former Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne on Wednesday named his top 10 fast bowlers of all time.
Warne, who picked 1001 international wickets in his 15 years of international cricket, has named 10 speedsters from a different era on his Twitter handle. Warne mentioned that there is no particular order for the given list of bowlers.
Dale Steyn and James Anderson included in Shane Warne’s list
South Africa bowler Dale Steyn, who retired from all forms of cricket on Tuesday, and England’s senior-most bowler James Anderson were the only two pacers, who have played in the last decade to have featured in that elusive list.
No particular order my top 10 fast bowlers…..
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 1, 2021
Shane Warne didn’t include a single Indian bowler in his list
Glenn McGrath, with whom Warne formed one of the destructive bowling pairs for Australia, and his Pakistan rival Wasim Akram were also included in that list.
West Indies fiery bowlers Micahel Holding, Malcolm Marshall and Sir Curtly Ambrose made the list. Interestingly there was no mention of any Indian bowler in the Australian spinner’s list.
Steyn picked 699 international wickets and ended as South Africa’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, he had taken retirement from Test cricket in 2019. With 630 wickets, Anderson is the third-highest wicket-taker in Test behind Warne (708) and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800).
Recently, Anderson surpassed Akram’s international wickets tally of 916 after he got the wicket of India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane in the second innings of the Headingley Test.
Anderson is hungry to play for England more games, which was evident from the statement he gave after picking his seventh five-wicket haul at Lord’s in the second Test. The England pacer said that, hopefully, it won’t be the last time that his name goes on the Lord’s Honours Board.
Anderson has managed his fitness very well unlike Steyn who had to struggle a lot during his final years where most of the time he had to sit out because of numerous injuries. Anderson commented ‘The Best’ in Steyn’s retirement post on Twitter.