Courtney Walsh – 519:
Courtney Walsh was perhaps the first bowler to reach 500 Test wickets and is amongst the four fast bowlers on this list, having done so in 2001. The Jamaican pacer formed one of the lethal fast-bowling pairs with Curtly Ambrose and both used their height to brutal effect to generate pace as well as bounce.
During his peak days, West Indies was on the decline as some of their best batsmen had retired. It was Walsh and Ambrose, who kept their side on the top through some quality bowling spells to eke wins out of nowhere. He also captained the national team in 22 Tests, winning six and losing seven out of them. Overall in 132 Tests, Walsh finished with 519 scalps at 24.44.