20 wickets can win you a match in Test cricket and bowlers are most essential part in the longest format. It is also a test of nerves, skills and adaptability for the bowlers as Test cricket is a format where batsmen like to take their time to settle in and hit the lose balls to the boundaries. However, the cricket history has seen bowlers who have been right on the money from the word go, and done their sides a world of good.
Let us have a look at top ten active bowlers with most scalps in the longest format:
10. Yasir Shah – 235 Wickets
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah holds the tenth position in most Test wickets by a non-retired bowler. The wrist-spinner, who made his debut in 2014 and has been the first-choice spin-bowler for some time now, has 235 scalps in 45 matches at a decent average of 30.83. Shah has 16 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls too. Nevertheless, the 34-year old has copped criticism for his performances in the SENA countries for not only lack of wickets but also proving expensive. Yet, it does not change the fact that Yasir remains one of the best leggies today and has the potential to run through any batting line-up on his day.