Cricket is a funny old sport, where all the eleven players are expected to contribute with both the bat and ball. Lower order batsmen are mostly bowlers, who are expected to chip in with some crucial runs when the situation demands.
Similarly, when the lead bowlers fail to provide a breakthrough for the team, sometimes the captains tend to go to orthodox batsmen for help. Then, some international bowlers are really exceptional in their art but are rarely able to have any sort of impact on the game with their batting skills.
Indeed, there have been some bowlers in the illustrious history of the gentleman’s game, who scored fewer runs than the number of wickets they scalped.
Today, we will be listing down four such international bowlers who took a minimum of 100 wickets in Test cricket but scored fewer runs than the wickets they snared.
Four International Cricketers With More Wickets Than Runs In Test Cricket:
4) Bruce Reid
Former Australian cricketer Bruce Reid played 27 Test matches for the Aussies. The left-arm pacer bagged 113 wickets during his stint with the Australian national team, but his batting stats are not so impressive. He scored just 93 runs in 27 matches that he played.
In ODIs, Bruce has 61 caps with 63 wickets to show from them, and just 49 runs scored. Another interesting fact is that he was the bowling coach of team India, for the Australian tour in 2003-04.
The 56-year-old was one of the tallest players to play international cricket, alongside former West Indies bowler Joel Garner, who both stood at six feet and eight inches.
Later, Pakistani pacer Mohammad Irfan surpassed them as he was seven feet and one inch tall.