Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo: AFP)
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  1. Dale Steyn: 697 wickets

Dale Steyn
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One of the greatest fast bowlers the world has ever seen, Dale Steyn finds himself second on the list. The former South African bowler was a sight to behold during his peak time. He would bowl at 150 kmph and take the ball away from the right-hander only to leave him stunned.

Steyn had a great pace and his ability to swing the ball away from the batsmen while pitching it at the leg stump made him a lethal force across formats of the game. Steyn made his Test debut back in 2004 but it took him a few years to dominate world cricket with his fearsome fast bowling display. He made a great fast bowling pair with Morne Morkel and the two would often rip apart the opposition’s batting unit both at home and away.

In his illustrious career, Dale Steyn played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20 internationals, picking 439, 196, and 64 wickets respectively. Overall, he has 697 wickets across formats- the second-most by a South African bowler in cricketing history.

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