Fastest 150 Wickets in Test: Anil Kumble to Bumrah

Fastest 150 Wickets in Test: In the history of Test cricket, many Indian bowlers have taken the fastest 150 wickets in Test, from Ravichandran Ashwin to Bumrah.

And in this article today, we are going to tell you which Indian bowler has taken the fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket so far. So let’s know about the bowlers who have taken the fastest 150 wickets in Test history.

Top 10 Fastest 150 Wickets in Test

Here is a table of the top 10 Indian bowlers who have taken the fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket.

RankBowlerMatchesInningsWicketsAverage
1Ravichandran Ashwin295415024.69
2Ravindra Jadeja325715024.71
3Jasprit Bumrah346415025.00
4Anil Kumble346615025.42
5Erapalli Prasanna346615025.51
6Kapil Dev356815025.92
7Harbhajan Singh366915026.33
8Ishant Sharma387115027.08
9Zaheer Khan397515027.95
10Mohammed Shami407415028.00

As you can see, Ravichandran Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in Test cricket, having achieved the feat in just 29 matches. He is followed by Ravindra Jadeja (32 matches), Jasprit Bumrah (34 matches), Anil Kumble (34 matches), and Erapalli Prasanna (34 matches).

1. Ravichandran Ashwin – 29 matches

Ravichandran Ashwin
Source: Hindustan Times

Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-arm off-spin bowler who made his international debut for the Indian team in 2010 and his Test debut in 2011. He holds the top position in the list of fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket, achieving this milestone in just 29 test matches.

2. Ravindra Jadeja – 32 matches

Ravindra Jadeja
Source: Jagran

Ravindra Jadeja is an all-rounder cricketer who made his international debut for the Indian team in 2009 and Test debut in 2012. He holds the second position in the list of fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket and achieved this milestone in just 32 test matches.

3. Srinivas Prasanna – 34 matches

Srinivas Prasanna
Source: iloveindia

Srinivas Prasanna is a former Indian right-arm off-break spin bowler who made his international Test debut for the Indian team in 1962. He holds the third position in the list of fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket and achieved this milestone in just 34 test matches.

4. Anil Kumble – 34 matches

Anil Kumble
Source: NDTV

Anil Kumble is a former Indian leg break spin bowler who made his international debut for the Indian team in April 1990 and his Test debut in August 1990. He holds the fourth position in the list of fastest 150 wickets in Test cricket, achieving this milestone in just 34 test matches.

5. Jasprit Bumrah – 34 matches

Jasprit Bumrah
Source: Twitter

Jasprit Bumrah is an Indian right-arm fast bowler who made his international debut for the Indian team in 2016 and his Test debut in January 2018. He currently holds the fifth position in the list of fastest bowlers to take 150 wickets in Test cricket, achieving this milestone in just 34 test matches.

And He is also the first Indian pacer to take the fastest 150 Test wickets, and he achieved this feat recently in the 2024 Test series against England. In which he took 6 wickets in the second Test match.

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FAQs?

Q. Who is the first Indian bowler to take fastest 150 wickets in Test Cricket?

Ans: R Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in Test cricket, and he achieved this feat in just 29 Test matches.

Q. Which Indian cricketer is the highest wicket taker in Test matches?

Ans: Anil Kumble has taken the most Test wickets among Indian players in the history of Test cricket so far. He has taken 619 wickets in 132 Test matches.

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