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10 Excellent Spin-Bowlers In Cricket [2016]

10 Excellent Spin-Bowlers In Cricket [2016]

In cricket game, fastest deliveries from the bowlers means to give a chance to the batsman to hit it easily towards the boundaries. So, that’s why spin bowlers play an ideal role. Their slow pace and spin which even becomes difficult for a batsman to understand the delivery where it pitches and moves, and it doesn’t give batsman much chance to play big shots because they have to rely on their strength and power to make sure the ball gets to boundary. So, there are some spinners who are well-known for their spinning-the-ball techniques. Not every spinner is capable of tricking the batsman. So we have compiled a list of 10 Excellent Spin-Bowlers who are absolutely inspirational in cricket. Scroll down!

10. Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez is an Pakistani all-rounder, who is both known for his batting and bowling. Time-by-time Hafeez is proving to be a good right-hand off-break spin bowler for Pakistan. He really effective in all three formats of cricket; Tests, ODIs and T20s etc. He has taken 52 wickets in Test format, 129 wickets in ODI format and 46 wickets in T20 format.

9. Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir is an South African bowler, well known for his right-arm leg-break spin bowling. So far, he is been proving to be one of the key bowlers for South Africa, and surely spinners play their ideal role. He has taken 43 wickets in Test format, 84 wickets in ODIs and 21 wickets in T20 format.

8. Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar is an English bowler, well known for his left-hand slow orthodox spin bowling. He is capable of rotating his hand to his wrist through 360 degrees. He is a very tricky bowler and proven to be a best one for England cricket team. He has taken 167 wickets in Test format and 24 wickets in ODI format.

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7. Shakib Al Hassan

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is an Bangladeshi all-rounder, known for both his outstanding batting and bowling. He bowls left-arm slow orthodox spin bowling. He is proven to be a best bowler for Bangladesh cricket team. He has taken 147 wickets in Test format, 206 wickets in ODIs and 45 wickets in T20s. Quiet an interesting player in Bangladesh team.

6. Ajantha Mendis


Ajantha Mendis is an Sri Lankan bowler, best known for his right-hand leg-and-off spin bowling. He is an interesting bowler with a different bowling action. Quiet an outstanding and typical bowler in Sri Lankan cricket team. He has taken 70 wickets in Test format and 152 wickets in ODIs.

5. Shahid Afridi


Shahid Afridi is an Pakistani all-rounder, known best for his aggressive batting and typical bowling. He is an right-arm leg spinner and has best techniques to bowl wicket-taking deliveries. He is quiet an impressive player in Pakistan. He has taken 48 wickets in Test format, 395 wickets in ODI and 83 wickets in T20s. However, he has been retired from ODI and Test format.

4. Daniel Vettori


Daniel Vettori is New Zealand’s all-rounder, performs well with his batting, but much known for his bowling. He is an left-arm slow orthodox bowler and quiet experienced he is. He has taken 362 wickets in Test format and 302 wickets in ODI format. Quiet an experienced player in New Zealand’s cricket team.

3. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian bowler, but he is also good with his batting. He is an right-arm off break spinner, well known for his carom ball deliveries. Quiet an technical and proven bowler for Indian cricket team. He has taken 176 wickets in Test format, 140 in ODIs and 25 wickets in T20s, so far.

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2. Sunil Narine


Sunil Narine is an West Indian player, very well known for his bowling efforts. He is the second most excellent spin bowler in the world. His bowling figures have always been interesting and helpful for the West Indies cricket team. He has taken 15 wickets in Test format and 60 wickets in ODI format. He has proved himself in quiet a little time.

1. Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal is an Pakistani bowler, in fact, known as a ‘Magician’ just because of his high-class and tricky spin bowling. He is an right-arm off-break bowler, very well known for his ‘Doosra’ special delivery. Doosra is been his ‘wicket-taking’ weapon, because most batsman couldn’t pick it up. He is been an absolute wicket-taker in Pakistani team. He has taken 169 wickets in Test format and 182 wickets in ODI format.

That’s all! Which one is your favorite bowler of all-time? Whatever, Saeed Ajmal is the WINNER of the list. 😀 Share your thoughts about all of them above.

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