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Imran Khan

Imran Khan

In these days when the captain's role is predominantly bagged by batsmen, it is heartening to note that there are five all-rounders and two bowlers who have the distinction of claiming more than hundred wickets as skipper in the history of Test cricket. Four of these bowler-captains hail from the sub-continent - two each fron India and Pakistan. Topping the list is none other Imran Khan, who enjoys a healthy tally of 187 wickets at an astonishingly low average of 20.26. Our own Bishan Singh Bedi was the quickest to take hundred Test wickets as skipper.

All captains who have taken atleast hundred Test wickets :

Players Mts Balls Runs Wkts Avg Best 5WI 10WM
Imran Khan ( Pak ) 48 9211 3790 187 20.26 8-60 12 4
Richie Benaud ( Aust ) 28 10720 3559 138 25.78 6-70 9 0
Garfield Sobers ( WI ) 39 10860 3979 117 34.00 6-73 3 0
Kapil Dev ( Ind ) 34 6718 2925 111 26.35 9-83 4 1
Wasim Akram ( Pak ) 25 5444 2499 107 23.35 6-48 3 1
Bishan Singh Bedi ( Ind ) 22 7279 2631 106 24.82 6-71 8 1
Shaun Pollock (SA ) 26 5833 2201 103 21.36 6-30 4 1


Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock