Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc joined the elusive 350-wicket club in Test cricket during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in Brisbane. Starc had Alick Athanaze caught behind to become the fifth Australian bowler to 350 Test wickets.

Moreover, he also became third left-arm pace bower to claim 350 wickets in Test cricket. Let’s take a look at the left-arm pacers who excelled in the ultimate Test and have been the highest wicket-takers in test cricket.

Mitchell Johnson (Australia) – 313 wickets

Mitchell Johnson, the enigmatic left-arm fast bowler from Australia, left an indelible mark on Test cricket with 313 wickets in 73 matches at an average of 28.40. Known for his raw pace and aggressive demeanor, Johnson terrorized batsmen with his intimidating bouncers and lethal yorkers. His devastating spells played a pivotal role in Australia’s dominance in world cricket.

Source: Daily Telegraph

Trent Boult (New Zealand) – 317 wickets

Trent Boult, the crafty left-arm seamer from New Zealand, has made a significant impact in Test cricket, capturing 317 wickets in 78 matches at an average of 27.49. Blessed with the ability to move the ball prodigiously, Boult poses a constant threat to batsmen with his swing and seam movement. His ability to strike early and break partnerships has been crucial for the Black Caps.

Source: Cricinfo

Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 351 wickets

Mitchell Starc has been a potent force in Test cricket, claiming 351 wickets in 86 matches at an average of 27.55. Renowned for his express pace and devastating inswinging yorkers, Starc has the ability to dismantle batting lineups single-handedly. His lethal deliveries and aggressive approach make him a formidable opponent on any pitch.

Source: Cricinfo

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) – 355 wickets

Chaminda Vaas, the Sri Lankan maestro, carved his name in Test cricket history with 355 wickets in 111 matches at an average of 29.58. Known for his relentless accuracy and ability to exploit seam movement, Vaas troubled even the best batsmen with his deceptive variations. His consistent performances were pivotal in Sri Lanka’s success on the international stage.

Source: SkySports

Wasim Akram (Pakistan) – 414 wickets

With 414 wickets in 104 matches at an impressive average of 23.62, Wasim Akram is undoubtedly one of the greatest left-arm pacers of all time. His ability to swing the ball both ways and deliver lethal yorkers made him a nightmare for batsmen worldwide. Akram’s skillful bowling and fierce competitiveness set him apart and earned him legendary status in the cricketing world.

Source: Fox Sports

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