The Test Matches are one of the three approved formats of cricket played between two international cricket teams. It is a genuine test of the quality and perseverance of the player. Most people believe that this format is the only way of appreciating the original game. The form also requires a prepared strategy to withstand and succeed in the battle. The first test match was played between Australia and England in 1877 at Melbourne.

1. JM Anderson

James Michael Anderson is a left-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler in England’s cricket team. Nicknamed Jimmy, he is one of the most skillful swing bowlers in the England cricket team. Anderson made his Test Debut in 2003 and holds the record of taking the highest number of wickets in test cricket. He has taken 632 wickets in 166 matches with a bowling average of 26.62 and an economy of 2.82. The player has taken 31 five-wicket hauls and three-wicket hauls.

2. SCJ Broad

Stuart Cristopher John Broad is a left-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler in the England cricket team. He made his Test debut in the year 2007. The player has a remarkable career in bowling and holds the record for taking the second-highest number of wickets in test cricket with a wicket count of 524. SCJ Broad has bowled in 149 matches with a bowling average of 27.84. His economy is 2.93, and he has taken 18 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls.

3. IT Botham

Ian Terence Botham is a former right-arm fast-medium bowler and a right-hand batter in the England cricket team. Popularly known by names like Beefy, Both, and Guy, he was an all-rounder who made his test debut in 1997. The England bowler has taken 383 wickets, which is the third-highest in test cricket. He has given 21815 runs with an average of 28.40. His economy was 2.99, and he has taken 27 five-wicket hauls and four ten-wicket hauls.

4. RGD Wilis

Robert George Dylan Willis was a former right-hand batter and right-arm fast bowler in the England cricket team. He is supposed to be one of the most daring bowlers in the history of England cricket. The player made his Test debut in 1971 and holds the record for taking the fourth-highest wickets in test cricket. He has played 90 matches in which he took 325 wickets with an average of 25.20. His economy was 2.33, and he took 16 five-wicket hauls.

5. FS Trueman

Fredrick SewardsTruemanwas a former right-hand batter and right-arm fast bowler who played for England’s cricket team. The player was the first fast bowler from any country to take 300 wickets. He made his test debut in 1952 and played 67 matches. He is the fifth bowler to take maximum wickets in test cricket with a wicket count of 307. His bowling average was 21.57, and his economy was 2.61. The bowler took 17 five-wickets hauls and three ten-wicket hauls.

6. DL Underwood

Derek Leslie Underwood is a former right-hand batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler in England’s cricket team. Nicknamed Deadly, the left-arm spinner was a nightmare for the batters of the rival team. He made his test premier in 1966 and ranks sixth on the list of bowlers with the maximum number of wickets in test cricket. The England bowler took 297 wickets in 86 matches with a bowling average of 2.10. His economy was 2.10, and he took 17 five-wicket hauls and six ten-wicket hauls.

7. GP Swann

Graeme Peter Swann is a former right-hand batter and right-arm off-break bowler in the England cricket team. Popularly known as Chin, the bowler made his test debut in 2008. He bowled in 60 matches with a bowling average of 29.96. The bowler holds the record for taking the seventh-highest number of wickets in Test Cricket. Swann took 255 wickets with an economy of 2.98 in the matches and took 17 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls.

8. JB Statham

John Brian Statham was a former left-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium in the England cricket team who was one of the best English bowlers in cricket’s history. He is unquestionably the most liked cricketer ever. The player made his test debut in 1951 and has played 70 matches. He withstands on the eighth position in the list of the most wicket-takers in the England cricket team who took 252 wickets with a bowling average of 24.84 and an economy of 2.33. He took nine five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul.

9. MJ Hoggard

Matthew James Hoggard is a former right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler in the England cricket team. Nicknamed Oggie, he made his test debut in 2000 and has bowled in 67 matches. He is the ninth top bowler in the England cricket team to take maximum wickets in test cricket. Hoggard has taken 248 wickets with a bowling average of 30.50 and an economy of 3.26. He took seven five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul.

10. AV Bedser

Alec Victor Bedserwas a former right-hand batter and right-arm medium-fast bowler in the England cricket team. Popular as Sir Alec Bedser, he was an inswinger who made his test debut in 1946. He played 51 matches and took 236 wickets with a bowling economy of 24.89 and an economy of 2.21. He is the tenth-top bowler in England’s cricket team who has taken the highest number of wickets in test cricket. Bedser has taken fifteen five-wicket hauls and five-ten wicket hauls.