Taking Five wickets in an inning is in the most significant milestone for any bowler. Cricket has become more of a batting-friendly sport nowadays. However, bowlers are still dominating red-ball cricket. In this format, a five-wicket haul is considered equal to a century. Bowlers with a five-wicket haul help his team to restrict the opposite teams as low as possible. The West Indies cricket team is more of a T20 powerhouse now. However, their history is different. They dominated test cricket in the 70s and 80s. One major reason behind this was their premium bowler who dominated batters of their generation.
1. MD Marshall
Marshall is a legendary player of cricket. The right-arm bowler was famous for his sheer dominance against the batters. Marshall is arguably the greatest bowler in West Indies cricket. He took five-wicket hauls for 22 times. Marshall led his national cricket team to many historical Victories.
2. Curtly Ambrose
Ambrose was the most lethal fast bowler of his era. He was famous for troubling batters with his deadly bouncers. Ambrose, with tall height used to get a good amount of bounce from any kind of pitches. He took five-wicket hauls for 22 times in 98 test matches.
3. CA Walsh
Walsh is an iconic name in cricket. He probably bowled faster than any other bowlers in cricket history. Walsh was a brave bowler, who never stepped back from any challenges. He fumbled many top-quality batters with his raw pace. Walsh played 132 test matches and took five-wicket hauls for 22 times.
4. Lance Gibbs
Gibbs is a former West Indies cricketer. He served his national cricket team for almost 20 years. Gibbs is regarded as the greatest spinner for the West Indies cricket team. He played 79 test matches and took 309 wickets with the help of 18 five-wicket hauls.
5. MA Holding
Michael Holding is a former West Indies cricketer. He is currently working as a commentator for various TV channels. Holding Seen a golden period of his national cricket team. He was a lethal bowler of his generation. Holding took 13 five-wicket hauls in his 60 matches.
6. FH Edwards
Edwards is a famous face of West Indies cricket. He is currently playing in the franchise cricket Leagues only. However, he has decent records in red-ball cricket. He took five-wicket hauls for twelve times.
7. Andy Roberts
Roberts is a legendary name of the West Indies cricket team. The Right-arm fast bowler took less than two years to reach 100 Test wickets. Roberts represented West Indies cricket in 47 test matches. He took 11 five-wicket hauls.
8. Sonny Ramadhin
Ramadhin is a popular name of the West Indies cricket team. The Right arm off break bowler was the most consistent bowler of his generation. In 43 test matches, he took ten five-wicket hauls.
9. Wes Hall
A tall, muscular guy, Hall is a legendary name of the West Indies cricket team. He is mainly remembered for his fiery bouncers. Hall started his career as a wicketkeeper batter, however later he switched to a bowler, which turned out to be the right decision. He took five-wicket hauls nine times.
10. Kemar Roach
Roach is a current front-line bowler of the West Indies cricket team. He is sitting among the top 20 in the bowler ranking. Roach featured in red-ball cricket only. He has played 68 test matches for his national cricket team. He has taken five-wicket hauls for nine times. He still has much cricket left and he would love to take more.