Cricket is a game of gentlemen. It gives relief to many people. Many people watch cricket and fulfill their entertainment. Nowadays spinners are giving more entertainment to the audience. Also, they are competing with the fast bowlers. Especially, when the leg-spinner failed to take wickets then the off-spinner gives some relief to the team and captain. Off spinners are becoming very famous in test cricket. We rarely see leg-spinners in test cricket due to the awesome performance of off-spinners. So today we will see the Top 10 greatest off-spinner of all time, whose bowling made us their fan.
10. Huge Tayfield
Huge Tayfield was a former South African player. He was a dangerous off-spinner. He was the fastest South African player to take 100 wickets in a test. In 1956 he was awarded for Wisden cricketers of the year. Many of his teammates were calling him ‘toe’ because he always Rubs his toe on the ground. Now he is not with us, but he was a pure gem and dangerous off-spinner.
9. Sonny Ramadhin
Sonny Ramadhin is a former west indies player. He was a very good and dangerous off-spinner of the west indies team. Batsman used to lose their confidence in front of his bowling. On 8 June 1950, he debuted in the test. His best bowling figure is 7/49, 8/15 and etc. All his hard work made him count in the top 10 greatest off-spinner of all time.
8. E.A.S Prasanna
E.A.S Prasanna is a former Indian player. He played cricket as an off-spinner for India. He was a perfect off-spinner whose bowling beats every batsman. At his time there was only test cricket. Also, he played 46 test matches and took 189 wickets. Also, his best bowling figure is 8/76, 8/50 and etc. Prasanna gives many winning movements to the Indian cricket team.
7. SQALAIN Mushtaq
SQALAIN Mushtaq is a former Pakistan player. He represents the Pakistan team in test and ODI. He was very famous for his “Doosra” delivery. Many of his teammates said that he used to bowl many deliveries with the same action. Mushtaq was an off-spinner bowler, but he was also famous for leg-spin delivery. He debuted on 8 September 1995 in test and 29 September 1995 in ODI. His best bowling figure 8/164, 5/20 and etc. He gives many winning movements to Pakistan cricket. All hard work of his made him count in the top 10 greatest off-spinner of all time.
6. Jim Laker
Jim Laker was a former England player. He was an off-spinner bowler. He played 46 test matches and took 193 wickets. Jim debuted on 21 January 1948 in test cricket. His best bowling figure is 10/53 and etc. Sadly he is not with us, but he was a dangerous off-spinner. England cricket will never forget his contribution.
5. Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon is an Australian player. He is an off-spinner for the Australian cricket team. He played all forms for Australia, especially test and ODI. Nathan Lyon took 399 wickets in the test and 29 wickets in ODI. He debuted on 21 August 2011 in the test, 8 March 2012 in ODI, and 29 January in T20. Lyon is a class off-spinner bowler. He comes on number 5 for the greatest off-spinner of all time.
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is an Indian cricketer. People and his mates commonly called him ‘Bhaji’. He played all forms of cricket for India. He is an off-spinner and he took the second-highest wicket in the test. For many years he didn’t play international cricket, now he does commentary. He debuted on 25 March 1988 in the test cricket, 17 April 1988 in ODI, and 1 December 2006 in T20. His best bowling figure is 8/84, 5/31 and etc. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2009 and the Arjuna award in 2003. Harbhajan is a very good off-spinner. He gives many winning movements to the Indian cricket team.
3. Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal is a former Pakistani player. He played all forms of cricket for his country. He was an off-spin bowler. After retirement, he was selected for the Pakistan team coach. He debuted on 4 July 2009 in the test, 2 July 2008 in ODI, and 7 May 2009 in T20. His best bowling figure is 7/55, 5/24.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian player. He played all Forms of cricket for India. He is an off-spin bowler. Ashwin was part of the Delhi Capitals in 2020. He got Awards like the ICC award for test player of the year, Arjuna Award in 2014. He debuted on 6 November 2011 in the test, 5 June 2010 in ODI, and 12 June 2010 in T20. Ashwin has been part of many IPL teams like kings X1 Punjab, Chennai super kings and etc. Currently, he is part of India vs England test series which is going on In India. Ashwin has taken 400+ wickets in test cricket
1. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lanka player. He was a classy off-spin bowler and his action was different from other off-spin bowlers. Murli played all forms of cricket for Sri Lanka. He debuted on 28 August 1992 in the test, 12 August 1993 in ODI, and 22 December 2006 in t20. He was a very good off-spinner of all time. His best bowling figure is 9/51, 7/30 and etc. That makes him count on number 1 in the list of top 10 greatest off-spinner of all time.