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Who is the greatest cricket bowler ever?

We are never going to agree, but we ran this poll anyway. We listed 10 great cricket bowlers and asked who do you think is the greatest male cricket bowler to ever play the game.

We ran this poll for ten years (2011-2021), and nearly 5,000 people had their say. We presented a list of 10-top players and asked who do you think is the greatest male cricket bowler to ever play. The result was a clear win by Wasim Akram, a surprise winner as Shane Warne who came in third is often quoted as the greatest ever.

Also check the votes for the greatest ever batsman, and our discussion about the greatest cricketers of all time.

Player No. votes
Wasim Akram 1,914 (39%)
Muttiah Muralitharan 945 (19%)
Shane Warne 829 (17%)
Glenn McGrath 401 (8%)
other 308 (6%)
Curtly Ambrose 156 (3%)
Richard Hadlee 126 (3%)
Dennis Lillee 122 (2%)
Sydney Barnes 115 (2%)
Courtney Walsh 36 (1%)
Clarrie Grimmett 5 (0%)

total votes: 4957

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