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Rabada - third fastest and fourth youngest to take 200 Test wickets

Kagiso  Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

South Africa’s young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada became the third-fastest and fourth-youngest bowler to take 200 Test wickets. Only Waqar Younis (7725) and Dale Steyn (7848) needed fewer deliveries than Rabada (8154) to reach the landmark, while only Waqar Younis, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh were younger than Rabada who was 25 years and 248 days old when he

performed this feat. Speaking to the media Rabada said “It’s a great achievement to be included among a list of such great players. When you start playing, you don’t ever think you will be placed on such a list, I don’t think there is a magic answer. It’s just hard work and spending time on your craft and seeing where you can get better. It hasn’t been that easy”.

Rabada achieved this feat in his 44th Test and in his 80th innings in the recently concluded first cricket Test against Pakistan at Karachi.


The youngest test player list to achieve 200 test wickets is as follows,

Bowler Test Age
Waqar Younis (Pakistan) 38 24 years
Kapil Dev (India) 50 24 years
Harbhajan Sing (India) 46 25 years
Kagiso Rabada (RSA) 44 25 years
Ian Botham (ENG) 41 25 years
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 48 25 years
Shane Warne (AUS) 42 26 years
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 42 26 years
Daniel Vettori (NZL) 63 26 years
Danish Kaneria (Pakistan) 47 26 years
Dale Steyn (RSA) 39 26 years