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Nathon Lyon can become the third Australian bowler to pick 400 Test wickets

Top Five Australian bowlers with most Test wickets

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Australians have also produced top quality bowlers, be it in the spin department or in the pace department. Nathon Lyon has 396 Test wickets to his name and is the sole non-retired player in top five wicket-takers for Australia in Test matches. The Australian spinner has an opportunity to claim four wickets at the Gabba against India and become only the third Australian to claim 400 Test scalps in his 100th Test match.

A list of top five Australian bowlers with most Test wickets:

1) Shane Warne

Shane Warne, the legendary Australian leg spinner is the highest wicket-taker for Australia in Test matches. The leg spinner had a Test career spanning almost over 15 years, in which he took an astonishing 708 wickets at an average of just over 25. Warne had 37 five wicket hauls and ten 10-wicket hauls to his name during his Test career.

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2) Glenn McGrath

The Australian pacer made his Test debut in 1993 and played his last Test in 2007. In his prolific career, Glenn McGrath took 563 wickets at an astonishing average of just over 21. McGrath had 29 five wicket hauls and three 10-wicket hauls to his name during his Test career.

3) Nathon Lyon

The Australian off-spinner is currently on 396 Test wickets and is just four wickets shy of the 400 mark. He is an opportunity to enter the 400 club in his 100th Test match as Australia face India at the Gabba in the final Test of the series. The spinner made his debut in 2011, and has 18 five-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket hauls to his name during his Test career.

4) Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee, one of the most feared fast bowlers in 70s and 80s, had an illustrious career where he picked 355 Test wickets at an average of 23.92. The pacer has 23 five-wicket hauls to his name in a Test career spanning over 14 years.

5) Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson had a relatively short Test career spanning just eight years from 2007-2015. Nevertheless, the Australian pacer managed to pick up 313 Test wickets at an average of just under 30. The pacer has 12 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls to his name.