Biography, profile and career record of Muttiah Muralitharan - highest wicket taker in world cricket

Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket taker in test and ODI cricket. this article gives you complete information about Muttiah Muralitharan. More details about Biography, profile and career performance of Muttiah Muralitharan is quoted in this article. Read this article full for more details.

Biography of Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best spinners in the world. Muttiah Muralitharan was born in the year 1972 April 17 at Kandy, Sri Lanka. Muralidharan holds the record of highest wicket taker in test and ODI cricket. Murali was a record breaker in world cricket as he broke Wasim akram's record of 502 wickets and then Shane warne's record of 708 wickets in 2007. Muralidharan made his test debut in the year 1992 August 28 against Australia and his one day debut was against India in the year 1993 August 12.
Muttiah Muralitharan
Murali was a right arm off break bowler and a right-handed bats man. Murali was retired from test cricket in 2010 July 18. Murali had taken 800 wickets in test cricket and 534 wickets in one-day cricket. His best bowling performance in ODI cricket is 7 for 30 and 9 for 51 in test cricket. Murali was also playing for IPL team Chennai super kings where he made his IPL debut on April 19 2008 against Kings X1 Punjab. More details about profile and career performance of Srilankan spinning magic Muttiah Muralitharan is given below.

Profile of Muttiah Muralitharan

Full name: Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan birthplace: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Muttiah Muralitharan birth date: 17/04/1972
Muttiah Muralitharan Test debut: 28/08/1992
Muttiah Muralitharan ODI debut: 12/08/1993
Batting style: Right handed batsman
Bowling style: Right arm off spinner
Total wickets in Test cricket: 800 wickets
Total wickets in ODI cricket: 534 wickets
Role in cricket: Bowler
Played for: Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Sri Lanka
Best bowling performance in Test cricket: 9 for 51
Best bowling performance in ODI cricket: 7 for 30

Career performance of Muttiah Muralitharan

Bowling Performance Muttiah Muralitharan

Test Cricket

Total matches: 133 matches played
Total overs: 7339 overs bowled
Total wickets: 800 wickets taken
Best figures: 9 for 51
Economy: 2.48

One day cricket

Total matches: 350 matches played
Total overs: 3135 overs bowled
Total wickets: 534 wickets taken
Best figures: 7 for 30
Economy: 3.93

IPL cricket

Total matches: 40 matches played
Total overs: 156 overs bowled
Total wickets: 40 wickets taken
Best figures: 3 for 11
Economy: 6.37

Batting performance of Muttiah Muralitharan

Test Cricket

Total matches: 133 matches played
Total runs: 1261 runs scored
Strike rate: 70.29
Average: 11.68

One-day cricket

Total matches: 350 matches played
Total runs: 674 runs scored
Strike rate: 77.47
Average: 6.81

IPL cricket

Total matches: 40 matches played
Total runs: 9 runs scored
Strike rate: 69.23
Average: 2.25

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