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Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali was only 20 when he first bowled for Sri Lanka. He turned a few heads with his unusual style, not to mentioned sparked a few controversies, but it soon proved effective as he baffled batsmen around the world. Nearly 20 years later, he had 800 Test wickets, 534 one-day international wickets -- both records -- as well as 13 Twenty20 International wickets. For someone to challenge Muralitharan's numbers, they would have to be capable of bowling for long periods of a match, remain injury-free for two decades, and be consistently amongst the best bowlers on the international circuit. It's conceivable, but they will have to be as freakish as Murali.