Yasir Shah becomes the Fastest Asian with 100 wickets

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Pakistan’s leggie Yasir Shah became the fastest Asian Cricketer to reach 100 Test wickets on Sunday when he claimed the wicket of Miguel Cummins in Dubai.

Yasir reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets in his 17th appearance, which makes him fastest from Asia to reach 100 wickets in Test career, surpassing India’s Ravichandran Ashwin.

It was a remarkable achievement for the 30-year old who made his debut against Australia at the same venue almost exactly two years ago.

A brief look into the records broken by Yasir on his way to 100 Test victims:

17 – Tests taken by Yasir Shah to reach 100 wickets, the joint second fastest of all time and the fastest in 85 years.

Fastest to 100 Test wickets:
Player Team Date Time from debut Tests Balls Avg SR
George Lohmann Eng 5 Jul 1886 9y 241d 16 3430 10.55 33.9
Charlie Turner Aus 28 Jan 1887 8y 4d 17 5179 16.53 51.2
Syd Barnes Eng 23-Feb-12 10y 72d 17 5377 21.44 53.2
Clarrie Grimmett Aus 16-Jan-31 5y 323d 17 6891 28.06 68.2
Yasir Shah Pak 13-Oct-16 1y 357d 17 5368 27.32 53.6
R Ashwin Ind 14-Nov-13 2y 8d 18 5865 27.47 56.3
0 – Bowlers from Asia to reach the landmark of 100 wickets in Tests faster than Yasir’s 17 matches. He broke the record of 18 Tests by Ravichandran Ashwin. The previous record for a Pakistan bowler was 19 Tests by Saeed Ajmal.Fastest Asians to 100 Test wickets:

Player Team Start date Time from debut Tests Balls Avg SR
Yasir Shah Pak 13-Oct-16 1y 357d 17 5368 27.32 53.6
R Ashwin Ind 14-Nov-13 2y 8d 18 5865 27.47 56.3
Saeed Ajmal Pak 25-Jan-12 2y 205d 19 6251 27.31 62.5
EAS Prasanna Ind 28-Nov-69 7y 322d 20 6836 26.86 66.3
Waqar Younis Pak 2-Jan-93 3y 48d 20 3994 19.5 39.1
Mohammad Asif Pak 29-Jul-10 5y 208d 20 4625 23.12 46.2
A Kumble Ind 18-Oct-95 5y 70d 21 6839 24.35 63.3

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