Yasir Shah becomes fastest to 200 Test wickets


Yasir Shah, the champion Pakistan leg-spinner, got to the 200-wicket mark in the third Test against New Zealand on Sunday, 6 December to better an 82-year-old record.

The leg-spinner reached the milestones in his 33rd Test, three quicker than Australia leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett, who previously held the record. With 27 wickets, Shah is the leading wicket-taker of the series so far as well

Fastest to 200 Test wickets
BowlerNo. of Tests
Yasir Shah (Pakistan)33*
Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)36
Ravichandran Ashwin (India)37
Dennis Lillee (Australia)38
Waqar Younis (Pakistan)38


The 32-year-old has achieved immense success, especially on the dry pitches in Pakistan’s adopted fortress, the United Arab Emirates, where he has 114 scalps at an average of 23.97.

Yasir Shah in Test cricket
MatchesWicketsBest (inns)Best (match)Average5WI10WM