Murali crowned as the most valuable Test player of 21st century

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World’s highest Test wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st Century by the Wisden Cricket Monthly.

The magazine in colutation with the CricViz, the world’s leading cricket analytics company has released the top 30 Test players of the 21st Century and Sri Lankan off-spinner tops the list.

We have collected the data from the year 2000, so the list is for the period 2000-2020,” Sam Stow, the Marketing Director, Wisden Cricket Monthly, said. “Out of Murali’s total 800 Test wickets, his 573 wickets in 85 matches were taken from January 1, 2000 to 2010. Only person ahead during this period is James Anderson with 584 but he has played 151 games (2000-2020),” he added.

Jo Harman, Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine editor, speaking exclusively said. “Murali and Glenn McGrath stand out as the two most impactful bowlers in this analysis by a distance. In this investigation we are analysing the impact of players, not judging who is best, and as a spinner who bowled marathon spells, the Sri Lankan had greater opportunity to dominate Test matches,” Freddie Wilde, CricViz analyst, speaking exclusively explained

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  • Lal Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:40 PM

    I AM VERY HAPPY BECAUSE I AM PROUD TO SAY “”I AM A SRILANKAN””. THANK YOU MURALI. LONG LIFE. SOMEONE SAID YOU ARE INDIAN. NOW. NOW. WILL SEE !!!!!

    Cricketer Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:59 PM

    ONLY 20 YEARS OF THE 21 CENTURY HAS PASSED! IN THE BALANCE 80 YEARS , CAN'T ANY OTHER VALUABLE PLAYER EMERGE ?

    Vipin B Sunday, 28 June 2020 02:31 PM

    Great achievement Murali considering the caliber of players you were up against (Lara, Ponting, Tendulkar, Warne, Kallis, Sanga, Flitoff, Mcgrath, Gilchrist, Aravinda, Sanath etc.) Many congratulations for this achievement which you most deserved.

    nimal Sunday, 28 June 2020 02:54 PM

    What would have happened if he was born in India, would not have even selected to the playing X1.

    Ramon Alwis Sunday, 28 June 2020 03:03 PM

    congrats

    S.H.Moulana Sunday, 28 June 2020 03:57 PM

    A priceless player any team would love to have him on its side.

    Neville Gunasekara Sunday, 28 June 2020 04:06 PM

    What a greet achievement. Congratulations !

    RAM Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:03 PM

    Congratulations Murali

    sunil kariyawasam Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:22 PM

    Congratulations murali, we are proud of you.

    Kapila Senaratne Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:57 PM

    Congratulations Countryman Muralitharan! Nations Salute.

    Dhammika Sunday, 28 June 2020 06:14 PM

    CONGRADULATIONS ! Murali , your contribution to Cricket has made mother Lanka proud . A Great son of Sri Lanka .

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 28 June 2020 06:17 PM

    Great! Thanks Murali.

    Joshua Sunday, 28 June 2020 06:35 PM

    Expecting SLPP to get some political mileage out of this too...??

    David Moss Sunday, 28 June 2020 07:58 PM

    Such a talented player, yet Sri Lankan cricket didn’t give him all the respect he deserved. I am glad the world has officially recognised him as one of the greatest cricketer in history.

    Suren Sunday, 28 June 2020 08:37 PM

    Wonderful news! Congratulations Murali!

    mohamed Rizvi Monday, 29 June 2020 02:31 PM

    David Moss@ very true our best of the players likes of Murali, Sanga, Mahela and Malinga are either idling or assisting some other country to develop their cricket, where our SLCB did not find them suitable to assist our own cricketers. Pathetic state of affairs.

    AC Monday, 29 June 2020 02:32 PM

    Congrats and hats off to a very simple and humble person who is being recognized by the cricketing world. You have beyond doubt take the image of Sri Lanka and it is our duty to protect and safeguard such a prestigious person.

    samy Monday, 29 June 2020 03:26 PM

    Nimal-what makes you think if he was born in India Murali will not be in the playing XI. Indian cricket team has once been led by a Tamil off spin bowler, has had many south Indian players

    Manhatton Monday, 29 June 2020 04:17 PM

    There is no use of this guy to plantation Tamils nor any Tamil community.

    Rushdi Marikar Monday, 29 June 2020 06:31 PM

    Congratulations Murali!

    Jayant D Divey Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:02 PM

    Murali is arguably the greatest test player . He will remain so in years to come. His records will not be surpassed. The greatest bowler the game will ever hope to see !


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