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Top 5 Most Wickets As Visitor Bowlers In Cape Town

image-lqz3bvarIndia's bowler Jasprit Bumrah gets a fifer [Ap photos]

Cape Town, with its breathtaking scenery and challenging cricketing conditions, has witnessed some outstanding performances by bowlers over the years. From seamers exploiting the bounce to spinners finding purchase on the turning tracks, the bowlers have left an indelible mark on the iconic Newlands Cricket Ground.

Here, we at OneCricket delve into the top 5 bowlers who have wreaked havoc as visitor bowlers in Cape Town, etching their names in the annals of cricket history.

Colin Blythe - 25 Wickets in 4 Matches

image-lqz55eghColin Blythe [Twitter]

A name from the bygone era, Colin Blythe, the England Slow left-arm orthodox spinner, carved a niche for himself in Cape Town. Between 1906 and 1910, Blythe spun a web around the opposition, amassing an impressive tally of 25 wickets in just four matches. His ability to extract turn and deceive batsmen earned him the top spot on the list of most wickets as an away bowler in Cape Town, boasting a remarkable strike rate of 43.

Jasprit Bumrah - 18 Wickets in 3 Matches

image-lqz4z3l8India's pace sensation, Jasprit Bumrah [ap photos]

The contemporary maestro of Indian pace bowling, Jasprit Bumrah, showcased his mettle in Cape Town with a scintillating performance. In three matches, Bumrah scalped 18 wickets, leaving an indelible mark on the Newlands Cricket Ground. 

The highlight of his feat was a mesmerizing five-wicket haul in the second test against South Africa in 2024. Bumrah's ability to extract bounce and seam movement, coupled with his lethal yorkers, has established him as a force to be reckoned with, even on foreign soil.

Shane Warne - 17 Wickets in 3 Matches

image-lqz50xyeShane Warne [Twitter]

The Australian spin maestro, Shane Warne, mesmerized cricket fans around the world with his wizardry in Cape Town. Between 1994 and 2006, Warne spun his way to 17 wickets in just three matches. His ability to turn the ball prodigiously and deceive batsmen with his variations made him a potent force on the South African soil. 

James Anderson - 16 Wickets in 3 Matches

image-lqz532y8James Anderson [Twitter]

Widely regarded as one of the finest swing bowlers of his generation, James Anderson has left an enduring impact on the picturesque grounds of Cape Town. Making his debut in 2003, Anderson has consistently delivered outstanding performances, including 16 wickets in just three matches. His ability to swing the ball both ways and exploit seam movement in the Cape Town conditions has made him a thorn in the side of opposition batsmen.

John Briggs - 15 Wickets in 1 Match

A trip down memory lane takes us back to 25 March 1889 , we find English left-arm spin bowler John Briggs, who, delivered a bowling masterpiece in Cape Town. In a single match, Briggs mesmerised cricket fans with a phenomenal 15-wicket haul against South Africa. 

His extraordinary feat, with 7 wickets in the first inning and 8 wickets in the third inning, showcased the early brilliance of cricket in its purest form, leaving an everlasting mark on the game's history.