The ICC Ranking System's Top 10 Bowlers in Test Cricket History

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The ICC Ranking System's Top 10 Bowlers in Test Cricket History
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Much like we have done with ranking the Top 10 Batsmen, we've now gone and done the same with the bowlers. 

We compiled the list from the "career best rating", as determined by the ICC's ranking system. 

That system judges players by their all-time peak score—the highest ranking achieved at the height of their best form. Again, you can debate the limitations of the system, or whether some leading lights of the Test cricket have been unfairly left out. But what it does do is give us a top 10 free from bias or favour, decided by a complex algorithm in the ICC headquarters in Dubai.

If you want to find out more about how it is calculated, the ICC's rankings website has a FAQ page.

This list is, arguably, a better reflection of the top ten compared to the batsmen. That said, there are still a few notable omissions, not least the man in the picture above, Shane Warne, whose 905-point peak only ranks him 16th.

Do share your thoughts in the comments. 

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