Warne,McGrath,Muritharan and Kumble
Courtney Walsh was the first to get to 500 test wickets... Shane Warne was second, with Muttiah Muralitharan close on his heels. Glenn McGrath was the fourth. Anil Kumble the fifth
The first four bowlers to take more than 500 wickets in Test Cricket were, chronologically, Courtney Walsh (17 March 2001), Shane Warne (8th March 2004), Muttiah Muralitharan (16 March 2004), and Glenn McGrath (July 21 2005). Anil Kumble (9 March 2006) was not far behind, and completes the five bowlers in the history of cricket to have taken 500 or more Test Wickets.
There are only a few bowlers who have more than 500 wickets in their tally. they are:Muthaiah MuralitharanShane WarneCourtney WalshAnil KumbleWasim AkramWaquar YounisHere 500 includes a tally of wickets in both Tests and ODIs. Only the top 3 in the list above have more than 500 wickets in test cricket alone.
Courtney Walsh of the West Indies was the first cricketer to take 500 Test wickets, in 2001.
Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil kumble
Courtney Walsh was the first bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. It happened in 2001 in his 129th match when he had trapped Jacques Kallis in front of the wickets.
Courtney Walsh in Tests & Wasim Akram in ODIs.
Courtney Walsh in March 2001.
Courtney Walsh. Shane Warne was 2nd.
Only two players have done it; Wasim Akram and Muttiah Muralitharan. Akram was first.