The 10 Most Successful Bowler/Fielder Combinations in Test Match History

Reliable close catchers are a godsend for all bowlers (image: espncricinfo.com)

Reliable close catchers are a godsend for all bowlers (image: espncricinfo.com)

In many ways test cricket is all about partnerships. The best way for a team to build a big score is by putting together batting partnerships and the very best bowling sides have either quick or spin bowlers who perform in tandem from each end to build pressure and ultimately take wickets.

One partnership which is oft-overlooked and undervalued however, is that between a bowler and a wicket-keeper or slip fieldsman which can also be absolutely crucial. A great bowler and reliable fieldsman after all, can produce a whole raft of dismissals in test cricket as is proven in the case of the following ten combinations which have been the most prolific in the history of test matches.