Dennis Keith Lillee (1949- ) became the greatest wicket
-taker in Test cricket
. An aggressive
with a superb action, he began his career
with Western Australia
in 1969-70, and made his Test debut
the following season. He took a record 31 Test wickets for Australia on the tour of England in 1972, and in harness with Jeff Thomson in 1974-5 demolished England with his speed and penetration. In 1981-2 he passed Lance Gibbs' record aggregate of Test wickets of 309, and by the time he retired in early 1984, he had taken a total of 355 test wickets.
First-class career (1969-83):
2, 200 runs (14.05) and 845 wickets (22.86)
Test matches (70):
905 runs (13.71), 355 wickets (23.92) and 23 catches.