Most Wickets in Tests
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 M Muralitharan (SL) 133 44039 800 22.72 55.0 67/22 9-52
2 SK Warne (Aus) 145 40705 708 25.41 57.5 37/10 8-72
3 A Kumble (Ind) 132 40850 619 29.65 66.0 35/8 10-75
4 GD McGrath (Aus) 124 29248 563 21.64 52.0 29/3 8-25
5 CA Walsh (WI) 132 30019 519 24.44 57.8 22/3 7-38
6 JM Anderson (Eng) 129 28259 506 27.39 55.8 24/3 7-43
7 Kapil Dev (Ind) 131 27740 434 29.64 63.9 23/2 9-84
8 RJ Hadlee (NZ) 86 21918 431 22.29 50.9 36/9 9-53
9 SM Pollock (SAf) 108 24353 421 23.11 57.8 16/1 7-88
10 Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 103 28580 417 32.46 68.5 25/5 8-85
= DW Steyn (SAf) 85 17286 417 22.30 41.5 26/5 7-52
12 Wasim Akram (Pak) 104 22627 414 23.62 54.7 25/5 7-120
13 CEL Ambrose (WI) 98 22103 405 20.99 54.6 22/3 8-46
= HMRKB Herath (SL) 85 24107 405 27.82 59.5 33/9 9-128
15 M Ntini (SAf) 101 20834 390 28.82 53.4 18/4 7-38
16 SCJ Broad (Eng) 109 22363 388 28.81 57.6 15/2 8-16
17 IT Botham (Eng) 102 21815 383 28.40 57.0 27/4 8-35
18 MD Marshall (WI) 81 17584 376 20.94 46.8 22/4 7-23
19 Waqar Younis (Pak) 87 16224 373 23.56 43.5 22/5 7-77
20 Imran Khan (Pak) 88 19458 362 22.81 53.8 23/6 8-59
= DL Vettori (NZ) 113 28814 362 34.36 79.6 20/3 7-88
22 DK Lillee (Aus) 70 18467 355 23.92 52.0 23/7 7-84
= WPUJC Vaas (SL) 111 23438 355 29.58 66.0 12/2 7-72
24 AA Donald (SAf) 72 15519 330 22.25 47.0 20/3 8-72
25 RGD Willis (Eng) 90 17357 325 25.20 53.4 16/0 8-44
26 MG Johnson (Aus) 73 16001 313 28.40 51.1 12/3 8-62
27 Z Khan (Ind) 92 18785 311 32.94 60.4 11/1 7-88
28 B Lee (Aus) 76 16531 310 30.81 53.3 10/0 5-31
29 LR Gibbs (WI) 79 27115 309 29.09 87.8 18/2 8-39
30 FS Trueman (Eng) 67 15178 307 21.57 49.4 17/3 8-32
31 DL Underwood (Eng) 86 21862 297 25.83 73.6 17/6 8-52
32 JH Kallis (SAf) 166 20232 292 32.65 69.3 5/0 6-55
= R Ashwin (Ind) 52 15314 292 25.26 52.4 26/7 7-60
34 CJ McDermott (Aus) 71 16586 291 28.63 57.0 14/2 8-98
35 M Morkel (SAf) 79 15275 276 28.85 55.3 6/0 6-24
36 NM Lyon (Aus) 69 16368 269 31.83 60.8 12/2 8-51
37 BS Bedi (Ind) 67 21364 266 28.71 80.3 14/1 7-99
38 Danish Kaneria (Pak) 61 17697 261 34.79 67.8 15/2 7-78
39 J Garner (WI) 58 13169 259 20.97 50.8 7/0 6-57
= JN Gillespie (Aus) 71 14234 259 26.13 55.0 8/0 7-38
41 GP Swann (Eng) 60 15349 255 29.96 60.2 17/3 6-66
42 JB Statham (Eng) 70 16056 252 24.84 63.7 9/1 7-40
43 MA Holding (WI) 60 12680 249 23.68 50.9 13/2 8-93
44 R Benaud (Aus) 63 19108 248 27.03 77.0 16/1 7-73
= MJ Hoggard (Eng) 67 13909 248 30.50 56.1 7/1 7-62
46 GD McKenzie (Aus) 60 17681 246 29.78 71.9 16/3 8-72
47 BS Chandrasekhar (Ind) 58 15963 242 29.74 66.0 16/2 8-80
48 AV Bedser (Eng) 51 15918 236 24.89 67.4 15/5 7-45
= Abdul Qadir (Pak) 67 17126 236 32.80 72.6 15/5 9-57
= J Srinath (Ind) 67 15104 236 30.49 64.0 10/1 8-87
51 GS Sobers (WI) 93 21599 235 34.03 91.9 6/0 6-74
52 AR Caddick (Eng) 62 13558 234 29.91 57.9 13/1 7-47
53 CS Martin (NZ) 71 14026 233 33.81 60.2 10/1 6-27
54 D Gough (Eng) 58 11821 229 28.39 51.6 9/0 6-43
55 RR Lindwall (Aus) 61 13650 228 23.03 59.9 12/0 7-39
56 A Flintoff (Eng) 79 14951 226 32.78 66.2 3/0 5-59
= SJ Harmison (Eng) 63 13375 226 31.82 59.2 8/1 7-13
58 CL Cairns (NZ) 62 11698 218 29.40 53.7 13/1 7-28
= I Sharma (Ind) 77 14775 218 36.93 67.8 7/1 7-75
60 CV Grimmett (Aus) 37 14513 216 24.21 67.2 21/7 7-41
= HH Streak (Zim) 65 13559 216 28.14 62.8 7/0 6-74
62 MG Hughes (Aus) 53 12285 212 28.38 57.9 7/1 8-88
63 PM Siddle (Aus) 62 12941 211 29.92 61.3 8/0 6-55
64 Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 49 14070 208 29.83 67.6 13/3 8-165
= SCG MacGill (Aus) 44 11237 208 29.02 54.0 12/2 8-109
66 TG Southee (NZ) 57 12620 204 31.55 61.9 6/1 7-65
67 JA Snow (Eng) 49 12021 202 26.66 59.5 8/1 7-41
= AME Roberts (WI) 47 11135 202 25.61 55.1 11/2 7-55
69 JR Thomson (Aus) 51 10535 200 28.00 52.7 8/0 6-47
70 JC Laker (Eng) 46 12027 193 21.24 62.3 9/3 10-54
71 WW Hall (WI) 48 10421 192 26.38 54.3 9/1 7-70
72 TA Boult (NZ) 50 11041 190 28.75 58.1 5/1 6-41
73 SF Barnes (Eng) 27 7873 189 16.43 41.7 24/7 9-104
= EAS Prasanna (Ind) 49 14353 189 30.38 75.9 10/2 8-77
75 Shakib Al Hasan (BD) 51 12092 188 32.37 64.3 17/2 7-37
76 AK Davidson (Aus) 44 11587 186 20.53 62.3 14/2 7-94
77 Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 52 12532 185 32.97 67.7 10/3 7-57
78 GF Lawson (Aus) 46 11118 180 30.56 61.8 11/2 8-113
79 Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 46 8143 178 25.69 45.7 12/2 6-12
= Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 35 11592 178 28.10 65.1 10/4 7-56
81 Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak) 55 13951 177 32.75 78.8 4/1 9-87
= ARC Fraser (Eng) 46 10876 177 27.32 61.4 13/2 8-54
83 GAR Lock (Eng) 49 13147 174 25.58 75.6 9/3 7-36
84 Iqbal Qasim (Pak) 50 13019 171 28.11 76.1 8/2 7-50
= VD Philander (SAf) 46 8450 171 22.45 49.4 11/2 6-45
86 KR Miller (Aus) 55 10461 170 22.97 61.5 7/1 7-61
= HJ Tayfield (SAf) 37 13568 170 25.91 79.8 14/2 9-114
= TM Alderman (Aus) 41 10181 170 27.15 59.9 14/1 6-48
89 MS Panesar (Eng) 50 12475 167 34.71 74.7 12/2 6-38
90 FH Edwards (WI) 55 9602 165 37.87 58.2 12/0 7-88
= Yasir Shah (Pak) 28 9277 165 29.44 56.2 13/2 7-77
92 Umar Gul (Pak) 47 9599 163 34.06 58.9 4/0 6-136
93 MH Mankad (Ind) 44 14686 162 32.32 90.7 8/2 8-53
94 IR Bishop (WI) 43 8407 161 24.27 52.2 6/0 6-41
95 WA Johnston (Aus) 40 11048 160 23.91 69.1 7/0 6-45
= DK Morrison (NZ) 48 10064 160 34.68 62.9 10/0 7-90
97 S Ramadhin (WI) 43 13939 158 28.98 88.2 10/1 7-50
98 S Venkataraghavan (Ind) 57 14877 156 36.11 95.4 3/1 8-73
99 MW Tate (Eng) 39 12523 155 26.16 80.8 7/1 6-43
= RA Jadeja (Ind) 32 9400 155 23.60 60.6 9/1 7-49


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