Most Career Test Wickets for each Nation
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
Matches with representative XIs not included.
Afg Aus BD Eng Ind Ire NZ Pak SAf SL WI Zim

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Afghanistan
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Yamin Ahmadzai 1 114 3 17.00 38.0 0/0 3-52
2 Rashid Khan 1 209 2 77.00 104.5 0/0 2-155
= Wafadar Momand 1 126 2 50.00 63.0 0/0 2-101
4 Mohammad Nabi 1 78 1 65.00 78.0 0/0 1-66
= Mujeeb Zadran 1 90 1 75.00 90.0 0/0 1-76

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Australia
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 SK Warne 145 40705 708 25.41 57.5 37/10 8-72
2 GD McGrath 124 29248 563 21.64 52.0 29/3 8-25
3 DK Lillee 70 18467 355 23.92 52.0 23/7 7-84
4 MG Johnson 73 16001 313 28.40 51.1 12/3 8-62
5 B Lee 76 16531 310 30.81 53.3 10/0 5-31
6 NM Lyon 78 19194 306 32.21 62.7 12/2 8-51
7 CJ McDermott 71 16586 291 28.63 57.0 14/2 8-98
8 JN Gillespie 71 14234 259 26.13 55.0 8/0 7-38
9 R Benaud 63 19108 248 27.03 77.0 16/1 7-73
10 GD McKenzie 60 17681 246 29.78 71.9 16/3 8-72
11 RR Lindwall 61 13650 228 23.03 59.9 12/0 7-39
12 CV Grimmett 37 14513 216 24.21 67.2 21/7 7-41
13 MG Hughes 53 12285 212 28.38 57.9 7/1 8-88
14 PM Siddle 62 12941 211 29.92 61.3 8/0 6-55
15 SCG MacGill 44 11237 208 29.02 54.0 12/2 8-109
16 JR Thomson 51 10535 200 28.00 52.7 8/0 6-47
17 AK Davidson 44 11587 186 20.53 62.3 14/2 7-94
18 MA Starc 43 8986 182 28.17 49.4 9/1 6-51
19 GF Lawson 46 11118 180 30.56 61.8 11/2 8-113
20 KR Miller 55 10461 170 22.97 61.5 7/1 7-61
= TM Alderman 41 10181 170 27.15 59.9 14/1 6-48
22 WA Johnston 40 11048 160 23.91 69.1 7/0 6-45
23 JR Hazlewood 40 8662 151 26.84 57.4 6/0 6-68
24 WJ O'Reilly 27 10024 144 22.59 69.6 11/3 7-55
25 H Trumble 32 8099 141 21.78 57.4 9/3 8-66
26 MHN Walker 34 10094 138 27.47 73.1 6/0 8-144
27 AA Mallett 38 9990 132 29.84 75.7 6/1 8-60
28 B Yardley 33 8909 126 31.63 70.7 6/1 7-99
29 RM Hogg 38 7633 123 28.47 62.1 6/2 6-75
30 MA Noble 42 7159 121 25.00 59.2 9/2 7-18

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Bangladesh
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Shakib Al Hasan 53 12488 196 31.88 63.7 18/2 7-37
2 Mohammad Rafique 33 8744 100 40.76 87.4 7/0 6-78
3 Mashrafe Mortaza 36 5990 78 41.52 76.8 0/0 4-61
4 Shahadat Hossain 38 5380 72 51.81 74.7 4/0 6-28
5 Taijul Islam 19 4502 69 35.79 65.2 3/0 8-40
6 Mehedi Hasan 14 3750 58 36.18 64.7 4/1 6-78
7 Enamul Haque jnr 15 3549 44 40.61 80.7 3/1 7-96
8 Mahmudullah 39 3255 40 46.72 81.4 1/0 5-52
9 Sohag Gazi 10 3151 38 42.07 82.9 2/0 6-75
10 Tapash Baisya 21 3376 36 59.36 93.8 0/0 4-73

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England
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 JM Anderson 142 31239 559 26.90 55.9 26/3 7-43
2 SCJ Broad 122 25065 431 28.84 58.2 16/2 8-16
3 IT Botham 102 21815 383 28.40 57.0 27/4 8-35
4 RGD Willis 90 17357 325 25.20 53.4 16/0 8-44
5 FS Trueman 67 15178 307 21.57 49.4 17/3 8-32
6 DL Underwood 86 21862 297 25.83 73.6 17/6 8-52
7 GP Swann 60 15349 255 29.96 60.2 17/3 6-66
8 JB Statham 70 16056 252 24.84 63.7 9/1 7-40
9 MJ Hoggard 67 13909 248 30.50 56.1 7/1 7-62
10 AV Bedser 51 15918 236 24.89 67.4 15/5 7-45
11 AR Caddick 62 13558 234 29.91 57.9 13/1 7-47
12 D Gough 58 11821 229 28.39 51.6 9/0 6-43
13 SJ Harmison 62 13192 222 31.94 59.4 8/1 7-13
14 A Flintoff 78 14747 219 33.34 67.3 3/0 5-59
15 JA Snow 49 12021 202 26.66 59.5 8/1 7-41
16 JC Laker 46 12027 193 21.24 62.3 9/3 10-54
17 SF Barnes 27 7873 189 16.43 41.7 24/7 9-104
18 ARC Fraser 46 10876 177 27.32 61.4 13/2 8-54
19 GAR Lock 49 13147 174 25.58 75.6 9/3 7-36
20 MS Panesar 50 12475 167 34.71 74.7 12/2 6-38
21 MW Tate 39 12523 155 26.16 80.8 7/1 6-43
22 FJ Titmus 53 15118 153 32.22 98.8 7/0 7-80
23 JE Emburey 64 15391 147 38.40 104.7 6/0 7-79
24 H Verity 40 11173 144 24.37 77.6 5/2 8-44
25 CM Old 46 8858 143 28.11 61.9 4/0 7-51
= AF Giles 54 12180 143 40.60 85.2 5/0 5-58
27 MM Ali 51 9188 142 39.04 64.7 5/1 6-54
28 AW Greig 58 9802 141 32.20 69.5 6/2 8-87
29 PAJ DeFreitas 44 9838 140 33.57 70.3 4/0 7-71
30 GR Dilley 41 8192 138 29.76 59.4 6/0 6-39

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India
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 A Kumble 132 40850 619 29.65 66.0 35/8 10-75
2 Kapil Dev 131 27740 434 29.64 63.9 23/2 9-84
3 Harbhajan Singh 103 28580 417 32.46 68.5 25/5 8-85
4 R Ashwin 62 17471 327 25.59 53.4 26/7 7-60
5 Z Khan 92 18785 311 32.94 60.4 11/1 7-88
6 BS Bedi 67 21364 266 28.71 80.3 14/1 7-99
7 I Sharma 86 16344 253 34.85 64.6 8/1 7-75
8 BS Chandrasekhar 58 15963 242 29.74 66.0 16/2 8-80
9 J Srinath 67 15104 236 30.49 64.0 10/1 8-87
10 EAS Prasanna 49 14353 189 30.38 75.9 10/2 8-77
11 RA Jadeja 36 10179 171 23.11 59.5 9/1 7-49
12 MH Mankad 44 14686 162 32.32 90.7 8/2 8-53
13 S Venkataraghavan 57 14877 156 36.11 95.4 3/1 8-73
14 RJ Shastri 80 15751 151 40.96 104.3 2/0 5-76
15 SP Gupte 36 11284 149 29.55 75.7 12/1 9-103
16 Mohammed Shami 34 6340 124 29.19 51.1 3/0 5-29
17 DR Doshi 33 9322 114 30.71 81.8 6/0 6-103
18 PP Ojha 24 7633 113 30.26 67.5 7/1 6-48
19 KD Ghavri 39 7036 109 33.54 64.6 4/0 5-34
20 UT Yadav 38 6120 106 34.66 57.7 1/0 5-94
21 NS Yadav 35 8360 102 35.09 82.0 3/0 5-77
22 IK Pathan 29 5884 100 32.26 58.8 7/2 7-60
23 M Prabhakar 39 7475 96 37.30 77.9 3/0 6-133
= BKV Prasad 33 7041 96 35.00 73.3 7/1 6-34
25 SLV Raju 28 7602 93 30.72 81.7 5/1 6-13

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Ireland
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 TJ Murtagh 1 246 6 16.66 41.0 0/0 4-46
2 SR Thompson 1 198 4 23.25 49.5 0/0 3-63
3 WB Rankin 1 198 3 44.00 66.0 0/0 2-76

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New Zealand
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 RJ Hadlee 86 21918 431 22.29 50.9 36/9 9-53
2 DL Vettori 112 28652 361 34.15 79.4 20/3 7-88
3 CS Martin 71 14026 233 33.81 60.2 10/1 6-27
4 TG Southee 60 13334 220 30.82 60.6 7/1 7-65
5 CL Cairns 62 11698 218 29.40 53.7 13/1 7-28
6 TA Boult 54 12063 215 27.84 56.1 6/1 6-33
7 DK Morrison 48 10064 160 34.68 62.9 10/0 7-90
8 N Wagner 36 7893 149 28.26 53.0 5/0 7-40
9 BL Cairns 43 10628 130 32.91 81.8 6/1 7-75
10 EJ Chatfield 43 10360 123 32.17 84.2 3/1 6-74
11 RO Collinge 35 7689 116 29.25 66.3 3/0 6-64
12 BR Taylor 30 6334 111 26.60 57.1 4/0 7-75
13 JG Bracewell 41 8403 102 35.81 82.4 4/1 6-33
14 RC Motz 32 7034 100 31.48 70.3 5/0 6-64
15 SB Doull 32 6053 98 29.30 61.8 6/0 7-66
16 DJ Nash 32 6196 93 28.48 66.6 3/1 6-28
17 SE Bond 18 3372 87 22.09 38.8 5/1 6-52
18 HJ Howarth 30 8833 86 36.95 102.7 2/0 5-35
19 JR Reid 58 7725 85 33.35 90.9 1/0 6-61
20 JEC Franklin 31 4767 82 33.97 58.1 3/0 6-120

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Pakistan
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Wasim Akram 104 22627 414 23.62 54.7 25/5 7-120
2 Waqar Younis 87 16224 373 23.56 43.5 22/5 7-77
3 Imran Khan 88 19458 362 22.81 53.8 23/6 8-59
4 Danish Kaneria 61 17697 261 34.79 67.8 15/2 7-78
5 Abdul Qadir 67 17126 236 32.80 72.6 15/5 9-57
6 Saqlain Mushtaq 49 14070 208 29.83 67.6 13/3 8-165
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 52 12532 185 32.97 67.7 10/3 7-57
8 Shoaib Akhtar 46 8143 178 25.69 45.7 12/2 6-12
= Saeed Ajmal 35 11592 178 28.10 65.1 10/4 7-56
10 Sarfraz Nawaz 55 13951 177 32.75 78.8 4/1 9-87
11 Iqbal Qasim 50 13019 171 28.11 76.1 8/2 7-50
12 Yasir Shah 28 9277 165 29.44 56.2 13/2 7-77
13 Umar Gul 47 9599 163 34.06 58.9 4/0 6-136
14 Fazal Mahmood 34 9834 139 24.70 70.7 13/4 7-43
15 Intikhab Alam 47 10474 125 35.95 83.8 5/2 7-53
16 Mohammad Amir 33 6985 107 31.25 65.3 4/0 6-45
17 Mohammad Asif 23 5171 106 24.36 48.8 7/1 6-42
18 Abdul Razzaq 46 7008 100 36.94 70.1 1/0 5-36
19 Abdur Rehman 22 6892 99 29.39 69.6 2/0 6-26
20 Tauseef Ahmed 34 7778 93 31.72 83.6 3/0 6-46
21 Mohammad Sami 36 7499 85 52.74 88.2 2/0 5-37
22 Wahab Riaz 26 4856 83 33.53 58.5 2/0 5-64
23 Mushtaq Mohammad 57 5260 79 29.22 66.6 3/0 5-29
24 Junaid Khan 22 4605 71 31.73 64.9 5/0 5-39
25 Mahmood Hussain 27 5910 68 38.64 86.9 2/0 6-68

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South Africa
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 SM Pollock 108 24353 421 23.11 57.8 16/1 7-88
= DW Steyn 88 17707 421 22.64 42.1 26/5 7-52
3 M Ntini 101 20834 390 28.82 53.4 18/4 7-38
4 AA Donald 72 15519 330 22.25 47.0 20/3 8-72
5 M Morkel 86 16498 309 27.66 53.4 8/0 6-24
6 JH Kallis 165 20172 291 32.63 69.3 5/0 6-55
7 VD Philander 55 9970 205 21.54 48.6 13/2 6-22
8 HJ Tayfield 37 13568 170 25.91 79.8 14/2 9-114
9 K Rabada 32 5937 151 21.71 39.3 9/4 7-113
10 PR Adams 45 8850 134 32.87 66.0 4/1 7-129
11 TL Goddard 41 11736 123 26.22 95.4 5/0 6-54
= A Nel 36 7630 123 31.86 62.0 3/1 6-33
13 PM Pollock 28 6522 116 24.18 56.2 9/1 6-39
14 NAT Adcock 26 6391 104 21.10 61.5 5/0 6-44
15 PL Harris 37 8809 103 37.87 85.5 3/0 6-128
16 N Boje 43 8620 100 42.65 86.2 3/0 5-63
17 KA Maharaj 22 4754 90 27.65 52.8 5/1 9-130
18 PS de Villiers 18 4805 85 24.27 56.5 5/2 6-24
19 CL Vincent 25 5851 84 31.32 69.7 3/0 6-52
20 GA Faulkner 25 4227 82 26.58 51.5 4/0 7-85
21 L Klusener 49 6887 80 37.91 86.1 1/0 8-65
22 BM McMillan 38 6048 75 33.82 80.6 0/0 4-66
23 AEE Vogler 15 2764 64 22.73 43.2 5/1 7-95
24 JH Sinclair 25 3598 63 31.68 57.1 1/0 6-27
25 JM Blanckenberg 18 3888 60 30.28 64.8 4/0 6-77

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Sri Lanka
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 M Muralitharan 132 43715 795 22.67 55.0 67/22 9-52
2 HMRKB Herath 92 25705 430 27.95 59.8 34/9 9-128
3 WPUJC Vaas 111 23438 355 29.58 66.0 12/2 7-72
4 MDK Perera 31 7706 125 32.82 61.6 6/2 6-33
5 RAS Lakmal 49 8964 117 40.47 76.6 1/0 5-64
6 SL Malinga 30 5209 101 33.15 51.6 3/0 5-51
7 CRD Fernando 40 6181 100 37.84 61.8 3/0 5-43
8 ST Jayasuriya 110 8188 98 34.34 83.6 2/0 5-35
9 GP Wickramasinghe 40 7260 85 41.87 85.4 3/0 6-61
10 KTGD Prasad 25 4327 75 35.97 57.7 1/0 5-51
11 RJ Ratnayake 23 4961 73 35.10 68.0 5/0 6-67
12 BAW Mendis 19 4730 70 34.77 67.6 4/1 6-100
= N Pradeep 28 5077 70 42.90 72.5 1/0 6-133
14 HDPK Dharmasena 31 6939 69 42.31 100.6 3/0 6-73
15 DNT Zoysa 30 4422 64 33.70 69.1 1/0 5-21
16 ALF de Mel 17 3518 59 36.94 59.6 3/0 6-110
17 KR Pushpakumara 23 3792 58 38.65 65.4 4/0 7-117
18 RMS Eranga 19 3891 57 37.50 68.3 0/0 4-50
19 JR Ratnayeke 22 3833 56 35.21 68.4 4/0 8-84
20 UWMBCA Welegedara 21 3799 55 41.32 69.1 2/0 5-53
21 KMDN Kulasekara 21 3567 48 37.37 74.3 0/0 4-22
22 CPH Ramanayake 18 3654 44 42.72 83.0 1/0 5-83
23 S Randiv 12 3146 43 37.51 73.2 1/0 5-83
24 SD Anurasiri 18 3973 41 37.75 96.9 0/0 4-72
25 CBRLS Kumara 12 2234 40 36.87 55.8 1/0 6-123

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West Indies
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 CA Walsh 132 30019 519 24.44 57.8 22/3 7-38
2 CEL Ambrose 98 22103 405 20.99 54.6 22/3 8-46
3 MD Marshall 81 17584 376 20.94 46.8 22/4 7-23
4 LR Gibbs 79 27115 309 29.09 87.8 18/2 8-39
5 J Garner 58 13169 259 20.97 50.8 7/0 6-57
6 MA Holding 60 12680 249 23.68 50.9 13/2 8-93
7 GS Sobers 93 21599 235 34.03 91.9 6/0 6-74
8 AME Roberts 47 11135 202 25.61 55.1 11/2 7-55
9 WW Hall 48 10421 192 26.38 54.3 9/1 7-70
10 FH Edwards 55 9602 165 37.87 58.2 12/0 7-88
11 KAJ Roach 48 8599 163 28.31 52.8 8/1 6-49
12 IR Bishop 43 8407 161 24.27 52.2 6/0 6-41
13 S Ramadhin 43 13939 158 28.98 88.2 10/1 7-50
14 AL Valentine 36 12953 139 30.32 93.2 8/2 8-105
15 M Dillon 38 8704 131 33.57 66.4 2/0 5-72
16 JE Taylor 46 7757 130 34.46 59.7 4/0 6-48
17 CEH Croft 27 6165 125 23.30 49.3 3/0 8-30
18 CL Hooper 102 13794 114 49.42 121.0 4/0 5-27
19 ST Gabriel 37 5873 111 29.57 52.9 5/1 8-63
20 VA Holder 40 9095 109 33.27 83.4 3/0 6-29
21 PT Collins 32 6964 106 34.63 65.7 3/0 6-54
= D Bishoo 32 7280 106 36.23 68.7 4/1 8-50
23 CC Griffith 28 5631 94 28.54 59.9 5/0 6-37
24 BP Patterson 28 4829 93 30.90 51.9 5/0 5-25
= CD Collymore 30 6337 93 32.30 68.1 4/1 7-58

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Zimbabwe
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 HH Streak 65 13559 216 28.14 62.8 7/0 6-74
2 RW Price 22 6135 80 36.06 76.7 5/1 6-74
3 PA Strang 24 5720 70 36.02 81.7 4/1 8-110
4 HK Olonga 30 4502 68 38.52 66.2 2/0 5-71
5 AG Cremer 19 4214 57 45.68 73.9 1/0 5-126
6 BC Strang 26 5433 56 39.33 97.0 1/0 5-102
7 AM Blignaut 19 3173 53 37.05 59.9 3/0 5-74
8 GJ Whittall 46 4686 51 40.94 91.9 0/0 4-19
9 KM Jarvis 10 1905 36 30.97 52.9 2/0 5-55
10 M Mbangwa 15 2596 32 31.43 81.1 0/0 3-24
11 T Panyangara 9 1889 31 26.22 60.9 1/0 5-60
12 DH Brain 9 1810 30 30.50 60.3 1/0 5-43
13 CB Mpofu 15 2489 29 48.00 85.8 0/0 4-93
14 EA Brandes 10 1996 26 36.57 76.8 0/0 3-46
15 AG Huckle 8 1568 25 34.88 62.7 2/1 6-110


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