Most Test Wickets in a Calendar Year
Bold = record less than 3 years old.
  Name   Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 SK Warne (Aus) 2005 15 4336 96 22.02 45.2 6/2 6-47
2 M Muralitharan (SL) 2006 11 3532 90 16.90 39.2 9/5 8-71
3 DK Lillee (Aus) 1981 13 3710 85 20.95 43.6 5/2 7-84
4 AA Donald (SAf) 1998 14 3232 80 19.63 40.4 7/0 6-89
= M Muralitharan (SL) 2001 12 4688 80 21.23 58.6 7/4 8-88
6 J Garner (WI) 1984 15 3626 79 20.62 45.9 4/0 6-61
7 Kapil Dev (Ind) 1983 18 3469 75 23.18 46.3 5/1 9-84
= M Muralitharan (SL) 2000 10 3740 75 19.50 49.9 7/3 7-85
9 Kapil Dev (Ind) 1979 17 3553 74 22.95 48.0 5/0 6-64
= A Kumble (Ind) 2004 12 3680 74 24.83 49.7 6/2 8-142
= DW Steyn (SAf) 2008 13 2653 74 20.01 35.9 5/1 6-73
12 MD Marshall (WI) 1984 13 3251 73 20.15 44.5 9/1 7-54
13 SK Warne (Aus) 1993 16 5054 72 23.56 70.2 2/0 6-32
= R Ashwin (Ind) 2016 12 3508 72 23.90 48.7 8/3 7-60
15 GD McKenzie (Aus) 1964 14 4106 71 24.46 57.8 4/1 7-154
16 SK Warne (Aus) 1994 10 3774 70 18.20 53.9 6/2 8-72
= SK Warne (Aus) 2004 12 3472 70 24.07 49.6 5/2 6-126
18 SM Pollock (SAf) 1998 14 3592 69 20.44 52.1 6/0 7-88
19 SK Warne (Aus) 1997 15 4091 68 24.42 60.2 2/0 6-49
= M Muralitharan (SL) 1998 8 3302 68 18.47 48.6 7/2 9-66
= GD McGrath (Aus) 2001 14 3508 68 21.66 51.6 4/0 7-77
= A Flintoff (Eng) 2005 14 3194 68 24.41 47.0 1/0 5-79
23 GD McGrath (Aus) 1999 14 3364 67 21.26 50.2 4/1 5-29
= SK Warne (Aus) 2002 10 2874 67 19.55 42.9 3/1 7-95
= SJ Harmison (Eng) 2004 13 3161 67 23.92 47.2 3/0 7-13
26 IT Botham (Eng) 1978 12 2877 66 18.19 43.6 6/1 8-35
= CA Walsh (WI) 2000 14 3501 66 18.69 53.0 4/1 6-75
28 RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1985 10 2588 64 17.43 40.4 6/2 9-53
= GP Swann (Eng) 2010 14 3456 64 25.96 54.0 6/1 6-66
30 GD McGrath (Aus) 1997 13 3113 63 21.38 49.4 4/0 8-39
= Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 2002 13 3567 63 23.22 56.6 5/0 7-49
= Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 2008 13 4230 63 31.53 67.1 2/1 6-103
= MG Johnson (Aus) 2008 14 3510 63 29.01 55.7 2/1 8-62
= MG Johnson (Aus) 2009 13 3017 63 27.42 47.9 2/0 5-70
35 IT Botham (Eng) 1981 13 3338 62 25.54 53.8 4/1 6-96
= Imran Khan (Pak) 1982 9 2359 62 13.29 38.0 5/2 8-59
= CA Walsh (WI) 1995 12 3051 62 21.75 49.2 4/1 7-38
= GD McGrath (Aus) 2005 13 3144 62 21.80 50.7 3/0 6-116
= SCJ Broad (Eng) 2013 14 2869 62 25.80 46.3 5/1 7-45
= R Ashwin (Ind) 2015 9 2260 62 17.20 36.5 7/2 7-67
41 SF Barnes (Eng) 1912 9 2201 61 14.14 36.1 8/3 8-30
42 MD Marshall (WI) 1988 10 2477 60 17.86 41.3 4/1 7-23
= Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 2001 12 3424 60 25.95 57.1 6/2 8-85
= DW Steyn (SAf) 2010 11 2341 60 21.41 39.0 4/1 7-52
= HMRKB Herath (SL) 2012 10 3224 60 23.63 53.7 7/2 6-44
46 M Ntini (SAf) 2003 12 2814 59 26.54 47.7 4/1 5-67
= GP Swann (Eng) 2012 14 3806 59 29.93 64.5 3/1 6-83
48 ARC Fraser (Eng) 1998 14 2909 58 22.87 50.2 5/2 8-54
= SK Warne (Aus) 2001 13 3501 58 31.18 60.4 4/1 7-166
= WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001 12 2935 58 22.81 50.6 3/1 7-72


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