Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Most wickets taken caught

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 caught % Wkts
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 22.72 67 435 54.37
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 25.41 37 418 59.03
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 21.64 29 373 66.25
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 24.44 22 349 67.24
A Kumble (India) 1990-2008 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 29.65 35 345 55.73
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 28.82 18 294 75.38
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2013 101 28293 13372 413 8/84 32.37 25 284 68.76
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 23.11 16 272 64.60
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 20.99 22 269 66.41
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 36 256 59.39
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 28.40 27 243 63.44
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 23.92 23 239 67.32
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 97* 21627 11101 365 7/43 30.41 15 238 65.20
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 74 15711 8560 375 7/51 22.82 23 235 62.66
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 29.64 23 232 53.45
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2012 112 28670 12392 360 7/87 34.42 20 231 64.16
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 20.94 22 227 60.37
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 22.25 20 226 68.48
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 20232 9535 292 6/54 32.65 5 225 77.05
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 25.20 16 222 68.30
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 23438 10501 355 7/71 29.58 12 218 61.40
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 71 16586 8332 291 8/97 28.63 14 201 69.07
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 30.81 10 200 64.51
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 23.62 25 193 46.61
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 27115 8989 309 8/38 29.09 18 192 62.13
Z Khan (India) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 32.94 11 191 61.41
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 59 13227 7240 264 8/61 27.42 12 188 71.21
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 25.83 17 186 62.62
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 22.81 23 185 51.10
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 67 21364 7637 266 7/98 28.71 14 182 68.42
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 72* 15078 7736 252 7/44 30.69 11 168 66.66
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 14026 7878 233 6/26 33.81 10 167 71.67
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 63 19108 6704 248 7/72 27.03 16 164 66.12
SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC) 2002-2009 63 13375 7192 226 7/12 31.82 8 161 71.23
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 21.57 17 161 52.44
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 23.56 22 161 43.16
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2000-2010 61 17697 9082 261 7/77 34.79 15 158 60.53
MG Hughes (Aus) 1985-1994 53 12285 6017 212 8/87 28.38 7 157 74.05
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-2003 62 13558 6999 234 7/46 29.91 13 155 66.23
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 79 14951 7410 226 5/58 32.78 3 155 68.58
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2006 71 14234 6770 259 7/37 26.13 8 154 59.45
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1971 60 17681 7328 246 8/71 29.78 16 151 61.38
M Morkel (SA) 2006-2014 58 11376 6047 201 6/23 30.08 6 148 73.63
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2000-2008 67 13909 7564 248 7/61 30.50 7 147 59.27
J Srinath (India) 1991-2002 67 15104 7196 236 8/86 30.49 10 145 61.44
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 29.40 13 141 64.67
JR Thomson (Aus) 1972-1985 51 10535 5601 200 6/46 28.00 8 137 68.50
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 21599 7999 235 6/73 34.03 6 137 58.29
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 24.89 15 136 57.62
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 28.39 9 135 58.95
HH Streak (Zim) 1993-2005 65 13559 6079 216 6/73 28.14 7 135 62.50
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 20.97 7 133 51.35
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 23.68 13 132 53.01
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 58 15963 7199 242 8/79 29.74 16 132 54.54
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 49 14070 6206 208 8/164 29.83 13 131 62.98
PM Siddle (Aus) 2008-2014 53 11223 5522 188 6/54 29.37 8 129 68.61
AK Davidson (Aus) 1953-1963 44 11587 3819 186 7/93 20.53 14 127 68.27
EAS Prasanna (India) 1962-1978 49 14353 5742 189 8/76 30.38 10 127 67.19
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1990 67 17126 7742 236 9/56 32.80 15 126 53.38
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 47 11135 5174 202 7/54 25.61 11 124 61.38
SCG MacGill (Aus) 1998-2008 44 11237 6038 208 8/108 29.02 12 123 59.13
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1989-1998 46 10876 4836 177 8/53 27.32 13 120 67.79

Records include the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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