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

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 Bwd % Wkts
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 22.72 67 167 20.87
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 25.41 37 116 16.38
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 21.57 17 103 33.55
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 24.84 9 102 40.47
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 23.56 22 102 27.34
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 23.62 25 102 24.63
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 13650 5251 228 7/38 23.03 12 97 42.54
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 22.81 23 96 26.51
A Kumble (India) 1990-2008 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 29.65 35 94 15.18
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 36 92 21.34
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 24.44 22 91 17.53
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 29.64 23 88 20.27
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 27115 8989 309 8/38 29.09 18 87 28.15
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 76 16109 8731 389 7/51 22.44 25 86 22.10
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 20.99 22 83 20.49
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 23.68 13 81 32.53
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 99 22114 11295 380 7/43 29.72 16 81 21.31
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 25.83 17 79 26.59
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 21.64 29 76 13.49
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 20.94 22 73 19.41
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 28.82 18 72 18.46
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 24.89 15 70 29.66
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 20.97 7 69 26.64
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1971 60 17681 7328 246 8/71 29.78 16 69 28.04
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 16.43 24 68 35.97
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 25.20 16 68 20.92
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 30.81 10 66 21.29
WW Hall (WI) 1958-1969 48 10421 5066 192 7/69 26.38 9 65 33.85
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 25.69 12 64 35.95
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 58 15963 7199 242 8/79 29.74 16 64 26.44
S Ramadhin (WI) 1950-1961 43 13939 4579 158 7/49 28.98 10 62 39.24
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 22.25 20 62 18.78
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1935 39 12523 4055 155 6/42 26.16 7 59 38.06
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 23.11 16 59 14.01
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 28.40 27 58 15.14
JA Snow (Eng) 1965-1976 49 12021 5387 202 7/40 26.66 8 57 28.21
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2013 60 15349 7642 255 6/65 29.96 17 57 22.35
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 24.21 21 56 25.92
Z Khan (India) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 32.94 11 56 18.00
T Richardson (Eng) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 25.22 11 54 61.36
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 23.92 23 54 15.21
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 21599 7999 235 6/73 34.03 6 53 22.55
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 17.75 9 52 44.06
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1959 46 12027 4101 193 10/53 21.24 9 52 26.94
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 10.75 9 51 45.53
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 18.41 7 50 53.19
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 74 15515 7894 264 7/44 29.90 12 50 18.93

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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