Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SK Warne (AUS) 3 168.0 37 521 26 5/43 10/155 20.03 3.10 38.7 4 2
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
MA Starc (AUS) 3 103.2 28 364 24 6/50 11/94 15.16 3.52 25.8 3 1
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2016
Yasir Shah (PAK) 3 176.3 28 464 24 7/76 9/155 19.33 2.62 44.1 3 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2015
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 3 117.5 48 230 23 5/29 10/102 10.00 1.95 30.7 2 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1983/84
JM Anderson (ENG) 3 96.4 30 227 21 5/16 10/45 10.80 2.34 27.6 3 1
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2016
R Ashwin (INDIA) 3 115.0 20 380 21 6/46 10/160 18.09 3.30 32.8 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2015
GD McGrath (AUS) 3 154.5 35 438 21 5/40 7/132 20.85 2.82 44.2 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
BN Schultz (SA) 3 124.1 35 326 20 5/48 9/106 16.30 2.62 37.2 2 0
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1993
A Kumble (INDIA) 3 138.3 28 374 20 6/72 10/157 18.70 2.70 41.5 2 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 2005/06
K Rabada (SA) 3 87.0 18 326 19 6/55 10/92 17.15 3.74 27.4 1 1
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2016/17
Maninder Singh (INDIA) 3 103.5 33 279 18 7/51 10/107 15.50 2.68 34.6 1 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1986/87
A Kumble (INDIA) 3 136.3 36 317 18 7/59 11/128 17.61 2.32 45.5 1 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1993/94
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 3 203.5 37 518 18 5/68 8/113 28.77 2.54 67.9 1 0
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2011/12
AF Giles (ENG) 3 197.3 49 539 18 5/116 8/132 29.94 2.72 65.8 1 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
Mohammad Asif (PAK) 2 74.0 22 183 17 6/44 11/71 10.76 2.47 26.1 2 1
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2005/06
VD Philander (SA) 3 92.0 23 248 17 5/45 7/75 14.58 2.69 32.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2016/17
Imran Khan (PAK) 3 120.4 37 271 17 5/40 9/95 15.94 2.24 42.5 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1985/86
DL Vettori (NZ) 3 159.0 52 361 17 6/64 7/116 21.23 2.27 56.1 1 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
R Ashwin (INDIA) 3 145.4 27 440 17 5/69 7/201 25.88 3.02 51.4 1 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2017
VD Philander (SA) 2 63.1 14 202 16 5/49 10/102 12.62 3.19 23.6 2 1
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12
SLV Raju (INDIA) 3 106.2 33 228 16 6/87 11/125 14.25 2.14 39.8 2 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1993/94
Waqar Younis (PAK) 3 83.3 10 279 16 5/65 9/152 17.43 3.34 31.3 2 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1991/92
B Lee (AUS) 2 94.4 23 281 16 4/26 8/112 17.56 2.96 35.5 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
Aaqib Javed (PAK) 3 113.1 22 313 16 5/84 8/118 19.56 2.76 42.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1995/96
GP Swann (ENG) 2 121.1 13 355 16 6/82 10/181 22.18 2.92 45.4 2 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2011/12
Yasir Shah (PAK) 2 151.5 27 402 16 6/184 8/171 25.12 2.64 56.9 2 0
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2017/18
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 3 152.0 21 450 16 6/102 10/153 28.12 2.96 57.0 1 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
NM Lyon (AUS) 3 154.0 23 511 16 4/123 7/233 31.93 3.31 57.7 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2016
A Mishra (INDIA) 3 79.0 11 225 15 4/43 7/72 15.00 2.84 31.6 0 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2015
PM Siddle (AUS) 3 96.5 30 254 15 5/54 9/104 16.93 2.62 38.7 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
Imran Khan (PAK) 3 116.0 27 270 15 4/69 6/125 18.00 2.32 46.4 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985/86
Iqbal Qasim (PAK) 3 151.1 46 329 15 6/141 8/192 21.93 2.17 60.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1981/82
CT Tremlett (ENG) 3 116.0 30 351 15 6/48 7/114 23.40 3.02 46.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2011
Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2 139.2 30 360 15 7/118 10/190 24.00 2.58 55.7 1 1
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 2004/05
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 3 136.0 34 369 15 4/27 6/137 24.60 2.71 54.4 0 0
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2006
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 3 155.0 25 449 15 5/146 7/193 29.93 2.89 62.0 1 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012
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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, 2nd Test, Nov 24-28, 2017 [Test # 2283 - Live]
    » Sri Lanka 44/2 (25.0 ov, FDM Karunaratne 20*, R Ashwin 1/10)
India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, 1st Test, Nov 16-20, 2017 [Test # 2281]
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Oct 6-10, 2017 [Test # 2278]