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Most wickets in a calendar year
Player Year Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SK Warne (Aus) 2005 15 4336 2114 96 6/46 12/246 22.02 2.92 45.1 6 2
M Muralitharan (SL) 2006 11 3532 1521 90 8/70 12/225 16.90 2.58 39.2 9 5
DK Lillee (Aus) 1981 13 3710 1781 85 7/83 11/159 20.95 2.88 43.6 5 2
AA Donald (SA) 1998 14 3232 1571 80 6/88 8/74 19.63 2.91 40.4 7 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 2001 12 4688 1699 80 8/87 11/170 21.23 2.17 58.6 7 4
J Garner (WI) 1984 15 3590 1604 77 6/60 9/108 20.83 2.68 46.6 4 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 2000 10 3740 1463 75 7/84 13/171 19.50 2.34 49.8 7 3
N Kapil Dev (India) 1983 18 3469 1739 75 9/83 10/135 23.18 3.00 46.2 5 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2008 13 2653 1481 74 6/72 10/154 20.01 3.34 35.8 5 1
N Kapil Dev (India) 1979 18 3631 1720 74 6/63 9/121 23.24 2.84 49.0 5 0
A Kumble (India) 2004 12 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 2.99 49.7 6 2
MD Marshall (WI) 1984 13 3251 1471 73 7/53 10/107 20.15 2.71 44.5 9 1
SK Warne (Aus) 1993 16 5054 1697 72 6/31 9/67 23.56 2.01 70.1 2 0
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1964 14 4106 1737 71 7/153 10/91 24.46 2.53 57.8 4 1
SK Warne (Aus) 1994 10 3774 1274 70 8/71 12/128 18.20 2.02 53.9 6 2
SK Warne (Aus) 2004 12 3472 1685 70 6/125 10/155 24.07 2.91 49.6 5 2
SM Pollock (SA) 1998 14 3592 1411 69 7/87 9/103 20.44 2.35 52.0 6 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1998 8 3302 1256 68 9/65 16/220 18.47 2.28 48.5 7 2
GD McGrath (Aus) 2001 14 3508 1473 68 7/76 8/114 21.66 2.51 51.5 4 0
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 2005 14 3194 1660 68 5/78 8/156 24.41 3.11 46.9 1 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1997 15 4091 1661 68 6/48 9/111 24.42 2.43 60.1 2 0
SK Warne (Aus) 2002 10 2874 1310 67 7/94 11/188 19.55 2.73 42.8 3 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 1999 14 3364 1425 67 5/28 10/78 21.26 2.54 50.2 4 1
SJ Harmison (Eng) 2004 13 3161 1603 67 7/12 9/73 23.92 3.04 47.1 3 0
CA Walsh (WI) 2000 14 3501 1234 66 6/74 10/117 18.69 2.11 53.0 4 1
SF Barnes (Eng) 1912 10 2394 959 64 8/29 13/57 14.98 2.40 37.4 8 3
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1985 10 2588 1116 64 9/52 15/123 17.43 2.58 40.4 6 2
GP Swann (Eng) 2010 14 3456 1662 64 6/65 10/217 25.96 2.88 54.0 6 1
IT Botham (Eng) 1978 12 2757 1160 63 8/34 11/140 18.41 2.52 43.7 6 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 1997 13 3113 1347 63 8/38 9/103 21.38 2.59 49.4 4 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2002 13 3567 1463 63 7/48 8/85 23.22 2.46 56.6 5 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2009 13 3017 1728 63 5/69 8/137 27.42 3.43 47.8 2 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2008 14 3510 1828 63 8/61 11/159 29.01 3.12 55.7 2 1
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2008 13 4230 1987 63 6/102 10/153 31.53 2.81 67.1 2 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982 9 2359 824 62 8/58 14/116 13.29 2.09 38.0 5 2
FS Trueman (Eng) 1963 11 2767 1061 62 7/44 12/119 17.11 2.30 44.6 6 2
CA Walsh (WI) 1995 12 3051 1349 62 7/37 13/55 21.75 2.65 49.2 4 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 2005 13 3144 1352 62 6/115 9/82 21.80 2.58 50.7 3 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1981 13 3338 1584 62 6/95 10/253 25.54 2.84 53.8 4 1
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2013 14 2869 1600 62 7/44 11/121 25.80 3.34 46.2 5 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1988 10 2477 1072 60 7/22 10/92 17.86 2.59 41.2 4 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2010 11 2341 1285 60 7/51 10/108 21.41 3.29 39.0 4 1
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2012 10 3224 1417 60 6/43 12/171 23.61 2.63 53.7 7 2
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2001 12 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 2.72 57.0 6 2
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2014 10 3662 1647 60 9/127 14/184 27.45 2.69 61.0 5 1
M Ntini (SA) 2003 12 2814 1566 59 5/66 10/220 26.54 3.33 47.6 4 1
GP Swann (Eng) 2012 14 3806 1766 59 6/82 10/181 29.93 2.78 64.5 3 1
M Ntini (SA) 2006 10 2153 1253 58 6/100 10/145 21.60 3.49 37.1 5 2
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001 12 2935 1323 58 7/71 14/191 22.81 2.70 50.6 3 1
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1998 14 2909 1327 58 8/53 11/110 22.87 2.73 50.1 5 2
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2005 13 2453 1514 58 7/61 12/205 26.10 3.70 42.2 3 1
SK Warne (Aus) 2001 13 3501 1809 58 7/165 11/229 31.18 3.10 60.3 4 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1978 14 2921 1046 57 5/32 7/73 18.35 2.14 51.2 4 0
JM Anderson (Eng) 2010 12 2778 1309 57 6/17 11/71 22.96 2.82 48.7 3 1
MG Hughes (Aus) 1993 12 3033 1448 57 5/64 8/151 25.40 2.86 53.2 2 0
SCG MacGill (Aus) 2003 11 3148 1687 57 5/56 10/133 29.59 3.21 55.2 4 1
B Lee (Aus) 2008 14 3481 1884 57 5/59 9/171 33.05 3.24 61.0 3 0
A Kumble (India) 2006 12 3798 1910 57 6/78 9/146 33.50 3.01 66.6 2 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1991 9 2416 1188 56 8/97 11/157 21.21 2.95 43.1 4 1
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1993 7 1626 838 55 7/91 13/135 15.23 3.09 29.5 6 1
M Muralitharan (SL) 2002 8 2836 979 55 9/51 13/115 17.80 2.07 51.5 5 2
R Benaud (Aus) 1958 9 3248 1031 55 5/76 9/173 18.74 1.90 59.0 4 0
SM Pollock (SA) 2001 13 3126 1176 55 6/30 10/147 21.38 2.25 56.8 4 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 2004 14 3087 1369 55 5/56 9/80 24.89 2.66 56.1 1 0
AA Mailey (Aus) 1921 10 2849 1567 55 9/121 13/236 28.49 3.30 51.8 4 2
MD Marshall (WI) 1983 11 2371 1116 54 6/37 9/102 20.66 2.82 43.9 3 0
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981 10 2672 1222 54 6/135 9/130 22.62 2.74 49.4 4 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 2008 14 3543 1411 54 6/56 9/133 26.12 2.38 65.6 5 0
A Kumble (India) 1999 10 3491 1461 54 10/74 14/149 27.05 2.51 64.6 4 2
GP Swann (Eng) 2009 12 3108 1508 54 5/54 9/164 27.92 2.91 57.5 4 0
M Ntini (SA) 2008 15 2827 1537 54 5/94 7/149 28.46 3.26 52.3 1 0
H Trumble (Aus) 1902 8 2640 974 53 8/65 12/173 18.37 2.21 49.8 4 2
MA Holding (WI) 1976 11 2433 1080 53 8/92 14/149 20.37 2.66 45.9 4 1
MH Mankad (India) 1952 10 3512 1170 53 8/52 13/131 22.07 1.99 66.2 5 2
J Garner (WI) 1980 13 2758 897 52 6/56 7/73 17.25 1.95 53.0 1 0
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 2005 8 2049 963 52 8/46 10/83 18.51 2.81 39.4 4 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 1995 10 2319 1138 52 6/47 8/107 21.88 2.94 44.5 4 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1982 13 2428 1236 52 6/101 9/142 23.76 3.05 46.6 2 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1995 12 3051 1254 52 7/23 11/77 24.11 2.46 58.6 1 1
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1976 11 3139 1458 52 6/94 8/179 28.03 2.78 60.3 3 0
JM Anderson (Eng) 2013 14 3191 1655 52 5/47 10/158 31.82 3.11 61.3 3 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2013 9 2146 901 51 6/8 11/60 17.66 2.51 42.0 4 1
MA Noble (Aus) 1902 12 2208 989 51 7/17 13/77 19.39 2.68 43.2 6 2
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 2002 11 2649 1248 51 7/66 10/155 24.47 2.82 51.9 2 1
JM Gregory (Aus) 1921 12 2701 1266 51 7/69 8/101 24.82 2.81 52.9 3 0
Z Khan (India) 2002 15 2875 1479 51 5/29 6/85 29.00 3.08 56.3 2 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2006 14 3131 1560 51 7/109 8/138 30.58 2.98 61.3 2 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1977 11 2146 1049 50 7/78 9/118 20.98 2.93 42.9 5 0
TM Alderman (Aus) 1989 10 2592 1067 50 6/128 10/151 21.34 2.46 51.8 6 1
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2011 8 2922 1193 50 6/42 11/111 23.86 2.44 58.4 3 1

Performances in matches that overlap years are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]
England v India at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 15-17, 2014 [Test # 2137]
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Only Test, Aug 9-12, 2014 [Test # 2135]

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