Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Bowling records / Most wickets taken caught and bowled

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 c&b % Wkts
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 22.86 77 70 5.19
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 30.09 37 53 5.54
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 25.51 38 34 3.39
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 423* 42660 22170 682 7/87 32.50 22 33 4.83
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2013 355 40892 22596 694 8/84 32.55 28 32 4.61
CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 273 13227 8783 219 5/42 40.10 1 31 14.15
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 25.16 19 26 5.24
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2014 486 21740 16522 509 7/12 32.45 10 25 4.91
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 35.66 6 25 5.68
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 25.55 17 23 6.99
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 26.66 19 21 2.92
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 230 22364 10835 280 5/15 38.69 3 20 7.14
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 23367 12593 307 5/26 41.01 4 20 6.51
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 28.44 16 20 2.62
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 23.73 21 20 2.41

Records include the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), 1st ODI, Nov 26, 2014 [ODI # 3554]
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, 3rd ODI, Nov 26, 2014 [ODI # 3553]
Hong Kong v Nepal at Colombo (PSS), 4th T20I, Nov 24, 2014 [T20I # 410]

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