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Most balls bowled in career
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55.0 67 22
A Kumble (India) 1990-2008 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 2.69 65.9 35 8
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 2.65 57.4 37 10
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 22 3
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2012 112 28670 12392 360 7/87 12/149 34.42 2.59 79.6 20 3
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2013 101 28293 13372 413 8/84 15/217 32.37 2.83 68.5 25 5
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 2.78 63.9 23 2
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 27115 8989 309 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.98 87.7 18 2
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 23438 10501 355 7/71 14/191 29.58 2.68 66.0 12 2
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 25 5
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 99 22114 11295 380 7/43 11/71 29.72 3.06 58.1 16 2
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.30 54.5 22 3
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.10 73.6 17 6
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.40 2.99 56.9 27 4
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 21599 7999 235 6/73 8/80 34.03 2.22 91.9 6 0
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 67 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 2.14 80.3 14 1
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 20232 9535 292 6/54 9/92 32.65 2.82 69.2 5 0
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 63 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.10 77.0 16 1
Z Khan (India) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52.0 23 7
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2000-2010 61 17697 9082 261 7/77 12/94 34.79 3.07 67.8 15 2
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1971 60 17681 7328 246 8/71 10/91 29.78 2.48 71.8 16 3
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.20 2.83 53.4 16 0
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1990 67 17126 7742 236 9/56 13/101 32.80 2.71 72.5 15 5
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 71 16586 8332 291 8/97 11/157 28.63 3.01 56.9 14 2
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2014 57 16472 7556 260 9/127 14/184 29.06 2.75 63.3 21 4
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7 9 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 75 15975 8644 383 7/51 11/60 22.56 3.24 41.7 24 5
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 58 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 2.70 65.9 16 2
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 80 15751 6185 151 5/75 8/179 40.96 2.35 104.3 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 74 15515 7894 264 7/44 11/121 29.90 3.05 58.7 12 2
JE Emburey (Eng) 1978-1995 64 15391 5646 147 7/78 7/105 38.40 2.20 104.7 6 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2013 60 15349 7642 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 2.98 60.1 17 3
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1955-1975 53 15118 4931 153 7/79 9/162 32.22 1.95 98.8 7 0
J Srinath (India) 1991-2002 67 15104 7196 236 8/86 13/132 30.49 2.85 64.0 10 1
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 79 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 3 0
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1965-1983 57 14877 5634 156 8/72 12/152 36.11 2.27 95.3 3 1
MH Mankad (India) 1946-1959 44 14686 5236 162 8/52 13/131 32.32 2.13 90.6 8 2
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7
EAS Prasanna (India) 1962-1978 49 14353 5742 189 8/76 11/140 30.38 2.40 75.9 10 2
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2006 71 14234 6770 259 7/37 9/80 26.13 2.85 54.9 8 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 49 14070 6206 208 8/164 10/155 29.83 2.64 67.6 13 3
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 14026 7878 233 6/26 11/180 33.81 3.37 60.1 10 1
Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak) 1969-1984 55 13951 5798 177 9/86 11/125 32.75 2.49 78.8 4 1
S Ramadhin (WI) 1950-1961 43 13939 4579 158 7/49 11/152 28.98 1.97 88.2 10 1
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2000-2008 67 13909 7564 248 7/61 12/205 30.50 3.26 56.0 7 1
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 13794 5635 114 5/26 7/178 49.42 2.45 121.0 4 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 12 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1960 37 13568 4405 170 9/113 13/165 25.91 1.94 79.8 14 2
HH Streak (Zim) 1993-2005 65 13559 6079 216 6/73 9/72 28.14 2.69 62.7 7 0
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-2003 62 13558 6999 234 7/46 10/215 29.91 3.09 57.9 13 1
SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC) 2002-2009 63 13375 7192 226 7/12 11/76 31.82 3.22 59.1 8 1
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 59 13227 7240 264 8/61 12/127 27.42 3.28 50.1 12 3
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1952-1968 49 13147 4451 174 7/35 11/48 25.58 2.03 75.5 9 3
Iqbal Qasim (Pak) 1976-1988 50 13019 4807 171 7/49 11/118 28.11 2.21 76.1 8 2
AL Valentine (WI) 1950-1962 36 12953 4215 139 8/104 11/204 30.32 1.95 93.1 8 2
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1990-2003 52 12532 6100 185 7/56 10/106 32.97 2.92 67.7 10 3
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1935 39 12523 4055 155 6/42 11/228 26.16 1.94 80.7 7 1
MS Panesar (Eng) 2006-2013 50 12475 5797 167 6/37 11/210 34.71 2.78 74.7 12 2
MG Hughes (Aus) 1985-1994 53 12285 6017 212 8/87 13/217 28.38 2.93 57.9 7 1
AF Giles (Eng) 1998-2006 54 12180 5806 143 5/57 9/122 40.60 2.86 85.1 5 0
PH Edmonds (Eng) 1975-1987 51 12028 4273 125 7/66 7/66 34.18 2.13 96.2 2 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1959 46 12027 4101 193 10/53 19/90 21.24 2.04 62.3 9 3
JA Snow (Eng) 1965-1976 49 12021 5387 202 7/40 10/142 26.66 2.68 59.5 8 1
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, 2nd Test, Sep 13-16, 2014 [Test # 2139]
West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, 1st Test, Sep 5-9, 2014 [Test # 2138]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]

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