Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
DL Underwood (ENG) 1971-1977 28 49 1085.0 370 2483 85 8/51 13/71 29.21 2.28 76.5 5 2
RGD Willis (ENG) 1973-1979 19 34 620.1 134 1872 82 7/78 9/118 22.82 3.01 45.3 6 0
CM Old (ENG) 1973-1978 20 37 673.1 145 1926 72 7/50 9/88 26.75 2.86 56.0 3 0
JA Snow (ENG) 1971-1976 18 34 706.3 153 1955 72 5/57 8/128 27.15 2.76 58.8 2 0
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1979 12 22 470.0 126 1220 67 8/34 11/140 18.20 2.59 42.0 8 1
GG Arnold (ENG) 1972-1975 15 27 640.5 154 1615 67 5/27 8/89 24.10 2.52 57.3 3 0
AW Greig (ENG) 1972-1977 31 50 764.3 173 2237 59 4/33 7/134 37.91 2.92 77.7 0 0
M Hendrick (ENG) 1974-1979 16 29 543.0 158 1197 53 4/28 8/95 22.58 2.20 61.4 0 0
DK Lillee (AUS) 1972-1975 9 18 456.5 155 1008 52 6/66 10/181 19.38 2.20 52.7 4 1
JR Thomson (AUS) 1975-1977 9 17 376.0 100 1040 39 5/38 8/127 26.66 2.76 57.8 1 0
PH Edmonds (ENG) 1975-1979 12 21 415.1 148 787 30 5/28 6/65 26.23 1.89 83.0 1 0
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1976 4 8 159.3 54 356 28 8/92 14/149 12.71 2.23 34.1 3 1
AME Roberts (WI) 1976-1976 5 10 221.4 69 537 28 6/37 10/123 19.17 2.42 47.5 3 1
MHN Walker (AUS) 1975-1977 9 17 477.3 147 1037 28 5/48 7/95 37.03 2.17 102.3 1 0
BS Bedi (INDIA) 1971-1979 9 14 427.2 97 1097 28 6/226 6/111 39.17 2.56 91.5 1 0
R Illingworth (ENG) 1971-1973 17 24 490.1 166 1011 26 5/70 5/110 38.88 2.06 113.1 1 0
RAL Massie (AUS) 1972-1972 4 7 199.1 58 409 23 8/53 16/137 17.78 2.05 51.9 2 1
VA Holder (WI) 1973-1976 6 12 238.0 72 541 22 4/56 5/85 24.59 2.27 64.9 0 0
Asif Masood (PAK) 1971-1974 6 11 223.5 54 579 20 5/111 9/160 28.95 2.58 67.1 1 0
KD Boyce (WI) 1973-1973 3 5 98.1 22 294 19 6/77 11/147 15.47 2.99 31.0 2 1
AA Mallett (AUS) 1972-1975 6 11 264.0 89 655 19 5/114 5/123 34.47 2.48 83.3 1 0
S Venkataraghavan (INDIA) 1971-1979 9 14 302.3 62 791 19 4/52 6/96 41.63 2.61 95.5 0 0
BL D'Oliveira (ENG) 1971-1972 11 17 240.0 98 421 16 3/46 5/62 26.31 1.75 90.0 0 0
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1979-1979 4 5 173.5 49 495 16 5/146 5/146 30.93 2.84 65.1 1 0
Intikhab Alam (PAK) 1971-1974 6 11 241.5 71 601 16 5/116 6/142 37.56 2.48 90.6 1 0
N Gifford (ENG) 1971-1973 9 11 254.1 83 518 15 4/43 8/127 34.53 2.03 101.6 0 0
P Lever (ENG) 1971-1975 6 10 201.3 43 598 15 5/70 5/84 39.86 2.96 80.6 1 0
BS Chandrasekhar (INDIA) 1971-1979 6 10 216.4 40 618 15 6/38 8/114 41.20 2.85 86.6 1 0
Sarfraz Nawaz (PAK) 1974-1978 5 7 147.0 41 310 14 5/39 7/107 22.14 2.10 63.0 1 0
JSE Price (ENG) 1971-1972 5 9 125.5 31 351 14 3/29 4/74 25.07 2.78 53.9 0 0
RO Collinge (NZ) 1973-1978 4 7 171.0 42 373 14 5/74 5/74 26.64 2.18 73.2 1 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1978 4 7 166.1 39 413 14 5/84 7/115 29.50 2.48 71.2 1 0
WW Daniel (WI) 1976-1976 4 7 108.0 28 317 13 4/53 5/162 24.38 2.93 49.8 0 0
LS Pascoe (AUS) 1977-1977 3 5 137.4 35 363 13 4/80 5/149 27.92 2.63 63.5 0 0
G Miller (ENG) 1976-1979 11 15 221.0 77 427 12 2/18 4/66 35.58 1.93 110.5 0 0
S Abid Ali (INDIA) 1971-1974 6 10 179.1 26 521 11 4/64 4/110 47.36 2.90 97.7 0 0
DR Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1973 3 5 106.1 16 340 10 4/42 5/93 34.00 3.20 63.7 0 0
GJ Gilmour (AUS) 1975-1975 1 2 51.2 15 157 9 6/85 9/157 17.44 3.05 34.2 1 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1973-1973 3 6 135.1 46 227 9 3/26 5/65 25.22 1.67 90.1 0 0
RA Hutton (ENG) 1971-1971 5 8 123.0 27 257 9 3/72 3/90 28.55 2.08 82.0 0 0
BP Bracewell (NZ) 1978-1978 3 5 89.2 14 282 9 3/110 3/72 31.33 3.15 59.5 0 0
BR Taylor (NZ) 1973-1973 3 5 136.0 24 395 9 4/53 5/140 43.88 2.90 90.6 0 0
BD Julien (WI) 1973-1976 5 10 196.0 55 434 9 3/69 3/95 48.22 2.21 130.6 0 0
KD Ghavri (INDIA) 1979-1979 4 5 147.0 30 448 8 3/76 5/137 56.00 3.04 110.2 0 0
HJ Howarth (NZ) 1973-1973 2 3 113.0 36 230 7 4/144 7/186 32.85 2.03 96.8 0 0
ED Solkar (INDIA) 1971-1974 6 10 102.0 27 262 7 3/28 3/38 37.42 2.56 87.4 0 0
Sikander Bakht (PAK) 1978-1978 3 3 87.0 20 273 7 4/132 4/132 39.00 3.13 74.5 0 0
JK Lever (ENG) 1977-1979 4 7 108.5 32 295 7 3/60 3/71 42.14 2.71 93.2 0 0

Performances in matches that overlap decades 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:
England v India at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 [Test # 854]
England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 16-21, 1979 [Test # 853]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 2-7, 1979 [Test # 852]