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Most wickets
Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
DW Steyn (SA) 13 24 442.1 85 1481 74 6/72 10/154 20.01 3.34 35.8 5 1
MG Johnson (Aus) 14 28 585.0 107 1828 63 8/61 11/159 29.01 3.12 55.7 2 1
Harbhajan Singh (India) 13 23 705.0 105 1987 63 6/102 10/153 31.53 2.81 67.1 2 1
B Lee (Aus) 14 28 580.1 105 1884 57 5/59 9/171 33.05 3.24 61.0 3 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 14 23 590.3 155 1411 54 6/56 9/133 26.12 2.38 65.6 5 0
M Ntini (SA) 15 28 471.1 102 1537 54 5/94 7/149 28.46 3.26 52.3 1 0
RJ Sidebottom (Eng) 8 16 355.0 94 952 47 7/47 10/139 20.25 2.68 45.3 4 1
JM Anderson (Eng) 11 21 408.5 80 1373 46 7/43 9/98 29.84 3.35 53.3 2 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 6 12 369.4 55 1052 43 6/26 11/110 24.46 2.84 51.5 4 2
M Morkel (SA) 13 24 377.1 50 1383 43 5/50 7/113 32.16 3.66 52.6 1 0
MS Panesar (Eng) 12 22 461.4 94 1292 39 6/37 7/138 33.12 2.79 71.0 2 0
IE O'Brien (NZ) 10 16 299.1 75 820 38 6/75 7/165 21.57 2.74 47.2 1 0
I Sharma (India) 13 22 392.3 67 1201 38 4/77 7/117 31.60 3.05 61.9 0 0
CS Martin (NZ) 10 17 338.5 73 1060 34 5/65 7/100 31.17 3.12 59.7 1 0
FH Edwards (WI) 8 14 236.2 36 910 31 7/87 8/133 29.35 3.85 45.7 2 0
SR Clark (Aus) 10 20 361.0 96 926 31 5/32 8/91 29.87 2.56 69.8 1 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 8 12 291.2 68 777 30 7/36 9/115 25.90 2.66 58.2 4 0
JH Kallis (SA) 15 26 287.1 61 823 29 5/30 5/35 28.37 2.86 59.4 1 0
A Kumble (India) 10 17 462.5 60 1430 28 4/106 8/254 51.07 3.08 99.1 0 0
JE Taylor (WI) 8 14 257.3 50 889 27 4/52 6/126 32.92 3.45 57.2 0 0
Z Khan (India) 9 16 309.5 60 995 27 5/91 6/137 36.85 3.21 68.8 1 0
BAW Mendis (SL) 3 6 163.1 24 478 26 6/117 10/209 18.38 2.92 37.6 2 1
KD Mills (NZ) 11 18 285.5 64 800 26 4/16 6/77 30.76 2.79 65.9 0 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 9 18 325.2 67 1081 25 3/44 5/104 43.24 3.32 78.0 0 0
PL Harris (SA) 11 17 358.1 59 1081 24 3/85 5/155 45.04 3.01 89.5 0 0
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 9 14 218.5 20 863 23 6/27 9/97 37.52 3.94 57.0 1 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 6 12 182.2 33 564 20 5/61 8/109 28.20 3.09 54.7 1 0
A Mishra (India) 5 10 205.0 37 593 20 5/71 7/106 29.65 2.89 61.5 1 0
DJ Bravo (WI) 7 12 234.2 42 732 20 4/47 5/108 36.60 3.12 70.3 0 0
JS Patel (NZ) 5 9 230.0 71 603 19 5/110 6/151 31.73 2.62 72.6 1 0
DBL Powell (WI) 9 17 313.0 59 1104 19 3/36 5/85 58.10 3.52 98.8 0 0
JDP Oram (NZ) 8 14 203.0 77 340 17 3/23 6/90 20.00 1.67 71.6 0 0
A Flintoff (Eng) 5 9 207.0 45 534 16 4/89 6/161 33.37 2.57 77.6 0 0
Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban) 9 14 224.0 37 724 16 4/74 5/88 45.25 3.23 84.0 0 0
V Sehwag (India) 14 18 172.5 24 475 15 5/104 5/118 31.66 2.74 69.1 1 0
A Nel (SA) 4 8 133.5 34 438 14 3/45 6/123 31.28 3.27 57.3 0 0
JJ Krejza (Aus) 2 4 123.5 8 562 13 8/215 12/358 43.23 4.53 57.1 1 1
SR Watson (Aus) 5 10 130.4 23 375 12 4/42 5/84 31.25 2.86 65.3 0 0
RP Singh (India) 5 8 134.5 15 610 11 4/68 6/163 55.45 4.52 73.5 0 0
A Symonds (Aus) 10 16 142.0 30 344 10 3/51 3/70 34.40 2.42 85.2 0 0
TG Southee (NZ) 4 6 124.3 24 423 10 5/55 5/125 42.30 3.39 74.7 1 0
MJ Clarke (Aus) 13 21 185.2 33 540 10 3/5 3/33 54.00 2.91 111.2 0 0
KTGD Prasad (SL) 2 4 66.2 5 308 9 3/82 5/142 34.22 4.64 44.2 0 0
PM Siddle (Aus) 3 6 133.5 27 419 9 4/81 4/115 46.55 3.13 89.2 0 0
NM Hauritz (Aus) 2 4 93.0 26 234 8 3/98 4/95 29.25 2.51 69.7 0 0
T Thushara (SL) 2 4 61.5 8 250 8 3/59 5/129 31.25 4.04 46.3 0 0
IK Pathan (India) 3 4 90.2 9 314 8 3/54 5/117 39.25 3.47 67.7 0 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2 4 100.3 16 316 8 3/122 4/145 39.50 3.14 75.3 0 0
SJ Benn (WI) 3 6 147.0 20 469 8 3/59 4/187 58.62 3.19 110.2 0 0
CH Gayle (WI) 6 9 123.0 20 299 7 3/42 3/42 42.71 2.43 105.4 0 0

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:
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, 1st Test, Dec 26-31, 2008 [Test # 1903]
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2008 [Test # 1902]
India v England at Mohali, 2nd Test, Dec 19-23, 2008 [Test # 1901]
New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, 2nd Test, Dec 19-23, 2008 [Test # 1900]
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