Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SK Warne (AUS) 1993-2006 24 45 7928 3142 130 7/56 12/128 24.16 2.37 60.9 7 2
CV Grimmett (AUS) 1931-1936 10 18 3913 1199 77 7/40 14/199 15.57 1.83 50.8 8 4
DW Steyn (SA) 2008-2016 15 28 3240 1923 70 5/67 10/154 27.47 3.56 46.2 2 1
MG Johnson (AUS) 2008-2014 12 23 3174 1641 64 8/61 12/127 25.64 3.10 49.5 3 2
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1958 15 25 6027 2208 64 7/23 13/165 34.50 2.19 94.1 4 1
M Morkel (SA) 2008-2018 16 31 3313 1953 58 5/23 9/110 33.67 3.53 57.1 2 0
M Ntini (SA) 2001-2009 15 29 3438 2015 58 6/100 10/178 34.74 3.51 59.2 2 1
GD McGrath (AUS) 1994-2006 17 32 4082 1558 57 6/86 8/49 27.33 2.29 71.6 2 0
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2018 14 27 2761 1308 53 6/21 9/51 24.67 2.84 52.0 4 0
TL Goddard (SA) 1957-1970 18 34 5089 1462 53 6/53 8/92 27.58 1.72 96.0 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1993-2002 14 24 3266 1647 53 6/59 9/133 31.07 3.02 61.6 2 0
R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 13 24 4136 1413 52 5/49 9/144 27.17 2.04 79.5 5 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 14 27 2968 1438 52 6/95 7/212 27.65 2.90 57.0 3 0
WJ Whitty (AUS) 1910-1912 8 15 2055 875 50 6/17 9/98 17.50 2.55 41.1 3 0
B Lee (AUS) 2001-2008 14 28 3122 1732 50 5/69 6/114 34.64 3.32 62.4 2 0
JH Kallis (SA) 1997-2012 28 44 3437 1878 50 3/22 5/124 37.56 3.27 68.7 0 0
PM Siddle (AUS) 2008-2016 13 25 3380 1544 46 5/59 8/113 33.56 2.74 73.4 1 0
NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2018 15 28 3851 1945 46 5/130 6/178 42.28 3.03 83.7 1 0
WA Johnston (AUS) 1949-1953 10 19 3420 1129 44 6/44 8/65 25.65 1.98 77.7 3 0
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1902-1912 10 16 1828 1138 42 6/92 10/116 27.09 3.73 43.5 4 1
MJ Procter (SA) 1967-1970 7 14 1514 616 41 6/73 9/103 15.02 2.44 36.9 1 0
GD McKenzie (AUS) 1963-1970 13 24 3745 1646 41 5/46 8/132 40.14 2.63 91.3 3 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1997-2006 13 23 3232 1474 40 7/87 9/148 36.85 2.73 80.8 1 0
K Rabada (SA) 2016-2018 7 14 1494 779 38 6/54 11/150 20.50 3.12 39.3 3 1
WJ O'Reilly (AUS) 1932-1936 7 13 2046 634 34 5/20 8/104 18.64 1.85 60.1 2 0
MA Starc (AUS) 2012-2018 7 13 1645 1044 34 6/154 9/109 30.70 3.80 48.3 2 0
EJ Barlow (SA) 1963-1970 14 26 1707 811 33 5/85 6/87 24.57 2.85 51.7 1 0
H Ironmonger (AUS) 1931-1932 4 8 1331 296 31 6/18 11/24 9.54 1.33 42.9 3 1
RR Lindwall (AUS) 1949-1953 8 14 1835 631 31 5/32 8/112 20.35 2.06 59.1 2 0
KR Miller (AUS) 1949-1953 9 15 1801 631 30 5/40 7/113 21.03 2.10 60.0 1 0
PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2018 5 10 1198 589 29 6/79 9/141 20.31 2.94 41.3 2 0
JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2016-2018 7 13 1721 846 29 6/89 6/89 29.17 2.94 59.3 1 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1910-1912 7 11 1264 837 28 6/47 7/89 29.89 3.97 45.1 2 0
AN Connolly (AUS) 1963-1970 7 13 1990 788 26 6/47 7/109 30.30 2.37 76.5 2 0
AK Davidson (AUS) 1957-1958 5 9 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
JT Partridge (SA) 1963-1964 5 10 1980 833 25 7/91 9/176 33.32 2.52 79.2 2 0
JN Gillespie (AUS) 1997-2002 7 14 1378 654 24 5/54 8/103 27.25 2.84 57.4 1 0
PL Harris (SA) 2008-2009 6 12 1660 782 24 6/127 9/161 32.58 2.82 69.1 1 0
AJ Bell (SA) 1931-1932 5 6 1242 624 23 5/69 6/170 27.13 3.01 54.0 3 0
IWG Johnson (AUS) 1949-1952 6 11 1434 519 22 5/34 6/72 23.59 2.17 65.1 1 0
A Cotter (AUS) 1910-1911 5 10 1169 633 22 6/69 8/142 28.77 3.24 53.1 1 0
PS de Villiers (SA) 1993-1994 6 10 1686 716 22 6/43 10/123 32.54 2.54 76.6 1 1
A Nel (SA) 2002-2006 7 13 1497 793 22 4/81 6/155 36.04 3.17 68.0 0 0
MG Melle (SA) 1950-1953 6 10 1589 834 22 6/71 9/166 37.90 3.14 72.2 2 0
CJ McDermott (AUS) 1993-1994 6 10 1461 616 21 4/33 7/82 29.33 2.52 69.5 0 0
SJ Pegler (SA) 1910-1912 7 12 1243 677 21 6/105 6/105 32.23 3.26 59.1 1 0
KA Maharaj (SA) 2016-2018 6 12 1361 734 21 5/123 9/225 34.95 3.23 64.8 1 0
SR Clark (AUS) 2006-2006 3 6 708 317 20 5/55 9/89 15.85 2.68 35.4 1 0
JW Gleeson (AUS) 1970-1970 4 7 1530 740 19 5/125 8/186 38.94 2.90 80.5 1 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years | 10 years | 25 years | post-war
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 4th Test, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 [Test # 2302]
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 22-25, 2018 [Test # 2300]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Mar 9-12, 2018 [Test # 2298]