Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (SL) 1992-2010 73 134 4176.5 1087 9646 493 9/51 13/115 19.56 2.30 50.8 45 15
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 49 92 2378.4 469 6575 278 9/127 14/184 23.65 2.76 51.3 26 7
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 56 102 1823.0 453 4739 180 7/71 14/191 26.32 2.59 60.7 5 1
MDK Perera (SL) 2014-2018 20 38 929.4 137 2848 100 6/32 10/78 28.48 3.06 55.7 6 2
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1992-2007 62 83 878.2 207 2101 66 5/34 9/74 31.83 2.39 79.8 2 0
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 13 23 573.3 83 1740 53 6/117 10/209 32.83 3.03 64.9 3 1
KTGD Prasad (SL) 2008-2015 15 27 444.0 71 1563 51 4/34 8/169 30.64 3.52 52.2 0 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 17 34 432.4 57 1682 51 5/50 7/105 32.98 3.88 50.9 1 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2000-2012 19 35 451.1 73 1514 50 5/42 7/95 30.28 3.35 54.1 2 0
SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2004 9 16 317.2 75 982 48 7/94 11/188 20.45 3.09 39.6 6 3
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2006-2013 15 29 419.3 95 1214 44 4/21 8/58 27.59 2.89 57.2 0 0
HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 1993-2004 18 31 688.1 158 1717 43 6/72 8/183 39.93 2.49 96.0 2 0
S Randiv (SL) 2010-2012 11 19 480.2 56 1518 41 5/82 9/162 37.02 3.16 70.2 1 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2015-2017 6 12 260.4 47 820 38 6/46 10/160 21.57 3.14 41.1 3 1
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2009-2014 8 16 445.5 72 1231 38 5/146 7/193 32.39 2.76 70.3 2 0
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1986-2000 8 15 268.2 82 613 30 5/43 8/73 20.43 2.28 53.6 2 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 1998-2009 7 11 319.1 89 791 30 6/64 7/116 26.36 2.47 63.8 1 0
A Kumble (INDIA) 1993-2008 9 13 465.1 83 1339 30 5/87 8/172 44.63 2.87 93.0 1 0
PADLR Sandakan (SL) 2016-2018 8 14 224.0 26 801 29 5/95 7/107 27.62 3.57 46.3 2 0
KPJ Warnaweera (SL) 1986-1994 8 12 302.5 64 842 29 4/25 8/188 29.03 2.78 62.6 0 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 8 13 279.0 54 913 29 5/64 6/118 31.48 3.27 57.7 1 0
RAS Lakmal (SL) 2010-2018 20 34 447.0 78 1499 28 3/21 4/78 53.53 3.35 95.7 0 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1984-1987 4 7 156.4 58 332 27 5/29 10/102 12.29 2.11 34.8 2 1
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1994-2002 6 11 154.1 21 584 27 6/34 11/119 21.62 3.78 34.2 2 1
I Sharma (INDIA) 2008-2015 9 16 260.3 50 947 26 5/54 8/86 36.42 3.63 60.1 1 0
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 1999-2015 10 16 402.5 60 1263 26 6/102 10/153 48.57 3.13 92.9 1 1
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 1983-1987 7 10 260.5 52 748 25 6/85 9/125 29.92 2.86 62.6 2 0
CPH Ramanayake (SL) 1992-1993 8 13 260.4 48 764 25 5/82 8/157 30.56 2.93 62.5 1 0
AF Giles (ENG) 2001-2003 6 10 318.4 79 848 25 5/116 8/132 33.92 2.66 76.4 1 0
N Boje (SA) 2000-2006 7 12 347.1 56 1095 25 5/62 7/236 43.80 3.15 83.3 2 0
MA Starc (AUS) 2016-2016 3 6 103.2 28 364 24 6/50 11/94 15.16 3.52 25.8 3 1
Yasir Shah (PAK) 2015-2015 3 6 176.3 28 464 24 7/76 9/155 19.33 2.62 44.1 3 0
Junaid Khan (PAK) 2012-2015 7 13 225.2 42 731 24 5/70 6/115 30.45 3.24 56.3 3 0
SD Anurasiri (SL) 1986-1998 10 17 374.0 95 763 24 4/127 5/149 31.79 2.04 93.5 0 0
NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2016 6 12 248.5 36 806 24 5/34 7/233 33.58 3.23 62.2 1 0
N Pradeep (SL) 2012-2017 11 21 305.4 54 1053 24 6/132 6/195 43.87 3.44 76.4 1 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2006-2018 6 11 189.3 28 698 23 5/54 9/99 30.34 3.68 49.4 2 0
DNT Zoysa (SL) 1997-2004 15 25 283.3 62 840 23 4/54 6/156 36.52 2.96 73.9 0 0
TM Dilshan (SL) 2001-2013 46 40 318.4 57 864 23 3/56 3/8 37.56 2.71 83.1 0 0
PHT Kaushal (SL) 2015-2015 6 12 241.2 22 898 23 5/42 8/181 39.04 3.72 62.9 2 0
SM Pollock (SA) 2000-2006 6 11 202.0 51 553 22 4/48 6/67 25.13 2.73 55.0 0 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1997-2002 3 6 251.5 45 694 22 5/89 9/226 31.54 2.75 68.6 1 0
JR Ratnayeke (SL) 1984-1987 6 8 193.4 50 506 21 5/37 7/66 24.09 2.61 55.3 2 0
BN Schultz (SA) 1993-1993 3 5 124.1 35 326 20 5/48 9/106 16.30 2.62 37.2 2 0
MRCN Bandaratilleke (SL) 1998-2001 6 12 231.0 63 554 20 5/36 9/83 27.70 2.39 69.3 1 0
HH Streak (ZIM) 1996-2002 6 9 204.5 52 569 20 4/84 6/112 28.45 2.77 61.4 0 0
T Thushara (SL) 2009-2010 6 11 193.1 26 685 20 5/83 6/118 34.25 3.54 57.9 1 0
A Mishra (INDIA) 2010-2015 4 8 138.2 15 412 19 4/43 7/72 21.68 2.97 43.6 0 0
KJ Silva (SL) 1996-1998 5 9 192.3 61 446 19 4/16 7/35 23.47 2.31 60.7 0 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), 3rd Test, Nov 23-26, 2018 [Test # 2329]
Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, 2nd Test, Nov 14-18, 2018 [Test # 2326]
Sri Lanka v England at Galle, 1st Test, Nov 6-9, 2018 [Test # 2324]