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Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
GD McGrath (Aus) 1996-2007 39 39 325.5 42 1292 71 7/15 18.19 3.96 27.5 0 2
M Muralitharan (SL) 1996-2011 40 39 343.3 15 1335 68 4/19 19.63 3.88 30.3 4 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1987-2003 38 36 324.3 17 1311 55 5/28 23.83 4.04 35.4 2 1
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1996-2007 31 31 261.4 39 1040 49 6/25 21.22 3.97 32.0 1 1
Z Khan (India) 2003-2011 23 23 198.5 12 890 44 4/42 20.22 4.47 27.1 1 0
J Srinath (India) 1992-2003 34 33 283.2 21 1224 44 4/30 27.81 4.32 38.6 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2003 25 25 218.5 14 913 38 4/17 24.02 4.17 34.5 2 0
JDP Oram (NZ) 2003-2011 23 23 182.2 21 768 36 4/39 21.33 4.21 30.3 2 0
B Lee (Aus) 2003-2011 17 17 137.3 15 629 35 5/42 17.97 4.57 23.5 2 1
GB Hogg (Aus) 2003-2007 21 20 158.3 10 654 34 4/27 19.23 4.12 27.9 2 0
Imran Khan (Pak) 1975-1992 28 19 169.3 18 655 34 4/37 19.26 3.86 29.9 2 0
SW Tait (Aus) 2007-2011 18 18 136.3 4 731 34 4/39 21.50 5.35 24.0 1 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1996-1999 17 17 162.5 16 624 32 4/29 19.50 3.83 30.5 4 0
CZ Harris (NZ) 1992-2003 28 27 194.2 10 861 32 4/7 26.90 4.43 36.4 1 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2007-2011 15 14 107.0 6 554 31 6/38 17.87 5.17 20.7 1 1
A Kumble (India) 1996-2007 18 18 173.1 5 708 31 4/32 22.83 4.08 33.5 1 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1996-2007 31 31 269.0 37 970 31 5/36 31.29 3.60 52.0 0 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2003-2007 16 16 147.4 21 518 30 6/23 17.26 3.50 29.5 0 1
IT Botham (Eng) 1979-1992 22 22 222.0 33 762 30 4/31 25.40 3.43 44.4 1 0
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1999-2011 19 18 148.5 9 765 30 4/46 25.50 5.13 29.7 1 0
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 1987-1996 22 22 187.5 30 742 29 3/28 25.58 3.95 38.8 0 0
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 1999-2011 20 17 127.0 5 549 28 5/16 19.60 4.32 27.2 2 2
N Kapil Dev (India) 1979-1992 26 25 237.0 27 892 28 5/43 31.85 3.76 50.7 0 1
CA Walsh (WI) 1987-1999 17 17 158.0 23 547 27 4/25 20.25 3.46 35.1 2 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1987-1996 17 17 149.0 8 599 27 5/44 22.18 4.02 33.1 1 1
SR Waugh (Aus) 1987-1999 33 26 173.1 7 814 27 3/36 30.14 4.70 38.4 0 0
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1992-2007 38 31 219.1 4 1060 27 3/12 39.25 4.83 48.7 0 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1992-1996 15 14 135.0 5 549 26 3/16 21.11 4.06 31.1 0 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1975-1983 16 16 170.1 29 552 26 3/32 21.23 3.24 39.2 0 0
DW Fleming (Aus) 1996-1999 16 16 133.2 12 583 26 5/36 22.42 4.37 30.7 0 1
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1992-1999 17 17 164.3 20 499 24 3/28 20.79 3.03 41.1 0 0
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1987 13 13 135.4 8 506 24 5/44 21.08 3.72 33.9 2 1
M Prabhakar (India) 1987-1996 19 18 145.1 10 640 24 4/19 26.66 4.40 36.2 1 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1996-2003 14 14 112.2 7 494 23 5/35 21.47 4.39 29.3 0 1
A Flintoff (Eng) 1999-2007 18 17 135.4 12 534 23 4/43 23.21 3.93 35.3 1 0
TM Odoyo (Kenya) 1996-2011 25 24 169.0 12 817 23 4/28 35.52 4.83 44.0 1 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1975-1983 13 13 146.1 38 421 22 5/25 19.13 2.88 39.8 0 1
S Madan Lal (India) 1975-1983 11 11 116.2 12 426 22 4/20 19.36 3.66 31.7 1 0
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1996-2003 13 11 93.1 8 466 22 4/26 21.18 5.00 25.4 1 0
L Klusener (SA) 1999-2003 14 13 100.5 7 487 22 5/21 22.13 4.82 27.5 1 1
HH Streak (Zim) 1996-2003 22 21 175.0 13 804 22 3/35 36.54 4.59 47.7 0 0
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2011 19 19 163.0 8 836 22 4/25 38.00 5.12 44.4 2 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 2003-2011 23 22 205.4 7 861 21 4/23 41.00 4.18 58.7 1 0
JH Kallis (SA) 1996-2011 36 32 211.0 13 904 21 3/26 43.04 4.28 60.2 0 0
GI Allott (NZ) 1999-1999 9 9 87.4 7 325 20 4/37 16.25 3.70 26.3 2 0
MA Holding (WI) 1979-1983 11 11 115.5 16 341 20 4/33 17.05 2.94 34.7 1 0
Yuvraj Singh (India) 2003-2011 23 14 92.3 4 462 20 5/31 23.10 4.99 27.7 1 1
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2007-2011 15 15 121.4 9 564 20 3/20 28.20 4.63 36.5 0 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2003-2011 21 20 192.2 8 808 20 3/53 40.40 4.20 57.7 0 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, ICC Cricket World Cup final, Apr 2, 2011 [ODI # 3148]
India v Pakistan at Mohali, ICC Cricket World Cup 2nd semi final, Mar 30, 2011 [ODI # 3147]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), ICC Cricket World Cup 1st semi final, Mar 29, 2011 [ODI # 3146]
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