Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
GD McGrath (Aus) 11 101.2 7 422 27 5/40 15.62 4.16 22.5 2 1
Carlton & United Series (Australia, England, Sri Lanka in Australia), 1998/99
GD McGrath (Aus) 11 80.5 5 357 26 3/14 13.73 4.41 18.6 0 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
DK Lillee (Aus) 14 120.0 17 366 25 4/32 14.64 3.05 28.8 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia), 1980/81
J Garner (WI) 14 121.0 13 373 24 4/45 15.54 3.08 30.2 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1981/82
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 10 88.0 14 331 23 6/25 14.39 3.76 22.9 1 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
M Muralitharan (SL) 10 84.4 1 351 23 4/19 15.26 4.14 22.0 2 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
MA Holding (WI) 12 113.3 8 411 23 4/26 17.86 3.62 29.6 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1983/84
SW Tait (Aus) 11 84.3 1 467 23 4/39 20.30 5.52 22.0 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
SK Warne (Aus) 10 90.0 5 301 22 4/19 13.68 3.34 24.5 2 0
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa in Australia), 1993/94
GS Chappell (Aus) 14 112.5 17 375 22 5/15 17.04 3.32 30.7 0 1
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia), 1980/81
B Lee (Aus) 10 83.1 9 394 22 5/42 17.90 4.73 22.6 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
RM Hogg (Aus) 13 119.0 10 481 22 4/33 21.86 4.04 32.4 2 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1983/84
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 8 74.3 4 270 21 5/16 12.85 3.62 21.2 2 2
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
CJ McDermott (Aus) 10 91.2 12 282 21 3/19 13.42 3.08 26.0 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, India, West Indies in Australia), 1991/92
GD McGrath (Aus) 11 87.0 18 310 21 7/15 14.76 3.56 24.8 0 1
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
GB Hogg (Aus) 11 82.5 6 332 21 4/27 15.80 4.00 23.6 2 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
CEL Ambrose (WI) 10 87.2 13 334 21 5/17 15.90 3.82 24.9 0 2
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1988/89
SE Bond (NZ) 9 82.2 10 344 21 5/25 16.38 4.17 23.5 2 1
VB Series (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa in Australia), 2001/02
NW Bracken (Aus) 10 85.5 8 347 21 5/47 16.52 4.04 24.5 1 1
Commonwealth Bank Series (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
Waqar Younis (Pak) 8 76.5 2 367 21 4/32 17.47 4.77 21.9 3 0
Mandela Trophy (New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka in South Africa), 1994/95
Z Khan (India) 9 81.3 4 394 21 3/20 18.76 4.83 23.2 0 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
DK Lillee (Aus) 8 74.5 13 254 20 4/12 12.70 3.39 22.4 3 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, England, West Indies in Australia), 1979/80
GI Allott (NZ) 9 87.4 7 325 20 4/37 16.25 3.70 26.3 2 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
SP O'Donnell (Aus) 10 84.3 7 332 20 4/36 16.60 3.92 25.3 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Australia), 1989/90
SK Warne (Aus) 10 94.2 13 361 20 4/29 18.05 3.82 28.3 2 0
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
N Kapil Dev (India) 12 113.0 17 391 20 4/30 19.55 3.46 33.9 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia), 1985/86
AME Roberts (WI) 9 86.0 15 280 19 5/22 14.73 3.25 27.1 0 1
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, England, West Indies in Australia), 1979/80
GD McGrath (Aus) 9 79.3 14 291 19 5/49 15.31 3.66 25.1 1 1
Carlton & United Series (Australia, India, Pakistan in Australia), 1999/00
SK Warne (Aus) 8 75.4 6 325 19 5/33 17.10 4.29 23.8 2 1
Carlton & United Series (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1996/97
MA Holding (WI) 13 118.0 15 390 19 4/32 20.52 3.30 37.2 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1981/82
LS Pascoe (Aus) 12 99.4 10 422 19 5/30 22.21 4.23 31.4 1 1
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia), 1980/81
CG Rackemann (Aus) 13 120.2 20 454 19 5/16 23.89 3.77 38.0 0 1
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1983/84
JR Thomson (Aus) 13 114.2 6 521 19 3/55 27.42 4.55 36.1 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1981/82
SK Warne (Aus) 12 112.5 2 532 19 3/16 28.00 4.71 35.6 0 0
Carlton & United Series (Australia, England, Sri Lanka in Australia), 1998/99
J Srinath (India) 7 66.2 10 201 18 4/23 11.16 3.03 22.1 1 0
India in New Zealand ODI Series, 2002/03
A Mishra (India) 5 47.3 2 209 18 6/48 11.61 4.40 15.8 1 1
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2013
CEL Ambrose (WI) 9 79.5 13 241 18 5/32 13.38 3.01 26.6 0 1
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1992/93
SL Malinga (SL) 8 58.2 6 284 18 4/54 15.77 4.86 19.4 1 0
ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 10 91.1 10 289 18 5/21 16.05 3.17 30.3 0 1
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka in Australia), 1987/88
SP Davis (Aus) 12 102.1 20 299 18 3/10 16.61 2.92 34.0 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia), 1985/86
TG Southee (NZ) 8 72.2 9 312 18 3/13 17.33 4.31 24.1 0 0
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11
AA Donald (SA) 8 76.1 6 319 18 4/37 17.72 4.18 25.3 2 0
Standard Bank International One-Day Series (India, South Africa, Zimbabwe in South Africa), 1996/97
RMH Binny (India) 8 88.0 9 336 18 4/29 18.66 3.81 29.3 1 0
Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983
B Lee (Aus) 9 80.3 5 338 18 5/30 18.77 4.19 26.8 1 1
VB Series (Australia, England, Sri Lanka in Australia), 2002/03
Wasim Akram (Pak) 10 89.4 3 338 18 4/32 18.77 3.76 29.8 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92
CJ McDermott (Aus) 8 73.0 3 341 18 5/44 18.94 4.67 24.3 1 1
Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan), 1987/88
GD McGrath (Aus) 10 95.4 9 367 18 5/14 20.38 3.83 31.8 0 1
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999
C Pringle (NZ) 10 95.1 9 369 18 4/35 20.50 3.87 31.7 1 0
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, England, New Zealand in Australia), 1990/91
Z Khan (India) 11 88.2 5 374 18 4/42 20.77 4.23 29.4 1 0
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03
SK Warne (Aus) 9 84.5 5 377 18 4/48 20.94 4.44 28.2 1 0
Carlton Series (Australia, West Indies, Zimbabwe in Australia), 2000/01
AME Roberts (WI) 14 119.0 14 411 18 3/15 22.83 3.45 39.6 0 0
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, Pakistan, West Indies in Australia), 1981/82
D Gough (Eng) 12 106.0 11 491 18 4/28 27.27 4.63 35.3 1 0
Carlton & United Series (Australia, England, Sri Lanka in Australia), 1998/99
SL Malinga (SL) 11 101.3 2 631 18 4/49 35.05 6.21 33.8 1 0
Commonwealth Bank Series (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Australia), 2011/12
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 5th ODI, Dec 19, 2014 [ODI # 3571]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 4th ODI, Dec 17, 2014 [ODI # 3570]
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), 7th ODI, Dec 16, 2014 [ODI # 3569]

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