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
M Muralitharan (SL) 1993-2006 15 27 5908 2311 104 7/84 13/171 22.22 2.34 56.8 11 4
A Kumble (INDIA) 1992-2008 21 40 6830 2671 84 6/53 8/113 31.79 2.34 81.3 3 0
JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2017 24 43 5540 2753 84 5/63 8/161 32.77 2.98 65.9 3 0
SF Barnes (ENG) 1912-1914 7 14 2124 818 83 9/103 17/159 9.85 2.31 25.5 12 6
CV Grimmett (AUS) 1931-1936 10 18 3913 1199 77 7/40 14/199 15.57 1.83 50.8 8 4
JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 16 32 3931 1426 69 7/39 11/97 20.66 2.17 56.9 4 1
J Srinath (INDIA) 1992-2001 13 25 3315 1567 64 6/21 8/68 24.48 2.83 51.7 4 0
MG Johnson (AUS) 2008-2014 12 23 3174 1641 64 8/61 12/127 25.64 3.10 49.5 3 2
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2008-2017 18 33 3932 1987 61 6/17 8/99 32.57 3.03 64.4 2 0
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 2001-2011 11 19 3569 1704 60 7/87 9/141 28.40 2.86 59.4 4 0
C Blythe (ENG) 1906-1910 10 19 2461 986 59 8/59 15/99 16.71 2.40 41.7 6 3
GD McGrath (AUS) 1994-2006 17 32 4082 1558 57 6/86 8/49 27.33 2.29 71.6 2 0
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 14 24 2730 1470 55 6/76 11/180 26.72 3.23 49.6 4 1
AV Bedser (ENG) 1947-1955 13 26 4221 1457 54 7/58 12/112 26.98 2.07 78.1 3 1
MW Tate (ENG) 1924-1935 14 25 3601 1185 53 6/42 9/106 22.35 1.97 67.9 1 0
R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 13 24 4136 1413 52 5/49 9/144 27.17 2.04 79.5 5 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1992-2001 10 20 2829 1010 51 6/61 8/108 19.80 2.14 55.4 2 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
A Flintoff (ENG) 1998-2008 19 34 3649 1796 48 4/44 6/90 37.41 2.95 76.0 0 0
JH Wardle (ENG) 1951-1957 9 18 2687 803 46 7/36 12/89 17.45 1.79 58.4 3 1
PM Siddle (AUS) 2008-2016 13 25 3380 1544 46 5/59 8/113 33.56 2.74 73.4 1 0
WA Johnston (AUS) 1949-1953 10 19 3420 1129 44 6/44 8/65 25.65 1.98 77.7 3 0
D Gough (ENG) 1994-2003 16 22 3026 1656 43 6/42 9/100 38.51 3.28 70.3 2 0
GD McKenzie (AUS) 1963-1970 13 24 3745 1646 41 5/46 8/132 40.14 2.63 91.3 3 0
Z Khan (INDIA) 2001-2013 12 22 2651 1457 40 4/62 6/93 36.42 3.29 66.2 0 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1953-1964 15 22 2918 991 37 6/60 6/60 26.78 2.03 78.8 1 0
DG Cork (ENG) 1995-1998 10 15 2184 1058 37 6/119 9/162 28.59 2.90 59.0 3 0
DVP Wright (ENG) 1938-1949 10 20 2860 1326 37 5/80 10/175 35.83 2.78 77.2 2 1
AP Freeman (ENG) 1927-1929 7 12 1924 946 36 7/71 12/171 26.27 2.95 53.4 3 2
Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2003-2007 7 14 2703 1096 36 5/46 7/111 30.44 2.43 75.0 1 0
GA Lohmann (ENG) 1896-1896 3 6 520 203 35 9/28 15/45 5.80 2.34 14.8 4 2
MM Ali (ENG) 2015-2017 8 14 1692 876 35 6/53 10/112 25.02 3.10 48.3 2 1
ARC Fraser (ENG) 1994-1998 10 15 2132 924 35 5/42 10/122 26.40 2.60 60.9 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
WR Hammond (ENG) 1927-1939 24 37 2811 1041 34 5/36 5/57 30.61 2.22 82.6 1 0
M Dillon (WI) 1998-2004 11 21 2345 1228 33 4/32 7/91 37.21 3.14 71.0 0 0
JC Laker (ENG) 1951-1957 8 16 2191 616 32 6/55 10/119 19.25 1.68 68.4 2 1
H Ironmonger (AUS) 1931-1932 4 8 1331 296 31 6/18 11/24 9.54 1.33 42.9 3 1
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2013-2015 5 9 1240 453 31 7/66 12/98 14.61 2.19 40.0 4 1
AS Kennedy (ENG) 1922-1923 5 9 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
RR Lindwall (AUS) 1949-1953 8 14 1835 631 31 5/32 8/112 20.35 2.06 59.1 2 0
H Verity (ENG) 1935-1939 9 16 3298 802 31 5/70 6/117 25.87 1.45 106.3 1 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2004-2017 9 15 2452 981 31 5/40 9/111 31.64 2.40 79.0 2 0
S Sreesanth (INDIA) 2006-2011 9 16 1770 1045 31 5/40 8/99 33.70 3.54 57.0 2 0
KR Miller (AUS) 1949-1953 9 15 1801 631 30 5/40 7/113 21.03 2.10 60.0 1 0
NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2016 11 20 2586 1264 30 5/130 6/178 42.13 2.93 86.2 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:
England v South Africa at Manchester, 4th Test, Aug 4-7, 2017 [Test # 2268]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2017 [Test # 2266]
England v South Africa at Nottingham, 2nd Test, Jul 14-17, 2017 [Test # 2264]