Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GAR Lock (Eng) 5 1056 254 34 7/35 11/65 7.47 1.44 31.0 3 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1958
SP Gupte (India) 5 2140 669 34 7/128 9/145 19.67 1.87 62.9 4 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1955/56
Waqar Younis (Pak) 3 868 315 29 7/76 12/130 10.86 2.17 29.9 3 2
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1990/91
GB Lawrence (SA) 5 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1961/62
MD Marshall (WI) 4 1021 486 27 7/80 11/120 18.00 2.85 37.8 1 1
New Zealand in West Indies Test Series, 1984/85
Wasim Akram (Pak) 3 958 431 25 7/119 11/179 17.24 2.69 38.3 2 1
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1993/94
DL Underwood (Eng) 3 900 220 24 7/32 12/101 9.16 1.46 37.5 3 2
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1969
IT Botham (Eng) 3 853 337 24 6/34 11/140 14.04 2.37 35.5 3 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1978
RJ Sidebottom (Eng) 3 846 410 24 7/47 10/139 17.08 2.90 35.2 3 1
England in New Zealand Test Series, 2007/08
EAS Prasanna (India) 4 1187 451 24 6/94 8/84 18.79 2.27 49.4 2 0
India in New Zealand Test Series, 1967/68
NAT Adcock (SA) 5 1363 485 24 5/43 8/87 20.20 2.13 56.7 2 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1953/54
BS Bedi (India) 3 1219 290 22 5/27 9/70 13.18 1.42 55.4 2 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1976/77
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 3 1146 342 22 7/74 9/112 15.54 1.79 52.0 2 0
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1969/70
Arshad Ayub (India) 3 1180 287 21 5/50 8/104 13.66 1.45 56.1 1 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1988/89
VD Philander (SA) 3 609 325 21 6/44 10/114 15.47 3.20 29.0 2 1
South Africa in New Zealand Test Series, 2011/12
HJ Tayfield (SA) 5 1542 377 21 6/13 9/97 17.95 1.46 73.4 2 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1953/54
S Venkataraghavan (India) 4 1545 399 21 8/72 12/152 19.00 1.54 73.5 1 1
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1964/65
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 3 861 451 21 5/71 9/165 21.47 3.14 41.0 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1994
SJ Harmison (Eng) 3 1016 464 21 4/74 8/202 22.09 2.74 48.3 0 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 2004
DW Steyn (SA) 2 336 184 20 6/49 10/91 9.20 3.28 16.8 3 2
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2007/08
RGD Willis (Eng) 4 741 273 20 5/35 9/92 13.65 2.21 37.0 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1983
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2 708 278 20 6/43 11/108 13.90 2.35 35.4 3 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012/13
S Ramadhin (WI) 4 1108 316 20 6/23 9/81 15.80 1.71 55.4 2 0
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1955/56
A Kumble (India) 3 1186 364 20 6/67 10/134 18.20 1.84 59.3 2 1
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1999/00
ND Hirwani (India) 3 1008 390 20 6/59 8/121 19.50 2.32 50.4 1 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1988/89
PS de Villiers (SA) 3 1016 401 20 5/61 8/120 20.05 2.36 50.8 2 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1994/95
M Ntini (SA) 3 702 411 20 5/35 10/145 20.55 3.51 35.1 3 1
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2005/06
AR Caddick (Eng) 4 1045 412 20 5/32 8/89 20.60 2.36 52.2 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1999
EAS Prasanna (India) 3 1191 433 20 5/51 8/109 21.65 2.18 59.5 1 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1969/70
Zulfiqar Ahmed (Pak) 3 1087 288 19 6/42 11/79 15.15 1.58 57.2 2 1
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1955/56
D Gough (Eng) 3 765 361 19 5/40 9/92 19.00 2.83 40.2 1 0
England in New Zealand Test Series, 1996/97
JM Anderson (Eng) 3 621 367 19 7/43 9/98 19.31 3.54 32.6 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 2008
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 930 374 19 5/30 9/227 19.68 2.41 48.9 2 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 3 760 376 19 5/67 9/107 19.78 2.96 40.0 1 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 2009/10
AR Caddick (Eng) 3 747 377 19 6/63 9/172 19.84 3.02 39.3 2 0
England in New Zealand Test Series, 2001/02
SK Warne (Aus) 3 1024 476 19 5/88 7/160 25.05 2.78 53.8 1 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1997/98
R Ashwin (India) 2 536 236 18 6/31 12/85 13.11 2.64 29.7 3 1
New Zealand in India Test Series, 2012
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 3 795 248 18 5/48 6/75 13.77 1.87 44.1 2 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1964/65
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 2 637 282 18 6/84 10/143 15.66 2.65 35.3 2 1
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1996/97
GD McGrath (Aus) 3 758 283 18 6/115 7/89 15.72 2.24 42.1 1 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 2004/05
SK Warne (Aus) 3 909 305 18 6/31 9/67 16.94 2.01 50.5 1 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1993/94
B Lee (Aus) 3 604 314 18 5/77 8/123 17.44 3.11 33.5 1 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 1999/00
Intikhab Alam (Pak) 3 684 323 18 7/52 11/130 17.94 2.83 38.0 2 1
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1972/73
Iqbal Qasim (Pak) 3 1001 397 18 5/78 8/106 22.05 2.37 55.6 1 0
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1984/85
Waqar Younis (Pak) 3 710 405 18 6/78 7/162 22.50 3.42 39.4 1 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1993/94
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, 2nd Test, Jun 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2125]
West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, 1st Test, Jun 8-11, 2014 [Test # 2123]
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