Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
RJ Hadlee 3 1017 401 33 9/52 15/123 12.15 2.36 30.8 5 2
Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1985/86
BR Taylor 4 1034 478 27 7/74 9/182 17.70 2.77 38.2 2 0
New Zealand in West Indies Test Series, 1971/72
RJ Hadlee 3 707 230 23 5/29 10/102 10.00 1.95 30.7 2 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1983/84
AR MacGibbon 5 1369 454 22 4/62 7/123 20.63 1.98 62.2 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1953/54
JC Alabaster 5 1347 617 22 4/59 8/180 28.04 2.74 61.2 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1961/62
RJ Hadlee 4 1392 559 21 6/53 8/135 26.61 2.40 66.2 2 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1983
DL Vettori 2 670 224 20 6/28 12/170 11.20 2.00 33.5 3 1
New Zealand in Bangladesh Test Series, 2004/05
TA Boult 3 701 308 20 6/40 10/80 15.40 2.63 35.0 1 1
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 2013/14
AR MacGibbon 5 1054 389 20 5/64 8/105 19.45 2.21 52.7 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1958
FJ Cameron 5 1208 493 20 5/48 6/90 24.65 2.44 60.4 2 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1961/62
RJ Hadlee 3 969 361 19 6/68 11/102 19.00 2.23 51.0 2 1
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1979/80
RJ Hadlee 3 885 364 19 6/57 9/146 19.15 2.46 46.5 2 0
New Zealand in Australia Test Series, 1980/81
RJ Hadlee 3 923 390 19 6/80 10/140 20.52 2.53 48.5 2 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1986
J Cowie 3 839 395 19 6/67 10/140 20.78 2.82 44.1 1 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1937
CL Cairns 4 834 404 19 6/77 8/144 21.26 2.90 43.8 2 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1999
RC Motz 5 1094 505 19 4/68 6/138 26.57 2.76 57.5 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1961/62
RJ Hadlee 3 605 252 18 6/49 10/88 14.00 2.49 33.6 2 1
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1988/89
CS Martin 2 554 300 18 6/76 11/180 16.66 3.24 30.7 3 1
South Africa in New Zealand Test Series, 2003/04
TG Southee 3 653 326 18 4/52 7/91 18.11 2.99 36.2 0 0
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 2013/14
RJ Hadlee 3 936 353 18 5/67 10/176 19.61 2.26 52.0 3 1
Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1987/88
GB Troup 3 973 371 18 6/95 10/166 20.61 2.28 54.0 1 1
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1979/80
RJ Hadlee 3 942 414 18 5/62 8/145 23.00 2.63 52.3 2 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1978/79
CL Cairns 2 510 169 17 7/27 10/100 9.94 1.98 30.0 2 1
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1999/00
DK Morrison 3 686 288 17 7/89 7/89 16.94 2.51 40.3 2 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 1992/93
DJ Nash 4 811 297 17 4/39 5/79 17.47 2.19 47.7 0 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1999
RJ Hadlee 3 679 354 17 6/50 9/151 20.82 3.12 39.9 2 0
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1986/87
DL Vettori 3 954 361 17 6/64 7/116 21.23 2.27 56.1 1 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
RC Motz 3 712 381 17 6/69 8/113 22.41 3.21 41.8 2 0
West Indies in New Zealand Test Series, 1968/69
DJ Nash 3 774 429 17 6/76 11/169 25.23 3.32 45.5 2 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1994
SL Boock 3 1036 431 17 7/87 8/156 25.35 2.49 60.9 1 0
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1984/85
RO Collinge 3 860 436 17 5/82 9/166 25.64 3.04 50.5 1 0
Australia in New Zealand Test Series, 1973/74
TB Burtt 4 1173 568 17 6/162 6/160 33.41 2.90 69.0 2 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1949
RJ Hadlee 3 713 306 16 6/51 8/110 19.12 2.57 44.5 1 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1984/85
HJ Howarth 3 869 323 16 5/80 7/140 20.18 2.23 54.3 1 0
New Zealand in Pakistan Test Series, 1969/70
DR Tuffey 3 779 368 16 4/39 7/77 23.00 2.83 48.6 0 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 2000/01
Sir RJ Hadlee 3 803 384 16 5/53 8/150 24.00 2.86 50.1 1 0
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1990
RJ Hadlee 3 947 387 16 7/116 9/163 24.18 2.45 59.1 1 0
Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 1985/86
DK Morrison 3 660 446 16 5/75 6/169 27.87 4.05 41.2 3 0
India in New Zealand Test Series, 1989/90
BL Cairns 4 1104 461 16 7/74 10/144 28.81 2.50 69.0 1 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1983
JG Bracewell 2 753 229 15 6/32 10/106 15.26 1.82 50.2 1 1
Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 1985/86
RO Collinge 3 655 265 15 3/41 5/73 17.66 2.42 43.6 0 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 1964/65
BR Taylor 3 494 276 15 5/26 8/102 18.40 3.35 32.9 2 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1964/65
RO Collinge 3 837 293 15 4/98 6/77 19.53 2.10 55.8 0 0
England in New Zealand Test Series, 1977/78
DN Patel 2 715 304 15 6/50 8/131 20.26 2.55 47.6 2 0
New Zealand in Zimbabwe Test Series, 1992/93
RJ Hadlee 3 971 371 15 6/26 10/100 24.73 2.29 64.7 1 1
England in New Zealand Test Series, 1977/78
JEC Franklin 3 549 384 15 4/75 6/135 25.60 4.19 36.6 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2005/06
RC Motz 4 874 403 15 6/63 6/100 26.86 2.76 58.2 2 0
India in New Zealand Test Series, 1967/68
RJ Hadlee 4 858 409 15 4/53 4/68 27.26 2.86 57.2 0 0
New Zealand in West Indies Test Series, 1984/85
MN Hart 3 952 432 15 5/77 8/134 28.80 2.72 63.4 1 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1994/95
IE O'Brien 3 861 448 15 4/35 6/143 29.86 3.12 57.4 0 0
Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series, 2009/10
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, 3rd Test, Nov 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2147 - Live]
    » Pakistan 281/3 (90.0 ov, Misbah-ul-Haq 38*, Mohammad Hafeez 178*, MD Craig 2/67) - Stumps
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Nov 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2146]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st Test, Nov 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2144]
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