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Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 230 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55.0 67 22
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2007 145 273 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 2.65 57.4 37 10
A Kumble (India) 1990-2008 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 2.69 65.9 35 8
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 243 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 242 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 22 3
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 2.78 63.9 23 2
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 150 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 202 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 181 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 25 5
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2013 101 186 28293 13372 413 8/84 15/217 32.37 2.83 68.5 25 5
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 179 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.30 54.5 22 3
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 190 20834 11242 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 168 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.40 2.99 56.9 27 4
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 151 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 154 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 142 19458 8258 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 72 136 15261 8333 362 7/51 11/60 23.01 3.27 42.1 22 5
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2012 112 185 28670 12392 360 7/87 12/149 34.42 2.59 79.6 20 3
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 95* 176 21147 10903 358 7/43 11/71 30.45 3.09 59.0 15 2
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 132 18467 8493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52.0 23 7
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 194 23438 10501 355 7/71 14/191 29.58 2.68 66.0 12 2
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 129 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 90 165 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.20 2.83 53.4 16 0
Z Khan (India) 2000-2014 92 165 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 150 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 148 27115 8989 309 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.98 87.7 18 2
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 127 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 86 151 21862 7674 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.10 73.6 17 6
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 272 20232 9535 292 6/54 9/92 32.65 2.82 69.2 5 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 71 124 16586 8332 291 8/97 11/157 28.63 3.01 56.9 14 2
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 67 118 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 2.14 80.3 14 1
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 59 113 13227 7240 264 8/61 12/127 27.42 3.28 50.1 12 3
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2000-2010 61 112 17697 9082 261 7/77 12/94 34.79 3.07 67.8 15 2
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 111 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2006 71 137 14234 6770 259 7/37 9/80 26.13 2.85 54.9 8 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2013 60 109 15349 7642 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 2.98 60.1 17 3
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 70 129 16056 6261 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7 9 1
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 113 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 63 116 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.10 77.0 16 1
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2000-2008 67 122 13909 7564 248 7/61 12/205 30.50 3.26 56.0 7 1
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 70* 126 14658 7510 247 7/44 11/121 30.40 3.07 59.3 11 2
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1971 60 113 17681 7328 246 8/71 10/91 29.78 2.48 71.8 16 3
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 2.70 65.9 16 2
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 92 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
J Srinath (India) 1991-2002 67 121 15104 7196 236 8/86 13/132 30.49 2.85 64.0 10 1
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1990 67 111 17126 7742 236 9/56 13/101 32.80 2.71 72.5 15 5
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 159 21599 7999 235 6/73 8/80 34.03 2.22 91.9 6 0
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-2003 62 105 13558 6999 234 7/46 10/215 29.91 3.09 57.9 13 1
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 126 14026 7878 233 6/26 11/180 33.81 3.37 60.1 10 1
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2003 58 95 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 113 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 12 0
SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC) 2002-2009 63 115 13375 7192 226 7/12 11/76 31.82 3.22 59.1 8 1
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 3 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2014 53 95 14698 6865 225 7/89 12/157 30.51 2.80 65.3 17 3
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 104 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 13 1
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 67 14513 5231 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7
HH Streak (Zim) 1993-2005 65 102 13559 6079 216 6/73 9/72 28.14 2.69 62.7 7 0
MG Hughes (Aus) 1985-1994 53 97 12285 6017 212 8/87 13/217 28.38 2.93 57.9 7 1
SCG MacGill (Aus) 1998-2008 44 85 11237 6038 208 8/108 12/107 29.02 3.22 54.0 12 2
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 49 86 14070 6206 208 8/164 10/155 29.83 2.64 67.6 13 3
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 47 90 11135 5174 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 11 2
JA Snow (Eng) 1965-1976 49 93 12021 5387 202 7/40 10/142 26.66 2.68 59.5 8 1
JR Thomson (Aus) 1972-1985 51 90 10535 5601 200 6/46 9/105 28.00 3.18 52.6 8 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Investec Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128 - Live]
    » England 43/1 (17.0 ov, SD Robson 20*, GS Ballance 15*, I Sharma 0/12) - Stumps
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]

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