Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (SL) 1992-2010 73 134 4176.5 1087 9646 493 9/51 13/115 19.56 2.30 50.8 45 15
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 56 102 1823.0 453 4739 180 7/71 14/191 26.32 2.59 60.7 5 1
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2013 27 50 1227.0 230 3374 136 7/89 12/157 24.80 2.74 54.1 13 3
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1992-2007 62 83 878.2 207 2101 66 5/34 9/74 31.83 2.39 79.8 2 0
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2013 12 21 539.3 74 1655 53 6/117 10/209 31.22 3.06 61.0 3 1
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 17 34 432.4 57 1682 51 5/50 7/105 32.98 3.88 50.9 1 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2000-2012 19 35 451.1 73 1514 50 5/42 7/95 30.28 3.35 54.1 2 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2004 9 16 317.2 75 982 48 7/94 11/188 20.45 3.09 39.6 6 3
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2006-2013 15 29 419.3 95 1214 44 4/21 8/58 27.59 2.89 57.2 0 0
HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 1993-2004 18 31 688.1 158 1717 43 6/72 8/183 39.93 2.49 96.0 2 0
S Randiv (SL) 2010-2012 11 19 480.2 56 1518 41 5/82 9/162 37.02 3.16 70.2 1 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1986-2000 8 15 268.2 82 613 30 5/43 8/73 20.43 2.28 53.6 2 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 1998-2009 7 11 319.1 89 791 30 6/64 7/116 26.36 2.47 63.8 1 0
A Kumble (India) 1993-2008 9 13 465.1 83 1339 30 5/87 8/172 44.63 2.87 93.0 1 0
KPJ Warnaweera (SL) 1986-1994 8 12 302.5 64 842 29 4/25 8/188 29.03 2.78 62.6 0 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2009-2012 6 12 301.4 49 870 29 5/146 7/193 30.00 2.88 62.4 1 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 8 13 279.0 54 913 29 5/64 6/118 31.48 3.27 57.7 1 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1984-1987 4 7 156.4 58 332 27 5/29 10/102 12.29 2.11 34.8 2 1
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1994-2002 6 11 154.1 21 584 27 6/34 11/119 21.62 3.78 34.2 2 1
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 1983-1987 7 10 260.5 52 748 25 6/85 9/125 29.92 2.86 62.6 2 0
CPH Ramanayake (SL) 1992-1993 8 13 260.4 48 764 25 5/82 8/157 30.56 2.93 62.5 1 0
AF Giles (Eng) 2001-2003 6 10 318.4 79 848 25 5/116 8/132 33.92 2.66 76.4 1 0
N Boje (SA) 2000-2006 7 12 347.1 56 1095 25 5/62 7/236 43.80 3.15 83.3 2 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1999-2010 9 14 377.5 59 1173 25 6/102 10/153 46.92 3.10 90.6 1 1
SD Anurasiri (SL) 1986-1998 10 17 374.0 95 763 24 4/127 5/149 31.79 2.04 93.5 0 0
DNT Zoysa (SL) 1997-2004 15 25 283.3 62 840 23 4/54 6/156 36.52 2.96 73.9 0 0
TM Dilshan (SL) 2001-2013 46 40 318.4 57 864 23 3/56 3/8 37.56 2.71 83.1 0 0
SM Pollock (SA) 2000-2006 6 11 202.0 51 553 22 4/48 6/67 25.13 2.73 55.0 0 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1997-2002 3 6 251.5 45 694 22 5/89 9/226 31.54 2.75 68.6 1 0
JR Ratnayeke (SL) 1984-1987 6 8 193.4 50 506 21 5/37 7/66 24.09 2.61 55.3 2 0
BN Schultz (SA) 1993-1993 3 5 124.1 35 326 20 5/48 9/106 16.30 2.62 37.2 2 0
MRCN Bandaratilleke (SL) 1998-2001 6 12 231.0 63 554 20 5/36 9/83 27.70 2.39 69.3 1 0
HH Streak (Zim) 1996-2002 6 9 204.5 52 569 20 4/84 6/112 28.45 2.77 61.4 0 0
T Thushara (SL) 2009-2010 6 11 193.1 26 685 20 5/83 6/118 34.25 3.54 57.9 1 0
KJ Silva (SL) 1996-1998 5 9 192.3 61 446 19 4/16 7/35 23.47 2.31 60.7 0 0
FS Ahangama (SL) 1985-1985 3 6 133.3 32 348 18 5/52 8/124 19.33 2.60 44.5 1 0
Z Khan (India) 2001-2008 6 10 190.5 26 719 18 4/76 7/138 39.94 3.76 63.6 0 0
GP Wickramasinghe (SL) 1992-1998 10 17 266.3 46 845 18 3/83 4/117 46.94 3.17 88.8 0 0
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2006-2006 2 4 74.0 22 183 17 6/44 11/71 10.76 2.47 26.1 2 1
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1994-2000 6 10 206.4 28 689 17 3/34 6/217 40.52 3.33 72.9 0 0
UDU Chandana (SL) 1999-2004 11 21 270.0 43 854 17 2/21 4/79 50.23 3.16 95.2 0 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2012-2012 2 4 121.1 13 355 16 6/82 10/181 22.18 2.92 45.4 2 1
VB John (SL) 1984-1984 3 5 129.0 28 373 16 5/86 8/159 23.31 2.89 48.3 1 0
PA Strang (Zim) 1996-1998 4 6 154.5 30 460 16 5/106 5/106 28.75 2.97 58.0 1 0
PA de Silva (SL) 1985-2002 44 30 211.3 47 520 16 3/30 3/39 32.50 2.45 79.3 0 0
RMS Eranga (SL) 2011-2013 5 10 161.0 26 529 16 4/65 5/127 33.06 3.28 60.3 0 0
N Kapil Dev (India) 1985-1993 6 11 222.5 69 531 16 3/74 5/110 33.18 2.38 83.5 0 0
PJ Wiseman (NZ) 1998-2003 5 8 195.2 51 539 16 5/82 7/143 33.68 2.75 73.2 1 0
UC Hathurusingha (SL) 1992-1999 13 20 232.0 73 543 16 4/66 5/145 33.93 2.34 87.0 0 0
DK Liyanage (SL) 1992-2001 8 14 208.5 41 611 16 4/56 5/110 38.18 2.92 78.3 0 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), 2nd Test, Mar 16-19, 2013 [Test # 2082]
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, 1st Test, Mar 8-12, 2013 [Test # 2078]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2012 [Test # 2063]
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