Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 203.1 84 294 30 9/51 13/115 9.80 1.44 40.6 2 1
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 209.1 37 649 28 6/59 11/212 23.17 3.10 44.8 4 1
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 112.5 33 282 26 6/28 12/82 10.84 2.49 26.0 3 1
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2007
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 231.4 109 320 26 7/46 11/93 12.30 1.38 53.4 1 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 3 140.2 32 401 26 7/71 14/191 15.42 2.85 32.3 2 1
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
BAW Mendis (SL) 3 163.1 24 478 26 6/117 10/209 18.38 2.92 37.6 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 227.4 52 480 26 7/84 13/171 18.46 2.10 52.5 3 1
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000
SK Warne (Aus) 3 168.0 37 521 26 5/43 10/155 20.03 3.10 38.7 4 2
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 217.4 53 536 24 6/81 11/170 22.33 2.46 54.4 3 2
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 3 117.5 48 230 23 5/29 10/102 10.00 1.95 30.7 2 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1983/84
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 177.3 51 444 23 8/87 11/196 19.30 2.50 46.3 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001
M Muralitharan (SL) 2 163.0 31 397 22 7/97 12/225 18.04 2.43 44.4 3 2
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2006
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 160.5 18 467 21 6/26 11/110 22.23 2.90 45.9 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2 118.0 21 278 20 6/43 11/108 13.90 2.35 35.4 3 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012/13
BN Schultz (SA) 3 124.1 35 326 20 5/48 9/106 16.30 2.62 37.2 2 0
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1993
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 3 162.5 35 459 20 6/85 9/125 22.95 2.81 48.8 2 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2 119.0 23 341 19 6/74 12/171 17.94 2.86 37.5 3 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2011/12
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 155.0 41 374 19 5/30 9/227 19.68 2.41 48.9 2 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 187.2 50 411 19 6/55 9/140 21.63 2.19 59.1 2 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2007/08
FS Ahangama (SL) 3 133.3 32 348 18 5/52 8/124 19.33 2.60 44.5 1 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985
AF Giles (Eng) 3 197.3 49 539 18 5/116 8/132 29.94 2.72 65.8 1 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
M Muralitharan (SL) 2 75.3 20 175 17 8/46 10/83 10.29 2.31 26.6 2 1
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2005
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2 74.0 22 183 17 6/44 11/71 10.76 2.47 26.1 2 1
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2005/06
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 3 95.4 20 256 17 4/21 8/58 15.05 2.67 33.7 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2009
M Muralitharan (SL) 2 141.4 50 262 17 7/94 12/117 15.41 1.84 50.0 2 1
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1997/98
DL Vettori (NZ) 3 159.0 52 361 17 6/64 7/116 21.23 2.27 56.1 1 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
CPH Ramanayake (SL) 3 145.4 28 434 17 5/82 8/157 25.52 2.97 51.4 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 3 126.4 37 236 16 4/24 8/94 14.75 1.86 47.5 0 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000/01
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 3 110.5 30 244 16 6/73 6/78 15.25 2.20 41.5 1 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000/01
MRCN Bandaratilleke (SL) 3 160.0 45 339 16 5/36 9/83 21.18 2.11 60.0 1 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
GP Swann (Eng) 2 121.1 13 355 16 6/82 10/181 22.18 2.92 45.4 2 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2011/12
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 174.1 47 356 16 5/101 6/152 22.25 2.04 65.3 2 0
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1993
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2 126.0 22 368 16 7/157 8/133 23.00 2.92 47.2 2 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
MDK Perera (SL) 2 158.3 44 370 16 5/69 8/129 23.12 2.33 59.4 1 0
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2014
VB John (SL) 3 129.0 28 373 16 5/86 8/159 23.31 2.89 48.3 1 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1983/84
Harbhajan Singh (India) 3 152.0 21 450 16 6/102 10/153 28.12 2.96 57.0 1 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
Imran Khan (Pak) 3 116.0 27 270 15 4/69 6/125 18.00 2.32 46.4 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985/86
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 141.1 24 349 15 5/71 7/128 23.26 2.47 56.4 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
HMRKB Herath (SL) 3 137.3 25 404 15 5/99 5/67 26.93 2.93 55.0 2 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2009
HMRKB Herath (SL) 3 171.3 30 425 15 4/99 7/139 28.33 2.47 68.6 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 3 155.0 25 449 15 5/146 7/193 29.93 2.89 62.0 1 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), 2nd Test, Mar 16-19, 2013 [Test # 2082]
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