Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
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
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
GD McGrath (Aus) 3 154.5 35 438 21 5/40 7/132 20.85 2.82 44.2 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
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
A Kumble (India) 3 138.3 28 374 20 6/72 10/157 18.70 2.70 41.5 2 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 2005/06
Maninder Singh (India) 3 103.5 33 279 18 7/51 10/107 15.50 2.68 34.6 1 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1986/87
A Kumble (India) 3 136.3 36 317 18 7/59 11/128 17.61 2.32 45.5 1 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1993/94
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 3 203.5 37 518 18 5/68 8/113 28.77 2.54 67.9 1 0
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2011/12
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
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
Imran Khan (Pak) 3 120.4 37 271 17 5/40 9/95 15.94 2.24 42.5 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1985/86
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
VD Philander (SA) 2 63.1 14 202 16 5/49 10/102 12.62 3.19 23.6 2 1
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12
SLV Raju (India) 3 106.2 33 228 16 6/87 11/125 14.25 2.14 39.8 2 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 1993/94
Waqar Younis (Pak) 3 83.3 10 279 16 5/65 9/152 17.43 3.34 31.3 2 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1991/92
B Lee (Aus) 2 94.4 23 281 16 4/26 8/112 17.56 2.96 35.5 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 3 113.1 22 313 16 5/84 8/118 19.56 2.76 42.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1995/96
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
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
PM Siddle (Aus) 3 96.5 30 254 15 5/54 9/104 16.93 2.62 38.7 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
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
Iqbal Qasim (Pak) 3 151.1 46 329 15 6/141 8/192 21.93 2.17 60.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1981/82
CT Tremlett (Eng) 3 116.0 30 351 15 6/48 7/114 23.40 3.02 46.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2011
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2 139.2 30 360 15 7/118 10/190 24.00 2.58 55.7 1 1
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 2004/05
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 3 136.0 34 369 15 4/27 6/137 24.60 2.71 54.4 0 0
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2006
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
Imran Khan (Pak) 1 52.2 11 116 14 8/58 14/116 8.28 2.21 22.4 2 1
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1981/82
CD Collymore (WI) 2 63.0 13 159 14 7/57 9/85 11.35 2.52 27.0 2 0
Sri Lanka in West Indies Test Series, 2003
Waqar Younis (Pak) 2 55.0 6 231 14 6/34 11/119 16.50 4.20 23.5 2 1
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1994
AA Donald (SA) 2 88.0 23 257 14 5/54 8/127 18.35 2.92 37.7 1 0
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 1997/98
D Gough (Eng) 3 82.0 16 274 14 4/50 8/123 19.57 3.34 35.1 0 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000/01
DW Steyn (SA) 3 103.4 21 302 14 5/73 6/54 21.57 2.91 44.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12
Junaid Khan (Pak) 3 101.2 16 305 14 5/70 6/115 21.78 3.00 43.4 2 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012
Harbhajan Singh (India) 3 103.1 17 312 14 7/62 10/141 22.28 3.02 44.2 1 1
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 2005/06
Umar Gul (Pak) 3 114.3 20 338 14 4/64 6/101 24.14 2.95 49.0 0 0
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2011/12
CJ McDermott (Aus) 3 124.0 30 342 14 4/53 6/85 24.42 2.75 53.1 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
C Sharma (India) 3 109.0 12 383 14 5/118 6/173 27.35 3.51 46.7 1 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985
Junaid Khan (Pak) 3 154.0 27 402 14 5/58 8/151 28.71 2.61 66.0 1 0
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2013/14
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 3 146.4 24 421 14 4/87 5/113 30.07 2.87 62.8 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2009
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 3 133.0 22 449 14 5/92 7/147 32.07 3.37 57.0 1 0
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2002
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 2 195.1 39 512 14 5/89 9/226 36.57 2.62 83.6 1 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1996/97
Wasim Akram (Pak) 2 75.2 24 175 13 5/43 8/73 13.46 2.32 34.7 1 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1994
SM Pollock (SA) 3 83.2 29 192 13 6/30 7/59 14.76 2.30 38.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2000/01
DW Steyn (SA) 2 75.0 18 227 13 5/54 9/99 17.46 3.02 34.6 1 0
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2014
HH Streak (Zim) 3 134.5 40 304 13 4/79 5/129 23.38 2.25 62.2 0 0
Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe Test Series, 1994/95
Waqar Younis (Pak) 3 96.5 18 310 13 4/103 6/181 23.84 3.20 44.6 0 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1999/00
A Kumble (India) 3 140.3 36 375 13 5/87 8/172 28.84 2.66 64.8 1 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1993
DK Morrison (NZ) 3 136.0 23 476 13 5/153 5/153 36.61 3.50 62.7 1 0
Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series, 1990/91
Harbhajan Singh (India) 3 158.2 19 533 13 4/112 6/192 41.00 3.36 73.0 0 0
Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 2009/10
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]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
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