Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Bowling records / Most wickets taken bowled

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 Bwd % Wkts
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 22.86 77 290 21.52
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 460 40813 21591 916 7/119 23.57 31 278 30.34
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 349 28922 18707 789 7/36 23.70 35 253 32.06
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 30.09 37 186 19.45
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 356 38942 19812 687 9/83 28.83 24 167 24.30
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 25.51 38 165 16.48
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 376 42266 20656 949 8/24 21.76 36 164 17.28
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 26.66 19 161 22.42
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1997-2011 224 16225 11175 444 6/11 25.16 16 154 34.68
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 263 26919 13102 544 8/58 24.08 24 150 27.57
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 31456 13930 630 8/45 22.11 26 149 23.65
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2014 299 31481 19221 653 7/43 29.43 18 144 22.05
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2014 481 21528 16371 503 7/12 32.54 10 143 28.42
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 40841 19606 746 7/37 26.28 23 143 19.16
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2014 309 29234 18996 610 7/87 31.14 12 142 23.27
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2014 263 14833 12143 439 6/38 27.66 11 141 32.11
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 28100 13018 589 9/52 22.10 41 136 23.08
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 23.73 21 135 16.28
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2014 196 20880 12825 564 7/51 22.73 27 131 23.22
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 28.44 16 129 16.95
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 296 27039 16043 551 8/86 29.11 13 125 22.68
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 18153 8932 391 8/92 22.84 14 123 31.45
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 24080 13270 602 8/71 22.04 22 122 20.26
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 24759 12109 533 7/22 22.71 22 122 22.88
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2014 227 16512 11859 416 6/42 28.50 8 120 28.84
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 29713 18099 662 7/37 27.33 22 118 17.82
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 18499 8185 405 6/56 20.20 10 112 27.65
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 219 20332 12761 467 6/42 27.32 11 109 23.34
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 35.66 6 108 24.54
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 21.57 17 103 33.55
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2013 420 42468 22058 681 7/87 32.39 22 103 15.12
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 24.84 9 102 40.47
IT Botham (Eng) 1976-1992 218 28086 15017 528 8/34 28.44 27 101 19.12
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2013 343 18288 12653 389 6/35 32.52 4 99 25.44
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 13650 5251 228 7/38 23.03 12 97 42.54
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 209 24047 13350 494 8/97 27.02 15 97 19.63
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 31258 18548 577 6/54 32.14 7 96 16.63
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 19914 13056 420 7/27 31.08 14 91 21.66
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 25.16 19 90 18.14
HH Streak (Afr/Zim) 1993-2005 254 23027 13208 455 6/73 29.02 8 90 19.78
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 154 20952 10158 405 8/43 25.08 16 89 21.97
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 227 20725 11692 400 5/19 29.23 5 88 22.00
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 82 27271 9048 311 8/38 29.09 18 88 28.29
GP Swann (Eng) 2000-2013 178 19968 11389 410 6/65 27.77 18 85 20.73
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 25.55 17 85 25.83
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 208 18863 10543 445 7/55 23.69 12 84 18.87
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2014 238 22160 14152 497 7/44 28.47 13 84 16.90
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2013 355 40892 22596 694 8/84 32.55 28 84 12.10
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 133 22060 10638 458 7/83 23.22 24 83 18.12
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1993 171 22226 11196 368 9/56 30.42 17 82 22.28

Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Cardiff, 2nd ODI, Aug 27, 2014 [ODI # 3517]
Australia v South Africa at Harare, 2nd match, Aug 27, 2014 [ODI # 3516]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, 2nd ODI, Aug 26, 2014 [ODI # 3515]

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