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Most balls bowled in career
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 16/220 22.86 2.92 46.8 77 22
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 14/149 30.09 3.11 57.8 37 8
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 12/128 25.51 2.98 51.2 38 10
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 43661 22863 705 7/87 12/149 32.42 3.14 61.9 22 3
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 376 42266 20656 949 8/24 10/27 21.76 2.93 44.5 36 3
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2015 356 41029 22671 697 8/84 15/217 32.52 3.31 58.8 28 5
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 40841 19606 746 7/37 13/55 26.28 2.88 54.7 23 3
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 460 40813 21591 916 7/119 11/110 23.57 3.17 44.5 31 5
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 10/147 23.73 2.92 48.6 21 1
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 14/191 28.44 3.30 51.7 16 2
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 356 38942 19812 687 9/83 11/146 28.83 3.05 56.6 24 2
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2015 317 33310 20272 690 7/43 11/71 29.37 3.65 48.2 19 2
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 31456 13930 630 8/45 11/84 22.11 2.65 49.9 26 3
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 31258 18548 577 6/54 9/92 32.14 3.56 54.1 7 0
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 29713 18099 662 7/37 13/132 27.33 3.65 44.8 22 4
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2014 309 29234 18996 610 7/87 10/149 31.14 3.89 47.9 12 1
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 349 28922 18707 789 7/36 13/135 23.70 3.88 36.6 35 5
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 9/171 26.66 4.06 39.3 19 0
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 28100 13018 589 9/52 15/123 22.10 2.77 47.7 41 9
IT Botham (Eng) 1976-1992 218 28086 15017 528 8/34 13/106 28.44 3.20 53.1 27 4
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 82 27271 9048 311 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.99 87.6 18 2
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 296 27039 16043 551 8/86 13/132 29.11 3.55 49.0 13 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 263 26919 13102 544 8/58 14/116 24.08 2.92 49.4 24 6
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 24759 12109 533 7/22 11/89 22.71 2.93 46.4 22 4
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 24080 13270 602 8/71 12/139 22.04 3.30 40.0 22 3
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 209 24047 13350 494 8/97 11/157 27.02 3.33 48.6 15 2
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2015 254 23823 15310 529 7/44 11/121 28.94 3.85 45.0 14 2
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 9/74 35.66 4.01 53.2 6 0
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 23367 12593 307 5/26 7/178 41.01 3.23 76.1 4 0
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 13/71 25.55 2.18 70.3 17 6
HH Streak (Afr/Zim) 1993-2005 254 23027 13208 455 6/73 9/72 29.02 3.44 50.6 8 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2005-2015 249 22861 14862 568 8/61 12/127 26.16 3.90 40.2 15 3
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 10/155 25.16 3.27 46.0 19 3
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2015 505 22606 17248 525 7/12 7/12 32.85 4.57 43.0 10 0
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2015 220 22462 13954 613 7/51 11/60 22.76 3.72 36.6 28 5
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 230 22364 10835 280 5/15 8/179 38.69 2.90 79.8 3 0
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1993 171 22226 11196 368 9/56 13/101 30.42 3.02 60.3 17 5
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 133 22060 10638 458 7/83 11/123 23.22 2.89 48.1 24 7
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 77 21954 7977 273 7/98 10/194 29.21 2.18 80.4 14 1
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 94 21662 8030 236 6/73 8/80 34.02 2.22 91.7 6 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 154 20952 10158 405 8/43 9/92 25.08 2.90 51.7 16 0
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 227 20725 11692 400 5/19 8/156 29.23 3.38 51.8 5 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2015 140 20649 10471 349 9/127 14/184 30.00 3.04 59.1 22 4
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 219 20332 12761 467 6/42 9/92 27.32 3.76 43.5 11 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1989-2003 196 20075 11461 346 7/56 10/106 33.12 3.42 58.0 11 3
GP Swann (Eng) 2000-2013 178 19968 11389 410 6/65 10/132 27.77 3.42 48.7 18 3
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 19914 13056 420 7/27 10/100 31.08 3.93 47.4 14 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2006 169 19402 10430 402 7/37 9/80 25.94 3.22 48.2 11 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 63 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.10 77.0 16 1
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2015 212 19022 10701 447 7/55 11/111 23.93 3.37 42.5 12 4
JE Emburey (Eng) 1978-1995 125 18816 7992 223 7/78 7/105 35.83 2.54 84.3 6 0
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2000-2010 79 18551 9765 276 7/77 12/94 35.38 3.15 67.2 15 2
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 18499 8185 405 6/56 9/108 20.20 2.65 45.6 10 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2006-2015 231 18322 11352 389 7/36 10/124 29.18 3.71 47.1 14 1
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2013 343 18288 12653 389 6/35 7/155 32.52 4.15 47.0 4 0
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 18153 8932 391 8/92 14/149 22.84 2.95 46.4 14 2

Records includes the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, 3rd Test, Jul 3-7, 2015 [Test # 2169]
Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, 2nd T20I, Jul 7, 2015 [T20I # 429]
Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, 1st T20I, Jul 5, 2015 [T20I # 428]

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