Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SM Pollock 1995-2008 108 202 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
DW Steyn 2004-2016 85 156 17286 9303 417 7/51 11/60 22.30 3.22 41.4 26 5
M Ntini 1998-2009 101 190 20834 11242 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
AA Donald 1992-2002 72 129 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
JH Kallis 1995-2013 165 270 20172 9497 291 6/54 9/92 32.63 2.82 69.3 5 0
M Morkel 2006-2017 79 146 15275 7963 276 6/23 8/196 28.85 3.12 55.3 6 0
VD Philander 2011-2017 46 85 8450 3840 171 6/44 10/102 22.45 2.72 49.4 11 2
HJ Tayfield 1949-1960 37 61 13568 4405 170 9/113 13/165 25.91 1.94 79.8 14 2
PR Adams 1995-2004 45 76 8850 4405 134 7/128 10/106 32.87 2.98 66.0 4 1
TL Goddard 1955-1970 41 75 11736 3226 123 6/53 8/92 26.22 1.64 95.4 5 0
A Nel 2001-2008 36 69 7630 3919 123 6/32 10/88 31.86 3.08 62.0 3 1
PM Pollock 1961-1970 28 52 6522 2806 116 6/38 10/87 24.18 2.58 56.2 9 1
NAT Adcock 1953-1962 26 46 6391 2195 104 6/43 8/87 21.10 2.06 61.4 5 0
PL Harris 2007-2011 37 63 8809 3901 103 6/127 9/161 37.87 2.65 85.5 3 0
K Rabada 2015-2017 22 39 4063 2317 102 7/112 13/144 22.71 3.42 39.8 7 3
N Boje 2000-2006 43 72 8620 4265 100 5/62 8/134 42.65 2.96 86.2 3 0
PS de Villiers 1993-1998 18 34 4805 2063 85 6/23 10/108 24.27 2.57 56.5 5 2
CL Vincent 1927-1935 25 40 5851 2631 84 6/51 8/149 31.32 2.69 69.6 3 0
GA Faulkner 1906-1924 25 43 4227 2180 82 7/84 9/75 26.58 3.09 51.5 4 0
L Klusener 1996-2004 49 84 6887 3033 80 8/64 8/139 37.91 2.64 86.0 1 0
BM McMillan 1992-1998 38 64 6048 2537 75 4/65 7/117 33.82 2.51 80.6 0 0
AEE Vogler 1906-1911 15 28 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.15 43.1 5 1
JH Sinclair 1896-1911 25 41 3598 1996 63 6/26 9/89 31.68 3.32 57.1 1 0
JM Blanckenberg 1913-1924 18 25 3888 1817 60 6/76 9/135 30.28 2.80 64.8 4 0
PS Heine 1955-1962 14 27 3890 1455 58 6/58 8/157 25.08 2.24 67.0 4 0
NBF Mann 1947-1951 19 33 5796 1920 58 6/59 7/72 33.10 1.98 99.9 1 0
Imran Tahir 2011-2015 20 37 3925 2294 57 5/32 8/130 40.24 3.50 68.8 2 0
RO Schwarz 1906-1912 20 31 2639 1417 55 6/47 7/89 25.76 3.22 47.9 2 0
M Hayward 1999-2004 16 29 2821 1609 54 5/56 7/119 29.79 3.42 52.2 1 0
AMB Rowan 1947-1951 15 25 5193 2084 54 5/68 8/232 38.59 2.40 96.1 4 0
CR Matthews 1992-1995 18 33 3980 1502 52 5/42 8/140 28.88 2.26 76.5 2 0
KA Maharaj 2016-2017 13 24 2756 1343 51 6/40 8/87 26.33 2.92 54.0 2 0
EP Nupen 1921-1936 17 31 4159 1788 50 6/46 11/150 35.76 2.57 83.1 5 1
CB Llewellyn 1896-1912 15 21 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.71 47.7 4 1
AJ Bell 1929-1935 16 26 3342 1567 48 6/99 6/159 32.64 2.81 69.6 4 0
SJ Pegler 1910-1924 16 23 2989 1572 47 7/65 7/65 33.44 3.15 63.5 2 0
AJ Hall 2002-2007 21 38 3001 1617 45 3/1 5/20 35.93 3.23 66.6 0 0
JT Partridge 1963-1965 11 20 3684 1373 44 7/91 9/176 31.20 2.23 83.7 3 0
WJ Cronje 1992-2000 68 85 3800 1288 43 3/14 5/34 29.95 2.03 88.3 0 0
JP Duminy 2008-2017 46 57 2703 1601 42 4/47 4/51 38.11 3.55 64.3 0 0
MJ Procter 1967-1970 7 14 1514 616 41 6/73 9/103 15.02 2.44 36.9 1 0
AW Nourse 1902-1924 45 57 3234 1553 41 4/25 7/104 37.87 2.88 78.8 0 0
AE Hall 1923-1931 7 14 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
EJ Barlow 1961-1970 30 46 3021 1362 40 5/85 6/87 34.05 2.70 75.5 1 0
ACB Langton 1935-1939 15 23 4199 1827 40 5/58 6/89 45.67 2.61 104.9 1 0
KJ Abbott 2013-2017 11 21 2081 886 39 7/29 9/68 22.71 2.55 53.3 3 0
RJ Peterson 2003-2014 15 27 2515 1416 38 5/33 6/94 37.26 3.37 66.1 1 0
BN Schultz 1992-1997 9 14 1733 749 37 5/48 9/106 20.24 2.59 46.8 2 0
PL Symcox 1993-1998 20 34 3561 1603 37 4/69 5/159 43.32 2.70 96.2 0 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years | 10 years | 25 years | post-war
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, 2nd Test, Oct 6-8, 2017 [Test # 2277]
South Africa v Bangladesh at Potchefstroom, 1st Test, Sep 28-Oct 2, 2017 [Test # 2276]
England v South Africa at Manchester, 4th Test, Aug 4-7, 2017 [Test # 2268]