Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
IT Botham (Eng) 1978-1991 11 20 2615 1379 52 6/125 10/253 26.51 3.16 50.2 2 1
DL Underwood (Eng) 1967-1977 10 19 3401 1251 45 7/50 12/101 27.80 2.20 75.5 3 1
JC Laker (Eng) 1949-1958 8 15 1833 638 40 6/55 10/119 15.95 2.08 45.8 2 1
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 10 19 2058 1173 35 4/52 6/216 33.51 3.41 58.8 0 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1952-1963 8 14 1793 538 34 6/20 11/48 15.82 1.80 52.7 3 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1974-1983 9 16 1709 928 33 5/42 6/69 28.12 3.25 51.7 2 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1993-2005 4 8 1508 712 32 7/165 12/246 22.25 2.83 47.1 3 2
JB Statham (Eng) 1954-1965 9 17 1942 761 31 5/40 7/145 24.54 2.35 62.6 1 0
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1964 8 14 1244 543 30 5/48 7/54 18.10 2.61 41.4 1 0
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1984 3 6 820 393 27 8/92 14/149 14.55 2.87 30.3 3 1
DK Lillee (Aus) 1972-1981 3 6 1136 475 27 7/89 11/159 17.59 2.50 42.0 3 2
H Trumble (Aus) 1890-1902 5 7 1154 477 27 8/65 12/89 17.66 2.48 42.7 3 2
DE Malcolm (Eng) 1990-1997 6 9 1227 724 27 9/57 10/138 26.81 3.54 45.4 2 1
GP Swann (Eng) 2009-2013 5 9 1568 769 27 6/106 9/208 28.48 2.94 58.0 1 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1953 7 10 1497 550 25 5/41 7/133 22.00 2.20 59.8 1 0
PCR Tufnell (Eng) 1991-2001 5 8 1279 626 25 7/66 11/93 25.04 2.93 51.1 2 1
SJ Harmison (Eng) 2003-2009 6 11 1163 641 25 6/46 9/121 25.64 3.30 46.5 1 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2008-2014 7 13 1419 752 25 5/37 6/108 30.08 3.17 56.7 1 0
AR Caddick (Eng) 1997-2002 5 8 1195 575 23 5/42 8/118 25.00 2.88 51.9 1 0
SF Barnes (Eng) 1909-1912 3 6 688 223 22 8/29 13/57 10.13 1.94 31.2 3 1
J Briggs (Eng) 1886-1893 3 6 668 238 21 5/25 10/148 11.33 2.13 31.8 3 1
WH Lockwood (Eng) 1893-1902 3 6 782 367 21 7/71 8/133 17.47 2.81 37.2 2 0
WE Bowes (Eng) 1934-1938 3 6 793 445 21 5/49 9/219 21.19 3.36 37.7 2 0
R Illingworth (Eng) 1959-1973 8 16 2117 661 21 5/70 5/110 31.47 1.87 100.8 1 0
FE Woolley (Eng) 1909-1934 8 9 539 229 20 5/20 10/49 11.45 2.54 26.9 3 1
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1882-1886 3 5 636 250 20 7/44 14/90 12.50 2.35 31.8 2 1
GG Arnold (Eng) 1967-1974 5 10 1285 540 20 5/58 8/162 27.00 2.52 64.2 2 0
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1890 3 6 680 202 19 7/36 12/104 10.63 1.78 35.7 2 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 1997-2005 3 6 819 376 19 7/76 7/109 19.78 2.75 43.1 2 0
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1931 5 8 1280 392 19 4/59 7/86 20.63 1.83 67.3 0 0
JA Snow (Eng) 1966-1975 7 14 1588 694 19 3/40 5/106 36.52 2.62 83.5 0 0
K Higgs (Eng) 1965-1967 3 6 877 332 18 5/58 8/119 18.44 2.27 48.7 1 0
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1926-1934 3 6 1640 574 18 5/64 8/167 31.88 2.10 91.1 1 0
GOB Allen (Eng) 1931-1936 3 6 648 387 17 7/80 8/117 22.76 3.58 38.1 2 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 4 8 1213 417 17 5/96 7/131 24.52 2.06 71.3 1 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1998-1998 1 2 683 220 16 9/65 16/220 13.75 1.93 42.6 2 1
GH Hirst (Eng) 1902-1907 3 6 606 283 16 5/77 6/81 17.68 2.80 37.8 1 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1948-1956 3 6 745 251 15 6/20 9/70 16.73 2.02 49.6 1 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1987-1996 3 6 649 293 15 6/67 9/103 19.53 2.70 43.2 1 0
A Cotter (Aus) 1905-1909 2 4 580 337 15 7/148 9/221 22.46 3.48 38.6 2 0
EW Clark (Eng) 1929-1934 3 5 734 357 15 5/98 7/208 23.80 2.91 48.9 1 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1988-2000 4 8 1180 456 15 4/73 7/141 30.40 2.31 78.6 0 0
PH Edmonds (Eng) 1975-1987 8 13 1781 718 15 4/20 4/61 47.86 2.41 118.7 0 0
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1954-1962 2 4 678 301 14 6/46 12/99 21.50 2.66 48.4 2 1
GR Dilley (Eng) 1980-1987 3 3 593 303 14 6/154 6/154 21.64 3.06 42.3 1 0
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1991 4 8 1025 417 14 5/35 6/106 29.78 2.44 73.2 1 0
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1990-1998 4 6 917 512 14 5/87 8/131 36.57 3.35 65.5 1 0
R Peel (Eng) 1888-1896 2 4 306 116 13 6/23 8/53 8.92 2.27 23.5 1 0
AW Greig (Eng) 1972-1977 6 11 1122 524 13 3/107 4/116 40.30 2.80 86.3 0 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 15-17, 2014 [Test # 2137]
England v Australia at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 21-25, 2013 [Test # 2094]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 1st Test, Jul 19-23, 2012 [Test # 2049]
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