Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 caught % Wkts
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 22.86 77 735 54.56
GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 376 42266 20656 949 8/24 21.76 36 622 65.54
SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 25.51 38 563 56.24
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 23.73 21 548 66.10
JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2016 335 36846 21723 754 7/43 28.81 23 512 67.90
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 29713 18099 662 7/37 27.33 22 510 77.03
A Kumble (Asia/INDIA) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 30.09 37 510 53.34
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 40841 19606 746 7/37 26.28 23 503 67.42
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/INDIA) 1998-2016 367 41671 23143 711 8/84 32.54 28 472 66.38
B Lee (AUS) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 26.66 19 467 65.04
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 28.44 16 459 60.31
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2016 279 28282 17358 611 8/15 28.40 16 447 73.15
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2016 243 24008 15105 655 7/51 23.06 29 435 66.41
MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 256 24146 15726 590 8/61 26.65 15 434 73.55
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 31258 18548 577 6/54 32.14 7 432 74.87
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 460 40813 21591 916 7/119 23.57 31 424 46.28
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 43661 22863 705 7/87 32.42 22 423 60.00
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 31456 13930 630 8/45 22.11 26 413 65.55
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 24080 13270 602 8/71 22.04 22 412 68.43
M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2006-2017 220 20178 12767 475 6/23 26.87 8 365 76.84
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1978-1994 356 38942 19812 687 9/83 28.83 24 364 52.98
Z Khan (Asia/INDIA) 2000-2014 309 29234 18996 610 7/87 31.14 12 354 58.03
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 349 28922 18707 789 7/36 23.70 35 352 44.61
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 28100 13018 589 9/52 22.10 41 343 58.23
J Srinath (INDIA) 1991-2003 296 27039 16043 551 8/86 29.11 13 342 62.06
CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 209 24047 13350 494 8/97 27.02 15 331 67.00
IT Botham (ENG) 1976-1992 218 28086 15017 528 8/34 28.44 27 328 62.12
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 24759 12109 533 7/22 22.71 22 318 59.66
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 25.16 19 300 60.48
DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 133 22060 10638 458 7/83 23.22 24 296 64.62
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2017 212 19279 12879 405 7/33 31.80 9 290 71.60
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 263 26919 13102 544 8/58 24.08 24 288 52.94
D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 219 20332 12761 467 6/42 27.32 11 286 61.24
HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 254 23027 13208 455 6/73 29.02 8 274 60.21
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 19914 13056 420 7/27 31.08 14 272 64.76
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 227 20725 11692 400 5/19 29.23 5 269 67.25
RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 154 20952 10158 405 8/43 25.08 16 266 65.67
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2010-2017 198 20954 12703 468 7/59 27.14 25 262 55.98
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2017 286 15795 13108 476 6/38 27.53 11 258 54.20
KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 231 12029 9166 327 5/25 28.03 1 256 78.28
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2016 523 23008 17703 540 7/12 32.78 10 256 47.40
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) 2006-2017 272 21291 13398 463 7/36 28.93 16 253 54.64
JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 169 19402 10430 402 7/37 25.94 11 247 61.44
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 35.66 6 245 55.68
DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2016 270 14019 10770 337 6/43 31.95 3 240 71.21
I Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2017 171 18786 12014 341 7/74 35.23 7 236 69.20
Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2016 237 16866 12249 427 6/42 28.68 8 235 55.03
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1997-2011 224 16225 11175 444 6/11 25.16 16 230 51.80
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2013 343 18288 12653 389 6/35 32.52 4 223 57.32
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 18153 8932 391 8/92 22.84 14 222 56.77
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 18499 8185 405 6/56 20.20 10 222 54.81
AB Agarkar (INDIA) 1998-2007 221 14404 10851 349 6/41 31.09 3 221 63.32
SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 123 16313 9715 303 7/12 32.06 9 221 72.93
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2017 168 26099 13131 465 9/127 28.23 30 220 47.31
AR Caddick (ENG) 1993-2003 116 16495 8964 303 7/46 29.58 13 210 69.30
GP Swann (ENG) 2000-2013 178 19968 11389 410 6/65 27.77 18 210 51.21
DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 25.55 17 208 63.22
BKV Prasad (INDIA) 1994-2001 194 15170 9692 292 6/33 33.19 8 207 70.89
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 212 19022 10701 447 7/55 23.93 12 206 46.08
Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BDESH) 2001-2017 257 15528 11347 336 6/26 33.77 1 200 59.52

Records include the following recent matches:
Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, 4th ODI, Mar 22, 2017 [ODI # 3853]
India v Australia at Ranchi, 3rd Test, Mar 16-20, 2017 [Test # 2256]
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Mar 15-19, 2017 [Test # 2254]
Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, 3rd ODI, Mar 19, 2017 [ODI # 3852]

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