Most wickets
Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan 8 16 550.2 162 1256 68 9/65 16/220 18.47 2.28 48.5 7 2
MRCN Bandaratilleke 3 6 160.0 45 339 16 5/36 9/83 21.18 2.11 60.0 1 0
GP Wickramasinghe 6 12 134.1 23 353 10 3/75 3/99 35.30 2.63 80.5 0 0
ST Jayasuriya 8 11 168.0 41 395 10 4/53 4/82 39.50 2.35 100.8 0 0
HDPK Dharmasena 3 6 95.4 26 204 8 6/72 6/88 25.50 2.13 71.7 1 0
WPUJC Vaas 3 5 85.0 14 252 8 2/35 4/116 31.50 2.96 63.7 0 0
PA de Silva 8 13 104.2 25 258 7 3/30 3/44 36.85 2.47 89.4 0 0
KR Pushpakumara 4 8 113.2 17 382 6 2/43 3/97 63.66 3.37 113.3 0 0
SD Anurasiri 1 2 46.0 14 106 4 3/65 4/106 26.50 2.30 69.0 0 0
KJ Silva 1 2 30.4 11 62 3 3/27 3/62 20.66 2.02 61.3 0 0
RS Kalpage 1 2 30.0 6 100 2 2/49 2/100 50.00 3.33 90.0 0 0
DNT Zoysa 1 2 14.0 2 40 1 1/29 1/40 40.00 2.85 84.0 0 0
ASA Perera 1 2 51.0 12 126 1 1/104 1/126 126.00 2.47 306.0 0 0
MS Atapattu 8 2 2.0 0 8 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0
DPMD Jayawardene 4 2 5.0 0 15 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0
HMCM Bandara 1 2 21.0 3 79 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0

Performances in matches that overlap years are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Only Test, Aug 27-31, 1998 [Test # 1423]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), 3rd Test, Jun 10-13, 1998 [Test # 1418]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, 2nd Test, Jun 3-7, 1998 [Test # 1416]