Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
RTM Mendis 8 355.1 50 1021 38 6/70 11/136 26.86 2.87 56.0 3 1
ICC World Test Championship, 2021-2023
M Muralidaran 3 203.1 84 294 30 9/51 13/115 9.80 1.44 40.6 2 1
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
NGRP Jayasuriya 3 216.2 40 591 29 6/59 12/177 20.37 2.73 44.7 4 1
ICC World Test Championship, 2021-2023
HMRKB Herath 3 145.0 41 357 28 7/64 13/145 12.75 2.46 31.0 3 1
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2016
M Muralidaran 3 209.1 37 649 28 6/59 11/212 23.17 3.10 44.8 4 1
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
M Muralidaran 3 112.5 33 282 26 6/28 12/82 10.84 2.49 26.0 3 1
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2007
M Muralidaran 3 231.4 109 320 26 7/46 11/93 12.30 1.38 53.4 1 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
WPUJC Vaas 3 140.2 32 401 26 7/71 14/191 15.42 2.85 32.3 2 1
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
BAW Mendis 3 163.1 24 478 26 6/117 10/209 18.38 2.92 37.6 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
M Muralidaran 3 227.4 52 480 26 7/84 13/171 18.46 2.10 52.5 3 1
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000
M Muralidaran 3 213.1 50 516 26 6/71 10/148 19.84 2.42 49.1 1 1
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1999/00
M Muralidaran 3 146.2 35 405 24 8/70 11/132 16.87 2.76 36.5 2 2
Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2006
M Muralidaran 3 217.4 53 536 24 6/81 11/170 22.33 2.46 54.4 3 2
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
HMRKB Herath 2 123.4 25 348 23 9/127 14/184 15.13 2.81 32.2 3 1
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2014
M Muralidaran 3 177.3 51 444 23 8/87 11/196 19.30 2.50 46.3 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001
M Muralidaran 2 163.0 31 397 22 7/97 12/225 18.04 2.43 44.4 3 2
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2006
MDK Perera 3 169.0 20 527 22 5/75 8/201 23.95 3.11 46.0 2 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2018/19
L Embuldeniya 6 269.0 57 788 22 5/35 7/129 35.81 2.92 73.3 2 0
ICC World Test Championship, 2021-2023
M Muralidaran 3 160.5 18 467 21 6/26 11/110 22.23 2.90 45.9 2 1
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008
HMRKB Herath 2 118.0 21 278 20 6/43 11/108 13.90 2.35 35.4 3 1
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012/13
RJ Ratnayake 3 162.5 35 459 20 6/85 9/125 22.95 2.81 48.8 2 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985
HMRKB Herath 2 116.0 28 287 19 8/63 13/152 15.10 2.47 36.6 2 1
Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe Test Series, 2016/17
HMRKB Herath 2 119.0 23 341 19 6/74 12/171 17.94 2.86 37.5 3 1
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2011/12
M Muralidaran 3 155.0 41 374 19 5/30 9/227 19.68 2.41 48.9 2 0
New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
M Muralidaran 3 187.2 50 411 19 6/55 9/140 21.63 2.19 59.1 2 0
England in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2007/08
M Muralidaran 2 104.1 27 238 18 5/13 10/111 13.22 2.28 34.7 2 1
Asian Test Championship (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Pakistan/Sri Lanka), 2001/02
RTM Mendis 2 107.2 20 275 18 6/70 11/136 15.27 2.56 35.7 2 1
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2021/22
FS Ahangama 3 133.3 32 348 18 5/52 8/124 19.33 2.60 44.5 1 0
India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1985
M Muralidaran 2 75.3 20 175 17 8/46 10/83 10.29 2.31 26.6 2 1
West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2005
M Muralidaran 2 94.2 24 217 17 6/87 10/118 12.76 2.30 33.2 1 1
Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series, 2006/07
KMDN Kulasekara 3 95.4 20 256 17 4/21 8/58 15.05 2.67 33.7 0 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2009
M Muralidaran 2 141.4 50 262 17 7/94 12/117 15.41 1.84 50.0 2 1
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1997/98
CBRLS Kumara 3 108.2 17 338 17 4/58 7/135 19.88 3.12 38.2 0 0
Sobers/Tissera Trophy (Sri Lanka in West Indies), 2018
NGRP Jayasuriya 2 164.2 35 414 17 5/82 9/217 24.35 2.51 58.0 2 0
Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2022
CPH Ramanayake 3 145.4 28 434 17 5/82 8/157 25.52 2.97 51.4 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
DS de Silva 3 153.0 20 492 17 5/59 9/162 28.94 3.21 54.0 1 0
Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1981/82
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, ICC World Test Championship 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2022 [Test # 2473]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, ICC World Test Championship 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2022 [Test # 2472]
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, ICC World Test Championship 2nd Test, Jul 8-11, 2022 [Test # 2471]