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Home  »  Cricket  »  Records & Stats  »  Most Wickets in Test

Most Wickets in Test

# Player Team Mat Overs Runs Wickets Best 5w 10w Avg Eco
1 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 133 7,339.5 18,180 800 9/51 67 22 22.73 2.48
2 S K Warne Australia 145 6,784.1 17,995 708 8/71 37 10 25.42 2.65
3 A Kumble India 132 6,808.2 18,355 619 10/74 35 8 29.65 2.70
4 J M Anderson England 156 5,624.1 16,078 600 7/42 29 3 26.80 2.86
5 G D McGrath Australia 124 4,874.4 12,186 563 8/24 29 3 21.64 2.50
6 C A Walsh West Indies 132 5,003.1 12,684 519 7/37 22 3 24.44 2.54
7 S C J Broad England 143 4,834.0 14,216 514 8/15 18 3 27.66 2.94
8 D W Steyn South Africa 93 3,101.2 10,077 439 7/51 26 5 22.95 3.25
9 Kapil Dev India 131 4,623.2 12,867 434 9/83 23 2 29.65 2.78
10 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 93 4,332.1 12,157 433 9/127 34 9 28.08 2.81
11 R J Hadlee New Zealand 86 3,653.0 9,611 431 9/52 36 9 22.30 2.63
12 S M Pollock South Africa 108 4,058.5 9,733 421 7/87 16 1 23.12 2.40
13 Harbhajan Singh India 103 4,763.2 13,537 417 8/84 25 5 32.46 2.84
14 Wasim Akram Pakistan 104 3,771.1 9,779 414 7/119 25 5 23.62 2.59
15 C E L Ambrose West Indies 98 3,683.5 8,502 405 8/45 22 3 20.99 2.31
16 M Ntini South Africa 101 3,472.2 11,242 390 7/37 18 4 28.83 3.24
17 N M Lyon Australia 96 4,094.4 12,320 390 8/50 18 3 31.59 3.01
18 I T Botham England 102 3,635.5 10,878 383 8/34 27 4 28.40 2.99
19 M D Marshall West Indies 81 2,930.4 7,876 376 7/22 22 4 20.95 2.69
20 Waqar Younis Pakistan 87 2,704.0 8,788 373 7/76 22 5 23.56 3.25
21 R Ashwin India 71 3,264.2 9,282 365 7/59 27 7 25.43 2.84
22 D L Vettori New Zealand 113 4,802.2 12,441 362 7/87 20 3 34.37 2.59
23 Imran Khan Pakistan 88 3,243.0 8,258 362 8/58 23 6 22.81 2.55
24 D K Lillee Australia 70 3,077.5 8,493 355 7/83 23 7 23.92 2.76
25 W P U J C Vaas Sri Lanka 111 3,906.2 10,501 355 7/71 12 2 29.58 2.69
26 A A Donald South Africa 72 2,586.3 7,344 330 8/71 20 3 22.25 2.84
27 R G D Willis England 90 2,892.5 8,190 325 8/43 16 0 25.20 2.83
28 M G Johnson Australia 73 2,666.5 8,891 313 8/61 12 3 28.41 3.33
29 Z Khan India 92 3,130.5 10,247 311 7/87 11 1 32.95 3.27
30 B Lee Australia 76 2,755.1 9,555 310 5/30 10 0 30.82 3.47
31 L R Gibbs West Indies 79 4,519.1 8,989 309 8/38 18 2 29.09 1.99
32 M Morkel South Africa 86 2,749.4 8,550 309 6/23 8 0 27.67 3.11
33 F S Trueman England 67 2,529.4 6,625 307 8/31 17 3 21.58 2.62
34 D L Underwood England 86 3,643.4 7,674 297 8/51 17 6 25.84 2.11
35 I Sharma India 97 3,025.0 9,620 297 7/74 11 1 32.39 3.18
36 J H Kallis South Africa 166 3,372.0 9,535 292 6/54 5 0 32.65 2.83
37 C J McDermott Australia 71 2,764.2 8,332 291 8/97 14 2 28.63 3.01
38 T G Southee New Zealand 73 2,732.1 8,237 284 7/64 10 1 29.00 3.01
39 T A Boult New Zealand 67 2,479.0 7,384 267 6/30 8 1 27.66 2.98
40 B S Bedi India 67 3,560.4 7,637 266 7/98 14 1 28.71 2.14
41 D Kaneria Pakistan 61 2,949.3 9,082 261 7/77 15 2 34.80 3.08
42 J Garner West Indies 58 2,194.5 5,433 259 6/56 7 0 20.98 2.48
43 J N Gillespie Australia 71 2,372.2 6,770 259 7/37 8 0 26.14 2.85
44 G P Swann England 60 2,558.1 7,642 255 6/65 17 3 29.97 2.99
45 J B Statham England 70 2,676.0 6,261 252 7/39 9 1 24.85 2.34
46 M A Holding West Indies 60 2,113.2 5,898 249 8/92 13 2 23.69 2.79
47 R Benaud Australia 63 3,184.4 6,704 248 7/72 16 1 27.03 2.11
48 M J Hoggard England 67 2,318.1 7,564 248 7/61 7 1 30.50 3.26
49 G D McKenzie Australia 60 2,946.5 7,328 246 8/71 16 3 29.79 2.49
50 M A Starc Australia 57 1,958.5 6,583 244 6/50 13 2 26.98 3.36