Most Test wickets | Highest Test wickets in career

Muralitharan and Warne hold the top-2 spots in the list of most Test wickets

Muttiah Muralitharan has picked most Test wickets in career. In 133 Test matches for Sri Lanka, Muralitharan picked 800 Test wickets at an average of 22.72. The off-spinner also holds the record for most five-wickets hauls in Test cricket. He picked 67 fifers in Test cricket. Shane Warne is ranked second on the list with 708 Test wickets for Australia.

Here’s a list of bowlers with Most Test wickets in career:

Most Test wickets

PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR510
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL)1992-201013323044039181808009/5116/22022.722.4755.06722
SK Warne (AUS)1992-200714527340705179957088/7112/12825.412.6557.43710
A Kumble (INDIA)1990-2008132236408501835561910/7414/14929.652.6965.9358
JM Anderson (ENG)2003-202015128232779156705847/4211/7126.832.8656.1283
GD McGrath (AUS)1993-200712424329248121865638/2410/2721.642.4951.9293
CA Walsh (WI)1984-200113224230019126885197/3713/5524.442.5357.8223
SCJ Broad (ENG)2007-202013825428079138274858/1511/12128.502.9557.8172
DW Steyn (SA)2004-20199317118608100774397/5111/6022.953.2442.3265
N Kapil Dev (INDIA)1978-199413122727740128674349/8311/14629.642.7863.9232
HMRKB Herath (SL)1999-20189317025993121574339/12714/18428.072.8060.0349
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)1973-1990861502191896114319/5215/12322.292.6350.8369
SM Pollock (SA)1995-20081082022435397334217/8710/14723.112.3957.8161
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA)1998-201510319028580135374178/8415/21732.462.8468.5255
Wasim Akram (PAK)1985-20021041812262797794147/11911/11023.622.5954.6255
CEL Ambrose (WI)1988-2000981792210385014058/4511/8420.992.3054.5223
M Ntini (SA)1998-200910119020834112423907/3713/13228.823.2353.4184
NM Lyon (AUS)2011-20209618424568123203908/5013/15431.583.0062.9183
IT Botham (ENG)1977-199210216821815108783838/3413/10628.402.9956.9274
MD Marshall (WI)1978-1991811511758478763767/2211/8920.942.6846.7224
Waqar Younis (PAK)1989-2003871541622487883737/7613/13523.563.2543.4225
R Ashwin (INDIA)2011-2020711321958692823657/5913/14025.432.8453.6277
Imran Khan (PAK)1971-1992881421945882583628/5814/11622.812.5453.7236
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)1997-201411318728814124413627/8712/14934.362.5979.5203
DK Lillee (AUS)1971-1984701321846784933557/8311/12323.922.7552.0237
WPUJC Vaas (SL)1994-200911119423438105013557/7114/19129.582.6866.0122
AA Donald (SA)1992-2002721291551973443308/7112/13922.252.8347.0203
RGD Willis (ENG)1971-1984901651735781903258/439/9225.202.8353.4160
MG Johnson (AUS)2007-2015731401600188913138/6112/12728.403.3351.1123
Z Khan (INDIA)2000-20149216518785102473117/8710/14932.943.2760.4111
B Lee (AUS)1999-2008761501653195543105/309/17130.813.4653.3100
M Morkel (SA)2006-2018861601649885503096/239/11027.663.1053.380
LR Gibbs (WI)1958-1976791482711589893098/3811/15729.091.9887.7182
FS Trueman (ENG)1952-1965671271517866253078/3112/11921.572.6149.4173
DL Underwood (ENG)1966-1982861512186276742978/5113/7125.832.1073.6176
I Sharma (INDIA)2007-2020971751815096202977/7410/10832.393.1861.1111
JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1995-20131662722023295352926/549/9232.652.8269.250
CJ McDermott (AUS)1984-1996711241658683322918/9711/15728.633.0156.9142
TG Southee (NZ)2008-2020731361639382372847/6410/10829.003.0157.7101
TA Boult (NZ)2011-2020671271487473842676/3010/8027.652.9755.781
BS Bedi (INDIA)1966-1979671182136476372667/9810/19428.712.1480.3141
Danish Kaneria (PAK)2000-2010611121769790822617/7712/9434.793.0767.8152
J Garner (WI)1977-1987581111316954332596/569/10820.972.4750.870
JN Gillespie (AUS)1996-2006711371423467702597/379/8026.132.8554.980
GP Swann (ENG)2008-2013601091534976422556/6510/13229.962.9860.1173
JB Statham (ENG)1951-1965701291605662612527/3911/9724.842.3363.791
MA Holding (WI)1975-1987601131268058982498/9214/14923.682.7950.9132
R Benaud (AUS)1952-1964631161910867042487/7211/10527.032.1077.0161
MJ Hoggard (ENG)2000-2008671221390975642487/6112/20530.503.2656.071
GD McKenzie (AUS)1961-1971601131768173282468/7110/9129.782.4871.8163
MA Starc (AUS)2011-2020571091175365832446/5011/9426.973.3648.1132
BS Chandrasekhar (INDIA)1964-197958971596371992428/7912/10429.742.7065.9162
AV Bedser (ENG)1946-195551921591858762367/4414/9924.892.2167.4155
J Srinath (INDIA)1991-2002671211510471962368/8613/13230.492.8564.0101
Abdul Qadir (PAK)1977-1990671111712677422369/5613/10132.802.7172.5155
GS Sobers (WI)1954-1974931592159979992356/738/8034.032.2291.960
AR Caddick (ENG)1993-2003621051355869992347/4610/21529.913.0957.9131
CS Martin (NZ)2000-2013711261402678782336/2611/18033.813.3760.1101
D Gough (ENG)1994-200358951182165032296/429/9228.393.3051.690
RR Lindwall (AUS)1946-1960611131365052512287/389/7023.032.3059.8120
SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC)2002-2009631151337571922267/1211/7631.823.2259.181
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC)1998-2009791371495174102265/588/15632.782.9766.130
VD Philander (SA)2011-2020641191139150002246/2110/10222.322.6350.8132
PM Siddle (AUS)2008-2019671261390767772216/549/10430.662.9262.980
CL Cairns (NZ)1989-2004621041169864102187/2710/10029.403.2853.6131
CV Grimmett (AUS)1925-193637671451352312167/4014/19924.212.1667.1217
HH Streak (ZIM)1993-2005651021355960792166/739/7228.142.6962.770
RA Jadeja (INDIA)2012-202049941291252462137/4810/15424.622.4360.691
Yasir Shah (PAK)2014-202039731221165022138/4114/18430.523.1957.3163
MG Hughes (AUS)1985-199453971228560172128/8713/21728.382.9357.971
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH)2007-201956951302065372107/3610/12431.123.0162.0182
SCG MacGill (AUS)1998-200844851123760382088/10812/10729.023.2254.0122
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK)1995-200449861407062062088/16410/15529.832.6467.6133
N Wagner (NZ)2012-202048901074354802067/399/7326.603.0652.190
AME Roberts (WI)1974-198347901113551742027/5412/12125.612.7855.1112
JA Snow (ENG)1965-197649931202153872027/4010/14226.662.6859.581
JR Thomson (AUS)1972-198551901053556012006/469/10528.003.1852.680

 

(Stat Courtesy: ESPNCricinfo)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) / Most Asked Questions

 

Q: Who has the most Test wickets?

Ans: Muttiah Muralitharan has taken most Test wickets in career. Muralitharan has picked 800 Test wickets in career.

Q: Who has taken most Test wickets for England?

Ans: James Anderson has taken most Test wickets for England. He has taken 584 Test wickets for England.

Q: Who has taken most Test wickets for India?

Ans: Anil Kumble has taken most Test wickets for India in career. He has picked 619 wickets for India.

Q: Who took most Test wickets in 2018?

Ans: Kagiso Rabada picked most Test wickets in 2018. Rabada picked 52 Test wickets in 2018.

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