Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

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Within the vast arena of cricket, where each bowled ball conveys a story of dedication, talent, and unwavering determination, a handful have emerged as embodiments of perseverance and expertise.

A bowler's career record for balls thrown is a huge testament to his or her journey through time, a journey filled with brilliant moments, strategic decisions, and an unrelenting drive for greatness.

Who, though, are these cricketing giants whose names will live on in Test, One-Day International, and Twenty20 format lore?

Whose tales of unwavering determination and passionate devotion are behind the highest number of balls bowled in a career?

We are on the verge of revealing a treasure trove of cricketing history in this intricate tapestry, and we want you to come along on our exploration.

Each wicket tells a tale, each delivery conceals a mystery, and each record describes a heroic struggle.

Let us go further, pulling the curtain back to reveal a stage where history is made, one ball at a time, and legends are born.

Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


We are about to embark on a time travel adventure when we delve into the records of the highest number of balls bowled in a career, a feat that says a lot about the determination and zeal of the cricket greats.

Here we get deep into the sport of cricket, feeling the pulse of One-Day Internationals, the thrill of Twenty20 Internationals, and the endurance of Tests.

The stamp of legendary athletes whose amazing combination of talent and stamina has left an indelible mark on each format, which is like a unique canvas.

Come and explore the tales that are spun from balls bowled with a pounding heart, a burning desire, and a testimony to the unwavering spirit of cricket.

In this epic trip through cricket's history, one illustrious delivery at a time, let us honour the legends who have made it to the top by revealing the record for most balls delivered in a career.


Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


510PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR
77 22 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 16/220 22.86 2.92 46.8
37 8 A Kumble (Asia/IND) 1990-2008 403 55346 28767 956 10/74 14/149 30.09 3.11 57.8
38 10 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 12/128 25.51 2.98 51.2
34 3 JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2023 396 49223 26647 977 7/42 11/71 27.27 3.24 50.3
22 3 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 43661 22863 705 7/87 12/149 32.42 3.14 61.9
36 3 GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 376 42266 20656 949 8/24 10/27 21.76 2.93 44.5
28 5 Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2016 367 41671 23143 711 8/84 15/217 32.54 3.33 58.6
21 3 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2023 344 40980 23574 847 8/15 11/121 27.83 3.45 48.3
23 3 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 40841 19606 746 7/37 13/55 26.28 2.88 54.7
31 5 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 460 40813 21591 916 7/119 11/110 23.57 3.17 44.5
21 1 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 10/147 23.73 2.92 48.6
16 2 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 14/191 28.44 3.30 51.7
24 2 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 356 38942 19812 687 9/83 11/146 28.83 3.05 56.6
23 4 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 153 33078 16761 526 8/50 13/154 31.86 3.04 62.8
34 8 R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2023 275 32868 18421 717 7/59 13/140 25.69 3.36 45.8
20 1 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 369 32175 21576 735 7/33 10/108 29.35 4.02 43.7
26 3 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 31456 13930 630 8/45 11/84 22.11 2.65 49.9
7 0 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 31258 18548 577 6/54 9/92 32.14 3.56 54.1
25 2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 430 29885 19467 690 7/36 10/124 28.21 3.90 43.3
22 4 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 29713 18099 662 7/37 13/132 27.33 3.65 44.8
35 9 HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 181 29600 14892 525 9/127 14/184 28.36 3.01 56.3
12 1 Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2000-2014 309 29234 18996 610 7/87 10/149 31.14 3.89 47.9
35 5 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 349 28922 18707 789 7/36 13/135 23.70 3.88 36.6
19 0 B Lee (AUS) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 9/171 26.66 4.06 39.3
41 9 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 28100 13018 589 9/52 15/123 22.10 2.77 47.7
27 4 IT Botham (ENG) 1976-1992 218 28086 15017 528 8/34 13/106 28.44 3.20 53.1
14 2 RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2023 328 27341 16009 546 7/42 10/110 29.32 3.51 50.0
18 2 LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 82 27271 9048 311 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.99 87.6
13 1 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 296 27039 16043 551 8/86 13/132 29.11 3.55 49.0
24 6 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 263 26919 13102 544 8/58 14/116 24.08 2.92 49.4
29 5 DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2020 265 25879 16339 699 7/51 11/60 23.37 3.78 37.0
16 1 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2023 247 24854 15510 602 7/34 10/80 25.76 3.74 41.2
22 4 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 24759 12109 533 7/22 11/89 22.71 2.93 46.4
15 3 MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 256 24146 15726 590 8/61 12/127 26.65 3.90 40.9
22 3 AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 24080 13270 602 8/71 12/139 22.04 3.30 40.0
15 2 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 209 24047 13350 494 8/97 11/157 27.02 3.33 48.6
23 2 MA Starc (AUS) 2010-2023 261 23796 16286 642 6/28 11/94 25.36 4.10 37.0
6 0 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 23433 15693 440 6/29 9/74 35.66 4.01 53.2
4 0 CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 23367 12593 307 5/26 7/178 41.01 3.23 76.1
10 0 M Morkel (Afr/SA/World) 2006-2018 247 23210 14502 544 6/23 9/110 26.65 3.74 42.6
11 1 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 199 23171 14041 434 7/74 10/108 32.35 3.63 53.3
17 6 DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 112 23140 8408 329 8/51 13/71 25.55 2.18 70.3
10 0 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2018 524 23032 17737 541 7/12 7/12 32.78 4.62 42.5
8 0 HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 254 23027 13208 455 6/73 9/72 29.02 3.44 50.6
19 3 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 218 22840 12481 496 8/164 10/155 25.16 3.27 46.0
3 0 RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 230 22364 10835 280 5/15 8/179 38.69 2.90 79.8
17 5 Abdul Qadir (PAK) 1977-1993 171 22226 11196 368 9/56 13/101 30.42 3.02 60.3
24 7 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 133 22060 10638 458 7/83 11/123 23.22 2.89 48.1
14 1 BS Bedi (IND) 1966-1979 77 21954 7977 273 7/98 10/194 29.21 2.18 80.4
6 0 GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 94 21662 8030 236 6/73 8/80 34.02 2.22 91.7
16 0 RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 154 20952 10158 405 8/43 9/92 25.08 2.90 51.7
5 0 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 227 20725 11692 400 5/19 8/156 29.23 3.38 51.8
11 0 D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 219 20332 12761 467 6/42 9/92 27.32 3.76 43.5
11 3 Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1989-2003 196 20075 11461 346 7/56 10/106 33.12 3.42 58.0
18 3 GP Swann (ENG) 2000-2013 178 19968 11389 410 6/65 10/132 27.77 3.42 48.7
14 1 CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 19914 13056 420 7/27 10/100 31.08 3.93 47.4
5 1 MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2023 284 19459 14111 358 6/53 10/112 39.41 4.35 54.3
11 0 JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 169 19402 10430 402 7/37 9/80 25.94 3.22 48.2
16 1 R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 63 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.10 77.0
14 1 KAJ Roach (WI) 2008-2023 185 19042 11531 400 6/27 10/146 28.82 3.63 47.6
12 4 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 212 19022 10701 447 7/55 11/111 23.93 3.37 42.5
6 0 JE Emburey (ENG) 1978-1995 125 18816 7992 223 7/78 7/105 35.83 2.54 84.3
13 0 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2010-2023 189 18716 10936 428 6/52 9/115 25.55 3.50 43.7
15 2 Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2000-2010 79 18551 9765 276 7/77 12/94 35.38 3.15 67.2
10 0 J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 18499 8185 405 6/56 9/108 20.20 2.65 45.6
4 0 Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2013 343 18288 12653 389 6/35 7/155 32.52 4.15 47.0
11 1 JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 257 18245 12042 373 6/42 11/103 32.28 3.96 48.9
14 2 MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 18153 8932 391 8/92 14/149 22.84 2.95 46.4
1 0 Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN) 2001-2020 310 18051 13659 390 6/26 6/26 35.02 4.54 46.2

Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: ODI


4510PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
15 10 - M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 341 18811 3135.1 198 12326 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.22
17 6 - Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 356 351 18186 3031.0 237 11812 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.22
4 9 - Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2015 398 372 17670 2945.0 76 13632 395 7/12 34.51 4.62 44.73
9 4 - WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 320 15775 2629.1 279 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.43
12 5 - SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 297 15712 2618.4 313 9631 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.97
8 4 - ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 368 14874 2479.0 45 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.04
8 2 - A Kumble (Asia/IND) 1990-2007 271 265 14496 2416.0 109 10412 337 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.01
8 2 - DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 295 277 14060 2343.2 99 9674 305 5/7 31.71 4.12 46.09
9 7 - GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 250 248 12970 2161.4 279 8391 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.04
14 13 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 262 258 12698 2116.2 143 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.52
10 4 - Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 247 241 12575 2095.5 101 9360 317 5/29 29.52 4.46 39.66
2 3 - Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2015 236 227 12479 2079.5 83 8973 269 5/31 33.35 4.31 46.39
7 3 - J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 229 227 11935 1989.1 137 8847 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.88
3 1 - N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 225 221 11202 1867.0 235 6945 253 5/43 27.45 3.71 44.27
14 9 - B Lee (AUS) 2000-2012 221 217 11185 1864.1 141 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.43
8 3 - Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2011 265 254 10941 1823.3 107 8564 269 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.67
11 8 - SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2019 226 220 10936 1822.4 103 9760 338 6/38 28.87 5.35 32.35
7 1 - Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN) 2001-2020 220 220 10922 1820.2 123 8893 270 6/26 32.93 4.88 40.45
6 1 - CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 204 10822 1803.4 185 6918 227 5/1 30.47 3.83 47.67
2 2 - JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2014 328 283 10750 1791.4 79 8680 273 5/30 31.79 4.84 39.37
2 1 - CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 250 232 10667 1777.5 82 7613 203 5/42 37.50 4.28 52.54
12 1 - SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1993-2005 194 191 10642 1773.4 110 7541 293 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.32
7 1 - Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2000-2012 200 197 10097 1682.5 117 8301 282 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.80
7 2 - RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2023 197 189 9750 1625.0 56 7936 220 5/33 36.07 4.88 44.31
11 2 - JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2015 194 191 9584 1597.2 125 7861 269 5/23 29.22 4.92 35.62
3 - - CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 227 203 9573 1595.3 53 6958 193 4/34 36.05 4.36 49.60
10 2 - AB Agarkar (IND) 1998-2007 191 188 9484 1580.4 100 8021 288 6/42 27.85 5.07 32.93
7 1 - HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 189 185 9468 1578.0 114 7129 239 5/32 29.82 4.51 39.61
6 4 - CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 175 9353 1558.5 192 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.56
3 - - SR Waugh (AUS) 1986-2002 325 207 8883 1480.3 56 6761 195 4/33 34.67 4.56 45.55
11 6 - Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2003 169 165 8770 1461.4 66 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.45
8 4 - M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 171 8687 1447.5 123 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.65
2 1 - P Utseya (ZIM) 2004-2015 164 160 8571 1428.3 65 6239 133 5/36 46.90 4.36 64.44
11 2 - AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 162 8561 1426.5 101 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.47
10 2 - D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 159 156 8470 1411.4 120 6209 235 5/44 26.42 4.39 36.04
4 1 - KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2017 184 181 8263 1377.1 106 6751 199 5/22 33.92 4.90 41.52
8 1 - KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 170 169 8230 1371.4 127 6485 240 5/25 27.02 4.72 34.29
3 1 - CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1991-2006 215 186 8168 1361.2 80 6594 201 5/42 32.80 4.84 40.63
3 1 - BKV Prasad (IND) 1994-2001 161 160 8129 1354.5 79 6332 196 5/27 32.30 4.67 41.47
5 3 - TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 161 159 8075 1345.5 80 7448 221 7/33 33.70 5.53 36.53
4 2 - SR Tendulkar (IND) 1989-2012 463 270 8054 1342.2 24 6850 154 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.29
2 4 - Aaqib Javed (PAK) 1988-1998 163 159 8012 1335.2 98 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4.28 44.02
5 4 - Abdur Razzak (BAN) 2004-2014 153 152 7965 1327.3 70 6065 207 5/29 29.29 4.56 38.47
1 - - Shoaib Malik (PAK) 1999-2019 287 217 7958 1326.2 38 6192 158 4/19 39.18 4.66 50.36
6 4 - Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1998-2011 163 162 7764 1294.0 99 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.43
1 - - Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2003-2019 218 177 7733 1288.5 48 5400 139 4/41 38.84 4.18 55.63
3 1 - Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1989-2003 144 142 7543 1257.1 51 5361 161 5/36 33.29 4.26 46.85
9 3 - MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 153 150 7489 1248.1 74 6038 239 6/31 25.26 4.83 31.33
4 1 - CJ McDermott (AUS) 1985-1996 138 138 7461 1243.3 101 5018 203 5/44 24.71 4.03 36.75
3 1 - Imran Khan (PAK) 1974-1992 175 153 7461 - 124 4844 182 6/14 26.61 3.89 40.99
3 1 - CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2019 301 199 7424 1237.2 38 5926 167 5/46 35.48 4.78 44.45
1 6 - L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 164 7336 1222.4 46 5751 192 6/49 29.95 4.70 38.20
4 - - Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2009-2023 156 151 7314 1219.0 47 5229 162 4/30 32.27 4.28 45.14
6 - - MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1992 136 134 7175 1195.5 122 4233 157 4/18 26.96 3.53 45.70
1 - - HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 1994-2004 141 134 7009 1168.1 40 4998 138 4/37 36.21 4.27 50.78
3 2 - JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 160 154 6911 1151.5 93 5047 173 5/26 29.17 4.38 39.94
8 2 - AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 135 129 6789 1131.3 12 6377 199 5/27 32.04 5.63 34.11
2 1 - RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 150 136 6613 1102.1 56 4650 129 5/15 36.04 4.21 51.26
6 1 - DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 164 150 6511 1085.1 38 5874 199 6/43 29.51 5.41 32.71
3 1 - CRD Fernando (Asia/SL) 2001-2012 147 141 6507 1084.3 53 5648 187 6/27 30.20 5.20 34.79
3 - - SR Watson (AUS) 2002-2015 190 163 6466 1077.4 35 5342 168 4/36 31.79 4.95 38.48
3 1 - Mohammad Rafique (Asia/BAN) 1995-2007 125 124 6414 1069.0 63 4739 125 5/47 37.91 4.43 51.31
5 2 - JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 138 134 6402 1067.0 64 5878 159 5/27 36.96 5.50 40.26
1 - - GR Larsen (NZ) 1990-1999 121 119 6368 1061.2 90 4000 113 4/24 35.39 3.76 56.35
4 2 - M Prabhakar (IND) 1984-1996 130 127 6360 1060.0 76 4534 157 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.50
1 - - R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2023 116 114 6303 1050.3 37 5180 156 4/25 33.20 4.93 40.40
3 - - IT Botham (ENG) 1976-1992 116 115 6271 - 109 4139 145 4/31 28.54 3.96 43.24
4 3 - DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2019 125 124 6256 1042.4 71 5087 196 6/39 25.95 4.87 31.91
2 3 - Azhar Mahmood (PAK) 1996-2007 143 139 6242 1040.2 58 4813 123 6/18 39.13 4.62 50.74
12 9 - MA Starc (AUS) 2010-2023 121 121 6240 1040.0 50 5420 236 6/28 22.96 5.21 26.44
1 5 - Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 112 6182 - 185 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.12
10 6 - TA Boult (NZ) 2012-2023 114 113 6180 1030.0 76 5146 211 7/34 24.38 4.99 29.28
4 1 - UDU Chandana (SL) 1994-2007 147 136 6142 1023.4 20 4818 151 5/61 31.90 4.70 40.67
4 1 - SB Styris (NZ) 1999-2011 188 161 6114 1019.0 39 4839 137 6/25 35.32 4.74 44.62
9 1 - SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2016 121 121 6109 1018.1 56 5364 178 5/23 30.13 5.26 34.32
3 1 - EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1979-1989 114 112 6065 1010.5 155 3618 140 5/34 25.84 3.57 43.32
4 2 - Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2016 130 128 6064 1010.4 68 5253 179 6/42 29.34 5.19 33.87
6 2 - Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 113 112 6000 1000.0 50 4182 184 5/24 22.72 4.18 32.60

Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: T20i


4510PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
5 2 - Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 117 115 2535 422.3 3 2869 140 5/20 20.49 6.79 18.10
1 2 - TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 114 112 2492 415.2 5 3402 144 5/18 23.62 8.19 17.30
3 - - Shahid Afridi (ICC/PAK) 2006-2018 99 97 2168 361.2 4 2396 98 4/11 24.44 6.63 22.12
3 - - IS Sodhi (NZ) 2014-2023 102 99 2119 353.1 - 2822 126 4/28 22.39 7.99 16.81
2 - - AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 99 95 2072 345.2 4 2574 98 4/2 26.26 7.45 21.14
3 - - Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2010-2023 109 103 1990 331.4 5 2427 87 4/10 27.89 7.31 22.87
3 - - Shadab Khan (PAK) 2017-2023 92 88 1951 325.1 3 2301 104 4/8 22.12 7.07 18.75
4 2 - Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC) 2015-2023 82 82 1874 312.2 1 1925 130 5/3 14.80 6.16 14.41
2 - - MJ Santner (NZ) 2015-2023 90 89 1868 311.2 2 2206 100 4/11 22.06 7.08 18.68
3 - - CJ Jordan (ENG) 2014-2023 88 87 1828 304.4 2 2658 96 4/6 27.68 8.72 19.04
3 1 - Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 85 84 1816 302.4 6 2294 103 5/22 22.27 7.57 17.63
1 2 - SL Malinga (SL) 2006-2020 84 83 1799 299.5 1 2225 107 5/6 20.79 7.42 16.81
3 2 - B Kumar (IND) 2012-2022 87 86 1791 298.3 10 2079 90 5/4 23.10 6.96 19.90
2 1 - YS Chahal (IND) 2016-2023 80 79 1764 294.0 2 2409 96 6/25 25.09 8.19 18.37
- 1 - A Zampa (AUS) 2016-2023 74 73 1589 264.5 1 1856 82 5/19 22.63 7.00 19.37
1 - - GH Dockrell (IRE) 2010-2023 125 88 1562 260.2 1 1869 82 4/20 22.79 7.17 19.04
3 - - DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2021 91 77 1505 250.5 - 2036 78 4/19 26.10 8.11 19.29
3 - - MR Adair (IRE) 2019-2023 71 71 1499 249.5 2 1920 98 4/13 19.59 7.68 15.29
3 - - SO Ngoche (KENYA) 2010-2023 73 71 1468 244.4 4 1546 88 4/14 17.56 6.31 16.68
2 - - R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2022 65 65 1452 242.0 3 1672 72 4/8 23.22 6.90 20.16
3 - - HH Pandya (IND) 2016-2023 92 81 1433 238.5 1 1950 73 4/16 26.71 8.16 19.63
4 - - Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2009-2015 64 63 1430 238.2 2 1516 85 4/19 17.83 6.36 16.82
3 - - Bilal Khan (OMA) 2015-2023 64 63 1381 230.1 7 1489 92 4/19 16.18 6.46 15.01
2 1 - T Shamsi (SA) 2017-2023 63 63 1360 226.4 1 1676 76 5/24 22.05 7.39 17.89
1 1 - Imad Wasim (PAK) 2015-2023 66 65 1356 226.0 4 1416 65 5/14 21.78 6.26 20.86
3 - - Haris Rauf (PAK) 2020-2023 62 60 1344 224.0 1 1802 83 4/18 21.71 8.04 16.19
5 - - H Ssenyondo (UGA) 2019-2023 68 64 1342 223.4 6 1214 74 4/4 16.40 5.42 18.13
- - - JJ Bumrah (IND) 2016-2023 62 61 1331 221.5 10 1455 74 3/11 19.66 6.55 17.98
2 - - JB Little (IRE) 2016-2023 60 59 1316 219.2 2 1678 68 4/23 24.67 7.65 19.35
1 - - MA Starc (AUS) 2012-2022 58 58 1314 219.0 2 1673 73 4/20 22.91 7.63 18.00
2 - - SM Sharif (SCOT) 2012-2023 63 62 1285 214.1 1 1730 72 4/24 24.02 8.07 17.84
1 - - Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2021 119 79 1261 210.1 3 1388 61 4/10 22.75 6.60 20.67
2 - - TA Boult (NZ) 2013-2022 55 55 1257 209.3 2 1647 74 4/13 22.25 7.86 16.98
2 - - PWH de Silva (SL) 2019-2023 58 56 1252 208.4 1 1438 91 4/9 15.80 6.89 13.75
2 - - Zahoor Khan (UAE) 2017-2023 57 57 1239 206.3 1 1406 72 4/16 19.52 6.80 17.20
- - - RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2022 64 62 1237 206.1 4 1453 51 3/15 28.49 7.04 24.25
2 - - KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2008-2017 58 58 1231 205.1 6 1530 66 4/31 23.18 7.45 18.65
1 1 - MRJ Watt (SCOT) 2015-2023 58 56 1218 203.0 4 1407 69 5/27 20.39 6.93 17.65
- - - Sohail Tanvir (PAK) 2007-2017 57 57 1214 202.2 3 1454 54 3/12 26.92 7.18 22.48
- - - K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 56 56 1207 201.1 1 1733 58 3/20 29.87 8.61 20.81
- - - TL Chatara (ZIM) 2010-2023 56 56 1204 200.4 3 1450 62 3/7 23.38 7.22 19.41
4 2 - Umar Gul (PAK) 2007-2016 60 60 1203 200.3 2 1443 85 5/6 16.97 7.19 14.15
1 - - Aizaz Khan (HKG) 2014-2023 60 60 1185 197.3 4 1485 72 4/26 20.62 7.51 16.45
3 - - K Irakoze (RWN) 2021-2023 67 65 1176 196.0 5 1280 65 4/20 19.69 6.53 18.09
2 1 - S Lamichhane (ICC/NEP) 2018-2023 52 52 1175 195.5 5 1233 98 5/9 12.58 6.29 11.98
1 - - SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2014 56 55 1173 195.3 2 1491 65 4/24 22.93 7.62 18.04
2 - - PA van Meekeren (NED) 2013-2022 58 56 1165 194.1 2 1358 64 4/11 21.21 6.99 18.20
2 1 - JO Holder (WI) 2014-2023 55 52 1150 191.4 2 1577 57 5/27 27.66 8.22 20.17
1 - - S Badree (WI/World) 2012-2018 52 52 1146 191.0 4 1180 56 4/15 21.07 6.17 20.46
1 - - Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2018-2023 52 52 1143 190.3 2 1455 64 4/22 22.73 7.63 17.85
1 - - Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) 2006-2017 54 53 1139 189.5 1 1527 42 4/19 36.35 8.04 27.11
1 - - Ehsan Khan (HKG) 2016-2023 51 51 1134 189.0 2 1148 68 4/24 16.88 6.07 16.67
1 - - PM Seelaar (NED) 2008-2021 77 64 1132 188.4 4 1290 58 4/19 22.24 6.83 19.51
2 - - NL McCullum (NZ) 2007-2016 63 59 1123 187.1 - 1278 58 4/16 22.03 6.82 19.36
- - - SC Williams (ZIM) 2006-2023 74 67 1122 187.0 - 1295 46 3/15 28.15 6.92 24.39
1 - - PVD Chameera (SL) 2015-2022 52 52 1118 186.2 - 1507 52 4/17 28.98 8.08 21.50
3 1 - Karan KC (NEP) 2015-2023 55 55 1107 184.3 5 1412 79 5/21 17.87 7.65 14.01
1 - - Rohan Mustafa (UAE) 2014-2023 58 56 1106 184.2 3 1283 61 4/18 21.03 6.96 18.13
1 - - SP Narine (WI) 2012-2019 51 49 1102 183.4 1 1105 52 4/12 21.25 6.01 21.19
- - - NLTC Perera (ICC/SL/World) 2010-2021 84 67 1102 183.4 1 1717 51 3/24 33.66 9.34 21.60
- - - PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2022 50 50 1098 183.0 3 1350 55 3/15 24.54 7.37 19.96
2 - - Taskin Ahmed (BAN) 2014-2023 54 52 1096 182.4 3 1411 52 4/16 27.13 7.72 21.07
1 1 - WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2023 56 55 1094 182.2 4 1513 59 5/30 25.64 8.29 18.54
2 - - CA Young (IRE) 2015-2023 56 54 1088 181.2 1 1442 60 4/13 24.03 7.95 18.13
1 - - Mohammad Amir (PAK) 2009-2020 50 50 1079 179.5 5 1263 59 4/13 21.40 7.02 18.28
- 1 - Ahmed Raza (UAE) 2014-2022 55 54 1068 178.0 2 1178 37 5/19 31.83 6.61 28.86
- - - WB Rankin (ENG/IRE) 2009-2020 50 49 1068 178.0 2 1219 55 3/16 22.16 6.84 19.41
- - - Sompal Kami (NEP) 2014-2023 55 55 1060 176.4 4 1218 52 3/20 23.42 6.89 20.38
- - - Z Bimenyimana (RWN) 2021-2023 61 59 1058 176.2 4 1297 55 3/7 23.58 7.35 19.23
- - - F Nsubuga (UGA) 2019-2023 52 51 1055 175.5 15 842 52 3/9 16.19 4.78 20.28
2 - - Sikandar Raza (ZIM) 2013-2023 77 66 1053 175.3 2 1238 52 4/8 23.80 7.05 20.25
- - - Mohammad Nawaz (PAK) 2016-2023 57 54 1030 171.4 1 1258 47 3/5 26.76 7.32 21.91
- - - AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2021 78 61 1029 171.3 4 1200 38 3/16 31.57 6.99 27.07
2 - - DW Steyn (SA) 2007-2020 47 47 1015 169.1 3 1175 64 4/9 18.35 6.94 15.85
1 - - Hasan Ali (PAK) 2016-2022 50 49 1015 169.1 5 1414 60 4/18 23.56 8.35 16.91
1 - - BM Scholtz (NAM) 2019-2023 49 49 1012 168.4 - 968 54 4/12 17.92 5.73 18.74
1 1 - Waseem Abbas (MLT) 2019-2023 46 46 1008 168.0 2 1263 59 5/37 21.40 7.51 17.08
1 - - RE van der Merwe (NED/SA) 2009-2022 52 50 997 166.1 1 1070 56 4/35 19.10 6.43 17.80
- 2 - AC Agar (AUS) 2016-2022 47 47 994 165.4 1 1073 48 6/30 22.35 6.47 20.70
3 - - M Akayezu (RWN) 2021-2023 64 54 982 163.4 3 1293 63 4/9 20.52 7.90 15.58
2 1 - A Bohara (NEP) 2019-2023 48 47 978 163.0 2 1134 64 6/11 17.71 6.95 15.28
1 2 - DM Nakrani (UGA) 2019-2023 49 46 972 162.0 5 924 63 6/7 14.66 5.70 15.42
1 - - Junaid Siddique (UAE) 2019-2023 44 44 968 161.2 2 1195 54 4/12 22.12 7.40 17.92
- - - Simi Singh (IRE) 2018-2022 53 53 965 160.5 - 1225 44 3/9 27.84 7.61 21.93
1 1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) 2018-2023 43 43 954 159.0 - 999 56 5/20 17.83 6.28 17.03
- - - Pavandeep Singh (MAL) 2019-2023 44 44 954 159.0 3 939 54 3/12 17.38 5.90 17.66
2 - - M Morkel (SA/World) 2007-2017 44 44 952 158.4 3 1191 47 4/17 25.34 7.50 20.25
1 - - SR Watson (AUS) 2006-2016 58 49 930 155.0 2 1187 48 4/15 24.72 7.65 19.37
2 - - BJ McCarthy (IRE) 2017-2023 44 44 929 154.5 2 1343 44 4/30 30.52 8.67 21.11
1 - - E Sebareme (RWN) 2021-2023 57 52 922 153.4 4 889 57 4/6 15.59 5.78 16.17
4 - - JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2013-2022 41 41 922 153.4 4 1181 58 4/12 20.36 7.68 15.89
1 1 - D Wiese (NAM/SA) 2013-2023 45 45 921 153.3 1 1091 49 5/23 22.26 7.10 18.79
2 1 - Ghulam Ahmadi (GER) 2021-2023 41 41 918 153.0 10 898 49 5/23 18.32 5.86 18.73
- - - R Ngarava (ZIM) 2019-2023 43 43 918 153.0 8 1088 52 3/11 20.92 7.11 17.65
1 - - SS Cottrell (WI) 2014-2023 45 44 918 153.0 4 1244 52 4/28 23.92 8.13 17.65
1 - - KJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2021 110 52 917 152.5 - 1149 58 4/45 19.81 7.51 15.81
1 1 - DJG Sammy (WI/World) 2007-2017 68 59 916 152.4 - 1116 44 5/26 25.36 7.31 20.81
2 1 - N Vanua (PNG) 2015-2023 51 46 916 152.4 3 1084 60 5/17 18.06 7.10 15.26
1 1 - AF Milne (NZ) 2010-2023 44 43 911 151.5 3 1218 47 5/26 25.91 8.02 19.38
- - - AR Patel (IND) 2015-2023 49 47 907 151.1 1 1132 44 3/9 25.72 7.48 20.61

Cricket Record for Most Balls Bowled in Career: Test


4510PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
45 67 22 M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 230 44039 7339.5 1794 18180 800 9/51 22.72 2.47 55.04
31 35 8 A Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 132 236 40850 6808.2 1576 18355 619 10/74 29.65 2.69 65.99
48 37 10 SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 273 40705 6784.1 1761 17995 708 8/71 25.41 2.65 57.49
32 32 3 JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2023 183 341 39217 6536.1 1700 18234 690 7/42 26.42 2.78 56.83
28 20 3 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2023 167 309 33698 5616.2 1304 16719 604 8/15 27.68 2.97 55.79
22 23 4 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 122 228 31422 5237.0 1013 15379 496 8/50 31.00 2.93 63.35
32 22 3 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 242 30019 5003.1 1144 12688 519 7/37 24.44 2.53 57.84
28 29 3 GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 243 29248 4874.4 1470 12186 563 8/24 21.64 2.49 51.95
19 20 3 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 113 187 28814 4802.2 1197 12441 362 7/87 34.36 2.59 79.59
16 25 5 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 1998-2015 103 190 28580 4763.2 871 13537 417 8/84 32.46 2.84 68.53
17 23 2 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 131 227 27740 4623.2 1060 12867 434 9/83 29.64 2.78 63.91
11 18 2 LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 79 148 27115 - 1313 8989 309 8/38 29.09 1.98 87.75
20 34 9 HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 93 170 25993 4332.1 814 12157 433 9/127 28.07 2.80 60.03
24 34 8 R Ashwin (IND) 2011-2023 94 178 25113 4185.3 871 11569 489 7/59 23.65 2.76 51.35
23 16 1 SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 202 24353 4058.5 1222 9733 421 7/87 23.11 2.39 57.84
20 12 2 WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 194 23438 3906.2 895 10501 355 7/71 29.58 2.68 66.02
20 25 5 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 181 22627 3771.1 871 9779 414 7/119 23.62 2.59 54.65
21 22 3 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 179 22103 3683.5 1001 8501 405 8/45 20.99 2.30 54.57
25 36 9 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 150 21918 - 809 9611 431 9/52 22.29 2.63 50.85
13 17 6 DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 86 151 21862 - 1239 7674 297 8/51 25.83 2.10 73.60
17 27 4 IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 168 21815 - 788 10878 383 8/34 28.40 2.99 56.95
19 15 1 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 95 180 21783 3630.3 837 10802 372 7/64 29.03 2.97 58.55
8 6 - GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 159 21599 - 974 7999 235 6/73 34.03 2.22 91.91
13 14 1 BS Bedi (IND) 1966-1979 67 118 21364 - 1096 7637 266 7/98 28.71 2.14 80.31
19 18 4 M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 190 20834 3472.2 759 11242 390 7/37 28.82 3.23 53.42
7 5 - JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 272 20232 3372.0 848 9535 292 6/54 32.65 2.82 69.28
17 23 6 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 142 19458 - 727 8258 362 8/58 22.81 2.54 53.75
10 11 1 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 105 188 19160 3193.2 640 10078 311 7/74 32.40 3.15 61.60
16 16 1 R Benaud (AUS) 1952-1964 63 116 19108 - 805 6704 248 7/72 27.03 2.10 77.04
15 11 1 Z Khan (IND) 2000-2014 92 165 18785 3130.5 624 10247 311 7/87 32.94 3.27 60.40
27 26 5 DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2019 93 171 18608 3101.2 660 10077 439 7/51 22.95 3.24 42.38
23 23 7 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 70 132 18467 - 652 8493 355 7/83 23.92 2.75 52.01
8 15 2 Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2000-2010 61 112 17697 2949.3 517 9082 261 7/77 34.79 3.07 67.80
7 16 3 GD McKenzie (AUS) 1961-1971 60 113 17681 - 547 7328 246 8/71 29.78 2.48 71.87
19 22 4 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 151 17584 2930.4 614 7876 376 7/22 20.94 2.68 46.76
18 10 1 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2022 78 149 17417 2902.5 656 8717 317 6/30 27.49 3.00 54.94
12 16 - RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 90 165 17357 - 554 8190 325 8/43 25.20 2.83 53.40
12 15 5 Abdul Qadir (PAK) 1977-1990 67 111 17126 - 608 7742 236 9/56 32.80 2.71 72.56
17 14 2 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 71 124 16586 2764.2 579 8332 291 8/97 28.63 3.01 56.99
17 10 - B Lee (AUS) 1999-2008 76 150 16531 2755.1 547 9554 310 5/30 30.81 3.46 53.32
18 8 - M Morkel (SA) 2006-2018 86 160 16498 2749.4 605 8550 309 6/23 27.66 3.10 53.39
12 12 2 RA Jadeja (IND) 2012-2023 67 128 16354 2725.4 682 6620 275 7/42 24.07 2.42 59.46
18 14 2 MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2023 82 156 16242 2707.0 521 9193 333 6/50 27.60 3.39 48.77
28 22 5 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 154 16224 2704.0 516 8788 373 7/76 23.56 3.25 43.49
9 9 1 JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 70 129 16056 - 595 6261 252 7/39 24.84 2.33 63.71
16 12 3 MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 140 16001 2666.5 514 8891 313 8/61 28.40 3.33 51.12
12 16 2 BS Chandrasekhar (IND) 1964-1979 58 97 15963 - 584 7199 242 8/79 29.74 2.70 65.96
11 15 5 AV Bedser (ENG) 1946-1955 51 92 15918 - 574 5876 236 7/44 24.89 2.21 67.44
11 2 - RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 80 125 15751 2625.1 657 6185 151 5/75 40.96 2.35 104.31
11 20 3 AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 129 15519 2586.3 661 7344 330 8/71 22.25 2.83 47.02
5 6 - JE Emburey (ENG) 1978-1995 64 103 15391 - 741 5646 147 7/78 38.40 2.20 104.70
14 17 3 GP Swann (ENG) 2008-2013 60 109 15349 2558.1 493 7642 255 6/65 29.96 2.98 60.19
19 17 3 FS Trueman (ENG) 1952-1965 67 127 15178 - 522 6625 307 8/31 21.57 2.61 49.43
9 7 - FJ Titmus (ENG) 1955-1975 53 90 15118 - 777 4931 153 7/79 32.22 1.95 98.81
8 10 1 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2002 67 121 15104 2517.2 599 7196 236 8/86 30.49 2.85 64.00
11 3 - A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 137 14951 2491.5 507 7410 226 5/58 32.78 2.97 66.15
7 3 1 S Venkataraghavan (IND) 1965-1983 57 96 14877 - 696 5634 156 8/72 36.11 2.27 95.36
10 19 2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2007-2023 66 111 14775 2462.3 470 7238 233 7/36 31.06 2.93 63.41
10 8 2 MH Mankad (IND) 1946-1959 44 70 14686 - 777 5236 162 8/52 32.32 2.13 90.65
7 21 7 CV Grimmett (AUS) 1925-1936 37 67 14513 - 736 5231 216 7/40 24.21 2.16 67.18
17 10 2 EAS Prasanna (IND) 1962-1978 49 86 14353 - 602 5742 189 8/76 30.38 2.40 75.94
15 16 3 Yasir Shah (PAK) 2014-2022 48 89 14255 2375.5 359 7657 244 8/41 31.38 3.22 58.42
8 8 - JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 71 137 14234 2372.2 630 6770 259 7/37 26.13 2.85 54.95
14 11 1 KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2023 79 143 14229 2371.3 520 7362 265 6/48 27.78 3.10 53.69
12 13 3 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 49 86 14070 2345.0 541 6206 208 8/164 29.83 2.64 67.64
10 10 1 CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 126 14026 2337.4 486 7878 233 6/26 33.81 3.37 60.19
14 4 1 Sarfraz Nawaz (PAK) 1969-1984 55 95 13951 - 486 5798 177 9/86 32.75 2.49 78.81
6 10 1 S Ramadhin (WI) 1950-1961 43 76 13939 - 813 4579 158 7/49 28.98 1.97 88.22
13 7 1 MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2000-2008 67 122 13909 2318.1 493 7564 248 7/61 30.50 3.26 56.08
8 8 - PM Siddle (AUS) 2008-2019 67 126 13907 2317.5 615 6777 221 6/54 30.66 2.92 62.92
1 4 - CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 145 13794 2299.0 531 5635 114 5/26 49.42 2.45 121.00
8 12 - RR Lindwall (AUS) 1946-1960 61 113 13650 - 419 5251 228 7/38 23.03 2.30 59.86
13 9 - N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2023 63 120 13581 2263.3 466 7095 258 7/39 27.50 3.13 52.63
5 14 2 HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1960 37 61 13568 - 602 4405 170 9/113 25.91 1.94 79.81
16 7 - HH Streak (ZIM) 1993-2005 65 102 13559 2259.5 595 6079 216 6/73 28.14 2.69 62.77
9 13 1 AR Caddick (ENG) 1993-2003 62 105 13558 2259.4 501 6999 234 7/46 29.91 3.09 57.94
11 8 1 SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 63 115 13375 2229.1 431 7192 226 7/12 31.82 3.22 59.18
8 10 - JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2014-2023 63 118 13327 2221.1 558 6242 238 6/67 26.22 2.81 55.99
18 7 - J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 111 13169 2194.5 576 5433 259 6/56 20.97 2.47 50.84