Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: ODI, T20i, Test

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Players from all around the world competed for the coveted title of "most wickets in a calendar year."

The cricketing universe was treated to a showcase of talent, strategy, and unwavering determination this year.

Who were these extraordinary people, though, who left an everlasting impression on cricket history by casting a spell with each and every ball?

What heroic exploits took place in the One-Day International, Twenty20 International, and Test settings?

We want you to go deeper, to discover the stories behind the statistics, and to rejoice in the essence of cricket as we stand on the brink of cricketing history.

As we reveal the lives of the bowling greats who revolutionized the game, wicket by wicket, get ready to be enchanted.

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: ODI, T20i, Test


There is more to records than just statistics in the world of cricket. Some of the stories they tell involve unrivaled talent, unwavering perseverance, and even a dash of serendipity.

This past year, we were able to observe a player take the title of "most wickets in a calendar year," which is an accomplishment that demonstrates the player's exceptional ability to perform on the cricket field.


Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: ODI, T20i, Test


510PlayerYearMatOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR
8 4 M Muralidaran (SL) 2001 45 1089.5 245 2718 136 8/87 11/170 19.98 2.49 48.0
9 5 M Muralidaran (SL) 2006 40 854.2 147 2687 128 8/70 12/225 20.99 3.14 40.0
6 2 SK Warne (AUS) 1994 39 902.2 230 2319 120 8/71 12/128 19.32 2.57 45.1
6 1 GD McGrath (AUS) 1999 41 802.2 187 2408 119 5/14 10/78 20.23 3.00 40.4
2 0 MG Johnson (AUS) 2009 47 774.3 103 3185 113 5/69 8/137 28.18 4.11 41.1
6 1 GP Swann (ENG) 2010 39 736.0 123 2402 111 6/65 10/217 21.63 3.26 39.7
4 2 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2013 50 700.3 83 2435 111 7/95 11/118 21.93 3.47 37.8
9 3 M Muralidaran (SL) 2000 31 823.3 166 2143 109 7/30 13/171 19.66 2.60 45.3
7 0 AA Donald (SA) 1998 27 643.4 140 1987 107 6/88 8/74 18.57 3.08 36.0
5 2 DK Lillee (AUS) 1981 28 747.1 164 2204 105 7/83 11/159 20.99 2.94 42.6
4 0 GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 2005 37 719.1 183 2115 104 6/115 9/82 20.33 2.94 41.4
4 1 M Ntini (SA) 2003 35 663.5 122 2382 104 5/66 10/220 22.90 3.58 38.2
5 0 J Garner (WI) 1984 28 722.0 169 1950 103 6/60 9/108 18.93 2.70 42.0
1 0 SM Pollock (SA) 2000 49 716.2 173 2138 103 5/20 6/67 20.75 2.98 41.7
6 0 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2002 40 845.1 140 2591 102 7/48 8/85 25.40 3.06 49.7
5 0 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1997 42 671.3 99 2207 101 5/38 9/80 21.85 3.28 39.8
3 0 B Lee (AUS) 2005 39 648.5 96 2660 101 5/30 7/157 26.33 4.09 38.5
9 2 M Muralidaran (SL) 1998 26 720.1 167 1986 100 9/65 16/220 19.86 2.75 43.2
4 1 WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001 41 721.3 154 2253 100 8/19 14/191 22.53 3.12 43.2
6 1 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1983 36 741.1 137 2254 100 9/83 10/135 22.54 3.04 44.4
2 0 SK Warne (AUS) 1999 50 793.2 152 2696 100 5/52 8/155 26.96 3.39 47.6
3 1 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2019 35 607.3 130 2030 99 6/23 10/62 20.50 3.34 36.8
9 1 MD Marshall (WI) 1984 30 692.5 139 1968 98 7/53 10/107 20.08 2.84 42.4
6 2 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 2005 16 729.4 141 2141 98 6/46 12/246 21.84 2.93 44.6
4 0 GD McGrath (AUS) 2001 32 748.5 222 2148 97 7/76 8/114 22.14 2.86 46.3
8 3 R Ashwin (IND) 2016 31 662.4 103 2221 97 7/59 13/140 22.89 3.35 40.9
10 2 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1990 28 474.4 89 1429 96 7/76 12/130 14.88 3.01 29.6
3 1 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2012 39 517.4 73 1848 95 7/55 10/97 19.45 3.56 32.6
4 1 M Muralidaran (SL) 2003 31 688.3 206 1580 94 7/46 11/93 16.80 2.29 43.9
3 1 SK Warne (AUS) 2002 34 686.1 122 2197 93 7/94 11/188 23.62 3.20 44.2
3 0 SJ Harmison (ENG) 2004 30 678.4 128 2268 93 7/12 9/73 24.38 3.34 43.7
2 0 GD McGrath (AUS) 2002 37 616.5 169 1673 92 5/21 8/49 18.18 2.71 40.2
2 0 Waqar Younis (PAK) 2002 48 565.4 78 2448 92 6/55 7/82 26.60 4.32 36.8
7 1 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1993 30 467.0 74 1749 91 7/91 13/135 19.21 3.74 30.7
2 0 SK Warne (AUS) 1997 33 851.2 202 2410 91 6/48 9/111 26.48 2.83 56.1
5 1 DW Steyn (SA) 2008 26 538.0 92 1969 90 6/72 10/154 21.87 3.65 35.8
2 0 M Ntini (SA) 2002 39 577.0 100 2172 90 5/19 8/138 24.13 3.76 38.4
1 0 A Kumble (IND) 1996 40 693.4 103 2173 90 5/67 9/130 24.14 3.13 46.2
1 0 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 2005 33 679.3 99 2400 90 5/78 8/156 26.66 3.53 45.3
4 1 SK Warne (AUS) 2001 31 751.2 121 2640 90 7/165 11/229 29.33 3.51 50.0
3 1 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2011 33 671.4 130 1881 89 6/42 11/111 21.13 2.80 45.2
6 0 SM Pollock (SA) 1998 30 741.1 175 1982 89 7/87 9/103 22.26 2.67 49.9
2 0 Z Khan (IND) 2002 37 668.4 124 2392 89 5/29 6/85 26.87 3.57 45.0
4 0 MA Starc (AUS) 2015 30 491.5 82 1852 88 6/28 7/174 21.04 3.76 33.5
2 0 JN Gillespie (AUS) 2004 35 700.3 149 2090 88 5/32 9/80 23.75 2.98 47.7
3 0 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2009 36 574.0 90 2227 88 6/91 6/87 25.30 3.87 39.1
3 1 MG Johnson (AUS) 2008 32 717.0 121 2398 88 8/61 11/159 27.25 3.34 48.8
4 2 A Kumble (IND) 1999 40 840.1 165 2643 88 10/74 14/149 30.03 3.14 57.2
7 2 R Ashwin (IND) 2015 24 505.2 103 1633 87 7/66 12/98 18.77 3.23 34.8
2 0 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1996 41 509.5 66 2070 87 6/44 8/154 23.79 4.06 35.1
7 2 M Ntini (SA) 2006 26 488.2 79 1849 86 6/22 10/145 21.50 3.78 34.0
6 2 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2001 34 775.4 147 2349 86 8/84 15/217 27.31 3.02 54.1
5 1 BAW Mendis (SL) 2008 24 310.4 38 1019 85 6/13 10/209 11.98 3.28 21.9
6 2 M Muralidaran (SL) 2002 25 602.1 153 1339 85 9/51 13/115 15.75 2.22 42.5
6 1 DW Steyn (SA) 2013 26 488.4 118 1406 85 6/8 11/60 16.54 2.87 34.4
4 0 SM Pollock (SA) 1999 36 603.4 170 1502 85 6/35 8/80 17.67 2.48 42.6
3 1 IK Pathan (IND) 2004 37 572.3 100 2159 85 6/51 11/96 25.40 3.77 40.4
4 1 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1994 31 464.5 53 1868 84 6/30 11/119 22.23 4.01 33.2
3 2 K Rabada (SA) 2017 29 515.1 90 1902 84 6/55 10/63 22.64 3.69 36.7
2 0 B Lee (AUS) 2003 34 583.4 107 2258 84 5/30 7/135 26.88 3.86 41.6
3 1 GP Swann (ENG) 2012 35 745.2 131 2306 84 6/82 10/181 27.45 3.09 53.2
2 1 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2008 33 843.5 109 2596 84 6/102 10/153 30.90 3.07 60.2
2 0 SK Warne (AUS) 1993 21 882.2 318 1824 83 6/31 9/67 21.97 2.06 63.7
3 0 RA Jadeja (IND) 2013 40 563.1 90 1917 83 6/138 7/98 23.09 3.40 40.7
3 1 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 2005 32 552.2 89 2007 83 7/37 13/132 24.18 3.63 39.9
5 1 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2013 28 569.5 89 2188 83 7/44 11/121 26.36 3.83 41.1
5 1 SM Pollock (SA) 2001 34 708.5 190 1773 82 6/30 10/147 21.62 2.50 51.8
4 1 BKV Prasad (IND) 1996 38 576.4 89 2137 82 6/104 10/153 26.06 3.70 42.1
1 0 Abdul Razzaq (PAK) 2000 49 630.4 94 2168 82 5/48 6/155 26.43 3.43 46.1
6 2 A Kumble (IND) 2004 25 726.4 132 2389 82 8/141 13/181 29.13 3.28 53.1
5 0 Shoaib Akhtar (PAK) 2002 35 419.4 66 1571 81 6/11 8/72 19.39 3.74 31.0
4 1 K Rabada (SA) 2016 32 431.3 56 2000 81 7/112 13/144 24.69 4.63 31.9
3 0 B Lee (AUS) 2006 37 599.1 86 2308 81 5/22 6/83 28.49 3.85 44.3
4 1 R Ashwin (IND) 2013 37 617.1 102 2317 81 7/103 12/198 28.60 3.75 45.7
3 0 JM Anderson (ENG) 2009 41 633.4 109 2388 81 5/23 9/125 29.48 3.76 46.9
3 0 Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2007 42 615.4 91 2451 81 5/34 9/134 30.25 3.98 45.6
5 0 B Lee (AUS) 2008 29 700.5 113 2483 81 5/27 9/171 30.65 3.54 51.9
3 1 MA Starc (AUS) 2016 23 447.3 78 1699 80 6/50 11/94 21.23 3.79 33.5
3 0 M Morkel (SA) 2010 29 500.2 106 1796 80 5/20 7/98 22.45 3.58 37.5

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: ODI


4510PlayerYearMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
3 2 - Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1997 36 34 1886 314.2 17 1293 69 5/38 18.73 4.11 27.33
2 2 - Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1996 33 32 1734 289.0 12 1269 65 5/29 19.52 4.39 26.67
2 1 - Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2013 33 33 1839 306.3 15 1268 62 5/24 20.45 4.13 29.66
2 - - SK Warne (AUS) 1999 37 36 1975 329.1 27 1443 62 4/29 23.27 4.38 31.85
3 - - A Kumble (IND) 1996 32 32 1825 304.1 16 1235 61 4/12 20.24 4.06 29.91
2 1 - SM Pollock (SA) 2000 38 37 1989 331.3 28 1319 61 5/20 21.62 3.97 32.60
3 1 - Abdul Razzaq (PAK) 2000 38 38 1889 314.5 22 1370 61 5/48 22.45 4.35 30.96
2 2 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 1996 35 34 1721 286.5 17 1348 60 6/44 22.46 4.69 28.68
3 - - AB Agarkar (IND) 1998 30 30 1613 268.5 13 1378 58 4/35 23.75 5.12 27.81
2 1 - M Muralidaran (SL) 2001 33 33 1851 308.3 29 1019 56 5/30 18.19 3.30 33.05
3 - - SM Pollock (SA) 2002 38 38 1997 332.5 33 1274 54 4/18 23.59 3.82 36.98
2 2 - GD McGrath (AUS) 1999 27 27 1450 241.4 20 983 52 5/14 18.90 4.06 27.88
1 - - Junaid Khan (PAK) 2013 28 28 1371 228.3 17 1116 52 4/15 21.46 4.88 26.36
1 1 - RA Jadeja (IND) 2013 34 34 1821 303.3 22 1321 52 5/36 25.40 4.35 35.01
1 1 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 2002 36 36 1699 283.1 24 1424 52 5/38 27.38 5.02 32.67
2 1 - AA Donald (SA) 1996 20 20 1102 183.4 5 787 51 6/23 15.43 4.28 21.60
2 1 - B Lee (AUS) 2005 26 26 1355 225.5 23 1017 51 5/41 19.94 4.50 26.56
3 - - SK Warne (AUS) 1994 29 29 1640 273.2 13 1045 50 4/34 20.90 3.82 32.80
1 1 - M Ntini (SA) 2002 31 31 1676 279.2 32 1196 50 5/31 23.92 4.28 33.52
1 1 - Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) 2006 27 27 1426 237.4 26 1003 49 6/26 20.46 4.22 29.10
3 3 - BAW Mendis (SL) 2008 18 17 813 135.3 13 486 48 6/13 10.12 3.58 16.93
1 2 - Rashid Khan (AFG) 2018 20 20 1068 178.0 12 694 48 5/24 14.45 3.89 22.25
- 3 - SL Malinga (SL) 2011 24 23 1153 192.1 12 924 48 6/38 19.25 4.80 24.02
2 1 - Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 2023 28 27 1243 207.1 13 953 48 5/25 19.85 4.60 25.89
2 5 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 1990 19 19 948 158.0 12 594 47 6/26 12.63 3.75 20.17
1 - - IK Pathan (IND) 2004 28 28 1491 248.3 11 1240 47 4/24 26.38 4.98 31.72
1 1 - SL Malinga (SL) 2012 32 31 1596 266.0 11 1508 47 5/54 32.08 5.66 33.95
2 1 - M Muralidaran (SL) 2003 24 24 1310 218.2 24 731 46 5/23 15.89 3.34 28.47
1 3 - Azhar Mahmood (PAK) 1999 27 27 1380 230.0 20 866 46 6/18 18.82 3.76 30.00
1 1 - NW Bracken (AUS) 2006 23 23 1168 194.4 19 866 46 5/67 18.82 4.44 25.39
1 2 - B Lee (AUS) 2003 24 24 1232 205.2 23 926 46 5/30 20.13 4.50 26.78
1 1 - C Pringle (NZ) 1994 26 26 1357 226.1 12 1041 46 5/45 22.63 4.60 29.50
3 - - Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2010 27 27 1494 249.0 8 1196 46 4/33 26.00 4.80 32.47
- 1 - BKV Prasad (IND) 1999 35 34 1749 291.3 27 1229 46 5/27 26.71 4.21 38.02
- - - JH Kallis (SA) 2000 39 37 1703 283.5 18 1356 46 3/40 29.47 4.77 37.02
1 - - MG Johnson (AUS) 2009 30 29 1570 261.4 14 1383 46 4/34 30.06 5.28 34.13
- 3 - Hasan Ali (PAK) 2017 18 18 914 152.2 7 767 45 5/34 17.04 5.03 20.31
2 1 - Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 2018 19 19 1034 172.2 4 800 45 6/25 17.77 4.64 22.97
2 1 - Abdur Razzak (BAN) 2006 26 26 1386 231.0 19 808 45 5/33 17.95 3.49 30.80
3 - - M Ntini (SA) 2003 23 23 1169 194.5 16 816 45 4/24 18.13 4.18 25.97
4 2 - Wasim Akram (PAK) 1993 26 26 1372 228.4 13 850 45 5/15 18.88 3.71 30.48
2 4 - Shahid Afridi (PAK) 2011 27 26 1344 224.0 9 937 45 5/16 20.82 4.18 29.86
1 - - AA Donald (SA) 2002 25 25 1287 214.3 14 958 45 4/43 21.28 4.46 28.60
1 1 - Naved-ul-Hasan (PAK) 2005 22 22 1129 188.1 6 969 45 6/27 21.53 5.14 25.08
4 - - R McLaren (SA) 2013 27 26 1251 208.3 6 1070 45 4/19 23.77 5.13 27.80
1 - - BKV Prasad (IND) 1996 30 30 1642 273.4 11 1298 45 4/27 28.84 4.74 36.48
1 - - RW Price (ZIM) 2009 27 27 1429 238.1 26 907 44 4/22 20.61 3.80 32.47
2 1 - Mohammed Siraj (IND) 2023 25 24 1033 172.1 17 910 44 6/21 20.68 5.28 23.47
1 - - Wasim Akram (PAK) 2002 27 27 1358 226.2 18 968 44 4/22 22.00 4.27 30.86
3 2 - B Lee (AUS) 2006 26 26 1390 231.4 15 1095 44 5/22 24.88 4.72 31.59
2 2 - Rashid Khan (AFG) 2017 16 15 708 118.0 6 449 43 7/18 10.44 3.80 16.46
1 4 - Mohammed Shami (IND) 2023 19 19 797 132.5 12 708 43 7/57 16.46 5.32 18.53
1 3 - Bilal Khan (OMA) 2022 16 16 886 147.4 10 725 43 5/31 16.86 4.90 20.60
1 1 - GD McGrath (AUS) 2002 26 26 1342 223.4 42 784 43 5/37 18.23 3.50 31.20
2 1 - Wasim Akram (PAK) 1992 27 27 1461 243.3 17 930 43 5/19 21.62 3.81 33.97
2 1 - S Lamichhane (NEP) 2023 21 21 1172 195.2 9 948 43 5/25 22.04 4.85 27.25
2 1 - DL Vettori (NZ) 2007 31 29 1620 270.0 11 1123 43 5/7 26.11 4.15 37.67
1 - - JE Emburey (ENG) 1987 31 31 1741 290.1 15 1215 43 4/37 28.25 4.18 40.48
- 1 - WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001 29 29 1394 232.2 30 930 42 8/19 22.14 4.00 33.19
2 1 - Mohammed Shami (IND) 2019 21 21 1064 177.2 10 951 42 5/69 22.64 5.36 25.33
- - - DW Fleming (AUS) 1999 26 26 1357 226.1 20 952 42 3/14 22.66 4.20 32.30
3 1 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 1994 24 24 1303 217.1 13 974 42 6/30 23.19 4.48 31.02
1 1 - Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2023 21 21 1084 180.4 9 1010 42 5/54 24.04 5.59 25.80
2 - - HH Streak (ZIM) 2001 31 30 1515 252.3 22 1148 42 4/8 27.33 4.54 36.07
2 - - AU Rashid (ENG) 2018 24 23 1278 213.0 1 1154 42 4/36 27.47 5.41 30.42
1 1 - JH Kallis (SA) 2002 33 32 1508 251.2 8 1190 42 5/41 28.33 4.73 35.90
2 2 - MA Starc (AUS) 2015 18 18 868 144.4 6 667 41 6/28 16.26 4.61 21.17
4 - - B Lee (AUS) 2002 20 20 994 165.4 13 775 41 4/32 18.90 4.67 24.24
1 2 - Waqar Younis (PAK) 2001 21 21 1000 166.4 8 821 41 7/36 20.02 4.92 24.39
- 1 - L Klusener (SA) 1999 27 26 1163 193.5 9 855 41 5/21 20.85 4.41 28.36
4 - - JM Anderson (ENG) 2003 24 23 1214 202.2 24 924 41 4/25 22.53 4.56 29.60
- 3 - RJ Harris (AUS) 2010 16 15 785 130.5 13 607 40 5/19 15.17 4.63 19.62
4 1 - MJ McClenaghan (NZ) 2013 15 15 801 133.3 3 761 40 5/58 19.02 5.70 20.02
1 1 - Mohammad Sami (PAK) 2003 22 21 1065 177.3 11 769 40 5/10 19.22 4.33 26.62
2 1 - Haris Rauf (PAK) 2023 22 22 1073 178.5 5 1086 40 5/18 27.15 6.07 26.82
- - - R Ashwin (IND) 2013 29 29 1559 259.5 6 1353 40 3/39 33.82 5.20 38.97
- 1 - Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2007 33 33 1700 283.2 22 1396 40 5/42 34.90 4.92 42.50

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: T20i


4510PlayerYearMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
1 - - AR Ramjani (UGA) 2023 25 25 539 89.5 4 424 50 4/9 8.48 4.71 10.78
2 1 - YM Nkanya (TAN) 2022 28 26 546 91.0 4 387 45 5/2 8.60 4.25 12.13
1 - - JB Little (IRE) 2022 26 26 584 97.2 1 738 39 4/35 18.92 7.58 14.97
- 1 - S Lamichhane (NEP) 2022 18 18 426 71.0 - 410 38 5/9 10.78 5.77 11.21
2 1 - B Kumar (IND) 2022 32 31 622 103.4 7 724 37 5/4 19.56 6.98 16.81
1 - - PWH de Silva (SL) 2021 20 20 462 77.0 - 419 36 4/9 11.63 5.44 12.83
2 - - T Shamsi (SA) 2021 22 22 504 84.0 - 481 36 4/25 13.36 5.72 14.00
- 2 - DM Nakrani (UGA) 2021 22 21 444 74.0 3 374 35 6/7 10.68 5.05 12.68
1 - - PWH de Silva (SL) 2022 19 19 432 72.0 1 533 34 4/33 15.67 7.40 12.70
1 - - M Akayezu (RWN) 2023 33 31 550 91.4 1 770 34 4/17 22.64 8.40 16.17
3 - - H Ssenyondo (UGA) 2023 25 25 544 90.4 2 505 33 4/4 15.30 5.56 16.48
1 - - Arshdeep Singh (IND) 2022 21 21 439 73.1 1 598 33 4/37 18.12 8.17 13.30
- - - Z Bimenyimana (RWN) 2023 34 33 600 100.0 2 726 33 3/7 22.00 7.26 18.18
1 - - E Rukiriza (RWN) 2023 34 31 611 101.5 - 672 32 4/15 21.00 6.59 19.09
1 - - K Irakoze (RWN) 2022 24 23 478 79.4 2 460 31 4/20 14.83 5.77 15.41
1 - - AJ Tye (AUS) 2018 19 18 411 68.3 1 587 31 4/23 18.93 8.56 13.25
- - - Haris Rauf (PAK) 2022 23 23 511 85.1 1 643 31 3/28 20.74 7.54 16.48
1 1 - Waseem Abbas (MLT) 2021 18 18 381 63.3 1 459 29 5/37 15.82 7.22 13.13
1 - - S Vijay Unni (MAL) 2023 21 21 427 71.1 1 470 29 4/23 16.20 6.60 14.72
1 - - S Lamichhane (NEP) 2019 16 16 354 59.0 - 384 28 4/20 13.71 6.50 12.64
2 - - BD Glover (NED) 2019 19 19 390 65.0 - 448 28 4/12 16.00 6.89 13.92
2 - - Karan KC (NEP) 2019 19 19 395 65.5 - 476 28 4/17 17.00 7.23 14.10
2 - - Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2021 20 20 417 69.3 3 487 28 4/12 17.39 7.00 14.89
- - - Shadab Khan (PAK) 2018 19 19 442 73.4 - 488 28 3/19 17.42 6.62 15.78
- - - JJ Bumrah (IND) 2016 21 21 477 79.3 4 527 28 3/11 18.82 6.62 17.03
1 1 - JO Holder (WI) 2022 19 19 423 70.3 1 580 28 5/27 20.71 8.22 15.10
1 - - IS Sodhi (NZ) 2022 22 22 484 80.4 - 643 28 4/28 22.96 7.97 17.28
- - - J Miyaji (UGA) 2022 18 17 336 56.0 3 334 27 3/7 12.37 5.96 12.44
1 - - K Waiswa (UGA) 2023 25 18 324 54.0 2 350 27 4/29 12.96 6.48 12.00
1 - - DP Nannes (AUS) 2010 14 14 318 53.0 2 403 27 4/18 14.92 7.60 11.77
- - - Ehsan Khan (HKG) 2023 18 18 408 68.0 1 409 27 3/10 15.14 6.01 15.11
1 - - MR Adair (IRE) 2019 17 17 377 62.5 2 413 27 4/40 15.29 6.57 13.96
2 - - IS Sodhi (NZ) 2021 16 16 336 56.0 - 457 27 4/28 16.92 8.16 12.44
1 - - PA van Meekeren (NED) 2019 18 18 409 68.1 - 495 27 4/38 18.33 7.26 15.14
1 - - Vraj Patel (KENYA) 2023 15 15 325 54.1 1 339 26 4/29 13.03 6.25 12.50
- - - E Sebareme (RWN) 2022 23 21 401 66.5 3 351 26 3/11 13.50 5.25 15.42
- - - F Nsubuga (UGA) 2022 24 23 479 79.5 7 390 26 2/4 15.00 4.88 18.42
1 - - LM Jongwe (ZIM) 2021 14 14 304 50.4 - 400 26 4/18 15.38 7.89 11.69
1 - - K Nassoro (TAN) 2022 29 22 415 69.1 2 417 26 4/14 16.03 6.02 15.96
1 - - Iqbal Hussain (QAT) 2019 15 15 313 52.1 - 426 26 4/33 16.38 8.16 12.03
1 - - E Sebareme (RWN) 2023 28 25 419 69.5 1 439 26 4/6 16.88 6.28 16.11
2 - - AM Kimote (TAN) 2022 28 26 401 66.5 1 473 26 4/13 18.19 7.07 15.42
2 - - JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2022 17 17 378 63.0 2 474 26 4/12 18.23 7.52 14.53
1 - - Zahoor Khan (UAE) 2023 20 20 446 74.2 - 522 26 4/16 20.07 7.02 17.15
- 1 - A Zampa (AUS) 2021 21 21 459 76.3 - 547 26 5/19 21.03 7.15 17.65
2 2 - D Maisuria (BOT) 2022 11 10 220 36.4 - 190 25 5/18 7.60 5.18 8.80
1 - - JJ Huo (MOZ) 2022 15 13 212 35.2 3 208 25 4/11 8.32 5.88 8.48
2 - - Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2012 16 16 384 64.0 1 391 25 4/23 15.64 6.10 15.36
- - - MNM Aslam (KUW) 2023 18 18 390 65.0 2 394 25 3/15 15.76 6.06 15.60
2 - - Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2021 18 18 418 69.4 1 422 25 4/9 16.88 6.05 16.72
1 - - Sikandar Raza (ZIM) 2022 24 23 432 72.0 1 442 25 4/8 17.68 6.13 17.28
2 - - SA Jumbe (TAN) 2022 25 23 364 60.4 - 456 25 4/24 18.24 7.51 14.56
1 - - B Stanlake (AUS) 2018 16 16 354 59.0 2 460 25 4/8 18.40 7.79 14.16
1 - - Sayed Monib (KUW) 2023 18 17 340 56.4 - 478 25 4/16 19.12 8.43 13.60
1 - - Hasan Ali (PAK) 2021 18 17 358 59.4 2 482 25 4/18 19.28 8.07 14.32
1 - - Shadab Khan (PAK) 2022 20 20 454 75.4 - 514 25 4/8 20.56 6.79 18.16
- 1 - SM Curran (ENG) 2022 19 19 418 69.4 - 527 25 5/10 21.08 7.56 16.72
1 - - Haris Rauf (PAK) 2021 23 21 459 76.3 - 637 25 4/22 25.48 8.32 18.36
- - - MR Adair (IRE) 2022 27 27 548 91.2 - 790 25 3/16 31.60 8.64 21.92
1 1 - D Ravu (PNG) 2019 17 16 253 42.1 - 221 24 5/15 9.20 5.24 10.54
2 1 - N Nipiko (VAN) 2019 14 13 236 39.2 - 311 24 5/19 12.95 7.90 9.83
1 1 - A Bohara (NEP) 2023 12 12 268 44.4 2 330 24 6/11 13.75 7.38 11.16
- - - Sahir Naqash (GER) 2023 13 13 261 43.3 - 337 24 3/24 14.04 7.74 10.87
1 - - MR Adair (IRE) 2021 13 13 292 48.4 - 363 24 4/23 15.12 7.45 12.16
2 - - Bilal Khan (OMA) 2019 16 16 336 56.0 2 378 24 4/19 15.75 6.75 14.00
1 - - DG Blampied (JER) 2019 17 17 370 61.4 1 395 24 4/20 16.45 6.40 15.41
1 - - Bilal Muhammad (MLT) 2021 18 18 404 67.2 3 403 24 4/10 16.79 5.98 16.83
- - - TG Southee (NZ) 2021 17 17 389 64.5 - 471 24 3/15 19.62 7.26 16.20
- - - A Nathwani (Aut) 2022 13 13 282 47.0 - 263 23 3/14 11.43 5.59 12.26
- - - BFW de Leede (NED) 2022 15 14 246 41.0 - 276 23 3/19 12.00 6.73 10.69
1 - - S Thakor (TAN) 2022 21 19 366 61.0 3 276 23 4/5 12.00 4.52 15.91
- 1 - JN Frylinck (NAM) 2021 13 13 267 44.3 - 306 23 6/24 13.30 6.87 11.60
- - - MRJ Watt (SCOT) 2019 12 12 288 48.0 1 323 23 3/18 14.04 6.72 12.52
2 1 - YS Chahal (IND) 2017 11 11 249 41.3 - 325 23 6/25 14.13 7.83 10.82
- 1 - Rizwan Butt (BHR) 2022 14 13 287 47.5 1 363 23 5/16 15.78 7.58 12.47
1 - - RE van der Merwe (NED) 2019 18 18 391 65.1 1 368 23 4/35 16.00 5.64 17.00
- - - Rashid Khan (AFG) 2016 15 15 354 59.0 - 371 23 3/11 16.13 6.28 15.39
1 - - R Ashwin (IND) 2016 17 17 354 59.0 1 372 23 4/8 16.17 6.30 15.39
1 - - JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2021 15 15 328 54.4 2 376 23 4/39 16.34 6.87 14.26
2 - - AU Rashid (ENG) 2021 16 16 350 58.2 1 409 23 4/2 17.78 7.01 15.21
- 1 - Waqas Ahmad (MLT) 2023 15 15 345 57.3 1 413 23 5/11 17.95 7.18 15.00
- - - TA Boult (NZ) 2021 15 15 352 58.4 - 415 23 3/17 18.04 7.07 15.30
- - - MJ Santner (NZ) 2022 18 18 396 66.0 - 438 23 3/15 19.04 6.63 17.21
- - - TG Southee (NZ) 2022 15 15 338 56.2 1 450 23 3/6 19.56 7.98 14.69
- - - WB Rankin (IRE) 2019 18 18 414 69.0 1 492 23 3/29 21.39 7.13 18.00
- - - Mahedi Hasan (BAN) 2021 25 24 489 81.3 - 529 23 3/19 23.00 6.49 21.26
- - - YS Chahal (IND) 2022 21 20 417 69.3 - 536 23 3/20 23.30 7.71 18.13
- - - Arshdeep Singh (IND) 2023 19* 18 364 60.4 - 552 23 3/20 24.00 9.09 15.82
- - - Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2021 21 21 457 76.1 2 599 23 3/26 26.04 7.86 19.86
1 - - HV Patel (IND) 2022 22 21 437 72.5 - 678 23 4/25 29.47 9.30 19.00
- - - Janak Prakash (SGP) 2022 20 20 424 70.4 - 689 23 3/35 29.95 9.75 18.43
2 - - Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC) 2018 8 8 180 30.0 - 191 22 4/12 8.68 6.36 8.18
- - - Vraj Patel (KENYA) 2022 15 14 299 49.5 3 213 22 3/12 9.68 4.27 13.59
1 - - BM Scholtz (NAM) 2019 14 14 318 53.0 - 285 22 4/12 12.95 5.37 14.45
- - - SW Tait (AUS) 2010 14 14 310 51.4 2 324 22 3/13 14.72 6.27 14.09
1 - - MR Adair (IRE) 2023 13 13 270 45.0 - 332 22 4/13 15.09 7.37 12.27
- - - Al-Amin Hossain (BAN) 2016 14 13 251 41.5 - 334 22 3/25 15.18 7.98 11.40
- - - Amjad Javed (UAE) 2016 12 12 258 43.0 - 341 22 3/25 15.50 7.93 11.72
1 1 - L Ngidi (SA) 2022 13 13 241 40.1 - 355 22 5/39 16.13 8.83 10.95
1 1 - Ghulam Ahmadi (GER) 2023 14 14 299 49.5 1 362 22 5/23 16.45 7.26 13.59

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in a Calendar Year: Test


4510PlayerYearMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
9 6 2 SK Warne (AUS) 2005 15 30 4336 722.4 141 2114 96 6/46 22.02 2.92 45.16
4 9 5 M Muralidaran (SL) 2006 11 21 3532 588.4 137 1521 90 8/70 16.90 2.58 39.24
8 5 2 DK Lillee (AUS) 1981 13 25 3710 618.2 147 1781 85 7/83 20.95 2.88 43.64
3 7 - AA Donald (SA) 1998 14 26 3232 538.4 135 1571 80 6/88 19.63 2.91 40.40
5 7 4 M Muralidaran (SL) 2001 12 23 4688 781.2 216 1699 80 8/87 21.23 2.17 58.60
4 4 - J Garner (WI) 1984 15 29 3626 604.2 149 1629 79 6/60 20.62 2.69 45.89
6 7 3 M Muralidaran (SL) 2000 10 17 3740 623.2 147 1463 75 7/84 19.50 2.34 49.86
5 5 1 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1983 18 25 3469 578.1 112 1739 75 9/83 23.18 3.00 46.25
6 5 1 DW Steyn (SA) 2008 13 24 2653 442.1 85 1481 74 6/72 20.01 3.34 35.85
4 5 - N Kapil Dev (IND) 1979 17 29 3553 592.1 141 1699 74 6/63 22.95 2.86 48.01
3 6 2 A Kumble (IND) 2004 12 23 3680 613.2 127 1838 74 8/141 24.83 2.99 49.72
1 9 1 MD Marshall (WI) 1984 13 25 3251 541.5 120 1471 73 7/53 20.15 2.71 44.53
8 2 - SK Warne (AUS) 1993 16 29 5054 842.2 316 1697 72 6/31 23.56 2.01 70.19
1 8 3 R Ashwin (IND) 2016 12 23 3508 584.4 102 1721 72 7/59 23.90 2.94 48.72
4 4 1 GD McKenzie (AUS) 1964 14 25 4106 - 119 1737 71 7/153 24.46 2.53 57.83
3 6 2 SK Warne (AUS) 1994 10 19 3774 629.0 217 1274 70 8/71 18.20 2.02 53.91
4 5 2 SK Warne (AUS) 2004 12 22 3472 578.4 123 1685 70 6/125 24.07 2.91 49.60
2 6 - SM Pollock (SA) 1998 14 25 3592 598.4 165 1411 69 7/87 20.44 2.35 52.05
3 7 2 M Muralidaran (SL) 1998 8 16 3302 550.2 162 1256 68 9/65 18.47 2.28 48.55
1 4 - GD McGrath (AUS) 2001 14 27 3508 584.4 196 1473 68 7/76 21.66 2.51 51.58
7 1 - A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 2005 14 26 3194 532.2 89 1660 68 5/78 24.41 3.11 46.97
4 2 - SK Warne (AUS) 1997 15 28 4091 681.5 194 1661 68 6/48 24.42 2.43 60.16
6 3 1 SK Warne (AUS) 2002 10 20 2874 479.0 109 1310 67 7/94 19.55 2.73 42.89
2 4 1 GD McGrath (AUS) 1999 14 27 3364 560.4 167 1425 67 5/28 21.26 2.54 50.20
4 3 - SJ Harmison (ENG) 2004 13 25 3161 526.5 115 1603 67 7/12 23.92 3.04 47.17
1 6 1 IT Botham (ENG) 1978 12 23 2877 - 95 1201 66 8/34 18.19 2.50 43.59
4 4 1 CA Walsh (WI) 2000 14 24 3501 583.3 184 1234 66 6/74 18.69 2.11 53.04
3 6 2 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1985 10 18 2588 431.2 104 1116 64 9/52 17.43 2.58 40.43
3 6 1 GP Swann (ENG) 2010 14 25 3456 576.0 121 1662 64 6/65 25.96 2.88 54.00
3 4 - GD McGrath (AUS) 1997 13 25 3113 518.5 151 1347 63 8/38 21.38 2.59 49.41
2 5 - Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2002 13 24 3567 594.3 132 1463 63 7/48 23.22 2.46 56.61
2 5 1 NM Lyon (AUS) 2017 11 20 3290 548.2 106 1484 63 8/50 23.55 2.70 52.22
3 2 - MG Johnson (AUS) 2009 13 24 3017 502.5 89 1728 63 5/69 27.42 3.43 47.88
5 2 1 MG Johnson (AUS) 2008 14 28 3510 585.0 107 1828 63 8/61 29.01 3.12 55.71
5 2 1 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2008 13 23 4230 705.0 105 1987 63 6/102 31.53 2.81 67.14
2 5 2 Imran Khan (PAK) 1982 9 17 2359 393.1 112 824 62 8/58 13.29 2.09 38.04
4 7 2 R Ashwin (IND) 2015 9 17 2260 376.4 94 1067 62 7/66 17.20 2.83 36.45
2 4 1 CA Walsh (WI) 1995 12 23 3051 508.3 111 1349 62 7/37 21.75 2.65 49.20
5 3 - GD McGrath (AUS) 2005 13 26 3144 524.0 152 1352 62 6/115 21.80 2.58 50.70
4 4 1 IT Botham (ENG) 1981 13 21 3338 556.2 136 1584 62 6/95 25.54 2.84 53.83
1 5 1 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2013 14 26 2869 478.1 87 1600 62 7/44 25.80 3.34 46.27
2 8 3 SF Barnes (ENG) 1912 9 15 2201 366.5 99 863 61 8/29 14.14 2.35 36.08
4 4 1 MD Marshall (WI) 1988 10 20 2477 412.5 82 1072 60 7/22 17.86 2.59 41.28
3 4 1 DW Steyn (SA) 2010 11 20 2341 390.1 80 1285 60 7/51 21.41 3.29 39.01
1 7 2 HMRKB Herath (SL) 2012 10 18 3224 537.2 91 1417 60 6/43 23.61 2.63 53.73
2 6 2 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 2001 12 22 3424 570.4 133 1557 60 8/84 25.95 2.72 57.06
3 2 1 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2019 12 23 2640 440.0 119 1188 59 6/23 20.13 2.70 44.74
4 4 1 M Ntini (SA) 2003 12 24 2814 469.0 106 1566 59 5/66 26.54 3.33 47.69
4 3 1 GP Swann (ENG) 2012 14 24 3806 634.2 124 1766 59 6/82 29.93 2.78 64.50
3 5 2 M Ntini (SA) 2006 10 19 2153 358.5 61 1253 58 6/100 21.60 3.49 37.12
4 3 1 WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001 12 23 2935 489.1 124 1323 58 7/71 22.81 2.70 50.60
2 5 2 ARC Fraser (ENG) 1998 14 23 2909 484.5 116 1327 58 8/53 22.87 2.73 50.15
2 3 1 MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2005 13 24 2453 408.5 61 1514 58 7/61 26.10 3.70 42.29
2 4 1 SK Warne (AUS) 2001 13 25 3501 583.3 113 1809 58 7/165 31.18 3.10 60.36
3 5 2 FS Trueman (ENG) 1963 10 19 2607 - 89 999 57 7/44 17.52 2.29 45.73
3 4 - RGD Willis (ENG) 1978 14 26 2977 - 94 1067 57 5/32 18.71 2.15 52.22
3 5 2 HMRKB Herath (SL) 2016 9 17 2474 412.2 89 1079 57 8/63 18.92 2.61 43.40
3 3 2 K Rabada (SA) 2017 11 20 2160 360.0 78 1156 57 6/55 20.28 3.21 37.89
4 3 1 JM Anderson (ENG) 2010 12 23 2778 463.0 120 1309 57 6/17 22.96 2.82 48.73
5 2 - MG Hughes (AUS) 1993 12 22 3033 505.3 127 1448 57 5/64 25.40 2.86 53.21
2 4 1 SCG MacGill (AUS) 2003 11 22 3148 524.4 107 1687 57 5/56 29.59 3.21 55.22
1 3 - B Lee (AUS) 2008 14 28 3481 580.1 105 1884 57 5/59 33.05 3.24 61.07
3 2 - A Kumble (IND) 2006 12 23 3798 633.0 130 1910 57 6/78 33.50 3.01 66.63
3 4 1 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1991 9 17 2416 402.4 82 1188 56 8/97 21.21 2.95 43.14
3 2 - SCJ Broad (ENG) 2015 14 27 2703 450.3 111 1334 56 8/15 23.82 2.96 48.26
2 5 1 HMRKB Herath (SL) 2014 9 18 3355 559.1 134 1522 56 9/127 27.17 2.72 59.91
5 2 - R Ashwin (IND) 2017 11 21 3324 554.0 119 1545 56 6/41 27.58 2.78 59.35
4 6 1 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1993 7 12 1626 271.0 59 838 55 7/91 15.23 3.09 29.56
2 4 - JM Anderson (ENG) 2017 11 21