Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

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Records are carved out in the annals of history, carving out legacies that transcend time, in the hypnotic game of cricket, where battles are fought with guts, sweat, and unrelenting passion.

Bowlers' pursuit of the famous record of most wickets in a career across multiple formats captivates us as enthusiasts and aficionados of the sport, drawing us into a tale that appears larger than life.

But what compels these cricketing giants to challenge convention and go against the grain?

What fascinating stories do the statistics reveal, and which giants have left their imprints in the record books for most wickets in a career?

In this epic tale of cricketing greats made in the fires of One-Day Internationals, Twenty20s, and Tests, we welcome you to follow us as we explore the distinguished roster of elite bowlers, their dreams, and their extraordinary achievements.

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


We are about to go on a remarkable journey into cricket history, where heroes have secured their legacies with stunning international exploits.

These players perfected their skills, pushing the limits of what appeared conceivable and giving the world a succession of stunning performances.

From renowned swing magicians to spin masters, we will explore the stories of exceptional talent and dedication to take the most wickets in ODI, T20i, and Test cricket.

Legends have emerged in One-Day Internationals, T20 internationals, and Test cricket, leaving marks of grace, mastery, and a relentless drive to succeed.

In this story, we unlock the records book to honor the titans who took the most wickets in their careers, demonstrating their skill, perseverance, and passion for the sport.

We will travel through time and skill to recreate the brilliant routes carved out by the genuine masters of cricket.

Let's explore records and facts and highlight the remarkable feats of career wicket-takers, setting awe-inspiring standards


Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


510PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR
77 22 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 583 63132 30803 1347 9/51 16/220 22.86 2.92 46.8
38 10 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 464 51347 25536 1001 8/71 12/128 25.51 2.98 51.2
34 3 JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2023 396 551 49223 26647 977 7/42 11/71 27.27 3.24 50.3
37 8 A Kumble (Asia/IND) 1990-2008 403 501 55346 28767 956 10/74 14/149 30.09 3.11 57.8
36 3 GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 376 493 42266 20656 949 8/24 10/27 21.76 2.93 44.5
31 5 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 460 532 40813 21591 916 7/119 11/110 23.57 3.17 44.5
21 3 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2023 344 485 40980 23574 847 8/15 11/121 27.83 3.45 48.3
21 1 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 510 40308 19673 829 7/87 10/147 23.73 2.92 48.6
35 5 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 349 412 28922 18707 789 7/36 13/135 23.70 3.88 36.6
16 2 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 520 39345 21643 761 8/19 14/191 28.44 3.30 51.7
23 3 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 446 40841 19606 746 7/37 13/55 26.28 2.88 54.7
20 1 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 369 449 32175 21576 735 7/33 10/108 29.35 4.02 43.7
19 0 B Lee (AUS) 1999-2012 322 392 28261 19145 718 5/22 9/171 26.66 4.06 39.3
34 8 R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2023 275 357 32868 18421 717 7/59 13/140 25.69 3.36 45.8
28 5 Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2016 367 444 41671 23143 711 8/84 15/217 32.54 3.33 58.6
22 3 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 498 43661 22863 705 7/87 12/149 32.42 3.14 61.9
29 5 DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2020 265 342 25879 16339 699 7/51 11/60 23.37 3.78 37.0
25 2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 430 467 29885 19467 690 7/36 10/124 28.21 3.90 43.3
24 2 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 356 448 38942 19812 687 9/83 11/146 28.83 3.05 56.6
22 4 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 371 29713 18099 662 7/37 13/132 27.33 3.65 44.8
23 2 MA Starc (AUS) 2010-2023 261 335 23796 16286 642 6/28 11/94 25.36 4.10 37.0
26 3 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 354 31456 13930 630 8/45 11/84 22.11 2.65 49.9
12 1 Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2000-2014 309 379 29234 18996 610 7/87 10/149 31.14 3.89 47.9
22 3 AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 291 24080 13270 602 8/71 12/139 22.04 3.30 40.0
16 1 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2023 247 317 24854 15510 602 7/34 10/80 25.76 3.74 41.2
15 3 MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 256 320 24146 15726 590 8/61 12/127 26.65 3.90 40.9
41 9 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 262 28100 13018 589 9/52 15/123 22.10 2.77 47.7
7 0 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 574 31258 18548 577 6/54 9/92 32.14 3.56 54.1
13 1 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 296 348 27039 16043 551 8/86 13/132 29.11 3.55 49.0
13 0 SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2020 340 362 17944 15334 546 6/38 9/210 28.08 5.12 32.8
14 2 RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2023 328 379 27341 16009 546 7/42 10/110 29.32 3.51 50.0
24 6 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 263 295 26919 13102 544 8/58 14/116 24.08 2.92 49.4
10 0 M Morkel (Afr/SA/World) 2006-2018 247 318 23210 14502 544 6/23 9/110 26.65 3.74 42.6
10 0 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2018 524 516 23032 17737 541 7/12 7/12 32.78 4.62 42.5
22 4 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 285 24759 12109 533 7/22 11/89 22.71 2.93 46.4
27 4 IT Botham (ENG) 1976-1992 218 283 28086 15017 528 8/34 13/106 28.44 3.20 53.1
23 4 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 153 259 33078 16761 526 8/50 13/154 31.86 3.04 62.8
35 9 HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 181 254 29600 14892 525 9/127 14/184 28.36 3.01 56.3
19 3 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2004 218 251 22840 12481 496 8/164 10/155 25.16 3.27 46.0
15 4 K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 217 263 17495 12351 495 7/112 13/144 24.95 4.23 35.3
15 2 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 209 262 24047 13350 494 8/97 11/157 27.02 3.33 48.6
11 0 D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 219 253 20332 12761 467 6/42 9/92 27.32 3.76 43.5
24 7 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 133 195 22060 10638 458 7/83 11/123 23.22 2.89 48.1
8 0 HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 254 287 23027 13208 455 6/73 9/72 29.02 3.44 50.6
11 0 Mohammed Shami (IND) 2013-2023 188 245 16977 11675 448 7/57 9/118 26.06 4.12 37.8
12 4 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 212 242 19022 10701 447 7/55 11/111 23.93 3.37 42.5
16 2 Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1997-2011 224 259 16225 11175 444 6/11 11/78 25.16 4.13 36.5
6 0 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 532 23433 15693 440 6/29 9/74 35.66 4.01 53.2
10 1 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2023 193 239 17077 10876 435 6/23 10/62 25.00 3.82 39.2
11 1 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 199 280 23171 14041 434 7/74 10/108 32.35 3.63 53.3
13 0 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2010-2023 189 243 18716 10936 428 6/52 9/115 25.55 3.50 43.7
8 0 Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2016 237 278 16866 12249 427 6/42 9/164 28.68 4.35 39.4
14 1 CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 292 19914 13056 420 7/27 10/100 31.08 3.93 47.4
18 3 GP Swann (ENG) 2000-2013 178 223 19968 11389 410 6/65 10/132 27.77 3.42 48.7
10 0 J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 209 18499 8185 405 6/56 9/108 20.20 2.65 45.6
16 0 RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 154 229 20952 10158 405 8/43 9/92 25.08 2.90 51.7
11 0 JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 169 234 19402 10430 402 7/37 9/80 25.94 3.22 48.2
14 1 KAJ Roach (WI) 2008-2023 185 247 19042 11531 400 6/27 10/146 28.82 3.63 47.6
5 0 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 227 263 20725 11692 400 5/19 8/156 29.23 3.38 51.8
14 2 MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 215 18153 8932 391 8/92 14/149 22.84 2.95 46.4
1 0 Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN) 2001-2020 310 324 18051 13659 390 6/26 6/26 35.02 4.54 46.2
4 0 Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2013 343 352 18288 12653 389 6/35 7/155 32.52 4.15 47.0
11 1 JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 257 299 18245 12042 373 6/42 11/103 32.28 3.96 48.9
17 5 Abdul Qadir (PAK) 1977-1993 171 211 22226 11196 368 9/56 13/101 30.42 3.02 60.3
3 0 DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2021 295 288 14482 11336 363 6/43 6/43 31.22 4.69 39.8
5 1 MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2023 284 308 19459 14111 358 6/53 10/112 39.41 4.35 54.3
4 0 AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 253 258 12677 11341 357 5/27 7/178 31.76 5.36 35.5
10 0 JJ Bumrah (IND) 2016-2023 181 207 12179 7779 351 6/19 9/86 22.16 3.83 34.6
8 1 CR Woakes (ENG) 2011-2023 199 238 14849 10254 349 6/17 11/102 29.38 4.14 42.5
3 0 AB Agarkar (IND) 1998-2007 221 237 14404 10851 349 6/41 8/160 31.09 4.51 41.2
10 2 Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC) 2015-2023 190 189 8708 6433 347 7/18 11/104 18.53 4.43 25.0
11 3 Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1989-2003 196 231 20075 11461 346 7/56 10/106 33.12 3.42 58.0
17 6 DL Underwood (ENG) 1966-1982 112 175 23140 8408 329 8/51 13/71 25.55 2.18 70.3
1 0 KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 231 242 12029 9166 327 5/25 6/77 28.03 4.57 36.7
1 0 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2017 263 277 13061 10075 313 5/22 8/58 32.18 4.62 41.7
18 2 LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 82 151 27271 9048 311 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.99 87.6
17 3 FS Trueman (ENG) 1952-1965 67 127 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4
4 0 CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 348 23367 12593 307 5/26 7/178 41.01 3.23 76.1
4 0 CRD Fernando (Asia/SL) 2000-2016 205 227 13066 9896 305 6/27 7/95 32.44 4.54 42.8
13 1 AR Caddick (ENG) 1993-2003 116 158 16495 8964 303 7/46 10/215 29.58 3.26 54.4
9 1 SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 123 174 16313 9715 303 7/12 11/76 32.06 3.57 53.8
9 2 IK Pathan (IND) 2003-2012 173 195 12201 8986 301 7/59 12/126 29.85 4.41 40.5
5 0 BA Stokes (ENG) 2011-2023 254 270 15193 10311 297 6/22 8/161 34.71 4.07 51.1
6 0 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 201 209 8828 7618 295 6/43 6/43 25.82 5.17 29.9
7 0 B Kumar (IND) 2012-2022 229 243 10986 8674 294 6/82 8/96 29.50 4.73 37.3
7 0 Imran Tahir (SA/World) 2011-2019 165 179 10311 7539 293 7/45 8/130 25.73 4.38 35.1
8 1 BKV Prasad (IND) 1994-2001 194 218 15170 9692 292 6/33 10/153 33.19 3.83 51.9
3 0 SR Watson (AUS) 2002-2016 307 305 12891 9055 291 6/33 6/51 31.11 4.21 44.2
5 0 JE Taylor (WI) 2003-2018 166 196 12698 9123 291 6/47 9/95 31.35 4.31 43.6
12 2 AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 103 146 14258 6945 289 7/54 12/121 24.03 2.92 49.3
9 1 BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2015 145 154 9769 6710 288 6/8 10/209 23.29 4.12 33.9
3 1 UT Yadav (IND) 2010-2023 141 194 12717 9108 288 6/88 10/133 31.62 4.29 44.1
4 0 RAS Lakmal (SL) 2009-2022 167 217 16532 10096 288 5/47 7/80 35.05 3.66 57.4
3 0 SR Waugh (AUS) 1985-2004 493 357 16688 10206 287 5/28 8/169 35.56 3.66 58.1
12 0 DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1997 144 171 14650 9019 286 7/89 8/83 31.53 3.69 51.2
8 1 MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2000-2008 93 148 15215 8716 280 7/61 12/205 31.12 3.43 54.3
3 0 RJ Shastri (IND) 1981-1992 230 261 22364 10835 280 5/15 8/179 38.69 2.90 79.8
8 0 IR Bishop (WI) 1988-1998 127 159 12739 7036 279 6/40 8/57 25.21 3.31 45.6
4 0 Abdur Razzak (BAN) 2004-2018 200 205 11710 8576 279 5/29 5/29 30.73 4.39 41.9
15 2 Danish Kaneria (PAK) 2000-2010 79 130 18551 9765 276 7/77 12/94 35.38 3.15 67.2
7 1 Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2018-2023 132 150 9056 6631 273 6/35 10/94 24.28 4.39 33.1
14 1 BS Bedi (IND) 1966-1979 77 128 21954 7977 273 7/98 10/194 29.21 2.18 80.4
7 0 L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 220 248 14223 8784 272 8/64 8/139 32.29 3.70 52.2
13 2 VD Philander (SA) 2007-2020 101 153 12753 6100 269 6/21 10/102 22.67 2.86 47.4
11 2 GF Lawson (AUS) 1980-1989 125 157 15377 8093 268 8/112 11/134 30.19 3.15 57.3
17 3 Yasir Shah (PAK) 2011-2022 75 115 15572 8846 268 8/41 14/184 33.00 3.40 58.1
9 2 Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN) 2016-2023 155 178 14375 8993 265 7/58 12/117 33.93 3.75 54.2
4 1 EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1975-1989 157 185 16425 7576 263 6/73 10/124 28.80 2.76 62.4
5 0 M Dillon (WI) 1997-2005 146 173 14184 8616 261 5/29 8/123 33.01 3.64 54.3
3 0 CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2021 483 333 14914 9486 260 5/34 6/81 36.48 3.81 57.3
9 1 SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2010 120 132 8132 5535 259 6/19 10/99 21.37 4.08 31.3
5 0 Mohammad Amir (PAK) 2009-2020 147 177 11711 7290 259 6/44 7/64 28.14 3.73 45.2
16 1 TM Alderman (AUS) 1981-1991 106 138 13552 6672 258 6/47 10/151 25.86 2.95 52.5
9 0 N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2023 63 120 13581 7095 258 7/39 9/73 27.50 3.13 52.6
10 1 CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 97 151 15112 8875 258 6/26 11/180 34.39 3.52 58.5
0 0 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2009-2023 268 259 9850 7910 257 4/10 4/10 30.77 4.81 38.3
8 0 JR Thomson (AUS) 1972-1985 101 140 13231 7543 255 6/46 9/105 29.58 3.42 51.8
4 0 PAJ DeFreitas (ENG) 1986-1997 147 179 15550 8475 255 7/70 9/165 33.23 3.27 60.9
7 0 ST Finn (ENG) 2010-2017 126 154 10442 7379 254 6/79 9/187 29.05 4.23 41.1
6 0 Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 2017-2023 141 143 7092 5810 253 6/25 8/113 22.96 4.91 28.0
5 0 M Prabhakar (IND) 1984-1996 169 195 13835 8115 253 6/132 6/92 32.07 3.51 54.6
0 0 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2003-2021 392 333 13061 8596 253 4/10 4/10 33.97 3.94 51.6
9 1 JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 70 129 16056 6261 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7
2 0 JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 229 241 12421 7823 252 5/26 6/63 31.04 3.77 49.2
7 1 MG Hughes (AUS) 1985-1994 86 130 13924 7132 250 8/87 13/217 28.52 3.07 55.6

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: ODI


45PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
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
14 13 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 262 258 12698 2116.2 143 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.52
9 4 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 320 15775 2629.1 279 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.43
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
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
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 9 B Lee (AUS) 2000-2012 221 217 11185 1864.1 141 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.43
11 8 SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2019 226 220 10936 1822.4 103 9760 338 6/38 28.87 5.35 32.35
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 4 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 368 14874 2479.0 45 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.04
10 4 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 247 241 12575 2095.5 101 9360 317 5/29 29.52 4.46 39.66
7 3 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 229 227 11935 1989.1 137 8847 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.88
8 2 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 295 277 14060 2343.2 99 9674 305 5/7 31.71 4.12 46.09
12 1 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1993-2005 194 191 10642 1773.4 110 7541 293 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.32
11 6 Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2003 169 165 8770 1461.4 66 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.45
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 Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2000-2012 200 197 10097 1682.5 117 8301 282 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.80
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
11 2 AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 162 8561 1426.5 101 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.47
7 1 Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN) 2001-2020 220 220 10922 1820.2 123 8893 270 6/26 32.93 4.88 40.45
11 2 JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2015 194 191 9584 1597.2 125 7861 269 5/23 29.22 4.92 35.62
8 3 Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2011 265 254 10941 1823.3 107 8564 269 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.67
2 3 Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) 1998-2015 236 227 12479 2079.5 83 8973 269 5/31 33.35 4.31 46.39
8 4 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 171 8687 1447.5 123 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.65
3 1 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 225 221 11202 1867.0 235 6945 253 5/43 27.45 3.71 44.27
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
8 1 KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 170 169 8230 1371.4 127 6485 240 5/25 27.02 4.72 34.29
9 3 MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 153 150 7489 1248.1 74 6038 239 6/31 25.26 4.83 31.33
7 1 HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 189 185 9468 1578.0 114 7129 239 5/32 29.82 4.51 39.61
12 9 MA Starc (AUS) 2010-2023 121 121 6240 1040.0 50 5420 236 6/28 22.96 5.21 26.44
10 2 D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 159 156 8470 1411.4 120 6209 235 5/44 26.42 4.39 36.04
6 1 CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 204 10822 1803.4 185 6918 227 5/1 30.47 3.83 47.67
6 4 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 175 9353 1558.5 192 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.56
5 3 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 161 159 8075 1345.5 80 7448 221 7/33 33.70 5.53 36.53
7 2 RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2023 197 189 9750 1625.0 56 7936 220 5/33 36.07 4.88 44.31
10 6 TA Boult (NZ) 2012-2023 114 113 6180 1030.0 76 5146 211 7/34 24.38 4.99 29.28
5 4 Abdur Razzak (BAN) 2004-2014 153 152 7965 1327.3 70 6065 207 5/29 29.29 4.56 38.47
4 1 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1985-1996 138 138 7461 1243.3 101 5018 203 5/44 24.71 4.03 36.75
2 1 CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 250 232 10667 1777.5 82 7613 203 5/42 37.50 4.28 52.54
3 1 CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1991-2006 215 186 8168 1361.2 80 6594 201 5/42 32.80 4.84 40.63
6 1 DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 164 150 6511 1085.1 38 5874 199 6/43 29.51 5.41 32.71
8 2 AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 135 129 6789 1131.3 12 6377 199 5/27 32.04 5.63 34.11
4 1 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2017 184 181 8263 1377.1 106 6751 199 5/22 33.92 4.90 41.52
4 3 DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2019 125 124 6256 1042.4 71 5087 196 6/39 25.95 4.87 31.91
3 1 BKV Prasad (IND) 1994-2001 161 160 8129 1354.5 79 6332 196 5/27 32.30 4.67 41.47
10 5 Mohammed Shami (IND) 2013-2023 101 100 4985 830.5 51 4618 195 7/57 23.68 5.55 25.56
3 - SR Waugh (AUS) 1986-2002 325 207 8883 1480.3 56 6761 195 4/33 34.67 4.56 45.55
3 - CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 227 203 9573 1595.3 53 6958 193 4/34 36.05 4.36 49.60
1 6 L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 164 7336 1222.4 46 5751 192 6/49 29.95 4.70 38.20
7 2 M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2007-2018 117 114 5760 960.0 47 4761 188 5/21 25.32 4.95 30.63
3 1 CRD Fernando (Asia/SL) 2001-2012 147 141 6507 1084.3 53 5648 187 6/27 30.20 5.20 34.79
6 2 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2008-2015 113 112 6000 1000.0 50 4182 184 5/24 22.72 4.18 32.60
6 4 Rashid Khan (AFG) 2015-2023 103 98 5300 883.2 32 3748 183 7/18 20.48 4.24 28.96
3 1 Imran Khan (PAK) 1974-1992 175 153 7461 - 124 4844 182 6/14 26.61 3.89 40.99
2 4 Aaqib Javed (PAK) 1988-1998 163 159 8012 1335.2 98 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4.28 44.02
4 2 Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2016 130 128 6064 1010.4 68 5253 179 6/42 29.34 5.19 33.87
9 1 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2016 121 121 6109 1018.1 56 5364 178 5/23 30.13 5.26 34.32
5 4 NLTC Perera (SL) 2009-2021 166 157 5900 983.2 28 5740 175 6/44 32.80 5.83 33.71
5 2 NW Bracken (AUS) 2001-2009 116 116 5759 959.5 90 4240 174 5/47 24.36 4.41 33.09
7 3 Imran Tahir (SA) 2011-2019 107 104 5541 923.3 38 4297 173 7/45 24.83 4.65 32.02
3 2 JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 160 154 6911 1151.5 93 5047 173 5/26 29.17 4.38 39.94
5 2 IK Pathan (IND) 2004-2012 120 118 5855 975.5 53 5142 173 5/27 29.72 5.26 33.84
11 3 CR Woakes (ENG) 2011-2023 122 118 5737 956.1 52 5193 173 6/45 30.01 5.43 33.16
6 2 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1999-2009 141 119 5624 937.2 67 4121 169 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.27
3 - SR Watson (AUS) 2002-2015 190 163 6466 1077.4 35 5342 168 4/36 31.79 4.95 38.48
7 2 Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 2017-2023 101 98 5126 854.2 29 4319 167 6/25 25.86 5.05 30.69
3 1 CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2019 301 199 7424 1237.2 38 5926 167 5/46 35.48 4.78 44.45
11 1 A Zampa (AUS) 2016-2023 96 96 5052 842.0 14 4641 165 5/35 28.12 5.51 30.61
4 - Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2009-2023 156 151 7314 1219.0 47 5229 162 4/30 32.27 4.28 45.14
5 5 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 101 100 4867 811.1 34 4185 161 6/43 25.99 5.15 30.22
3 1 Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1989-2003 144 142 7543 1257.1 51 5361 161 5/36 33.29 4.26 46.85
5 2 JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 138 134 6402 1067.0 64 5878 159 5/27 36.96 5.50 40.26
1 5 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 112 6182 - 185 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.12
1 - Shoaib Malik (PAK) 1999-2019 287 217 7958 1326.2 38 6192 158 4/19 39.18 4.66 50.36
6 - MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1992 136 134 7175 1195.5 122 4233 157 4/18 26.96 3.53 45.70
6 2 K Rabada (SA) 2015-2023 101 99 5171 861.5 60 4361 157 6/16 27.77 5.06 32.93
4 2 M Prabhakar (IND) 1984-1996 130 127 6360 1060.0 76 4534 157 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.50
5 2 A Nehra (Asia/IND) 2001-2011 120 120 5751 958.3 55 4981 157 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.63
3 2 GB Hogg (AUS) 1996-2008 123 113 5564 927.2 37 4188 156 5/32 26.84 4.51 35.66
1 - R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2023 116 114 6303 1050.3 37 5180 156 4/25 33.20 4.93 40.40
4 2 SR Tendulkar (IND) 1989-2012 463 270 8054 1342.2 24 6850 154 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.29
7 3 BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2015 87 84 4154 692.2 34 3324 152 6/13 21.86 4.80 27.32
4 1 UDU Chandana (SL) 1994-2007 147 136 6142 1023.4 20 4818 151 5/61 31.90 4.70 40.67

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: T20i


45PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
1 2 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 114 112 2492 415.2 5 3402 144 5/18 23.62 8.19 17.30
5 2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 117 115 2535 422.3 3 2869 140 5/20 20.49 6.79 18.10
4 2 Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC) 2015-2023 82 82 1874 312.2 1 1925 130 5/3 14.80 6.16 14.41
3 - IS Sodhi (NZ) 2014-2023 102 99 2119 353.1 - 2822 126 4/28 22.39 7.99 16.81
1 2 SL Malinga (SL) 2006-2020 84 83 1799 299.5 1 2225 107 5/6 20.79 7.42 16.81
3 - Shadab Khan (PAK) 2017-2023 92 88 1951 325.1 3 2301 104 4/8 22.12 7.07 18.75
3 1 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 85 84 1816 302.4 6 2294 103 5/22 22.27 7.57 17.63
2 - MJ Santner (NZ) 2015-2023 90 89 1868 311.2 2 2206 100 4/11 22.06 7.08 18.68
2 1 S Lamichhane (ICC/NEP) 2018-2023 52 52 1175 195.5 5 1233 98 5/9 12.58 6.29 11.98
3 - MR Adair (IRE) 2019-2023 71 71 1499 249.5 2 1920 98 4/13 19.59 7.68 15.29
3 - Shahid Afridi (ICC/PAK) 2006-2018 99 97 2168 361.2 4 2396 98 4/11 24.44 6.63 22.12
2 - AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 99 95 2072 345.2 4 2574 98 4/2 26.26 7.45 21.14
2 1 YS Chahal (IND) 2016-2023 80 79 1764 294.0 2 2409 96 6/25 25.09 8.19 18.37
3 - CJ Jordan (ENG) 2014-2023 88 87 1828 304.4 2 2658 96 4/6 27.68 8.72 19.04
3 - Bilal Khan (OMA) 2015-2023 64 63 1381 230.1 7 1489 92 4/19 16.18 6.46 15.01
2 - PWH de Silva (SL) 2019-2023 58 56 1252 208.4 1 1438 91 4/9 15.80 6.89 13.75
3 2 B Kumar (IND) 2012-2022 87 86 1791 298.3 10 2079 90 5/4 23.10 6.96 19.90
3 - Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2010-2023 109 103 1990 331.4 5 2427 87 4/10 27.89 7.31 22.87
4 2 Umar Gul (PAK) 2007-2016 60 60 1203 200.3 2 1443 85 5/6 16.97 7.19 14.15
4 - Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2009-2015 64 63 1430 238.2 2 1516 85 4/19 17.83 6.36 16.82
3 - SO Ngoche (KENYA) 2010-2023 67 65 1366 227.4 3 1416 84 4/14 16.85 6.21 16.26
3 - Haris Rauf (PAK) 2020-2023 62 60 1344 224.0 1 1802 83 4/18 21.71 8.04 16.19
- 1 A Zampa (AUS) 2016-2023 73 72 1565 260.5 1 1823 82 5/19 22.23 6.98 19.08
1 - GH Dockrell (IRE) 2010-2023 125 88 1562 260.2 1 1869 82 4/20 22.79 7.17 19.04
3 1 Karan KC (NEP) 2015-2023 55 55 1107 184.3 5 1412 79 5/21 17.87 7.65 14.01
3 - DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2021 91 77 1505 250.5 - 2036 78 4/19 26.10 8.11 19.29
2 1 T Shamsi (SA) 2017-2023 63 63 1360 226.4 1 1676 76 5/24 22.05 7.39 17.89
- - JJ Bumrah (IND) 2016-2023 62 61 1331 221.5 10 1455 74 3/11 19.66 6.55 17.98
2 - TA Boult (NZ) 2013-2022 55 55 1257 209.3 2 1647 74 4/13 22.25 7.86 16.98
1 - MA Starc (AUS) 2012-2022 58 58 1314 219.0 2 1673 73 4/20 22.91 7.63 18.00
3 - HH Pandya (IND) 2016-2023 92 81 1433 238.5 1 1950 73 4/16 26.71 8.16 19.63
2 - Zahoor Khan (UAE) 2017-2023 57 57 1239 206.3 1 1406 72 4/16 19.52 6.80 17.20
1 - Aizaz Khan (HKG) 2014-2023 60 60 1185 197.3 4 1485 72 4/26 20.62 7.51 16.45
2 - R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2022 65 65 1452 242.0 3 1672 72 4/8 23.22 6.90 20.16
2 - SM Sharif (SCOT) 2012-2023 63 62 1285 214.1 1 1730 72 4/24 24.02 8.07 17.84
1 1 MRJ Watt (SCOT) 2015-2023 58 56 1218 203.0 4 1407 69 5/27 20.39 6.93 17.65
5 - H Ssenyondo (UGA) 2019-2023 63 59 1240 206.4 6 1134 68 4/4 16.67 5.48 18.23
1 - Ehsan Khan (HKG) 2016-2023 51 51 1134 189.0 2 1148 68 4/24 16.88 6.07 16.67
2 - JB Little (IRE) 2016-2023 60 59 1316 219.2 2 1678 68 4/23 24.67 7.65 19.35
4 2 D Maisuria (BOT) 2019-2023 33 31 682 113.4 4 593 66 5/18 8.98 5.21 10.33
3 2 BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 39 39 885 147.3 5 952 66 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.40
2 - KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2008-2017 58 58 1231 205.1 6 1530 66 4/31 23.18 7.45 18.65
1 1 Imad Wasim (PAK) 2015-2023 66 65 1356 226.0 4 1416 65 5/14 21.78 6.26 20.86
1 - SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2014 56 55 1173 195.3 2 1491 65 4/24 22.93 7.62 18.04
2 1 A Bohara (NEP) 2019-2023 48 47 978 163.0 2 1134 64 6/11 17.71 6.95 15.28
2 - DW Steyn (SA) 2007-2020 47 47 1015 169.1 3 1175 64 4/9 18.35 6.94 15.85
3 - K Irakoze (RWN) 2021-2023 65 64 1164 194.0 5 1265 64 4/20 19.76 6.52 18.18
2 - PA van Meekeren (NED) 2013-2022 58 56 1165 194.1 2 1358 64 4/11 21.21 6.99 18.20
1 - Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2018-2023 52 52 1143 190.3 2 1455 64 4/22 22.73 7.63 17.85
2 2 Imran Tahir (SA/World) 2013-2019 38 38 845 140.5 - 948 63 5/23 15.04 6.73 13.41
1 - Rohan Mustafa (UAE) 2014-2023 58 56 1106 184.2 3 1283 61 4/18 21.03 6.96 18.13
1 - Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2021 119 79 1261 210.1 3 1388 61 4/10 22.75 6.60 20.67
- - TL Chatara (ZIM) 2010-2023 54 54 1162 193.4 2 1393 61 3/7 22.83 7.19 19.04
2 1 N Vanua (PNG) 2015-2023 51 46 916 152.4 3 1084 60 5/17 18.06 7.10 15.26
2 1 L Ngidi (SA) 2017-2023 40 40 785 130.5 - 1214 60 5/39 20.23 9.27 13.08
1 - Hasan Ali (PAK) 2016-2022 50 49 1015 169.1 5 1414 60 4/18 23.56 8.35 16.91
2 - CA Young (IRE) 2015-2023 56 54 1088 181.2 1 1442 60 4/13 24.03 7.95 18.13
1 1 JN Frylinck (NAM) 2019-2023 43 42 860 143.2 1 960 59 6/24 16.27 6.69 14.57
3 - M Akayezu (RWN) 2021-2023 58 49 886 147.4 3 1140 59 4/9 19.32 7.72 15.01
1 - Mohammad Amir (PAK) 2009-2020 50 50 1079 179.5 5 1263 59 4/13 21.40 7.02 18.28
1 1 Waseem Abbas (MLT) 2019-2023 46 46 1008 168.0 2 1263 59 5/37 21.40 7.51 17.08
1 1 WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2023 56 55 1094 182.2 4 1513 59 5/30 25.64 8.29 18.54
3 1 YM Nkanya (TAN) 2022-2023 40 38 804 134.0 4 684 58 5/2 11.79 5.10 13.86
1 - KJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2021 110 52 917 152.5 - 1149 58 4/45 19.81 7.51 15.81
4 - JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2013-2022 41 41 922 153.4 4 1181 58 4/12 20.36 7.68 15.89
2 - NL McCullum (NZ) 2007-2016 63 59 1123 187.1 - 1278 58 4/16 22.03 6.82 19.36
1 - PM Seelaar (NED) 2008-2021 77 64 1132 188.4 4 1290 58 4/19 22.24 6.83 19.51
- - K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 56 56 1207 201.1 1 1733 58 3/20 29.87 8.61 20.81
2 1 JO Holder (WI) 2014-2023 55 52 1150 191.4 2 1577 57 5/27 27.66 8.22 20.17
1 1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) 2018-2023 43 43 954 159.0 - 999 56 5/20 17.83 6.28 17.03
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
1 - S Badree (WI/World) 2012-2018 52 52 1146 191.0 4 1180 56 4/15 21.07 6.17 20.46
2 1 CW Perchard (JER) 2019-2023 37 35 779 129.5 - 799 55 5/17 14.52 6.15 14.16
1 - E Sebareme (RWN) 2021-2023 51 48 868 144.4 4 811 55 4/6 14.74 5.60 15.78
1 - LM Jongwe (ZIM) 2015-2023 49 44 774 129.0 - 1096 55 4/18 19.92 8.49 14.07
- - WB Rankin (ENG/IRE) 2009-2020 50 49 1068 178.0 2 1219 55 3/16 22.16 6.84 19.41
- - PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2022 50 50 1098 183.0 3 1350 55 3/15 24.54 7.37 19.96
1 2 DM Nakrani (UGA) 2019-2023 43 40 835 139.1 4 798 54 6/7 14.77 5.73 15.46
- - Pavandeep Singh (MAL) 2019-2023 44 44 954 159.0 3 939 54 3/12 17.38 5.90 17.66
1 - Arshdeep Singh (IND) 2022-2023 36 36 731 121.5 1 1019 54 4/37 18.87 8.36 13.53
1 - Junaid Siddique (UAE) 2019-2023 44 44 968 161.2 2 1195 54 4/12 22.12 7.40 17.92
- - Sohail Tanvir (PAK) 2007-2017 57 57 1214 202.2 3 1454 54 3/12 26.92 7.18 22.48
- - Z Bimenyimana (RWN) 2021-2023 55 53 950 158.2 4 1141 53 3/7 21.52 7.20 17.92
1 1 Vraj Patel (KENYA) 2021-2023 32 31 672 112.0 6 528 52 5/12 10.15 4.71 12.92
1 1 Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 2017-2023 32 31 687 114.3 2 758 52 5/24 14.57 6.62 13.21
- - F Nsubuga (UGA) 2019-2023 50 49 1031 171.5 15 806 52 3/9 15.50 4.69 19.82
2 - MNM Aslam (KUW) 2019-2023 41 40 840 140.0 7 843 52 4/5 16.21 6.02 16.15
- - Muslim Yar (GER) 2019-2023 40 40 828 138.0 4 853 52 3/9 16.40 6.18 15.92
1 - SP Narine (WI) 2012-2019 51 49 1102 183.4 1 1105 52 4/12 21.25 6.01 21.19
- - Sompal Kami (NEP) 2014-2023 55 55 1060 176.4 4 1218 52 3/20 23.42 6.89 20.38
1 - SS Cottrell (WI) 2014-2023 45 44 918 153.0 4 1244 52 4/28 23.92 8.13 17.65
2 - Taskin Ahmed (BAN) 2014-2023 54 52 1096 182.4 3 1411 52 4/16 27.13 7.72 21.07
1 - PVD Chameera (SL) 2015-2022 52 52 1118 186.2 - 1507 52 4/17 28.98 8.08 21.50
2 1 Syazrul Idrus (MAL) 2019-2023 33 31 586 97.4 3 686 51 7/8 13.45 7.02 11.49
- - GP Swann (ENG) 2008-2012 39 38 810 135.0 4 859 51 3/13 16.84 6.36 15.88
1 - DJ Willey (ENG) 2015-2022 43 43 865 144.1 1 1180 51 4/7 23.13 8.18 16.96
- - RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2022 64 62 1237 206.1 4 1453 51 3/15 28.49 7.04 24.25
- - NLTC Perera (ICC/SL/World) 2010-2021 84 67 1102 183.4 1 1717 51 3/24 33.66 9.34 21.60
2 1 Ghulam Ahmadi (GER) 2021-2023 41 41 918 153.0 10 898 49 5/23 18.32 5.86 18.73
2 - AM Kimote (TAN) 2021-2023 50 46 760 126.4 2 914 49 4/13 18.65 7.21 15.51

Cricket Record for Most Wickets in Career: Test


45PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR
45 67 M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 230 44039 7339.5 1794 18180 800 9/51 22.72 2.47 55.04
48 37 SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 273 40705 6784.1 1761 17995 708 8/71 25.41 2.65 57.49
32 32 JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2023 183 341 39217 6536.1 1700 18234 690 7/42 26.42 2.78 56.83
31 35 A Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 132 236 40850 6808.2 1576 18355 619 10/74 29.65 2.69 65.99
28 20 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2023 167 309 33698 5616.2 1304 16719 604 8/15 27.68 2.97 55.79
28 29 GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 243 29248 4874.4 1470 12186 563 8/24 21.64 2.49 51.95
32 22 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 242 30019 5003.1 1144 12688 519 7/37 24.44 2.53 57.84
22 23 NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2023 122 228 31422 5237.0 1013 15379 496 8/50 31.00 2.93 63.35
24 34 R Ashwin (IND) 2011-2023 94 178 25113 4185.3 871 11569 489 7/59 23.65 2.76 51.35
27 26 DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2019 93 171 18608 3101.2 660 10077 439 7/51 22.95 3.24 42.38
17 23 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 131 227 27740 4623.2 1060 12867 434 9/83 29.64 2.78 63.91
20 34 HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2018 93 170 25993 4332.1 814 12157 433 9/127 28.07 2.80 60.03
25 36 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 150 21918 - 809 9611 431 9/52 22.29 2.63 50.85
23 16 SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 202 24353 4058.5 1222 9733 421 7/87 23.11 2.39 57.84
16 25 Harbhajan Singh (IND) 1998-2015 103 190 28580 4763.2 871 13537 417 8/84 32.46 2.84 68.53
20 25 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 181 22627 3771.1 871 9779 414 7/119 23.62 2.59 54.65
21 22 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 179 22103 3683.5 1001 8501 405 8/45 20.99 2.30 54.57
19 18 M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 190 20834 3472.2 759 11242 390 7/37 28.82 3.23 53.42
17 27 IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 168 21815 - 788 10878 383 8/34 28.40 2.99 56.95
19 22 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 151 17584 2930.4 614 7876 376 7/22 20.94 2.68 46.76
28 22 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 154 16224 2704.0 516 8788 373 7/76 23.56 3.25 43.49
19 15 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 94 178 21608 3601.2 832 10726 370 7/64 28.98 2.97 58.40
17 23 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 142 19458 - 727 8258 362 8/58 22.81 2.54 53.75
19 20 DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 113 187 28814 4802.2 1197 12441 362 7/87 34.36 2.59 79.59
23 23 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 70 132 18467 - 652 8493 355 7/83 23.92 2.75 52.01
20 12 WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 194 23438 3906.2 895 10501 355 7/71 29.58 2.68 66.02
18 14 MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2023 82 156 16242 2707.0 521 9193 333 6/50 27.60 3.39 48.77
11 20 AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 129 15519 2586.3 661 7344 330 8/71 22.25 2.83 47.02
12 16 RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 90 165 17357 - 554 8190 325 8/43 25.20 2.83 53.40
18 10 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2022 78 149 17417 2902.5 656 8717 317 6/30 27.49 3.00 54.94
16 12 MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 140 16001 2666.5 514 8891 313 8/61 28.40 3.33 51.12
10 11 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 105 188 19160 3193.2 640