Most Career Test Wickets for each Nation
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
Matches with representative XIs not included.
Afg Aus Ban Eng Ind Ire NZ Pak SAf SL WI Zim

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Afghanistan
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Rashid Khan 4 938 23 21.08 40.8 3/1 6-50
2 Yamin Ahmadzai 4 420 10 21.10 42.0 0/0 3-42
3 Mohammad Nabi 3 546 8 31.75 68.2 0/0 3-37
4 Amir Hamza 1 185 6 13.16 30.8 1/0 5-75
5 Zahir Khan 2 222 5 31.60 44.4 0/0 3-60

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Australia
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 SK Warne 145 40705 708 25.41 57.5 37/10 8-72
2 GD McGrath 124 29248 563 21.64 52.0 29/3 8-25
3 NM Lyon 96 24568 390 31.58 63.0 18/3 8-51
4 DK Lillee 70 18467 355 23.92 52.0 23/7 7-84
5 MG Johnson 73 16001 313 28.40 51.1 12/3 8-62
6 B Lee 76 16531 310 30.81 53.3 10/0 5-31
7 CJ McDermott 71 16586 291 28.63 57.0 14/2 8-98
8 JN Gillespie 71 14234 259 26.13 55.0 8/0 7-38
9 R Benaud 63 19108 248 27.03 77.0 16/1 7-73
10 GD McKenzie 60 17681 246 29.78 71.9 16/3 8-72
11 MA Starc 57 11753 244 26.97 48.2 13/2 6-51
12 RR Lindwall 61 13650 228 23.03 59.9 12/0 7-39
13 PM Siddle 67 13907 221 30.66 62.9 8/0 6-55
14 CV Grimmett 37 14513 216 24.21 67.2 21/7 7-41
15 MG Hughes 53 12285 212 28.38 57.9 7/1 8-88
16 SCG MacGill 44 11237 208 29.02 54.0 12/2 8-109
17 JR Thomson 51 10535 200 28.00 52.7 8/0 6-47
18 JR Hazlewood 51 11019 195 26.20 56.5 7/0 6-68
19 AK Davidson 44 11587 186 20.53 62.3 14/2 7-94
20 GF Lawson 46 11118 180 30.56 61.8 11/2 8-113
21 KR Miller 55 10461 170 22.97 61.5 7/1 7-61
= TM Alderman 41 10181 170 27.15 59.9 14/1 6-48
23 WA Johnston 40 11048 160 23.91 69.1 7/0 6-45
24 WJ O'Reilly 27 10024 144 22.59 69.6 11/3 7-55
25 PJ Cummins 30 6761 143 21.82 47.3 5/1 6-24
26 H Trumble 32 8099 141 21.78 57.4 9/3 8-66
27 MHN Walker 34 10094 138 27.47 73.1 6/0 8-144
28 AA Mallett 38 9990 132 29.84 75.7 6/1 8-60
29 B Yardley 33 8909 126 31.63 70.7 6/1 7-99
30 RM Hogg 38 7633 123 28.47 62.1 6/2 6-75

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Bangladesh
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Shakib Al Hasan 56 13020 210 31.12 62.0 18/2 7-37
2 Taijul Islam 29 7048 114 33.17 61.8 7/1 8-40
3 Mohammad Rafique 33 8744 100 40.76 87.4 7/0 6-78
4 Mehedi Hasan 22 5306 90 33.12 59.0 7/2 7-59
5 Mashrafe Mortaza 36 5990 78 41.52 76.8 0/0 4-61
6 Shahadat Hossain 38 5380 72 51.81 74.7 4/0 6-28
7 Enamul Haque jnr 15 3549 44 40.61 80.7 3/1 7-96
8 Mahmudullah 49 3399 43 45.32 79.0 1/0 5-52
9 Sohag Gazi 10 3151 38 42.07 82.9 2/0 6-75
10 Tapash Baisya 21 3376 36 59.36 93.8 0/0 4-73

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England
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 JM Anderson 156 33745 600 26.79 56.2 29/3 7-43
2 SCJ Broad 143 29004 514 27.65 56.4 18/3 8-16
3 IT Botham 102 21815 383 28.40 57.0 27/4 8-35
4 RGD Willis 90 17357 325 25.20 53.4 16/0 8-44
5 FS Trueman 67 15178 307 21.57 49.4 17/3 8-32
6 DL Underwood 86 21862 297 25.83 73.6 17/6 8-52
7 GP Swann 60 15349 255 29.96 60.2 17/3 6-66
8 JB Statham 70 16056 252 24.84 63.7 9/1 7-40
9 MJ Hoggard 67 13909 248 30.50 56.1 7/1 7-62
10 AV Bedser 51 15918 236 24.89 67.4 15/5 7-45
11 AR Caddick 62 13558 234 29.91 57.9 13/1 7-47
12 D Gough 58 11821 229 28.39 51.6 9/0 6-43
13 SJ Harmison 62 13192 222 31.94 59.4 8/1 7-13
14 A Flintoff 78 14747 219 33.34 67.3 3/0 5-59
15 JA Snow 49 12021 202 26.66 59.5 8/1 7-41
16 JC Laker 46 12027 193 21.24 62.3 9/3 10-54
17 SF Barnes 27 7873 189 16.43 41.7 24/7 9-104
18 MM Ali 60 10972 181 36.59 60.6 5/1 6-54
19 ARC Fraser 46 10876 177 27.32 61.4 13/2 8-54
20 GAR Lock 49 13147 174 25.58 75.6 9/3 7-36
21 MS Panesar 50 12475 167 34.71 74.7 12/2 6-38
22 BA Stokes 67 9019 158 31.40 57.1 4/0 6-23
23 MW Tate 39 12523 155 26.16 80.8 7/1 6-43
24 FJ Titmus 53 15118 153 32.22 98.8 7/0 7-80
25 JE Emburey 64 15391 147 38.40 104.7 6/0 7-79
26 H Verity 40 11173 144 24.37 77.6 5/2 8-44
27 CM Old 46 8858 143 28.11 61.9 4/0 7-51
= AF Giles 54 12180 143 40.60 85.2 5/0 5-58
29 AW Greig 58 9802 141 32.20 69.5 6/2 8-87
30 PAJ DeFreitas 44 9838 140 33.57 70.3 4/0 7-71

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India
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 A Kumble 132 40850 619 29.65 66.0 35/8 10-75
2 Kapil Dev 131 27740 434 29.64 63.9 23/2 9-84
3 Harbhajan Singh 103 28580 417 32.46 68.5 25/5 8-85
4 R Ashwin 71 19586 365 25.43 53.7 27/7 7-60
5 Z Khan 92 18785 311 32.94 60.4 11/1 7-88
6 I Sharma 97 18150 297 32.39 61.1 11/1 7-75
7 BS Bedi 67 21364 266 28.71 80.3 14/1 7-99
8 BS Chandrasekhar 58 15963 242 29.74 66.0 16/2 8-80
9 J Srinath 67 15104 236 30.49 64.0 10/1 8-87
10 RA Jadeja 49 12912 213 24.62 60.6 9/1 7-49
11 EAS Prasanna 49 14353 189 30.38 75.9 10/2 8-77
12 Mohammed Shami 49 8897 180 27.36 49.4 5/0 6-57
13 MH Mankad 44 14686 162 32.32 90.7 8/2 8-53
14 S Venkataraghavan 57 14877 156 36.11 95.4 3/1 8-73
15 RJ Shastri 80 15751 151 40.96 104.3 2/0 5-76
16 SP Gupte 36 11284 149 29.55 75.7 12/1 9-103
17 UT Yadav 46 7383 144 30.47 51.3 3/1 6-89
18 DR Doshi 33 9322 114 30.71 81.8 6/0 6-103
19 PP Ojha 24 7633 113 30.26 67.5 7/1 6-48
20 KD Ghavri 39 7036 109 33.54 64.6 4/0 5-34
21 NS Yadav 35 8360 102 35.09 82.0 3/0 5-77
22 IK Pathan 29 5884 100 32.26 58.8 7/2 7-60
23 M Prabhakar 39 7475 96 37.30 77.9 3/0 6-133
= BKV Prasad 33 7041 96 35.00 73.3 7/1 6-34
25 SLV Raju 28 7602 93 30.72 81.7 5/1 6-13

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Ireland
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 TJ Murtagh 3 570 13 16.38 43.8 1/0 5-14
2 SR Thompson 3 410 10 20.40 41.0 0/0 3-29
3 WB Rankin 2 318 7 31.85 45.4 0/0 2-6
4 MR Adair 1 166 6 16.33 27.7 0/0 3-33
5 J Cameron-Dow 1 143 3 39.33 47.7 0/0 2-95

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New Zealand
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 RJ Hadlee 86 21918 431 22.29 50.9 36/9 9-53
2 DL Vettori 112 28652 361 34.15 79.4 20/3 7-88
3 TG Southee 73 16393 284 29.00 57.7 10/1 7-65
4 TA Boult 67 14874 267 27.65 55.7 8/1 6-31
5 CS Martin 71 14026 233 33.81 60.2 10/1 6-27
6 CL Cairns 62 11698 218 29.40 53.7 13/1 7-28
7 N Wagner 48 10743 206 26.60 52.2 9/0 7-40
8 DK Morrison 48 10064 160 34.68 62.9 10/0 7-90
9 BL Cairns 43 10628 130 32.91 81.8 6/1 7-75
10 EJ Chatfield 43 10360 123 32.17 84.2 3/1 6-74
11 RO Collinge 35 7689 116 29.25 66.3 3/0 6-64
12 BR Taylor 30 6334 111 26.60 57.1 4/0 7-75
13 JG Bracewell 41 8403 102 35.81 82.4 4/1 6-33
14 RC Motz 32 7034 100 31.48 70.3 5/0 6-64
15 SB Doull 32 6053 98 29.30 61.8 6/0 7-66
16 DJ Nash 32 6196 93 28.48 66.6 3/1 6-28
17 SE Bond 18 3372 87 22.09 38.8 5/1 6-52
18 HJ Howarth 30 8833 86 36.95 102.7 2/0 5-35
19 JR Reid 58 7725 85 33.35 90.9 1/0 6-61
20 JEC Franklin 31 4767 82 33.97 58.1 3/0 6-120

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Pakistan
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 Wasim Akram 104 22627 414 23.62 54.7 25/5 7-120
2 Waqar Younis 87 16224 373 23.56 43.5 22/5 7-77
3 Imran Khan 88 19458 362 22.81 53.8 23/6 8-59
4 Danish Kaneria 61 17697 261 34.79 67.8 15/2 7-78
5 Abdul Qadir 67 17126 236 32.80 72.6 15/5 9-57
6 Yasir Shah 42 12799 224 30.66 57.1 16/3 8-42
7 Saqlain Mushtaq 49 14070 208 29.83 67.6 13/3 8-165
8 Mushtaq Ahmed 52 12532 185 32.97 67.7 10/3 7-57
9 Shoaib Akhtar 46 8143 178 25.69 45.7 12/2 6-12
= Saeed Ajmal 35 11592 178 28.10 65.1 10/4 7-56
11 Sarfraz Nawaz 55 13951 177 32.75 78.8 4/1 9-87
12 Iqbal Qasim 50 13019 171 28.11 76.1 8/2 7-50
13 Umar Gul 47 9599 163 34.06 58.9 4/0 6-136
14 Fazal Mahmood 34 9834 139 24.70 70.7 13/4 7-43
15 Intikhab Alam 47 10474 125 35.95 83.8 5/2 7-53
16 Mohammad Amir 36 7619 119 30.47 64.0 4/0 6-45
17 Mohammad Asif 23 5171 106 24.36 48.8 7/1 6-42
18 Abdul Razzaq 46 7008 100 36.94 70.1 1/0 5-36
19 Abdur Rehman 22 6892 99 29.39 69.6 2/0 6-26
20 Tauseef Ahmed 34 7778 93 31.72 83.6 3/0 6-46
21 Mohammad Sami 36 7499 85 52.74 88.2 2/0 5-37
22 Wahab Riaz 27 5018 83 34.50 60.5 2/0 5-64
23 Mohammad Abbas 21 4282 80 21.70 53.5 4/1 5-34
24 Mushtaq Mohammad 57 5260 79 29.22 66.6 3/0 5-29
25 Junaid Khan 22 4605 71 31.73 64.9 5/0 5-39

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South Africa
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 DW Steyn 93 18608 439 22.95 42.4 26/5 7-52
2 SM Pollock 108 24353 421 23.11 57.8 16/1 7-88
3 M Ntini 101 20834 390 28.82 53.4 18/4 7-38
4 AA Donald 72 15519 330 22.25 47.0 20/3 8-72
5 M Morkel 86 16498 309 27.66 53.4 8/0 6-24
6 JH Kallis 165 20172 291 32.63 69.3 5/0 6-55
7 VD Philander 64 11391 224 22.32 50.9 13/2 6-22
8 K Rabada 43 8011 197 22.95 40.7 9/4 7-113
9 HJ Tayfield 37 13568 170 25.91 79.8 14/2 9-114
10 PR Adams 45 8850 134 32.87 66.0 4/1 7-129
11 TL Goddard 41 11736 123 26.22 95.4 5/0 6-54
= A Nel 36 7630 123 31.86 62.0 3/1 6-33
13 PM Pollock 28 6522 116 24.18 56.2 9/1 6-39
14 KA Maharaj 30 6678 110 33.19 60.7 6/1 9-130
15 NAT Adcock 26 6391 104 21.10 61.5 5/0 6-44
16 PL Harris 37 8809 103 37.87 85.5 3/0 6-128
17 N Boje 43 8620 100 42.65 86.2 3/0 5-63
18 PS de Villiers 18 4805 85 24.27 56.5 5/2 6-24
19 CL Vincent 25 5851 84 31.32 69.7 3/0 6-52
20 GA Faulkner 25 4227 82 26.58 51.5 4/0 7-85
21 L Klusener 49 6887 80 37.91 86.1 1/0 8-65
22 BM McMillan 38 6048 75 33.82 80.6 0/0 4-66
23 AEE Vogler 15 2764 64 22.73 43.2 5/1 7-95
24 JH Sinclair 25 3598 63 31.68 57.1 1/0 6-27
25 JM Blanckenberg 18 3888 60 30.28 64.8 4/0 6-77

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Sri Lanka
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 M Muralitharan 132 43715 795 22.67 55.0 67/22 9-52
2 HMRKB Herath 93 25993 433 28.07 60.0 34/9 9-128
3 WPUJC Vaas 111 23438 355 29.58 66.0 12/2 7-72
4 MDK Perera 41 10246 156 35.33 65.7 8/2 6-33
5 RAS Lakmal 61 11099 151 37.42 73.5 3/0 5-55
6 SL Malinga 30 5209 101 33.15 51.6 3/0 5-51
7 CRD Fernando 40 6181 100 37.84 61.8 3/0 5-43
8 ST Jayasuriya 110 8188 98 34.34 83.6 2/0 5-35
9 GP Wickramasinghe 40 7260 85 41.87 85.4 3/0 6-61
10 KTGD Prasad 25 4327 75 35.97 57.7 1/0 5-51
11 RJ Ratnayake 23 4961 73 35.10 68.0 5/0 6-67
12 BAW Mendis 19 4730 70 34.77 67.6 4/1 6-100
= N Pradeep 28 5077 70 42.90 72.5 1/0 6-133
14 HDPK Dharmasena 31 6939 69 42.31 100.6 3/0 6-73
15 CBRLS Kumara 21 3905 67 36.58 58.3 1/0 6-123
16 DNT Zoysa 30 4422 64 33.70 69.1 1/0 5-21
17 ALF de Mel 17 3518 59 36.94 59.6 3/0 6-110
18 KR Pushpakumara 23 3792 58 38.65 65.4 4/0 7-117
19 RMS Eranga 19 3891 57 37.50 68.3 0/0 4-50
20 JR Ratnayeke 22 3833 56 35.21 68.4 4/0 8-84
21 UWMBCA Welegedara 21 3799 55 41.32 69.1 2/0 5-53
22 KMDN Kulasekara 21 3567 48 37.37 74.3 0/0 4-22
23 CPH Ramanayake 18 3654 44 42.72 83.0 1/0 5-83
24 S Randiv 12 3146 43 37.51 73.2 1/0 5-83
25 SD Anurasiri 18 3973 41 37.75 96.9 0/0 4-72

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West Indies
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 CA Walsh 132 30019 519 24.44 57.8 22/3 7-38
2 CEL Ambrose 98 22103 405 20.99 54.6 22/3 8-46
3 MD Marshall 81 17584 376 20.94 46.8 22/4 7-23
4 LR Gibbs 79 27115 309 29.09 87.8 18/2 8-39
5 J Garner 58 13169 259 20.97 50.8 7/0 6-57
6 MA Holding 60 12680 249 23.68 50.9 13/2 8-93
7 GS Sobers 93 21599 235 34.03 91.9 6/0 6-74
8 AME Roberts 47 11135 202 25.61 55.1 11/2 7-55
9 KAJ Roach 59 10720 201 27.51 53.3 9/1 6-49
10 WW Hall 48 10421 192 26.38 54.3 9/1 7-70
11 FH Edwards 55 9602 165 37.87 58.2 12/0 7-88
12 IR Bishop 43 8407 161 24.27 52.2 6/0 6-41
13 S Ramadhin 43 13939 158 28.98 88.2 10/1 7-50
14 ST Gabriel 48 7823 144 30.76 54.3 6/1 8-63
15 AL Valentine 36 12953 139 30.32 93.2 8/2 8-105
16 M Dillon 38 8704 131 33.57 66.4 2/0 5-72
17 JE Taylor 46 7757 130 34.46 59.7 4/0 6-48
18 CEH Croft 27 6165 125 23.30 49.3 3/0 8-30
19 D Bishoo 36 8067 117 37.17 68.9 4/1 8-50
20 JO Holder 43 7212 116 26.69 62.2 7/1 6-43
21 CL Hooper 102 13794 114 49.42 121.0 4/0 5-27
22 VA Holder 40 9095 109 33.27 83.4 3/0 6-29
23 PT Collins 32 6964 106 34.63 65.7 3/0 6-54
24 CC Griffith 28 5631 94 28.54 59.9 5/0 6-37
25 BP Patterson 28 4829 93 30.90 51.9 5/0 5-25

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Zimbabwe
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg S/R 5i/10m Best
1 HH Streak 65 13559 216 28.14 62.8 7/0 6-74
2 RW Price 22 6135 80 36.06 76.7 5/1 6-74
3 PA Strang 24 5720 70 36.02 81.7 4/1 8-110
4 HK Olonga 30 4502 68 38.52 66.2 2/0 5-71
5 AG Cremer 19 4214 57 45.68 73.9 1/0 5-126
6 BC Strang 26 5433 56 39.33 97.0 1/0 5-102
7 AM Blignaut 19 3173 53 37.05 59.9 3/0 5-74
8 GJ Whittall 46 4686 51 40.94 91.9 0/0 4-19
9 KM Jarvis 13 2511 46 29.43 54.6 3/0 5-55
10 M Mbangwa 15 2596 32 31.43 81.1 0/0 3-24
= Sikandar Raza 15 2429 32 41.81 75.9 2/0 7-114
12 T Panyangara 9 1889 31 26.22 60.9 1/0 5-60
13 DH Brain 9 1810 30 30.50 60.3 1/0 5-43
14 CB Mpofu 15 2489 29 48.00 85.8 0/0 4-93
15 EA Brandes 10 1996 26 36.57 76.8 0/0 3-46


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