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Top 50 Test wicket takers in cricket history by highest totals.

Highest Test Wicket Takers List: Test cricket is one of the most popular cricketing formats. The players whose names are on the list are the ones who have taken the most Test wickets.

At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), between March 15 and 19, 1877, England and Australia competed in the first Test match that was formally recognised.

The ICC changed the rules governing Test matches in October 2012, allowing for day and night Test matches. Australia and New Zealand played their first day/night match at Adelaide’s Adelaide Oval from November 27 to December 1, 2015.

How a Test Cricket is Played?

  • There will be a five-day test match featuring two innings for each team.
  • In each session, there are 30 overs.
  • The first session will start before lunchtime.
  • after lunch and before the tea break is the second session.
  • After tea, the third session continues until the umpire signals the conclusion of the day’s play.
  • Players have a 20-minute tea break and a 40-minute lunch break.
  • If a session doesn’t get the required 30 overs because of bad weather or another problem, an effort is made to make up the shortfall in the subsequent sessions.
  • That could lead to an extension of the day’s playtime.

List of Highest Test Wicket Takers.

Test wicket-takers

Among all players in Test Cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the most wickets. He has the highest overall total with 800 wickets at a 22.72 average.

Shane Warne has taken 708 wickets at an average of 25.41, ranking him second among Test wicket-takers. Third on the list and possessing 619 wickets is Anil Kumble.

James Anderson of England is the only active player to have 600 wickets in test cricket.

The list of highest test wicket takers is as follows:

Player Mat Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 133 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55 67 22
SK Warne (AUS) 145 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 2.65 57.4 37 10
JM Anderson (ENG) 179 685 7/42 11/71 25.99 2.79 55.9 32 3
A Kumble (IND) 132 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 2.69 65.9 35 8
SCJ Broad (ENG) 161 576 8/15 11/121 27.74 2.95 56.2 19 3
GD McGrath (AUS) 124 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
CA Walsh (WI) 132 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 22 3
NM Lyon (AUS) 119 482 8/50 13/154 31.23 2.92 64.1 23 4
R Ashwin (IND) 92 474 7/59 13/140 23.93 2.76 51.8 32 7
DW Steyn (SA) 93 439 7/51 11/60 22.95 3.24 42.3 26 5
N Kapil Dev (IND) 131 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 2.78 63.9 23 2
HMRKB Herath (SL) 93 433 9/127 14/184 28.07 2.8 60 34 9
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 86 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
SM Pollock (SA) 108 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
Harbhajan Singh (IND) 103 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 2.84 68.5 25 5
Wasim Akram (PAK) 104 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 25 5
CEL Ambrose (WI) 98 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.3 54.5 22 3
M Ntini (SA) 101 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
IT Botham (ENG) 102 383 8/34 13/106 28.4 2.99 56.9 27 4
MD Marshall (WI) 81 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
Waqar Younis (PAK) 87 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
TG Southee (NZ) 93 366 7/64 10/108 29.1 2.99 58.3 15 1
Imran Khan (PAK) 88 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 113 362 7/87 12/149 34.36 2.59 79.5 20 3
DK Lillee (AUS) 70 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52 23 7
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 111 355 7/71 14/191 29.58 2.68 66 12 2
AA Donald (SA) 72 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47 20 3
RGD Willis (ENG) 90 325 8/43 9/92 25.2 2.83 53.4 16 0
TA Boult (NZ) 78 317 6/30 10/80 27.49 3 54.9 10 1
MG Johnson (AUS) 73 313 8/61 12/127 28.4 3.33 51.1 12 3
I Sharma (IND) 105 311 7/74 10/108 32.4 3.15 61.6 11 1
Z Khan (IND) 92 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
B Lee (AUS) 76 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
M Morkel (SA) 86 309 6/23 9/110 27.66 3.1 53.3 8 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 79 309 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.98 87.7 18 2
FS Trueman (ENG) 67 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
MA Starc (AUS) 77 306 6/50 11/94 27.52 3.3 50 13 2
DL Underwood (ENG) 86 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.1 73.6 17 6
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 166 292 6/54 9/92 32.65 2.82 69.2 5 0
CJ McDermott (AUS) 71 291 8/97 11/157 28.63 3.01 56.9 14 2
K Rabada (SA) 60 280 7/112 13/144 22.34 3.37 39.7 13 4
BS Bedi (IND) 67 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 2.14 80.3 14 1
RA Jadeja (IND) 64 264 7/42 10/110 24.22 2.44 59.5 12 2
KAJ Roach (WI) 77 261 6/48 10/146 27.44 3.08 53.3 11 1
Danish Kaneria (PAK) 61 261 7/77 12/94 34.79 3.07 67.8 15 2
J Garner (WI) 58 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
JN Gillespie (AUS) 71 259 7/37 9/80 26.13 2.85 54.9 8 0
N Wagner (NZ) 63 258 7/39 9/73 27.5 3.13 52.6 9 0
GP Swann (ENG) 60 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 2.98 60.1 17 3
JB Statham (ENG) 70 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7 9 1
MA Holding (WI) 60 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
R Benaud (AUS) 63 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.1 77 16 1
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 67 248 7/61 12/205 30.5 3.26 56 7 1
GD McKenzie (AUS) 60 246 8/71 10/91 29.78 2.48 71.8 16 3
Yasir Shah (PAK) 48 244 8/41 14/184 31.38 3.22 58.4 16 3
BS Chandrasekhar (IND) 58 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 2.7 65.9 16 2
AV Bedser (ENG) 51 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
J Srinath (IND) 67 236 8/86 13/132 30.49 2.85 64 10 1
Abdul Qadir (PAK) 67 236 9/56 13/101 32.8 2.71 72.5 15 5
GS Sobers (WI) 93 235 6/73 8/80 34.03 2.22 91.9 6 0
AR Caddick (ENG) 62 234 7/46 10/215 29.91 3.09 57.9 13 1
CS Martin (NZ) 71 233 6/26 11/180 33.81 3.37 60.1 10 1
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 65 231 7/36 10/124 31.18 2.94 63.5 19 2
D Gough (ENG) 58 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.3 51.6 9 0
RR Lindwall (AUS) 61 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.3 59.8 12 0
SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 63 226 7/12 11/76 31.82 3.22 59.1 8 1
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 79 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 3 0
Mohammed Shami (IND) 63 225 6/56 9/118 27.48 3.3 49.9 6 0
VD Philander (SA) 64 224 6/21 10/102 22.32 2.63 50.8 13 2
JR Hazlewood (AUS) 59 222 6/67 9/115 25.83 2.71 57 9 0
PM Siddle (AUS) 67 221 6/54 9/104 30.66 2.92 62.9 8 0
CL Cairns (NZ) 62 218 7/27 10/100 29.4 3.28 53.6 13 1
PJ Cummins (AUS) 49 217 6/23 10/62 21.5 2.73 47.2 8 1
CV Grimmett (AUS) 37 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7
HH Streak (ZIM) 65 216 6/73 9/72 28.14 2.69 62.7 7 0
MG Hughes (AUS) 53 212 8/87 13/217 28.38 2.93 57.9 7 1
SCG MacGill (AUS) 44 208 8/108 12/107 29.02 3.22 54 12 2
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 49 208 8/164 10/155 29.83 2.64 67.6 13 3
AME Roberts (WI) 47 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 11 2
JA Snow (ENG) 49 202 7/40 10/142 26.66 2.68 59.5 8 1
JR Thomson (AUS) 51 200 6/46 9/105 28 3.18 52.6 8 0

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