List of Most Test Wickets in Cricket (Top 10)

Here is the list of the Top 10 players with the most test wickets in their test cricket career. Taking a bulk of wickets in the toughest format of cricket is a dream come true achievement for a bowler. All those bowlers have taken at least 400 wickets in their Test cricket career.

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Sri Lankan right-arm off-break spinner Muthiah Muralidaran tops the list with 800 wickets which is the most test wickets in world test cricket.

Muthiah Muralidaran has the most 5-wicket hauls and 10-wicket hauls in test cricket. Muralidaran also has the best bowling figures of 16/220 in a test match.

James Anderson from England is the highest test wicket-taker (675) from the pacers domain on the list.

Shane Warne from Australia is the only player on the list with at least 500 wickets as a bowler and 3000 runs as a batsman.

Indian spinner Anil Kumble has the best bowling figures of 10/74 in an inning in test cricket with at least 500 wickets.

South African pacer Dale Steyn has the best strike rate of 42.30 in test cricket with at least 200 test wickets.

Most Test Wickets in Cricket | Highest Wicket Taker in Test Cricket

PLAYERMATSINNSWKTSBBIBBF510
Muthiah Muralidaran (SL)1332308009/5116/2206722
Shane Warne (AUS)1452737088/7112/1283710
James Anderson (ENG)1873487007/4211/71323
Anil Kumble (IND)13223661910/7414/149358
Stuart Broad (ENG)1663076008/1511/121203
Glenn McGrath (AUS)1242435638/2410/27293
Nathan Lyon (AUS)1292425308/5013/154245
Courtney Walsh (WI)1322425197/3713/55223
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)1001895167/5913/140368
Dale Steyn (SA)931714397/5111/60265