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 Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Career Aggregates
Bowlers Taking Highest Career Percentage of Team Wickets (minimum 30 innings)
  Player Country Career Innings Career
Wickets
Team
Wickets
Wickets %
Balls
Bowled %
Runs  
Conceded %
1 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 1992-2010 230 800 2065 38.74 33.43 28.58
2 S F Barnes England 1901-1914 50 189 488 38.73 31.97 26.32
3 C T B Turner Australia 1887-1895 30 101 283 35.69 33.81 27.20
4 C V Grimmett Australia 1925-1936 67 216 620 34.84 31.10 28.80
5 Fazal Mahmood Pakistan 1952-1962 53 139 400 34.75 31.36 25.51
6 R J Hadlee New Zealand 1973-1990 150 431 1250 34.48 25.11 24.13
7 F R Spofforth Australia 1877-1887 30 94 275 34.18 28.09 27.45
8 W J O'Reilly Australia 1932-1946 48 144 439 32.80 30.21 24.71
9 Yasir Shah* Pakistan 2014- 77 224 684 32.75 30.42 30.81
10 A A Mailey Australia 1920-1926 34 99 306 32.35 26.77 32.16
11 B A Reid Australia 1985-1992 42 113 356 31.74 22.85 21.09
12 S P Gupte India 1951-1961 61 149 472 31.57 25.48 25.24
13 H J Tayfield South Africa 1949-1960 61 170 541 31.42 29.75 26.61
14 G A Lohmann England 1886-1896 36 112 360 31.11 27.00 25.66
15 C Blythe England 1901-1910 37 100 322 31.06 27.30 24.27
16 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 2009-2014 67 178 576 30.90 31.94 27.58
17 Mohammad Rafique Bangladesh 2000-2008 48 100 328 30.49 30.56 24.93
18 A V Bedser England 1946-1955 92 236 776 30.41 27.47 23.19
19 A Kumble India 1990-2008 236 619 2051 30.18 29.00 25.82
20 S E Bond New Zealand 2001-2009 32 87 293 29.69 23.50 25.19
21 R Ashwin* India 2011- 132 365 1230 29.67 29.16 27.04
22 D K Lillee Australia 1971-1984 132 355 1201 29.56 25.41 24.41
23 R Peel England 1884-1896 35 101 342 29.53 27.90 24.93
24 Imran Khan Pakistan 1971-1992 142 362 1231 29.41 23.92 21.41
25 G E Palmer Australia 1880-1886 30 78 266 29.32 27.35 24.81
26 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 1999-2018 170 433 1484 29.18 28.20 24.32
27 Mohammad Asif Pakistan 2005-2010 44 106 365 29.04 23.40 21.03
28 R J Ratnayake Sri Lanka 1983-1992 35 74 256 28.91 24.21 24.52
29 B S Chandrasekhar India 1964-1979 97 242 839 28.84 24.47 25.16
30 R W Price Zimbabwe 1999-2013 35 80 278 28.78 29.83 25.75
31 A A Donald South Africa 1992-2002 129 330 1160 28.45 22.09 23.31
32 D W Steyn* South Africa 2004-2019 171 439 1553 28.27 22.23 22.01
33 P S De Villiers South Africa 1993-1998 34 85 302 28.15 25.60 24.16
34 Mehidy Hasan Miraz* Bangladesh 2016- 37 90 320 28.13 26.17 25.76
35 M H Mankad India 1946-1959 70 162 577 28.08 28.49 25.79
36 Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 2007- 95 210 748 28.07 24.01 20.92
37 D Gough England 1994-2003 95 229 820 27.93 22.05 23.58
38 S K Warne Australia 1992-2007 273 708 2549 27.78 28.30 25.73
39 K Rabada* South Africa 2015- 78 197 714 27.59 23.34 23.42
40 Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan 1995-2004 86 208 757 27.48 30.18 26.28
41 A R C Fraser England 1989-1998 79 177 648 27.31 23.73 20.68
42 G F Lawson Australia 1980-1989 78 180 660 27.27 25.19 23.57
43 F S Trueman England 1952-1965 127 307 1127 27.24 21.22 23.29
44 H H Streak Zimbabwe 1993-2005 102 216 793 27.24 22.54 20.11
45 B A W Mendis Sri Lanka 2008-2014 31 70 258 27.13 26.07 25.31
46 G Giffen Australia 1881-1896 43 103 381 27.03 25.06 25.29
47 H Trumble Australia 1890-1904 57 141 523 26.96 26.35 22.82
48 M D Marshall West Indies 1978-1991 151 376 1395 26.95 22.70 21.36
49 S J Benn West Indies 2008-2015 42 87 323 26.93 28.61 24.58
50 D Kaneria Pakistan 2000-2010 112 261 970 26.91 29.34 26.77

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