Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Outstanding Performances
Players Taking 50 Wickets in a Calendar Year

  Player Country Year Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Avg Best 5w E/R S/R
1 S K Warne Australia 2005 15 722.4 141 2114 96 22.02 6/46 6 2.93 45.08
2 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2006 11 588.4 137 1521 90 16.90 8/70 9 2.58 39.09
3 D K Lillee Australia 1981 13 618.2 147 1781 85 20.95 7/83 5 2.88 43.50
4 A A Donald South Africa 1998 14 538.4 135 1571 80 19.64 6/88 7 2.92 40.26
5 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2001 12 781.2 216 1699 80 21.24 8/87 7 2.17 58.38
6 J Garner West Indies 1984 15 604.2 148 1629 79 20.62 6/60 4 2.70 45.71
7 Kapil Dev India 1983 18 578.1 112 1739 75 23.19 9/83 5 3.01 46.15
8 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2000 10 623.2 147 1463 75 19.51 7/84 7 2.35 49.76
9 Kapil Dev India 1979 17 592.1 141 1699 74 22.96 6/63 5 2.87 47.88
10 A Kumble India 2004 12 613.2 126 1838 74 24.84 8/141 6 3.00 49.59
11 D W Steyn* South Africa 2008 13 442.1 85 1481 74 20.01 6/72 5 3.35 35.75
12 M D Marshall West Indies 1984 13 541.5 119 1471 73 20.15 7/53 9 2.71 44.38
13 S K Warne Australia 1993 16 842.2 316 1697 72 23.57 6/31 2 2.01 70.12
14 R Ashwin* India 2016 12 584.4 102 1721 72 23.90 7/59 8 2.94 48.57
15 G D McKenzie Australia 1964 14 618.2 119 1737 71 24.46 7/153 4 2.54 52.21
16 S K Warne Australia 1994 10 629.0 217 1274 70 18.20 8/71 6 2.03 53.74
17 S K Warne Australia 2004 12 578.4 124 1685 70 24.07 6/125 5 2.91 49.44
18 S M Pollock South Africa 1998 14 598.4 165 1411 69 20.45 7/87 6 2.36 51.93
19 S K Warne Australia 1997 15 681.5 194 1661 68 24.43 6/48 2 2.44 60.03
20 A Flintoff England 2005 14 532.2 89 1660 68 24.41 5/78 1 3.12 46.92
21 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 1998 8 550.2 161 1256 68 18.47 9/65 7 2.28 48.41
22 G D McGrath Australia 2001 14 584.4 196 1473 68 21.66 7/76 4 2.52 51.53
23 G D McGrath Australia 1999 14 560.4 167 1425 67 21.27 5/28 4 2.54 50.11
24 S K Warne Australia 2002 10 479.0 109 1310 67 19.55 7/94 3 2.73 42.75
25 S J Harmison England 2004 13 526.5 115 1603 67 23.93 7/12 3 3.04 47.11
26 I T Botham England 1978 12 414.5 95 1201 66 18.20 8/34 6 2.50 37.57
27 C A Walsh West Indies 2000 14 583.3 184 1234 66 18.70 6/74 4 2.11 52.88
28 G P Swann England 2010 14 576.0 121 1662 64 25.97 6/65 6 2.89 53.89
29 R J Hadlee New Zealand 1985 10 431.2 104 1116 64 17.44 9/52 6 2.59 40.24
30 N M Lyon* Australia 2017 11 548.2 106 1484 63 23.56 8/50 5 2.71 52.13
31 Harbhajan Singh India 2002 13 594.3 132 1463 63 23.22 7/48 5 2.46 56.41
32 G D McGrath Australia 1997 13 518.5 151 1347 63 21.38 8/38 4 2.60 49.27
33 Harbhajan Singh India 2008 13 705.0 103 1987 63 31.54 6/102 2 2.82 67.03
34 M G Johnson Australia 2009 13 502.5 89 1728 63 27.43 5/69 2 3.44 47.78
35 M G Johnson Australia 2008 14 585.0 107 1828 63 29.02 8/61 2 3.12 55.60
36 G D McGrath Australia 2005 13 524.0 152 1352 62 21.81 6/115 3 2.58 50.63
37 C A Walsh West Indies 1995 12 508.3 111 1349 62 21.76 7/37 4 2.65 49.11
38 I T Botham England 1981 13 556.2 136 1584 62 25.55 6/95 4 2.85 53.75
39 Imran Khan Pakistan 1982 9 393.1 112 824 62 13.29 8/58 5 2.10 37.93
40 R Ashwin* India 2015 9 376.4 94 1067 62 17.21 7/66 7 2.83 36.35
41 S C J Broad* England 2013 14 478.1 87 1600 62 25.81 7/44 5 3.35 46.19
42 S F Barnes England 1912 9 366.5 99 863 61 14.15 8/29 8 2.35 36.01
43 Harbhajan Singh India 2001 12 570.4 133 1557 60 25.95 8/84 6 2.73 56.80
44 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 2012 10 537.2 91 1417 60 23.62 6/43 7 2.64 53.64
45 D W Steyn* South Africa 2010 11 390.1 80 1285 60 21.42 7/51 4 3.29 38.89
46 M D Marshall West Indies 1988 10 412.5 82 1072 60 17.87 7/22 4 2.60 41.21
47 M Ntini South Africa 2003 12 469.0 106 1566 59 26.54 5/66 4 3.34 47.61
48 G P Swann England 2012 14 634.2 124 1766 59 29.93 6/82 3 2.78 64.37
49 P J Cummins* Australia 2019 12 440.0 119 1188 59 20.14 6/23 2 2.70 44.58
50 S K Warne Australia 2001 13 583.3 113 1809 58 31.19 7/165 4 3.10 60.26
51 W P U J C Vaas Sri Lanka 2001 12 489.1 124 1323 58 22.81 7/71 3 2.70 50.51
52 A R C Fraser England 1998 14 484.5 116 1327 58 22.88 8/53 5 2.74 50.08
53 M Ntini South Africa 2006 10 358.5 61 1253 58 21.60 6/100 5 3.49 37.04
54 M J Hoggard England 2005 13 408.5 61 1514 58 26.10 7/61 3 3.70 42.22
55 M G Hughes Australia 1993 12 505.3 127 1448 57 25.40 5/64 2 2.86 52.94
56 K Rabada* South Africa 2017 11 360.0 78 1156 57 20.28 6/55 3 3.21 37.85
57 J M Anderson* England 2010 12 463.0 120 1309 57 22.96 6/17 3 2.83 48.69
58 B Lee Australia 2008 14 580.1 105 1884 57 33.05 5/59 3 3.25 60.98
59 A Kumble India 2006 12 633.0 130 1910 57 33.51 6/78 2 3.02 66.46
60 F S Trueman England 1963 10 407.1 89 999 57 17.53 7/44 5 2.30 42.77
61 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 2016 9 412.2 92 1079 57 18.93 8/63 5 2.62 43.31
62 S C G MacGill Australia 2003 11 524.4 107 1687 57 29.60 5/56 4 3.22 55.03
63 R G D Willis England 1978 14 419.5 94 1067 57 18.72 5/32 4 2.15 44.03
64 S C J Broad* England 2015 14 450.3 111 1334 56 23.82 8/15 2 2.96 48.20
65 R Ashwin* India 2017 11 554.0 119 1545 56 27.59 6/41 2 2.79 59.06
66 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 2014 9 559.1 134 1522 56 27.18 9/127 5 2.72 59.82
67 C J McDermott Australia 1991 9 402.4 82 1188 56 21.21 8/97 4 2.95 43.03
68 A A Mailey Australia 1921 9 474.5 64 1567 55 28.49 9/121 4 3.30 51.72
69 J N Gillespie Australia 2004 14 514.3 129 1369 55 24.89 5/56 1 2.66 56.02
70 J M Anderson* England 2017 11 426.0 128 967 55 17.58 7/42 4 2.27 46.43
71 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2002 8 472.4 139 979 55 17.80 9/51 5 2.07 51.45
72 Waqar Younis Pakistan 1993 7 271.0 58 838 55 15.24 7/91 6 3.09 29.43
73 S M Pollock South Africa 2001 13 521.0 166 1176 55 21.38 6/30 4 2.26 56.71
74 T M Alderman Australia 1981 10 445.2 105 1222 54 22.63 6/135 4 2.74 49.42
75 R Benaud Australia 1959 8 482.2 177 1007 54 18.65 5/76 4 1.90 53.44
76 R A Jadeja* India 2017 10 508.3 130 1245 54 23.06 6/63 3 2.45 56.39
77 R Ashwin* India 2021 9 387.1 82 899 54 16.65 6/61 3 2.32 42.83
78 M Ntini South Africa 2008 15 471.1 102 1537 54 28.46 5/94 1 3.26 52.26
79 M D Marshall West Indies 1983 11 395.1 99 1116 54 20.67 6/37 3 2.82 43.86
80 A Kumble India 1999 10 581.5 158 1461 54 27.06 10/74 4 2.51 64.43
81 D L Vettori New Zealand 2008 14 590.3 155 1411 54 26.13 6/56 5 2.39 65.50
82 G P Swann England 2009 12 518.0 111 1508 54 27.93 5/54 4 2.91 57.47
83 H Trumble Australia 1902 8 440.0 140 974 53 18.38 8/65 4 2.21 49.68
84 J Garner West Indies 1980 12 454.2 139 880 53 16.60 6/56 1 1.94 51.33
85 M A Holding West Indies 1976 11 378.3 98 1080 53 20.38 8/92 4 2.66 42.74
86 K Rabada* South Africa 2018 10 331.1 73 1044 52 20.08 6/54 2 3.15 38.11
87 J M Anderson* England 2013 14 531.5 125 1655 52 31.83 5/47 3 3.11 61.19
88 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2005 8 341.3 68 963 52 18.52 8/46 4 2.82 39.29
89 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 2017 11 465.1 76 1432 52 27.54 6/43 5 3.08 53.53
90 G D McGrath Australia 1995 10 386.3 92 1138 52 21.88 6/47 4 2.94 44.43
91 B S Chandrasekhar India 1976 11 493.3 108 1458 52 28.04 6/94 3 2.79 56.78
92 R G D Willis England 1982 13 404.4 72 1236 52 23.77 6/101 2 3.05 46.62
93 S K Warne Australia 1995 12 508.3 156 1254 52 24.12 7/23 1 2.47 58.47
94 Z Khan India 2002 15 479.1 108 1479 51 29.00 5/29 2 3.09 56.32
95 Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan 2002 11 441.3 82 1248 51 24.47 7/66 2 2.83 51.73
96 D W Steyn* South Africa 2013 9 357.4 101 901 51 17.67 6/8 4 2.52 41.91
97 M J Hoggard England 2006 14 521.5 117 1560 51 30.59 7/109 2 2.99 61.35
98 M H Mankad India 1952 9 550.2 205 1106 51 21.69 8/52 5 2.01 64.64
99 J R Hazlewood* Australia 2015 12 403.3 100 1191 51 23.35 6/70 2 2.95 47.35
100 M A Noble Australia 1902 12 368.0 100 989 51 19.39 7/17 6 2.69 43.25
101 M A Starc* Australia 2016 8 325.4 71 1129 50 22.58 6/50 3 3.47 38.95
102 M D K Perera* Sri Lanka 2018 11 470.0 64 1466 50 29.32 6/32 3 3.12 56.16
103 T M Alderman Australia 1989 10 432.0 118 1067 50 21.34 6/128 6 2.47 51.74
104 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 2011 8 487.0 112 1193 50 23.86 6/42 3 2.45 58.30
105 R G D Willis England 1977 11 339.4 58 1049 50 20.98 7/78 5 2.93 40.73

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