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Stats: Bowlers with most wickets in Tests in a calendar year

Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Two

There are very few bowlers who are consistent throughout the year. Let’s take a look through the top 10 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in a calendar year in Test matches:-

PLAYER            YEAR        MATCHES       WICKETS            BBI
SK Warne (Aus)            2005               15             96           6/46
Muralitharan (SL)            2006               11             90           8/70
DK Lillee (Aus)            1981               13             85           7/83
AA Donald (SA)            1998               14             80           6/88
Muralitharan (SL)            2001               12             80           8/87
J Garner (WI)            1984               15             79           6/60
Muralitharan (SL)            2000               10             75           7/84
N Kapil Dev (Ind)            1983               18             75           9/83
DW Steyn (SA)            2008               13             74           6/42
N Kapil Dev (Ind)            1979               17             74           6/63

Stats accurate till March 3, 2013

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