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As of August 2015, the retired Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has the highest aggregate with 800 wickets. He has also taken the most five-wicket hauls in an innings is 67 times and ten-wicket hauls in a match 22 times. Muttiah Muralitharan

Englishman Fred Trueman is the first bowlers takes 300 wickets in Test cricket. He reached this feat in 1964. Richard Hadlee from New Zealand was the first bowler to pass 400 wickets, with an average of 22.29. Caribbean fast bowler Courtney Walsh becomes the first man to 500 Test wickets.

Australia's Great Shane Warne became the first man to take 600 Test wickets on August 11, 2005 against England in the third Test at Old Trafford. He also the first cricketer to reach the 700-wicket milestone in his second last Test, on Boxing Day 2006.

England's Jim Laker and Indian Anil Kumble only players to picked up ten wickets in an innings. Laker's 10 for 53 against Australia in 1956 while Kumble' 10 for 74 runs against Pakistan in 1999 at Kotla Ground Delhi.

List of bowlers who have taken 300 or more wickets in Test cricket history.

Bowler Wkts Mat Avg Econ BBI BBM 5s 10s
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 800  133 22.73  2.48  9/51 16/220 67  22 
Shane Warne (Australia) 708  145 25.42  2.65  8/71 12/128 37  10 
Anil Kumble (India) 619  132 29.65  2.70  10/74 14/149 35 
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 563  124 21.64  2.50  8/24 10/27 29 
Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 519  132 24.45  2.54  7/37 13/55 22 
James Anderson (England) 506  129 27.39  2.94  7/42 11/71 24 
Kapil Dev (India) 434  131 29.65  2.78  9/83 11/146 23 
Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) 431  86 22.30  2.63  9/52 15/123 36 
Shaun Pollock (South Africa) 421  108 23.12  2.40  7/87 10/147 16 
Dale Steyn (South Africa) 417  85 22.31  3.23  7/51 11/60 26 
Harbhajan Singh (India) 417  103 32.46  2.84  8/84 15/217 25 
Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 414  104 23.62  2.59  7/119 11/110 25 
Curtly Ambrose (West Indies) 405  98 20.99  2.31  8/45 11/84 22 
Makhaya Ntini (South Africa) 390  101 28.83  3.24  7/37 13/132 18 
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) 389  83 28.26  2.81  9/127 14/184 31 
Stuart Broad (England) 387  108 28.68  3.00  8/15 11/121 15 
Sir Ian Botham (England) 383  102 28.40  2.99  8/34 13/106 27 
Malcolm Marshall (West Indies) 376  81 20.95  2.69  7/22 11/89 22 
Waqar Younis (Pakistan) 373  87 23.56  3.25  7/76 13/135 22 
Imran Khan (Pakistan) 362  88 22.81  2.55  8/58 14/116 23 
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 362  113 34.37  2.59  7/87 12/149 20 
Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) 355  111 29.58  2.69  7/71 14/191 12 
Dennis Lillee (Australia) 355  70 23.92  2.76  7/83 11/123 23 
Allan Donald (South Africa) 330  72 22.25  2.84  8/71 12/139 20 
Bob Willis (England) 325  90 25.20  2.83  8/43 9/92 16 
Mitchell Johnson (Australia) 313  73 28.41  3.33  8/61 12/127 12 
Zaheer Khan (India) 311  92 32.81  3.26  7/87 10/149 11 
Brett Lee (Australia) 310  76 30.82  3.47  5/30 9/171 10 
Lance Gibbs (West Indies) 309  79 29.09  1.99  8/38 11/157 18 
Fred Trueman (England) 307  67 21.58  2.62  8/31 12/119 17 

300+ Test Wickets by Team

S# Country No. of bowlers
1 Australia 5
2 England 5
3 West Indies 4
4 India 4
5 South Africa 4
6 Pakistan 3
7 Sri Lanka 3
8 New Zealand 2

See also:
Most Wickets in One-day Internationals (ODIs)
Most Wicketsin Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is)
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