Mutthaih Muralidharan has taken most wickets (800) in the Test Cricket.
Murlidharan of Sri Lanka he had taken 800 wickets in test cricket
Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 800 wickets in Test Cricket and 534 wickets in ODI.
Shane Warne has taken 708 wickets in Test cricket, 293 wickets in One Day Internationals and 20 wickets in Twenty20 cricket.
As of his most recent Test, in July 2010, Shahid Afridi has taken 48 wickets in 27 Test matches.
Shane Warne has taken 5 wickets 37 times in an inning of Test Cricket.
Sunil Gavaskar has taken 26 wickets: Test- 1, ODI- 1, First-Class Cricket- 22, List A Cricket- 2.
Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil kumble
Jim laker 19 wkts
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1 Richard Hadlee (431 test wickets)
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For New Zealand in Test Cricket, Rechard Hadlee has taken most wickets (431) and in ODI, Daniel Vettori (282).
800 in test, 519 in ODI.
This is not a very smart question as many cricketers havent got 500 test wickets, not just one "player". However to name one Ricky Ponting.
383 Sir Ian Terence Botham
In test cricket, it is Anil Kumble, who has taken 156 wickets through lbw, while in odi it is Wasim Akram, who had taken 92.
Taking his first five wickets, indeed his first five-wicket haul, with five consecutive wickets in his second first-class game, and counting until his final first-class match on July 18, 2010, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 1374 wickets, including 800 wickets in Test cricket.
The first four bowlers to take more than 500 wickets in Test Cricket were, chronologically, Courtney Walsh (17 March 2001), Shane Warne (8th March 2004), Muttiah Muralitharan (16 March 2004), and Glenn McGrath (July 21 2005). Anil Kumble (9 March 2006) was not far behind, and completes the five bowlers in the history of cricket to have taken 500 or more Test Wickets.
A single bowler taking ten wickets in a Test match has taken a ten-fer.
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka took most wickets in test cricket with 800 wickets.
The first bowler to reach the target of 100 wickets in Test Cricket was Johnny Briggs of England.
800 wickets in 133 tests.