Cricket: Most Test Wickets in Each Calendar Year

Name the bowlers who ended the year as the leading Test wicket taker since 1950.
According to HowSTAT! as of 16/04/21.
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Year
Country
Wkts.
Avg.
Answer
2020
ENG
38
14.76
Stuart Broad
2019
AUS
59
20.14
Pat Cummins
2018
SA
52
20.08
Kagiso Rabada
2017
AUS
63
23.56
Nathan Lyon
2016
IND
72
23.90
Ravichandran Ashwin
2015
IND
62
17.21
Ravichandran Ashwin
2014
SL
56
27.18
Rangana Herath
2013
ENG
62
25.81
Stuart Broad
2012
SL
60
23.62
Rangana Herath
2011
PAK
50
23.86
Saeed Ajmal
2010
ENG
64
25.97
Graeme Swann
2009
AUS
63
27.43
Mitchell Johnson
2008
SA
74
20.01
Dale Steyn
2007
SL
49
22.31
Muttiah Muralitharan
2006
SL
90
16.90
Muttiah Muralitharan
2005
AUS
96
22.02
Shane Warne
2004
IND
74
24.84
Anil Kumble
2003
SA
59
26.54
Makhaya Ntini
2002
AUS
67
19.55
Shane Warne
2001
SL
80
21.24
Muttiah Muralitharan
2000
SL
75
19.51
Muttiah Muralitharan
1999
AUS
67
21.27
Glenn McGrath
1998
SA
80
19.64
Allan Donald
1997
AUS
68
24.43
Shane Warne
1996
IND
37
22.68
Venkatesh Prasad
1995
WI
62
21.76
Courtney Walsh
1994
AUS
70
18.20
Shane Warne
1993
AUS
72
23.57
Shane Warne
1992
AUS
41
24.59
Craig McDermott
1991
AUS
51
21.21
Craig McDermott
1990
PAK
49
17.04
Waqar Younis
1989
AUS
50
21.34
Terry Alderman
1988
WI
60
17.87
Malcolm Marshall
1987
PAK
45
25.09
Abdul Qadir
1986
WI
43
17.40
Malcolm Marshall
1985
NZ
64
17.44
Sir Richard Hadlee
Year
Country
Wkts.
Avg.
Answer
1984
WI
79
20.62
Joel Garner
1983
IND
75
23.19
Kapil Dev
1982
PAK
62
13.29
Imran Khan
1981
AUS
85
20.95
Dennis Lillee
1980
WI
53
16.60
Joel Garner
1979
IND
74
22.96
Kapil Dev
1978
ENG
66
18.20
Lord Ian Botham
1977
ENG
50
20.98
Bob Willis
1976
WI
53
20.38
Michael Holding
1975
AUS
49
23.08
Dennis Lillee
1974
ENG
46
27.37
Tony Greig
1973
ENG
42
29.90
Geoffrey Arnold
1972
AUS
39
20.49
Dennis Lillee
1971
IND
35
31.26
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
1970
SA
26
13.58
Mike Procter
1969
IND
46
24.02
Erapalli Prasanna
1968
ENG
44
23.00
John Snow
1967
IND
24
40.17
Erapalli Prasanna
1966
ENG
41
18.73
Ken Higgs
1965
ENG
31
39.32
Fred Titmus
1964
AUS
71
24.46
Graham McKenzie
1963
ENG
57
17.53
Fred Trueman
1962
ENG
33
21.79
Fred Trueman
1961
AUS
37
23.19
Alan Davidson
1960
ENG
46
22.98
Fred Trueman
1959
AUS
54
18.65
Richie Benaud
1958
WI
36
22.86
Roy Gilchrist
1957
SA
43
19.93
Hugh Tayfield
1956
ENG
48
10.00
Jim Laker
1955
IND
46
21.74
Subhash Gupte
1954
ENG
41
24.93
Brian Statham
1953
ENG
39
17.49
Alec Bedser
1952
IND
51
21.69
Vinoo Mankad
1951
ENG
49
20.47
Alec Bedser
1950
WI
33
20.42
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