Most Test Wickets in a calendar year

Published 06/07/2015, 5:33 AM EDT
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In this article, we take a look at the record for the most number of wickets taken by bowlers in Test matches in a single calendar year. Let’s begin the countdown with number 8.

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Year – 1983

Wickets – 75

BBI – 9/83

Average – 23.18

Economy – 3.00

Year – 2000

Wickets – 75

BBI – 7/84

Average – 19.50

Economy – 2.34

Year – 1984

Wickets – 77

BBI – 6/60

Average – 20.83

Economy – 2.68

Year – 2001

Wickets – 80

BBI – 8/87

Average – 21.23

Economy – 2.17

Year – 1998

Wickets – 80

BBI – 6/88

Average – 19.63

Economy – 2.91

Year – 1981

Wickets – 85

BBI – 7/83

Average – 20.95

Economy – 2.88

Year – 2006

Wickets – 90

BBI – 8/70

Average – 16.90

Economy – 2.58

Year – 2005

Wickets – 96

BBI – 6/46

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Average – 22.02

Economy – 2.92

 

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