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Most Wickets in World Test Championship 2021: How India, New Zealand bowlers have fared?

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Most Wickets in World Test Championship 2021: The World Test Championship started on 1 August 2019 with the first Test of the 2019 Ashes. Since then, the intensity and competition has increased in Test cricket. It has been a successful introduction to the game’s longest format. There have been some outstanding bowling performances in this 2019-21 WTC cycle. We can also say that WTC has been more successful for bowlers than for batsmen. Let’s have a look at the highest wicket-takers in WTC 2021.

Most Wickets in World Test Championship 2021

  1. Pat Cummins (Australia): 70 wickets
  2. Stuart Broad (England): 69 wickets
  3. Ravichandran Ashwin (India): 67 wickets
  4. Nathan Lyon (Australia): 56 wickets
  5. Tim Southee (New Zealand): 51 wickets
  6. Josh Hazlewood (Australia): 48 wickets
  7. Anrich Nortje (South Africa): 46 wickets
  8. Mitchell Starc (Australia): 44 wickets
  9. Jofra Archer (England): 40 wickets
  10. Jack Leach (England): 40 wickets

India bowlers performance at WTC 2021

Ishant Sharma- Wkts 36, Bowl Avg. 17
Jasprit Bumrah- Wkts 34, Bowl Avg. 22
Mohammed Shami- Wkts 36, Bowl Avg. 19
R Ashwin- Wkts 67, Bowl Avg. 20
Ravindra Jadeja- Wkts 28, Bowl Avg. 28
Umesh Yadav- Wkts 29, Bowl Avg. 18
Mohammed Siraj- Wkts 16, Bowl Avg. 28

Indian bowlers have been quite exceptional during this period. All the top 3 fast bowlers have picked up wickets with a superb average. But Ashwin leads the pack here and is 3rd in the overall list. Not only he has been brilliant at home, but his overseas performances have been impressive too.

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New Zealand bowlers performance at WTC 2021

Tim Southee- Wkts 51, Bowl Avg. 20
Trent Boult- Wkts 34, Bowl Avg. 29
Neil Wagner- Wkts 32, Bowl Avg. 22
Kyle Jamieson- Wkts 36, Bowl Avg. 13

Southee leads the pack for NZ as expected. He is 5th in the overall list. All the other quicks have been amongst the wickets too. Jamieson’s record is particularly impressive in the limited no. of matches that he has played.

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