Highest wicket taker in Test 2021

Bowler Wickets Inns Avg Overs BBI SR
R Ashwin (Ind) 54 18 16.64 387.1 6/61 43.0
SS Afridi (Pak) 47 17 17.06 292.5 6/51 37.3
Hasan Ali (Pak) 41 15 16.07 212.3 5/27 31.0
J Anderson (Eng) 39 21 21.74 399.5 6/40 61.5
O Robinson (Eng) 37 15 21.16 295.4 5/65 47.9
Axar Patel (Ind) 36 10 11.86 201.5 6/38 33.6
L Embuldeniya (SL) 32 11 27.21 316.1 7/137 59.2
M Siraj (Ind) 31 19 29.96 292.5 5/73 56.6
J Bumrah (Ind) 30 16 26.53 308.4 5/64 61.7
Taijul Islam (Ban) 30 10 30.50 345.3 7/116 69.1
J Leach (Eng) 30 13 34.00 299.5 5/122 59.9
K Jamieson (NZ) 27 10 17.51 188.2 6/48 41.8
K Roach (WI) 27 15 23.88 233.4 4/52 51.9
Ramesh Mendis (SL) 26 8 21.53 192.2 6/70 44.3
A Nortje (SA) 25 10 20.76 157 6/56 37.6
Mehidy Hasan (Ban) 25 12 36.72 332.1 5/82 79.7
K Rabada (SA) 23 10 19.00 172 5/34 44.8
M Shami (Ind) 23 9 22.47 166.4 5/44 43.4
L Ngidi (SA) 22 10 16.81 122.5 6/71 33.5
J Holder (WI) 22 15 22.86 227.4 5/27 62.0
Tim Southee (NZ) 22 10 23.45 210.5 6/43 57.5
P Cummins (Aus) 21 8 18.76 156.5 5/38 44.8
Ajaz Patel (NZ) 21 6 20.66 143 10/119 40.8
R Cornwall (WI) 21 11 39.33 290.4 5/74 83.0
B Muzarabani (Zim) 19 8 22.36 156.1 4/48 49.3
K Maharaj (SA) 19 9 25.26 185.4 5/36 58.6
Nauman Ali (Pak) 19 14 27.84 216.3 5/35 68.3
J Warrican (WI) 19 10 30.10 191.5 4/50 60.5
Mark Wood (Eng) 19 12 34.78 202.3 3/51 63.9
Jayawickrama (SL) 18 6 18.22 132.5 6/92 44.2
Sajid Khan (Pak) 18 8 19.72 121.4 8/42 40.5
S Lakmal (SL) 17 11 26.17 181 5/47 63.8
Dom Bess (Eng) 17 7 26.58 136.1 5/30 48.0
M Starc (Aus) 17 10 33.23 180.1 4/37 63.5
N Lyon (Aus) 17 9 36.00 260.1 4/91 91.8
T Boult (NZ) 16 6 20.62 114.5 4/85 43.0
J Seales (WI) 16 7 21.31 100.4 5/55 37.7
S Thakur (Ind) 16 8 23.18 108 4/61 40.5
R Jadeja (Ind) 16 12 29.75 217.2 4/40 81.5
Joe Root (Eng) 14 17 30.50 139.3 5/8 59.7
Ishant (Ind) 14 13 32.71 168.2 3/48 72.1
V Fernando (SL) 14 9 35.85 150.2 5/101 64.4
Moeen Ali (Eng) 14 7 37.5 147 4/98 63.0
J Hazlewood (Aus) 13 6 22.07 120.4 5/57 55.6
K Mayers (WI) 13 16 25.15 134 3/24 61.8
Taskin Ahmed (Ban) 13 5 30.23 116.2 4/82 53.6
S Broad (Eng) 12 13 39.50 179.1 4/48 89.5
Rashid Khan (Afg) 11 2 25.00 99.2 7/137 54.1
S Gabriel (WI) 11 12 46.81 154.2 3/70 84.1
Amir Hamza (Afg) 10 4 26.3 93 6/75 55.8
N Wagner (NZ) 10 6 28.00 101 3/18 60.6
C Woakes (Eng) 10 6 36.60 109.4 4/55 65.8
Faheem Ashraf (Pak) 10 14 40.50 145 2/29 87.0
D Tiripano (Zim) 10 8 41.00 125.1 3/23 75.1
V Nyauchi (Zim) 9 6 35.77 74 3/30 49.3
B Stokes (Eng) 9 9 44.66 92.2 4/89 61.5
V Permaul (WI) 8 2 17.62 53 5/35 39.7
C Overton (Eng) 8 4 21.00 62.3 3/14 46.8
Umesh Yadav (Ind) 8 6 30.75 77.2 3/60 58.0
W Mulder (SA) 8 10 31.12 89 3/1 66.7
M Abbas (Pak) 8 5 31.75 100 3/43 75.0
Yasir Shah (Pak) 8 6 37.75 106.4 4/79 80.0
D Chameera (SL) 8 7 42.12 105.1 3/69 78.8
R Chase (WI) 8 9 46.75 121.5 5/83 91.3
A Joseph (WI) 8 8 48.37 106.1 2/24 79.6
S Boland (Aus) 7 2 7.85 17 6/7 14.5
Cameron
Green (Aus)
7 10 21.28 68.4 2/23 58.8
O Stone (Eng) 7 4 23.57 47.4 3/47 40.8
M Henry (NZ) 7 4 29.57 70 3/36 60.0
K Brathwaite (WI) 6 14 28.33 56 3/25 56.0
Nayeem Hasan (Ban) 6 4 44.5 90.2 3/34 90.3
W Sundar (Ind) 6 7 49.83 87.4 3/89 87.6
Abu Jayed (Ban) 6 6 56.50 95 4/98 95.0
Sam Curran (Eng) 6 9 58.66 109.3 2/27 109.5
Jayant Yadav (Ind) 5 2 12.40 16 4/49 19.2
G Linde (SA) 5 4 23.8 47.5 5/64 57.4
J Richardson (Aus) 5 2 24.00 38.1 5/42 45.8
M Jansen (SA) 5 2 24.80 32 4/55 38.4
Shakib (Ban) 5 4 38.80 84.5 4/82 101.8
D Perera (SL) 5 4 53.6 93.1 4/109 111.8
R Ngarava (Zim) 5 4 56.2 85 2/104 102.0
Ebadot
Hossain (Ban)
5 6 72.20 110 2/47 132.0
L Sipamla (SA) 4 2 16.75 18.5 3/40 28.2
R Burl (Zim) 4 4 21.75 38 2/16 57.0
J Archer (Eng) 4 3 30.5 35.1 2/75 52.7
Asitha Fernando (SL) 4 4 39.00 47 2/61 70.5
N Saini (Ind) 4 4 43.00 41.5 2/54 62.7
S Nadeem (Ind) 4 2 58.25 59 2/66 88.5
Dhananjaya
de Silva (SL)
4 11 93.50 113 1/11 169.5
S Shirzad (Afg) 3 2 32.33 42 2/48 84.0
T Natarajan (Ind) 3 2 39.66 38.2 3/78 76.6
Rachin
Ravindra (NZ)
3 4 40.33 33 3/56 66.0
T Chisoro (Zim) 3 2 73.33 74.1 2/131 148.3
D Malan (Eng) 2 1 16.50 6 2/33 18.0
Kuldeep (Ind) 2 2 20.5 12.2 2/25 37.0
M Neser (Aus) 2 2 30.50 24 1/28 72.0
D Shanaka (SL) 2 3 36.00 25 2/42 75.0
Zahir Khan (Afg) 2 1 40.5 19 2/81 57.0
Sikandar Raza (Zim) 2 3 51.5 38 1/8 114.0
Mustafizur (Ban) 2 2 58.5 28 2/46 84.0
Sean Williams (Zim) 2 4 73.5 42 1/4 126.0
Babar Azam (Pak) 1 2 2.00 3 1/1 18.0
Ibrahim
Zadran (Afg)
1 1 13.00 2 1/13 12.0
Saif Hassan (Ban) 1 2 27.00 6 1/22 36.0
K Williamson (NZ) 1 3 28.00 6 1/16 36.0
D Lawrence (Eng) 1 3 33.00 6 1/16 36.0
J Blackwood (WI) 1 4 42.00 12 1/16 72.0
S Sarkar (Ban) 1 1 48.00 11 1/48 66.0
Khaled Ahmed (Ban) 1 1 49.00 17.3 1/49 105.0
Y Ahmadzai (Afg) 1 2 53.00 18.3 1/48 111.0
J Ahmadi (Afg) 1 2 60.00 24 1/40 144.0
N Bonner (WI) 1 5 61.00 12 1/16 72.0
L Jongwe (Zim) 1 1 68.00 17 1/68 102.0
Tabish Khan (Pak) 1 4 68.00 26 1/22 156.0
L Kumara (SL) 1 1 88.00 28 1/88 168.0
Shoriful Islam (Ban) 1 2 99.00 30 1/91 180.0
M Shumba (Zim) 1 4 233.00 57.4 1/64 346.0

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Glossary: Avg-Average, BBI-Best bowling innings, ER-Economy rate, Inns-Innings, SR-Strike rate; Aus-Australia, Eng-England, Ind-India, NZ-New Zealand, Pak-Pakistan, SA-South Africa, SL-Sri Lanka, WI-West Indies, Zim-Zimbabwe