Highest wicket taker in Test 2021

Bowler Wickets Inns Avg Overs BBI SR
R Ashwin (Ind) 34 10 18.82 237.1 6/61 41.8
J Leach (Eng) 28 11 31.14 271.5 5/122 58.2
Axar Patel (Ind) 27 6 10.59 127.4 6/38 28.3
L Embuldeniya (SL) 19 7 33.10 200 7/137 63.1
R Cornwall (WI) 18 8 34.11 229.5 5/74 76.6
A Nortje (SA) 17 6 21.29 109 6/56 38.4
Dom Bess (Eng) 17 7 26.58 136.1 5/30 48.0
J Anderson (Eng) 14 6 12.35 96.5 6/40 41.5
Hasan Ali (Pak) 12 4 19.66 61.4 5/54 30.8
Taijul Islam (Ban) 12 4 26.58 145.3 4/36 72.7
K Jamieson (NZ) 11 2 10.63 41 6/48 22.3
P Cummins (Aus) 11 4 22.72 98.4 4/29 53.8
S Lakmal (SL) 11 5 24.27 108 5/47 58.9
Rashid Khan (Afg) 11 2 25.00 99.2 7/137 54.1
M Siraj (Ind) 11 8 34.09 123.5 5/73 67.5
J Hazlewood (Aus) 10 4 21.3 93.4 5/57 56.2
Mehidy Hasan (Ban) 10 4 26.1 100 4/58 60.0
Amir Hamza (Afg) 10 4 26.3 93 6/75 55.8
J Warrican (WI) 10 4 28.5 95.2 4/133 57.2
K Roach (WI) 10 6 28.9 100 3/47 60.0
K Maharaj (SA) 10 4 31.00 117.1 3/90 70.3
V Fernando (SL) 10 6 36.9 103.2 5/101 62.0
SS Afridi (Pak) 9 5 33.22 98.1 4/51 65.4
B Muzarabani (Zim) 8 4 18.62 55.1 4/48 41.3
Joe Root (Eng) 8 8 20.00 57.5 5/8 43.3
Nauman Ali (Pak) 8 4 21.5 79.3 5/35 59.6
Moeen Ali (Eng) 8 2 28.25 61 4/98 45.7
Yasir Shah (Pak) 8 4 30.37 90.4 4/79 68.0
D Chameera (SL) 8 5 38.87 93.1 3/69 69.8
J Holder (WI) 7 4 18.57 70.4 5/27 60.5
S Thakur (Ind) 7 2 22.14 43 4/61 36.8
V Nyauchi (Zim) 7 4 27.71 47 3/30 40.2
J Bumrah (Ind) 7 5 37.57 94.4 3/84 81.1
S Gabriel (WI) 7 8 47.14 109.2 3/70 93.7
Abu Jayed (Ban) 6 2 21.66 38 4/98 38.0
Ishant (Ind) 6 6 26.66 59 2/22 59.0
L Ngidi (SA) 6 4 27.00 45 4/44 45.0
Nayeem Hasan (Ban) 6 4 44.5 90.2 3/34 90.3
A Joseph (WI) 6 6 48.00 83.5 2/60 83.8
W Sundar (Ind) 6 7 49.83 87.4 3/89 87.6
G Linde (SA) 5 4 23.8 47.5 5/64 57.4
T Boult (NZ) 5 2 25.00 39.3 3/43 47.4
W Mulder (SA) 5 4 26.6 44 3/25 52.8
B Stokes (Eng) 5 5 30.6 42.4 4/89 51.2
K Rabada (SA) 5 4 39.4 70 3/70 84.0
D Perera (SL) 5 4 53.6 93.1 4/109 111.8
N Lyon (Aus) 5 4 70.2 136 2/85 163.2
R Jadeja (Ind) 4 1 15.5 18 4/62 27.0
L Sipamla (SA) 4 2 16.75 18.5 3/40 28.2
O Stone (Eng) 4 2 17.00 22.4 3/47 34.0
R Burl (Zim) 4 4 21.75 38 2/16 57.0
K Mayers (WI) 4 7 21.75 44 2/24 66.0
J Archer (Eng) 4 3 30.5 35.1 2/75 52.7
D Tiripano (Zim) 4 4 36.75 46.1 3/23 69.2
A 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
K Brathwaite (WI) 3 6 29.66 30 3/25 60.0
S Shirzad (Afg) 3 2 32.33 42 2/48 84.0
S Broad (Eng) 3 5 37.33 52 3/20 104.0
Sam Curran (Eng) 3 4 38.00 35.3 2/37 71.0
T Natarajan (Ind) 3 2 39.66 38.2 3/78 76.6
Mark Wood (Eng) 3 3 51.33 55 3/84 110.0
F Ashraf (Pak) 3 5 61.00 60 2/106 120.0
M Starc (Aus) 3 4 96.66 80 2/88 160.0
Kuldeep (Ind) 2 2 20.5 12.2 2/25 37.0
D Shanaka (SL) 2 3 36.00 25 2/42 75.0
Zahir Khan (Afg) 2 1 40.5 19 2/81 57.0
Ramesh Mendis (SL) 2 2 48.00 26 1/48 78.0
M Abbas (Pak) 2 1 49.00 34 2/98 102.0
Sikandar Raza (Zim) 2 3 51.5 38 1/8 114.0
Tim Southee (NZ) 2 2 53.00 43 2/61 129.0
Mustafizur (Ban) 2 2 58.5 28 2/46 84.0
Sean Williams (Zim) 2 4 73.5 42 1/4 126.0
Ibrahim
Zadran (Afg)
1 1 13.00 2 1/13 12.0
K Williamson (NZ) 1 1 16.00 3 1/16 18.0
J Blackwood (WI) 1 3 36.00 11 1/16 66.0
N Bonner (WI) 1 3 46.00 8 1/16 48.0
S Sarkar (Ban) 1 1 48.00 11 1/48 66.0
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
M Henry (NZ) 1 2 93.00 32 1/68 192.0
Dhananjaya
de Silva (SL)
1 4 149.00 59 1/26 354.0
A Afghan (Afg) 0 1 1 0/1
Shahidullah (Afg) 0 1 5 0/6
H Sohail (Pak) 0 1 1 0/2
D Mitchell (NZ) 0 2 7 0/6 2.00 (ER)
Abdul Wasi (Afg) 0 1 8.5 0/23
M Labuschagne (Aus) 0 4 9 0/4 2.66 (ER)
Shakib (Ban) 0 1 6 0/16
Rahmat Shah (Afg) 0 1 3 0/9
Cameron
Green (Aus)
0 4 23 0/10 3.13 (ER)
W Madhevere (Zim) 0 2 13 0/6 3.23 (ER)
A Markram (SA) 0 1 3 0/10
R Sharma (Ind) 0 2 2.1 0/1 3.69 (ER)
W Hasaranga (SL) 0 4 22.2 0/4 4.74 (ER)
Z Gohar (Pak) 0 1 32 0/159
Fawad Alam (Pak) 0 1 1 0/5
D Elgar (SA) 0 1 1.1 0/6 5.14 (ER)
Naseem Shah (Pak) 0 1 26 0/141
D Lawrence (Eng) 0 2 3 0/7 5.66 (ER)
Shan Masood (Pak) 0 1 2 0/17

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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