Highest wicket taker in Test 2021

Bowler Wickets Inns Avg Overs BBI SR
R Ashwin (Ind) 38 12 18.02 262.1 6/61 41.3
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
Hasan Ali (Pak) 26 8 13.88 112 5/27 25.8
A Nortje (SA) 25 10 20.76 157 6/56 37.6
Mehidy Hasan (Ban) 23 9 32.78 269.4 5/82 70.3
K Jamieson (NZ) 21 6 13.85 128 6/48 36.5
Taijul Islam (Ban) 20 7 31.85 247.5 5/72 74.3
K Maharaj (SA) 19 8 22.21 167.4 5/36 52.9
B Muzarabani (Zim) 19 8 22.36 156.1 4/48 49.3
K Roach (WI) 19 9 23.68 154.4 4/52 48.8
SS Afridi (Pak) 19 9 24.36 158.2 5/52 50.0
L Embuldeniya (SL) 19 7 33.10 200 7/137 63.1
R Cornwall (WI) 19 9 35.52 247.5 5/74 78.2
J Anderson (Eng) 17 10 22.29 174.2 6/40 61.5
Dom Bess (Eng) 17 7 26.58 136.1 5/30 48.0
K Rabada (SA) 16 8 19.56 129 5/34 48.3
Nauman Ali (Pak) 16 8 19.81 126.3 5/35 47.4
T Boult (NZ) 16 6 20.62 114.5 4/85 43.0
S Lakmal (SL) 16 9 25.81 166 5/47 62.2
L Ngidi (SA) 14 8 19.14 88.5 5/19 38.0
Tim Southee (NZ) 14 6 21.28 126.1 6/43 54.0
V Fernando (SL) 14 9 35.85 150.2 5/101 64.4
J Holder (WI) 13 7 21.23 123.3 5/27 57.0
Taskin Ahmed (Ban) 13 5 30.23 116.2 4/82 53.6
Jayawickrama (SL) 11 2 16.18 64 6/92 34.9
P Cummins (Aus) 11 4 22.72 98.4 4/29 53.8
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
K Mayers (WI) 10 10 16.7 76 3/24 45.6
J Hazlewood (Aus) 10 4 21.3 93.4 5/57 56.2
Amir Hamza (Afg) 10 4 26.3 93 6/75 55.8
N Wagner (NZ) 10 6 28.00 101 3/18 60.6
J Warrican (WI) 10 4 28.5 95.2 4/133 57.2
D Tiripano (Zim) 10 8 41.00 125.1 3/23 75.1
Ishant (Ind) 9 8 25.44 90.2 3/48 60.2
Joe Root (Eng) 9 11 28.77 89.3 5/8 59.6
S Broad (Eng) 9 9 31.77 118.1 4/48 78.7
V Nyauchi (Zim) 9 6 35.77 74 3/30 49.3
Mark Wood (Eng) 9 7 39.88 114.5 3/81 76.5
S Gabriel (WI) 9 10 47.00 131.2 3/70 87.5
W Mulder (SA) 8 8 21.87 60 3/1 45.00
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
Ramesh Mendis (SL) 8 4 35.62 85 4/103 63.7
D Chameera (SL) 8 5 38.87 93.1 3/69 69.8
O Robinson (Eng) 7 2 14.42 42 4/75 36.0
S Thakur (Ind) 7 2 22.14 43 4/61 36.8
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
J Bumrah (Ind) 7 7 50.71 131.2 3/84 112.5
Nayeem Hasan (Ban) 6 4 44.5 90.2 3/34 90.3
Abu Jayed (Ban) 6 4 45.83 79 4/98 79.0
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
R Jadeja (Ind) 5 3 21.4 33.2 4/62 40.0
G Linde (SA) 5 4 23.8 47.5 5/64 57.4
Shakib (Ban) 5 3 28.4 65.5 4/82 79.0
B Stokes (Eng) 5 5 30.6 42.4 4/89 51.2
J Seales (WI) 5 3 30.6 51 3/75 61.2
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
N Lyon (Aus) 5 4 70.2 136 2/85 163.2
Ajaz Patel (NZ) 4 2 14.75 23 2/25 34.5
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
M Shami (Ind) 4 2 25.75 36.5 6/76 55.2
K Brathwaite (WI) 4 8 28.25 38 3/25 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
F Ashraf (Pak) 4 7 54.75 77 2/106 115.5
S Nadeem (Ind) 4 2 58.25 59 2/66 88.5
S Shirzad (Afg) 3 2 32.33 42 2/48 84.0
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
T Chisoro (Zim) 3 2 73.33 74.1 2/131 148.3
M Starc (Aus) 3 4 96.66 80 2/88 160.0
Dhananjaya
de Silva (SL)
3 8 116.66 108 1/19 206.0
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
M Abbas (Pak) 2 1 49.00 34 2/98 102.0
Sikandar Raza (Zim) 2 3 51.5 38 1/8 114.0
Sajid Khan (Pak) 2 4 57.5 33.4 2/39 101.0
Mustafizur (Ban) 2 2 58.5 28 2/46 84.0
Sean Williams (Zim) 2 4 73.5 42 1/4 126.0
Ebadot
Hossain (Ban)
2 3 98.00 53 1/39 159.0
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 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
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
A Afghan (Afg) 0 1 1 0/1
Shahidullah (Afg) 0 1 5 0/6
R Chase (WI) 0 2 24 0/14 1.5 (ER)
C de Grandhomme (NZ) 0 3 34 0/12 2.00 (ER)
H Sohail (Pak) 0 1 1 0/2
D Mitchell (NZ) 0 3 18 0/6 2.05 (ER)
A Mathews (SL) 0 2 9 0/7 2.33 (ER)
Abdul Wasi (Afg) 0 1 8.5 0/23
M Labuschagne (Aus) 0 4 9 0/4 2.66 (ER)
M Santner (NZ) 0 2 23 0/30 2.95 (ER)
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
W Hasaranga (SL) 0 6 67.2 0/4 3.44 (ER)
R Sharma (Ind) 0 2 2.1 0/1 3.69 (ER)
Mominul (Ban) 0 2 5 0/3 4.2 (ER
Dion Myers (Zim) 0 1 3 0/13
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
Roy Kaia (Zim) 0 3 30 0/38 5.5 (ER)
D Karunaratne (SL) 0 1 1 0/6
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