Most Wickets in World Test Championship
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Most Wickets in World Test Championship: The 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship is the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship of Test cricket. It started on 4 August 2021 and is scheduled to finish on 31 March 2023.

Most wicket-taker in WTC 2021-23

Picking up wickets at an early stage of the long format cricket might improve the bowling team’s dominance in the game. Check out the list of most wicket-taker in WTC 2021-23:

OE Robinson (ENG)48448215/657/8121.332.6920
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)24203186/5110/9411.272.7611
JJ Bumrah (INDIA)47375185/649/11020.832.4810
JM Anderson (ENG)48370155/625/11524.662.2610
Mohammed Siraj (INDIA)47430144/328/12630.713.3900
JNT Seales (WI)24188115/558/12517.093.7810
Mohammed Shami (INDIA)35303114/954/9527.543.1200
JO Holder (WI)2413583/264/6216.872.1600
KAJ Roach (WI)2415683/305/7719.52.400
C Overton (ENG)2416883/146/61212.6800
CR Woakes (ENG)1213874/557/13819.712.9300
SN Thakur (INDIA)2415472/224/78223.1400
UT Yadav (INDIA)1213663/606/13622.663.6400
Mohammad Abbas (PAK)2415663/433/70262.3600
Hasan Ali (PAK)2415863/374/9126.332.7300
RA Jadeja (INDIA)4727262/364/8645.332.2100
MM Ali (ENG)3529962/843/13749.833.4700
MA Wood (ENG)1214253/515/14228.43.3600
I Sharma (INDIA)2317453/695/8234.83.100
Faheem Ashraf (PAK)2411642/293/66292.7600
Nauman Ali (PAK)125333/523/5317.662.300
KR Mayers (WI)2413831/282/61462.600
SM Curran (ENG)3523832/272/6779.333.2100
AS Joseph (WI)129922/242/9949.54.4300
KC Brathwaite (WI)233111/281/28313.8700
JE Root (ENG)434011/161/16402.2200
SCJ Broad (ENG)128811/181/88883.5200
Fawad Alam (PAK)2130100
NE Bonner (WI)2160600
JA Warrican (WI)12320400
Yasir Shah (PAK)125903.6800
RL Chase (WI)237703.500


Most 5 Wicket haul in WTC 2021-23

A five-wicket haul (also known as a “five–for” or “fifer”) is a term referred to a bowler when he takes five or more wickets in a match. This is regarded by critics as a notable achievement.

Following are the details of such bowlers who achieved this feat in WTC 2021-23:

PlayerTeam5 Wicket haul
Ollie RobinsonEngland2
Shaheen Shah AfridiPakistan1
Jasprit BumrahIndia1
James AndersonEngland1
Jayden SealesWest Indies1

*Numbers under 5 wicket haul column refers to the number of times the player bagged a fifer

Most 10 Wicket haul in WTC 2021-23

Picking 10 wickets in a test match requires a massive consistent performance from the bowler, that too particularly bowlers should need to maintain their economic rate to lead the team towards a victory path.

Shaheen Shah AfridiShaheen Shah Afridi

Following are the details of the Most 10 Wicket haul in WTC 2021-23:

PlayerTeam10 Wicket haul
Shaheen Shah AfridiPakistan1 – (6/51 & 4/43) vs WI

*Numbers under 10 wicket haul column refers to the number of times the player achieved this feat

WTC 2019-21 Bowling Records

Leading Wicket taker in WTC 2021

Pat Cummins crowns the top position of the Leading Wicket taker in the WTC 2019-21 tournament with a massive 70 wickets from 14 matches he played. Following are the details of the top 10 Leading Wicket taker in WTC 2019-21:

BowlerCountryWicketsMatchesRunsBest bowlingAverageStrike rate
Pat CumminsAustralia70141,4725/2821.0247.61
Stuart BroadEngland69171,3866/3120.0843.43
R. AshwinIndia67131,3997/14520.8846.98
Nathan LyonAustralia56141,7576/4931.3767.59
Tim SoutheeNew Zealand51101,0545/3220.6645.94
Josh HazlewoodAustralia48119865/820.5448.17
Mitchell StarcAustralia44101,0806/6624.5446.43
Jofra ArcherEngland40111,0956/4527.3752.93
Jack LeachEngland40101,1825/12229.5556.02
James AndersonEngland39127616/4019.5151.05


Hattrick wicket-taker in WTC 2021

Achieving a hat-trick in Test format is not as easy as one thinks. Picking a hat-trick in a long format will make a massive impact on the batting team. Following are the list of players who bagged hat-trick wickets in WTC 2019-21:

BowlerBowling figuresCountryOppositionVenueMonth/Year
Jasprit Bumrah6/27IndiaWest IndiesKingstonAugust 2019
Naseem Shah4/26PakistanBangladeshRawalpindiFebruary 2020