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:

PlayerMatInnsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEcon510
OE Robinson (ENG)713682305/657/8122.732.6820
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)48339286/5110/9412.12.5221
JJ Bumrah (INDIA)611560245/649/11023.332.610
JM Anderson (ENG)713557235/625/11524.212.0810
Mohammed Shami (INDIA)59517225/448/10723.53.0810
Mohammed Siraj (INDIA)713615204/328/12630.753.3200
RTM Mendis (SL)24275186/7011/13615.272.5621
R Ashwin (INDIA)48275174/88/4216.171.8700
SN Thakur (INDIA)48324177/618/10819.053.2710
AY Patel (NZ)243751710/11914/22522.053.1211
Sajid Khan (PAK)24240168/4212/128152.7211
NM Lyon (AUS)47377164/915/11323.562.3100
Hasan Ali (PAK)47298155/517/10319.862.9610
MA Starc (AUS)48399154/376/8026.62.9700
SM Boland (AUS)24121146/77/558.642.1910
PJ Cummins (AUS)36292145/387/8920.852.9110
TG Southee (NZ)4*8403145/698/14428.782.7110
L Embuldeniya (SL)24242135/357/12918.612.0820
K Rabada (SA)24255134/427/11419.613.1800
MA Wood (ENG)47443133/515/14234.073.4300
M Jansen (SA)24222124/317/9818.53.3600
Ebadot Hossain (BAN)4*6429126/467/12135.753.410
L Ngidi (SA)24171116/718/10215.543.0910
JNT Seales (WI)24188115/558/12517.093.7810
KA Jamieson (NZ)4*8322113/406/13129.272.7700
RA Jadeja (INDIA)59369114/405/9733.54200
Taijul Islam (BAN)23278107/1168/20527.82.8410
CR Woakes (ENG)36366104/557/13836.63.3300
TA Boult (NZ)2*413995/435/5015.442.2510
C Green (AUS)4813992/233/2915.442.1400
AR Patel (INDIA)2414195/626/8515.661.910
JO Holder (WI)4822793/264/6225.222.1700
JA Warrican (WI)3628794/505/12931.882.9700
V Permaul (WI)1214185/358/14117.622.6610
C Overton (ENG)2416883/146/61212.6800
KAJ Roach (WI)3619583/305/7724.372.4600
UT Yadav (INDIA)3624683/606/13630.753.1800
SCJ Broad (ENG)3632085/1015/132403.1610
RL Chase (WI)4733485/835/11141.753.4110
P Jayawickrama (SL)2415074/405/6821.422.1700
Mohammad Abbas (PAK)2415663/433/70262.3600
Faheem Ashraf (PAK)4718662/293/66312.7300
JE Root (ENG)8823962/273/9939.833.6700
MM Ali (ENG)3529962/843/13749.833.4700
MJ Leach (ENG)3432164/844/17353.54.3400
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN)4*641863/864/12969.662.8200
J Yadav (INDIA)126254/495/6212.43.8700
JA Richardson (AUS)1212055/425/120243.1410
Shoriful Islam (BAN)2*317853/693/9935.62.6900
I Sharma (INDIA)3522953/695/8245.82.9300

 

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:

PlayerNo. of 5 wickets haul
OE Robinson (ENG)2
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)2
RTM Mendis (SL)2
L Embuldeniya (SL)2
JJ Bumrah (INDIA)1
JM Anderson (ENG)1
Mohammed Shami (INDIA)1
SN Thakur (INDIA)1
AY Patel (NZ)1
Sajid Khan (PAK)1

*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:

PlayerNo. of 10 wicket haul
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)1
RTM Mendis (SL)1
AY Patel (NZ)1
Sajid Khan (PAK)1

*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