Australian bowler Pat Cummins is the highest wicket-taker in the inaugural session of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.
The first-ever edition of the World Test Championship by ICC started with Ashes 2019 and will end with a highly anticipated final in June 2021. The final Test match will take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton, from 18th June 2021 to 22nd June 2021 between India and New Zealand. A total of 72 Test matches consist of the ICC WTC.
PJ Cummins is the leading wicket-taker in the World Test Championship 2019-21. The rating system of the WTC 2019-21 was changed by the ICC last year, which made percentage points as the qualification criteria.
India tops the WTC points table with 12 wins, while New Zealand is in the second position with 7 wins so far.
Players have been performing so well in the tournament, be its bowlers or batsmen. Here, we bring you the data and statistics of the top 10 highest wicket-takers in the World Test Championship 2019-21.
Top 10 Most Wicket Takers in WTC 2019-21
1: Pat Cummins – 70 wickets (Australia)
Pat Cummins from Australia is at the first position on the table of the top 10 highest wicket-takers in the World Test Championship. Cummins took 70 wickets in 28 innings with an economy of 2.64 and a best of 7/69 in a Test match.
2: Stuart Broad – 69 wickets (England)
Stuart Broad is in the second position with just one wicket lesser than Pat Cummins. The English bowler Stuart Broad played 32 innings and has an economy of 2.77. Broad’s best is 10/67 in a Test match.
3: R Ashwin – 67 wickets (India)
Indian spinner R Ashwin took 67 wickets in the World Test Championship 2019-21 so far. Ashwin has been economical with an economy of 2.66 and a best of 9/207 in a Test match.
4: Nathan Lyon – 56 wickets (Australia)
Nathan Lyon from Australia took 56 wickets in the WTC with an economy of 2.78 and a best of 10/118 in a match.
5: Tim Southee – 51 wickets (New Zealand)
New Zealand bowler Tim Southee, who still has a final match left to play, took 51 wickets in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. Southee has an economy of 2.69 and a best of 9/100 in a match.
6: Josh Hazlewood – 48 wickets (Australia)
Australian Bowler Josh Hazlewood took 48 wickets with an economy of 2.55 and a best of 9/115 in a match.
7: Mitchell Starc – 44 wickets (Australia)
Another Australian bowler, Mitchell Starc, took 44 wickets with a best of 9/97 in a single Test match with an economy of 3.17.
8: Jofra Archer – 40 wickets (England)
English bowler Jofra Archer took 40 wickets with an economy of 3.10 and a best of 6/45 in an innings and 8/85 in a match.
9: MJ Leach – 40 wickets (England)
MJ Leach from England also took 40 wickets with an economy of 3.16, a best of 6/177 in a match, and 5/122 innings.
10: Jimmy Anderson – 39 wickets (England)
Jimmy Anderson, the renowned English bowler, took 39 wickets in just 20 innings with an economy of 2.29 and a best of 7/63 in a Test match.
List of Top wicket-takers in World Test Championship 2019-21
|PJ Cummins (AUS)||28||70||21.02||1||0|
|SCJ Broad (ENG)||32||69||20.08||2||1|
|R Ashwin (INDIA)||32||67||20.88||4||0|
|NM Lyon (AUS)||27||56||31.37||4||1|
|TG Southee (NZ)||20||51||20.66||3||0|
|JR Hazlewood (AUS)||21||48||20.54||3||0|
|MA Starc (AUS)||20||44||24.54||2||0|
|JC Archer (ENG)||21||40||27.37||3||0|
|MJ Leach (ENG)||18||40||29.55||1||0|
|JM Anderson (ENG)||20||39||19.51||3||0|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the most ICC Test Championship?
The first-ever final match of the ICC World Test Championship is yet to happen at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton, from 18th June 2021 between India and New Zealand.
Who is the best Test bowler in the world?
The world’s best Test Bowler recently is Pat Cummins, with the most wickets in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.
Who is the No 1 team in cricket?
The no. 1 Test team in cricket is the Indian cricket team with the most number of wins in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.
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