Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Axar Patel has become the highest wicket-taker in a debut series with 27 scalps against England in the four-match Test series. Doing so, he has surpassed Sri Lankan spinner Ajanta Mendis’ record of 26 wickets against India in 2008 and teammate Ravichandran Ashwin’s 22 wickets against West Indies.
Patel continued his red-hot form in his debut Test series. After scalping 21 wickets in the two Tests, he bagged another five-wicket haul in the final Test match in Ahmedabad. The left-arm spinner has been one reason why India have had tamed the visitors’ batsmen.
Most wickets in debut series (max 3 Tests):
Axar Patel vs England 2020/21: 27
Ajanta Mendis vs India 2008: 26
Alec Bedser vs India 1946: 24
R Ashwin vs West Indies 2011/12: 22
Stuart Clark vs South Africa 2005/06: 20