ICC WTC Final: Virat Kohli-led India will lock horns against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the finals of the World Test Championship at The Rose Bowl, Southampton from June 18-22. The much-awaited battle will feature top bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, among others. They are expected to play a crucial role in the upcoming contest as England conditions are expected to assist the pacers. Today, we discuss top wicket-takers in World Test Championship.
ICC WTC Final: Bowlers who have taken most wickets in World Test Championships
Pat Cummins – 70 Wickets
The Aussie pace spearhead is on top the charts when it comes to picking most wickets in the World Test Championships. He has taken 70 wickets for Australia as they narrowly missed out on the ICC WTC Final. It includes a 5-wicket haul.
Stuart Broad – 69 Wickets
England pacer Stuart Broad is also on this elite list with as many as 69 wickets in World Test Championships. He took a couple of 5 wicket hauls and 10 wickets in one match.
Ravi Ashwin – 67 Wickets
India ace spinner R Ashwin is the only player in the top 3 among most wicket-takers in World Test Championship. He was the leading wicket-taker for India in the recently concluded Test series against England. The 34-year-old took 32 wickets to equal his previous best in the 4-match Test series. He is likely to go past Stuart Broad and Pat Cummins on this elite list. He has taken 4 five-wicket hauls in the World Test Championship.
Other players in the top 5 list are Australia’s Nathan Lyon and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee.
|PJ Cummins (AUS)||2019-2021||14||28||555.3||158||1472||70||5/28||7/69||21.02||2.64||47.6||1||0|
|SCJ Broad (ENG)||2019-2021||17||32||499.3||132||1386||69||6/31||10/67||20.08||2.77||43.4||2||1|
|R Ashwin (INDIA)||2019-2021||13||24||524.4||95||1399||67||7/145||9/207||20.88||2.66||46.9||4||0|
|NM Lyon (AUS)||2019-2021||14||27||630.5||131||1757||56||6/49||10/118||31.37||2.78||67.5||4||1|
|TG Southee (NZ)||2019-2021||10||20||390.3||107||1054||51||5/32||9/110||20.66||2.69||45.9||3||0|
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