As every year passes by, we get to see spectacular performances from many cricketers. We get to witness the rise of such cricketers at the international levels. Bowling with the longest strides and picking up wickets at the crucial moments makes everything worth it for the pacers. Let's take a look at the top five pacers with the most International wickets since 2018.
It is a mandate for Pat Cummins to be on this list as he has been playing exceptionally and consistently for the past couple of years. His records of wicket hauls are proof and shreds of evidence of his expertise and competency. His contribution is indeed one of the key reasons for the success of Australia's bowling lineup. The top wicket-taker since 2018 has picked up 196 wickets in 70 matches including 5 fifers with an average of 22.34 and strike rate of 39.5. He has bowled 1290.5 overs within an economy of 3.39. Cummins has also picked up a total of 10 wickets in a single match.
Every cricket fanatic has witnessed the rise of Tim Southee since 2015. The pacer from New Zealand has shown incredible since the beginning of his career which made him a permanent member of the team in all three formats. Pacing the ball depending on the surface and the circumstances is one of his special skills and has helped him to grow so much. The Kiwi bowler is the 3rd bowler from New Zealand to have 300 test wickets in his name. In 82 matches since 2018, he has picked up 178 wickets including 7 fifers by bowling in 1155.3 overs.
The left-handed swing bowler of New Zealand also happens to be on this list of most International wickets by pacers in 2018. The Kiwi bowler has molded his accuracy perfectly when it comes to lengths while bowling. He is one of the pivotal members of the New Zealand cricket team. Also, a lot of credit for New Zealand's success in the past few years goes to him. Since 2018, Trent Boult has featured in 74 matches and picked up 177 wickets including 15 fifers with an average of 26.17 and a strike rate of 40.6.
The left-arm pacer of the Australian Cricket team is the second bowler on this list of most International wickets by pacers since 2018. His performances have evolved in the past few years and the changes that he made have helped him in bowling accurately. One of his best performances in recent times is the 2019 ICC World Cup. He ended the world cup with the highest wickets in his name. He achieved this feat twice in the 2015 and the 2019 World Cup. Starc has been a part of 72 matches for Australia since 2018 and has picked up 170 wickets. Also, he took an 8-wicket haul 5 times. Currently, he has an average of 27.4 with a strike rate of 39. He has also picked up a total of 10 wickets in a single match.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most important bowlers and biggest assets of the Indian cricket team. The death-over specialist has mastered the craft of yorkers and hence ends up picking up wickets at the crucial moments in most of the matches. He has shown his abilities by playing with both red and white balls. His consistent performances have helped him to establish himself as a permanent member of the Indian team in all formats of cricket. Since 2018, Bumrah has picked up 158 wickets in 75 international matches including 5 fifers. He has an average of 22.49 with a strike rate of 42.6 and an economy of 3.44.