Most Test Wickets in 2021

In this article, we will look after those bowlers who have taken the Most Test Wickets in 2021

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After a Covid affected year in 2020, finally cricket is back in its own way. So, in 2021 there has been a lot of cricket happened. Starting with test series for every test playing nation out there to end with the world cup of the shortest format. Moreover, the first ICC World Test Championship final has been played at the Home of Cricket, Lord's in July 2021. Many batsmen have performed well throughout the year as Joe Root performed in Tests and Rizwan performed in T20Is. Just like that batsman, many bowlers have also shown their talents throughout the whole year. In this article, we will look after those bowlers who have taken the Most Test Wickets in 2021.

#10. Taijul Islam | 30 wickets

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Bangladesh's left-arm orthodox spinner Taijul Islam comes at number ten on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Taijul has been brilliant through this year for Bangladesh and bowls exceptionally well in tests. scalped 30 wickets with an average of 30.50 in 6 tests that he has played in 2021. The orthodox spinner has recorded a BBI of 7/116 and a BBM of 8/144 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered two five-wicket halls this year.

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#9. Jasprit Bumrah | 30 wickets

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Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah comes at number nine on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Bumrah played a crucial role in India's away victories this year including the last victory at Centurian. Jasprit Bumrah has scalped 30 wickets with an average of 26.53 in 9 tests that he has played in 2021. The Yorker specialist has recorded a BBI of 5/64 and a BBM of 9/110 in Tests of 2021. Meanwhile, Bumrah has also registered one five-wicket hall this year.

#8. Mohammad Siraj | 31 wickets

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Another Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj had played brilliantly throughout the year and contributed to team India's historical away test victories. Siraj comes at number eight on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Like Bumrah, Siraj has scalped 31 wickets with an average of 29.96 in 10 tests that he has played in 2021. Moreover, Siraj has recorded a BBI of 5/73 and a BBM of 8/126 in Tests of 2021. He has helped India to win their first test against the hosts South Africa at the Centurion. Meanwhile, Siraj has also registered one five-wicket hall this year.

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#7. Lasith Embudelniya | 32 wickets

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Another Sri Lankan left-arm orthodox spinner, Lasith Embudelniya comes at number seven on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Embudelniya has scalped 32 wickets with an average of 27.21 in just 6 tests he has played in 2021. The orthodox spinner has recorded a BBI of 7/137 and a BBM of 10/210 in Tests of 2021. Meanwhile, he has also registered three fifers and also one 10 wicket hall this year.

#6. Axar Patel | 36 wickets

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Another Indian left-arm orthodox spinner Axar Patel has registered his name at number six on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Axar has been phenomenal in tests, especially in his home conditions. Axar has scalped 36 wickets with an unbelievable average of 11.86 in just 5 tests that he has played in 2021. Meanwhile, he has debuted against England earlier this year. Since then he has recorded a BBI of 6/38 and a BBM of 11/70 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered 5 five-wicket halls and also one 10 wicket hall this year.

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#5. Ollie Robinson | 37 wickets

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England bowling all-rounder Ollie Edward Robinson has performed well since his debut game against New Zealand at Lord's in mid-2021. Robinson has registered his name at number five on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Robinson has scalped 37 wickets with a decent average of 21.16 in just 8 tests that he has played in 2021 since his debut. He has registered a BBI of 5/65 and a BBM of 7/61 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered two five-wicket halls this year.

#4. James Anderson | 39 wickets

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England ace pacer James Anderson has performed well throughout his whole Test career. He has been playing in Tests for England since 2003. The 39-year-old, Anderson has registered his name at number four on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Anderson has scalped 39 wickets with a decent average of 21.74 in 12 tests that he has played in 2021. Moreover, he has registered a BBI of 6/40 and a BBM of 6/46 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered two five-wicket halls this year.

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#3. Hasan Ali | 41 wickets

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Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has performed well throughout this year for his team. The pacer has registered his name at third on this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Hasan Ali has scalped 41 wickets with an impressive average of 16.07 in 8 tests that he has played in 2021. Moreover, Ali has registered a BBI of 5/27 and a BBM of 10/114 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered five fifers and one 10 wickets hall this year.

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#2. Shaheen Afridi | 47 wickets

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Another Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has registered his name at the second spot on this list of batsmen with the most Test wickets in 2021. Afridi has performed his best for the last 2 years in the longer format of the game. He has scalped 47 wickets with an impressive average of 17.06 in just 9 tests that he has played in 2021. Moreover, Afridi has registered a BBI of 6/51 and a BBM of 10/94 in Tests of 2021. Meanwhile, he has also registered three fifers and one 10 wickets hall this year.

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#1. Ravichandran Ashwin | 54 wickets

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India's one of the best all-rounders in the red-ball format Ravichandran Ashwin has topped this list of bowlers with the most test wickets in 2021. Ashwin has contributed so much to Indian cricket with both the bat and ball across formats. He has scalped 54 wickets with an impressive average of 16.64 in just 9 tests that he has played in 2021. Meanwhile, Ashwin has registered a BBI of 6/61 and a BBM of 9/207 in Tests of 2021. Moreover, he has also registered three-five wicket halls this year.

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N.B: The stats are accurate as of 31/12/2021.

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