In October 2017, the ICC announced that there will be a Test League which would involve the top nine teams playing series over two years with the top two teams qualifying for a World Test Championship Final. The first ICC World Test Championship started with the 2019 Ashes series and finished with New Zealand lifting the trophy after defeating India in the final in June 2021. The second ICC World Test Championship was started on 4 August 2021 with the 5-match Pataudi Trophy and finished with the final between India & Australia. Australia won the World Test Championship 2021-23 after defeating India by 209 runs at the Oval. The 2023-25 WTC has already started with the Ashes in England. In this article, we'll talk about the bowlers who are leading the list of most wickets in the World Test Championship 2019-25 cycle.
Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is the leading wicket-taker of the ICC World Test Championship. He picked up 56 wickets during the 2019-2021 WTC and 88 during the 2021-23. Lyon started the 2023-25 campaign by picking up 4 wickets in the 1st inning of the first test against England. He went on to take 3 wickets more in the second inning and now holding his ground with a total of 151 wickets.
Pat Cummins is only 2 wickets away from leveling Ashwin (132) in the 2nd position. Stuart Broad is 4th on the list with 115 wickets and he has to pick plenty of wickets if he wants to compete in the top two positions. India will start their World Test Championship 2023-25 campaign with a 2-match test series against West Indies in July.
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|NM Lyon (AUS)||2019-2023||35*||63||151||8/64||11/99||28.26||2.72||62.27||8||9||2|
|R Ashwin (IND)||2019-2023||27||52||132||7/145||9/207||20.03||2.55||46.97||8||6||–|
|PJ Cummins (AUS)||2019-2023||31*||57||130||5/28||8/79||21.97||2.74||47.96||6||4||–|
|SCJ Broad (ENG)||2019-2023||29*||54||115||6/31||10/67||23.23||2.96||46.99||6||3||1|
|TG Southee (NZ)||2019-2023||24||48||106||5/32||9/110||26.15||2.82||55.45||6||6||–|
|K Rabada (SA)||2019-2023||23||39||104||6/50||8/89||23.30||3.39||41.22||6||4||–|
|MA Starc (AUS)||2019-2023||27||52||99||6/66||9/97||26.45||3.18||49.90||6||2||–|
|JM Anderson (ENG)||2019-2023||28*||49||98||6/40||7/63||20.36||2.28||53.39||4||5||–|
|MJ Leach (ENG)||2019-2022||26||43||88||5/66||10/166||35.11||3.05||68.89||8||3||1|
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||2019-2023||24||45||85||5/35||8/107||24.61||3.17||46.50||5||2||–|
N.B: The records and stats are accurate as of 19/06/2022.