IND vs NZ final: Top five Indian bowlers in ICC World Test Championship

Ashwin has played nine of his WTC matches in India, three in Australia and one in New Zealand.
In the final match of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), scheduled to be held later this month, spinner R Ashwin could overtake Australia's Pat Cummins to become the tournament's highest wicket-taker. During the 2019-21 WTC cycle, Ashwin has represented India in 13 matches and has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for his country.

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Ashwin has scalped 67 wickets in ICC WTC cycle and is just 4 wickets away from Cummins, who took 71 wickets in 14 games.

Ashwin has played nine of his WTC matches in India, three in Australia and one in New Zealand. It is, therefore, no surprise that he has taken most of his wickets in India. He has picked 52 wickets at home and 15 overseas -- 12 in Australia and three in New Zealand.

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As many as 32 of his 52 wickets in WTC have come in the four-match Test series against England this year. This, along with 181 runs in four innings, won him the man-of-the-series award.

Top batsmen in ICC WTC 2019-21

Ashwin is followed by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami with 36 wickets each.

Top five bowlers for India in WTC ahead of IND vs NZ final

Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
R Ashwin 13 24 524.4 95 1399 67 7 for 145 9 for 207 20.88 2.66 46.9 4 0
Ishant Sharma 11 20 218 55 625 36 5 for 22 9 for 78 17.36 2.86 36.3 3 0
Mohammed Shami 10 18 239.3 56 712 36 5 for 35 7 for 58 19.77 2.97 39.9 1 0
Jasprit Bumrah 9 17 276.3 66 762 34 6 for 27 7 for 58 22.41 2.75 48.7 2 0
Umesh Yadav 7 14 160.2 27 538 29 5 for 53 8 for 82 18.55 3.35 33.1 1 0

Top bowlers in WTC 2019-21:

Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
Pat Cummins (AUS) 14 28 555.3 158 1472 70 5 for 28 7 for 69 21.02 2.64 47.6 1 0
Stuart Broad (ENG) 17 32 499.3 132 1386 69 6 for 31 10 for 67 20.08 2.77 43.4 2 1
R Ashwin (INDIA) 13 24 524.4 95 1399 67 7 for 145 9 for 207 20.88 2.66 46.9 4 0
Nathan Lyon (AUS) 14 27 630.5 131 1757 56 6 for 49 10 for 118 31.37 2.78 67.5 4 1
Tim Southee (NZ) 10 20 390.3 107 1054 51 5 for 32 9 for 110 20.66 2.69 45.9 3 0
Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 11 21 385.2 108 986 48 5 for 8 9 for 115 20.54 2.55 48.1 3 0
Mitchell Starc (AUS) 10 20 340.3 71 1080 44 6 for 66 9 for 97 24.54 3.17 46.4 2 0
Jofra Archer (ENG) 11 21 352.5 71 1095 40 6 for 45 8 for 85 27.37 3.1 52.9 3 0
Jack Leach (ENG) 10 18 373.3 60 1182 40 5 for 122 6 for 177 29.55 3.16 56 1 0
James Anderson (ENG) 12 20 331.5 109 761 39 6 for 40 7 for 63 19.51 2.29 51 3 0
Anrich Nortje (SA) 10 17 315.4 53 1164 39 6 for 56 8 for 120 29.84 3.68 48.5 3 0
Kyle Jamieson (NZ) 6 12 200.2 70 478 36 6 for 48 11 for 117 13.27 2.38 33.3 4 1
Ishant Sharma (INDIA) 11 20 218 55 625 36 5 for 22 9 for 78 17.36 2.86 36.3 3 0
Mohammed Shami (INDIA) 10 18 239.3 56 712 36 5 for 35 7 for 58 19.77 2.97 39.9 1 0
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 12 18 386.4 73 1175 36 5 for 77 6 for 128 32.63 3.03 64.4 1 0



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