Bumrah at the top
Jaspreet Bumrah

As the WTC has been introduced to test cricket, the popularity and hype of the test format are on the rooftop again as a result. In this period of WTC 2021-2023, India is in 4th position. Australia, Bangladesh, and England at 1,2, and 3 respectively.

A tweet from ICC yesterday released the updated list of top 5 wicket-takers in WTC 2021-2023 till now.

ICC tweets on WTC top 5 wicket-takers.

Now, let’s take a look at the top 4 leading wicket-takers of WTC 2021-2023 till now :

1. Jaspreet Bumrah (45 wickets)

Bringing Bumrah to international cricket was as much as bringing a duck into the water! As soon as he debuted, he was already regarded as one of the most talented pacers in the world.

No surprise that Bumrah sits on top of the list. This right-armed unorthodox bowler has three five-wicket hauls to his name since the start of the WTC 2021-2023, which came in three different series and in three different countries.

He holds the eyes of spectators whenever on the ground. When holding the bat, during India’s most recent Test match, he took a whopping 35 runs from one Stuart Broad over when standing in as Test captain for regular skipper Rohit Sharma against England in Birmingham.

Jaspreet Bumrah sends Lees off
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking Alex Lees down. Image via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2. Shaheen Shah Afridi (41 wickets)

After Shaheen Shah Afridi, the Pakistani ace has been added to the Pakistani bowling order, the Pakistani bowling line-up looks very aggressive and dangerous.

he has continuously troubled the top order of the opposition team with his superb new ball bowling. he has 2 fifers and a maiden ten-wicket haul in a match against West Indies.

Shaheen Afridi celebrating wicket
Afridi celebrating the dismissal of Kemar Roach

3. Jimmi Anderson (40 wickets)

“Age is just a number”. Well, Jimmi Anderson is an example. This English bowler is in his 40, bowling exceptionally well than most 20s-aged bowlers.

Anderson responded well to the ongoing speculations of any possibilities of his retirement by taking 11 wickets against NZ despite missing the last game at Leeds with an avg of 18.

Jimmi taking Virat down
Anderson taking Virat’s wicket -IC_BCCI

Full list of WTC Wicket takers- click here

4. Nathan Lyon (39 wickets)

Nathan Lyon
The team celebrates, Lyon taking the wicket of Hasan Ali. (Photo: AFP)

With 39 wickets, two fifers, and an average of 31, Nathon Lyon is at number 4. Lyon took one of those five-wicket hauls against Pakistan in Lahore on the final day to help Australia win their first series win in Asia since 2011.
The off-spinner leading the Aussies’ spin bowling has continuously shone.

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