India spinner R Ashwin became the leading wicket-taker in the Test format in 2021 by dismissing New Zealand opener Young during the third day’s play of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi’s number comes after him.
Published: November 27, 2021 01:12:06 pm
The New Zealand team is in good shape on the third day of the first test match between India and New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. On the second day carried forward their score to 129/0. New Zealand’s team has so far scored 214 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 94 overs. Opener Tom Latham is unbeaten on 88 off 265 balls at the crease. Latham is slowly taking his innings closer to a century.
Ashwin becomes most successful Test bowler in 2021
Most wickets in Tests in 2021:
39* – R Ashwin— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 27, 2021
39 – Shaheen Afridi
37 – Hasan Ali
32 – James Anderson
28 – Jack Leach
28 – Ollie Robinson#INDvNZ
The year 2021 has been great for Ashwin. In the middle of the ongoing Test in Kanpur, Ashwin got New Zealand opener Will Young caught by wicketkeeper Bharat. After taking Young’s wicket, Ashwin has become the most successful bowler in 2021, surpassing Shaheen Afridi’s record of taking 38 Test wickets this year. Ashwin has taken a total of 39 wickets in Tests this year.
Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali’s name is in third place in terms of taking most wickets this year. Hasan Ali has so far taken 37 wickets in Tests this year. England spinner Jack Leach is fourth this year with 28 wickets. In fifth place is Ollie Robinson, who has jointly held the fifth spot with Jack Leach with 28 wickets so far this year.
New Zealand in strong position thanks to the opener In the Kanpur Test, New Zealand opener Young and Tom Latham shared a record partnership of 151 runs for the first wicket. The Indian bowling attack looked very simple in front of the brilliant batting of these two. This is the first time since 2016, when a visiting team’s opening pair made a century partnership in India, before these two, Alastair Cook and Keaton had added 103 runs in the opening partnership for England.
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