World Test Championship: Mohammed Shami third in the list of top 10 wicket-takers

India quick Mohammed Shami claimed 22 wickets in five Tests to enter the elite list of top wicket-takers led by Pat Cummins (29) and Stuart Broad (23).

Mohammed Shami holds a broken stump after the victory against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.   -  PTI

 

Maintaining an economy of 2.79 in five Tests with 22 wickets, India quick Mohammed Shami is among the top five bowlers in the World Test Championship. He is tied third with England pacer Jofra Archer.

Shami has been consistent both at home and away. In the tour of West Indies, he picked up nine wickets and started the three-match Test series against South Africa with a five-for in Visakhapatnam.

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Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is ruling the bowling charts with 29 wickets in five Tests, all against England in the Ashes. England seamer Stuart Broad is second in the list with 23 wickets.

India spinners Ravindra Jadeja (19 scalps) and R. Ashwin (15) have occupied the seventh and eighth positions respectively for 34 wickets between them.

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Jasprit Bumrah, who could not proceed beyond the two Tests against West Indies due to a back injury, is next in the list for claiming 13 wickets in the Caribbean islands. Ishant Sharma follows Bumrah with 13 wickets in four Tests.

Overall, the five Indian bowlers — three pacers and two spinners — seem to be on the right track after 12 Tests in the World Test Championship.

India will next take on Bangladesh in a two Test series starting in Indore on November 14. The second match of the series will be a day-night pink-ball affair at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

World Test Championship: Top 10 wicket-takers

Pat Cummins (Australia): 29 wickets in five Tests

Stuart Broad (England): 23 wickets in five Tests

Mohammed Shami (India): 22 wickets in five Tests

Jofra Archer (England): 22 wickets in four Tests

Josh Hazlewood (Australia) 20 wickets in four Tests

Nathan Lyon (Australia): 20 wickets in five Tests

Ravindra Jadeja (India): 19 wickets in five Tests

Ravichandran Ashwin (India): 15 wickets in three Tests

Jasprit Bumrah (India): 13 wickets in two Tests

Ishant Sharma (India) 13 wickets in four Tests

 

As of October 30, 2019