Nathan Lyon has been brilliant this year 2017. Lyon has taken 63 Wickets in Test Matches in 2017, thereby the Most wicket taker in Test matches in the year 2017. He overtook Ravichandran Ashwin’s tally of 56 wickets in tests in the second test match of the Ashes Series. Let’s look at the players with Most wickets in 2017 in test matches.
Nathan Lyon has taken the Most Wickets in Tests in 2017
This has been the best year for the Australian Spinner as he has crossed 50 test wickets in a calendar year for the first time.
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He is followed by the South African pacer Kagiso Rabada who has also taken 57 wickets this year.
List of Players with Most Wickets in 2017 in Test Matches
- Nathan Lyon(AUS) – 63 Wickets in 20 Innings
- Kagiso Rabada (SA) – 57 Wickets in 20 Innings
- Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) – 56 Wickets in 21 Innings
- James Anderson (ENG) – 55 Wickets in 21 Innings
- Ravindra Jadeja (IND) – 54 Wickets in 20 Innings
- Rangana Herath (SL) – 52 Wickets in 19 Innings
- Keshav Maharaj (SA) – 48 Wickets in 19 Innings
- Yasir Shah (PAK) – 43 Wickets in 12 Innings
- Morne Morkel (SA) – 39 Wickets in 16 Innings
- Neil Wagner (NZ) – 36 Wickets in 14 Innings
Ravichandran Ashwin was the most wickets taker of the year 2016 – 72 Wickets in Tests in 2016.
Leading Wicket Taker in Test Matches at home in 2017
Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian Left Handed Spinner is the leading wicket taker in Home with 41 test wickets at Matches held in India.
Followed by his bowling partner Ravichandran Ashwin and England’s James Anderson who has taken 39 wickets in home tests.
Leading Wicket Taker in Test Matches at away in 2017
Interestingly, Nathan Lyon has taken 41 of his 60 Test Wickets in 2017 outside his home, thanks to the Australia’s longer away season this year. He has played 6 out of 9 matches outside Australia.
Hence, Nathan Lyon is so far the leading wicket taker in Away Tests in 2017.
He is unchallenged in this feat. Only Keshav Maharaj (32) and Morne Morkel (30) were able to reach 30 Wickets outside their home in 2017.
2017 – CRICKET RECORDS
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