2020s Decade Records

Most Wickets in 2020s (2020-2029) in Test Cricket

Bowling in Test cricket requires skill, discipline, and temperament to get wickets consistently. When the opponents are taking the game away from your team, then the bowlers need to step up and give the batters a hell.

Having such bowlers is a blessing for any team, as they can win you lots of matches with their brilliant bowling spells.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 bowlers with the most Test wickets in the 2020s decade. Let’s go!

Most Wickets in 2020s (2020-2029) in Test Cricket

PlayerMatchesInningsWickets in 2020sBB/Innings5-Wicket Haul
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)30581547/719
Nathan Lyon (AUS)34601508/648
Pat Cummins (AUS)33601306/917
Stuart Broad (ENG)32611286/313
James Anderson (ENG)37681236/405
Mitchell Starc (AUS)33631185/781
Tim Southee (NZ)29581106/436
Kagiso Rabada (SA)21371016/505
Jasprit Bumrah (IND)2445976/455
Jack Leach (ENG)2644925/664

Also Read: Top 10: Most Wickets since 2020 in All Formats

Key insights from the above stat

Nathan Lyon, Australia’s off-spinner, who was the leading wicket-taker in the WTC 2021-23 cycle, is making his way to the top by taking wickets consistently.

India’s ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, is making batters dance to his tune with his disciplined bowling attack. He, along with Lyon, has the most 5-wicket hauls in Tests in the 2020s so far. 

Stuart Broad, the legendary England bowler, retired from International cricket after the Ashes 2023. He finished his Test career with 604 wickets, the second most Test wickets by an England bowler.

Broad’s partner, James Anderson, is still roaring in the longest format, as he clarified that he won’t be retiring anytime soon. So expect some memorable spells from Anderson in the near future.

South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada has been impressive with the red cherry, but he is highly unlikely to finish at the top given the fact that his team plays less Test cricket.

Shaheen Afridi, the new pace sensation from Pakistan, is making quick inroads with his fiery spells in Test cricket. He is one player to watch out for in the future.

Now, check out the top run-getters in Test cricket in the 2020s by clicking the link below.

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