2024 is yet another entertaining year for Test cricket enthusiasts. After the rousing 2023 ODI World Cup, attention now slowly shifts towards the ongoing WTC cycle.

All 9 participating teams, along with the remaining 3 full members, are raring to compete in the red-ball format. In the battle between bat and ball, the bowlers will look to skittle the opposition twice.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 bowlers with the most Test wickets in 2024.

Most Wickets in Test in 2024

PlayerInningsWicketsBBIStrike Rate
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)10295/3130.62
Jasprit Bumrah (IND)10276/4527.92
Ravi Ashwin (IND)10265/5136.11
Nathan Lyon (AUS)10256/6536.80
Matt Henry (NZ)8237/6735.82
Tom Hartley (ENG)9227/6268.36
Kuldeep Yadav (IND)8195/7236.05
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)8195/41 46.26
Pat Cummins (AUS)10175/6149.05
Shoaib Bashir (ENG)5175/11959.70

Key Insights

India’s Mohammed Siraj delivered a dream spell in Cape Town on what was a tricky surface to bat on. Siraj’s 6 for 15 helped India skittle host South Africa for 55 runs — one of their lowest Test totals.

His colleague, Jasprit Bumrah, followed in a similar fashion by scalping 6 wickets for 61 runs in the second innings. In a game dominated by pacers, no spinner from either team bowled a single delivery.

The West Indies had a disappointing start to the year as the Aussies thrashed them in the first match. But there was a glittering moment for debutant Shamar Joseph, who announced himself in style. The promising young pacer grabbed a five-wicket haul on debut, which included Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne among the wickets.

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Australia’s World Cup-winning skipper, Pat Cummins, has picked up from where he left off in 2023. The skipper is going to play an important role in Australia’s defence for the WTC title.

India’s ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, will be in quest to complete 500 Test wickets. India is going to play a significant number of Tests at home, so he will cross the mark soon.

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