Want to know which bowler is making an impressive impact in the Test cricket then here is the list of leading wicket takers in Test matches 2016.
1. Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays Test, Twenty20 and One Day International cricket for South Africa. Steyn holds the record for the fastest South African bowler to reach 100 wickets in Test Matches. His bowling figures for Test matches is 33 wickets in 5 matches while his strike rate is 32.9.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is a right arm off-break bowler and the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in Test cricket. After playing 4 Test matches Ashwin has managed to take 29 wickets for his team a with an strike rate of 49.9.
3. James Anderson
James Anderson is an English cricketer. He is a right arm pace bowler who is the highest wicket taker in international cricket from England when his wickets are combined together in all three formats of the game. In his recent 7 matches Anderson has been successful in taking 29 wickets with a best of 5/47.
4. Stuart Broad
Stuart Christopher John Broad is a cricketer who plays Test, T20 and One Day International cricket for England and is currently the captain of England’s Twenty20 cricket team. He is a right-arm seam bowler who has taken 26 wickets after playing 7 matches.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is an left arm orthodox bowler from Indian national cricket team. He is included in the team as an all-rounder due to his good hitting ability. He plays as an middle order batsman. Jadeja has been successful in taking 24 wickets in 4 matches which gives him the 5th spot on our list.
6. Trent Boult
Trent Boult is a cricketer from New Zealand. He is an left arm medium fast bowler and a right handed batsman. Boult made his teat debut in 2011-2012 against Australia. He has played 7 Test matches for his side while taking 23 wickets after bowling 253 overs.
7. Vernon Philander
Vernon Philander is an all-rounder from South African cricket Team. He is a right handed batsman and medium fast bowler. Philander made his Test debut against Australia in 2011. This year he has played 4 Test matches while taking 22 wickets.
8. Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath is a Sri Lankan cricketer who made played his first test match against Australia in 1999. He is an slow left arm orthodox bowler. He has taken 21 wickets after playing just 3 Test matches which shows his talent.
9. PM Siddle
Peter Matthew Siddle is an Australian right arm fast bowler. He made his Test debut in 2008 against India. Siddle is the only number 9 batsman who has scored a half century in both innings of one match. If we take a look at his recent performance Siddle has played 7 matches till now while taking 20 wickets.
10. Steven Finn
Steven Finn is a right handed batsman and a right arm fast bowler who plays for the England cricket team. He made his Test debut in 2010. Finn has taken 20 wickets after playing 6 matches.
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