This applies to all Tests during the calendar year 2016.
Most wickets taken (20 and above):
Ashwin is far ahead of the runner-up Herath. Ashwin also has the most fivers (8) followed by Herath (5). Ashwin yet again has the most tenners (3) followed by Herath and Yasir Shah with 2 apiece.
Best bowling (innings): All instances of 6 or more wickets.
Bishoo has the best innings figures for the year but his side lost that Test. Interestingly, RA Jadeja has the best innings figures for India.
Best bowling (match): All instances of 8 or more wickets
Ashwin’s and Herath’s names keep recurring here.
Bowling averages: (Minimum 1500 balls):
Herath tops this list followed by the less heralded Wagner and then Starc.
Jadeja has the best economy rate of 2.27, followed by Anderson (2.46) and Herath (2.61)
The best strike rate is by Rabada (36.6) followed by Starc (39.0) and Herath (43.4)
Though Ashwin took the most wickets, he did not score very well on these parameters.
To be continued.