Hope you have read the earlier parts, such as :https://abn397.wordpress.com/2022/01/02/summary-of-test-matches-in-2021-batting-records-part-2/
We now proceed to study the Test bowling performances during the calendar year 2021.
Most wickets (minimum 20):
Led by R Ashwin, with SS Afridi a little behind.
The most 5wis are 5 by Hasan Ali and AR Patel.
No one has taken more than one 10wm.
A number of newcomers did well, such as AR Patel and M Siraj (Ind), OE Robinson (Eng) and RTM Mendis (SL).
Best innings bowling (including all 6wi and above):
Pride of place would go to AY Patel’s 10-119 although his team still lost. This was the 3rd 10wi in all Tests, and the best innings bowling for New Zealand. SM Boland’s 6-7 was one of the best figures on debut. JE Root’s occasional bowling got him 5-8.
Best match bowling (including all 9wm and above):
AY Patel and Sajid Khan again have the top 2 positions. And AR Patel’s 11-70 is the best match bowling in a day-night match.
Bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls bowled):
Only 3 bowlers make the cutoff of 2000 balls. R Ashwin has the best average and strike rate, while JM Anderson has the best economy rate.
To be continued: