Now for individual bowling performances in Tests in the calendar year 2019.
Most wickets (12 or more):
The two top positions are for Australian players Cummins and Lyon. Cummings has a large lead. The best of the newcomers appear to be Archer, Rashid Khan, Embuldeniya and SS Afridi, while Cornwall had a 10-wicket haul in his 2nd Test
Wagner and Starc had the most 5-wicket hauls (4). No one took more than one 10-for.
Best innings performances (including all 6wi and above):
Chase’s 8-wicket haul was largely responsible for England’s defeat. Next is another WI spinner who was playing in his 2nd Test. Other good performances were by newcomers JC Archer, TJ Murtagh and Rashid Khan.
Murtagh was the first Irish player to get his name on the Lord’s honours boards.
Here we add the only hat-trick this year:
JJ Bumrah took a hat-trick with the wickets of 2-13 (Bravo, 8.2 ov), 3-13 (Brooks, 8.3 ov), and 4-13 (Chase, 8.4 ov). He finished with innings figures of 6-27 and match figures of 7-58.
Best match bowling (including all cases of 8wm and above):
Rashid Khan scored a fifty along with his 11 wickets. Other newcomers here are Cornwall and Archer.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1500 balls, all instances):
Wagner and Cummins lead here, with Archer the best of the newcomers.
The best economy rates are by Cummins and Hazlewood. The best strike rates are by Starc and Wagner.