England vs India 2021 Test series could not witness the final 5th Test, as it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After India’s support staff members including head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive for covid, the Indian team decided to skip the 5th Test for the safety of players. As of now, ECB and BCCI seek to reschedule the match for a later date in the future.
Despite the cancellation of the 5th Test, cricket fans managed to enjoy the 4 thrilling games between both teams. The first Test ended in a draw after rains washed away play on the final day. In the 2nd Test, India defeated England at Lord’s by 151 runs with an outstanding bowling attack in the final innings.
Later, Joe Root-led England made a powerful comeback in the 3rd Test, crushing India by an innings and 76 runs. In the 4th Test, India defeated England by 157 runs to gain a 2-1 lead in the series. After the conclusion of the England vs India 2021 Test series, we take a look at the 5 highest wicket-taker of the series.
England vs India 2021: 5 Highest Wicket Takers Of The Series
5. Mohammed Shami- 11 Wickets
India’s Mohammed Shami finished as the 5th highest wicket-taker in England vs India 2021 Test series. The right-arm pacer picked 11 wickets in 3 matches, owning an average of 27.55. Shami bowled more than 96 overs during the 3 matches he played and conceded 581 runs. His best bowling figure was in an innings was 4-95, which he got in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test.
4. Mohammed Siraj- 14 Wickets
Mohammed Siraj takes the 4th spot in this list. The Indian pacer scalped 14 wickets during England vs India 2021 series. The right-arm pacer picked 14 wickets in 4 Tests at an average of 30.71. He bowled more than 216 overs and conceded 761 runs in the series. He picked a four-wicket haul in both the innings of the 2nd Test at Lord’s. His best bowling figures was 4-32.
3. James Anderson- 15 Wickets
England’s James Anderson was the 3rd highest wicket-taker in England vs India 2021 Test series. In 4 matches, Anderson bagged 15 wickets at an average of 24.67. The right-arm pacer also picked a magnificent fifer at Lord’s Test, bagging his best bowling figure of 5-62 in the series. Bowling more than 163 overs, the right-arm pacer conceded 981 runs in the series.
2. Jasprit Bumrah- 18 Wickets
With 18 wickets in his kitty, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah ended as the 2nd highest wicket-taker during England vs India 2021 Test series. The right-arm pacer picked 18 wickets in 4 Tests at an average of 20.83. He also picked 1 five-wicket haul during the series. Bowling 151 overs across 4 Tests, Bumrah conceded 906 runs. His best bowling show in an innings was 5-64, which he picked in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test.
1. Ollie Robinson- 21 Wickets
England’s Ollie Robinson tops this list by picking 21 wickets during England vs India 2021 Test series. The right-arm pacer bowled at an average of 21.33, bagging 2 fifers across 4 Tests. He bowled about 166 overs, conceding 998 runs. His best figures was 5-65, which he grabbed in the 2nd innings of the 3rd Test at Headingley.
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