The Prime Minister of India, who does not spin spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, has completed the first edition of the World Championships as a leading wicket player with 71 wickets. He took two leashes on the last day of the titular clash with New Zealand to pass Australia Pat Cummins top of the charts.
However, India could not cross the finish line as New Zealand won the final with 8 wickets to become the first world test champion.
Meanwhile, the Australian Marnus Labuschagne secured his place as the leading winner in the edition (1675 tracks in 13 matches). Among the finalists are India and New Zealand, Adjinkya Rahane remained the tallest runner in the entire race with 1,174 tracks in 13 races.
David Warner’s undefeated 335 against Pakistan in 2019 remained the highest individual result in one inning in the introductory edition, while Lasith Embuldeniya from Sri Lanka had the best bowling figures in one inning (7/137 against England, 2021).
Ashwin was the only bowler to take seven wickets in one inning in the first edition.
Here is a brief overview of the individual diagrams:
- Marnus Labsuchagne (Australia) – 1676 tracks in 13 matches
- Joe Koren (England) – 1660 tracks in 20 matches
- Stephen Smith (Australia) – 1341 tracks in 13 games
- Ben Stokes (England) – 1334 tracks in 17 games
- Ajinkya Rahane (India) – 1174 tracks in 18 matches