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Web Desk
May 10, 2021

Hassan Ali surpasses all other bowlers to become leading wicket-taker in 2021

Web Desk
Mon, May 10, 2021
Hassan Ali file photo.

The laurels cannot stop for Hassan Ali who has managed to win yet another game for Pakistan and in the process, achieve an impressive feat. 

The Pakistani right-arm pacer has become the leading wicket-taker of 2021 after his heroics in the second Test match against Zimbabwe. 

In just 15 innings, Ali has taken 40 wickets. 

At number two, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 34 wickets from 10 innings while Shaheen Afridi is the third-highest wicket-taker this year with 29 wickets to his name from 19 innings.

England spinner Jack Leach finishes fourth on the list, as he grabbed 28 wickets from 11 matches while Axar Patel has managed to take 27 scalps from only seven innings.

In the second Test match against Zimbabwe, Ali took 5 wickets for Pakistan, giving away only 27 runs.

In the first Test match played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, Ali had managed to take a stunning nine wickets in the match.

Pakistan had managed to win that game by an innings and 116 runs. The visitors are again on the verge of victory by an innings as Zimbabwe reels in its second innings in the second Test match as well.