5. Shaheen Afridi – 3-31 vs India, Dubai
Shaheen Afridi gifted Pakistan their first victory over Pakistan in a World Cup with a fiery spell, dismissing the Indian top three Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
4. Adam Zampa – 5-19 vs Bangladesh, Dubai
Adam Zampa was one of the shining lights for Australia at the T20 World Cup, and the leg-spinner picked up career best figures of 5 for 19 to help the Aussies dismiss Bangladesh for just 73 in their Super 12 fixture.
3. Kyle Jamieson – 7-61 vs India, WTC Final, Southampton
Kyle Jamieson terrorized India with his bounce and movement, picking up a first innings five-wicket haul and seven wickets in the match to help New Zealand win the inaugural World Test Championship.
2. Axar Patel – 11-70 vs England, Ahmedabad
Axar Patel enjoyed a dream start to his Test career in 2021, picking up 11 wickets in only his 2nd Test match as India dismissed England for 112 and 81 in both innings to win the pink ball Test.
1. Ajaz Patel – 14-225 vs India, Mumbai
Ajaz Patel created history at the Wankhede Stadium, becoming only the 3rd player in history to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings. Patel went on to finish with 14 wickets in the match, registering the best figures by a bowler against India in Test cricket.
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