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Ashwin ends the WTC 2019-21 cycle as leading wicketkeeper

The Prime Minister of India, Ravichandran Ashwin, finished the 2019-21 World Cup as the leading wicketkeeper with 71 scalps in his honor.

The 34-year-old Tamil Nadu-off spinner achieved the feat during the World Cup final against New Zealand, which was his 14th Test in this WTC cycle. His 71st victim was New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway.

Ashwin snatched two wickets each in the first (2/28) and second innings (2/17) in the final. New Zealand led by Kane Williamson won the first WTC after defeating India by eight wickets.

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Ashwin eventually scored four times with five wickets in the WTC, with seven for 145 being his best in an innings. He also scored 324 runs with a hundred runs.

Australian striker Pat Cummins with 70 wickets to his name from 14 Tests finished second on the list, while English fast player Stuart Broad finished third with 69 wickets from 17 Tests.

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Then it was New Zealand tempo Tim Southee and Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, who both had 56 wickets each to their name.

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