Shaheen, Ashwin leading wicket takers in tests so far this year

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Pakistan pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have become the joint highest wicket takers in Test matches this year with 44 scalps each.

Afridi and Ashwin have played eight and seven matches, respectively, so far this year and are featuring prominently for their sides in ongoing Test series. India is playing New Zealand at home while Pakistan is playing an away tour in Bangladesh.

Afridi delivered his career best figures in an innings this year in August against the West Indies, grabbing six wickets for 51 runs, while Ashwin’s top outing this year was 6-61 in February against England.

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