5. Yasir Shah (Pakistan) – 43 wickets
World’s best leg-spinner at the moment; Yasir Shah has been a bliss to watch in white jersey. He made a magical debut at Lords and picked up a ten-fer in a winning cause. But after that he had a horror time. He could manage only 4 wickets in next 5 innings at the expense of 562 runs. But Yasir is a strong character and scalped a five-fer at Oval to seal a memorable win for the tourists.
The leggie had an outstanding series against West Indies as well. But he struggled in New Zealand and till now, has been a sorry tale in Australia. Overall, he has 43 wickets at 37.65 but one has to consider how difficult the conditions are in non-Asian conditions for a spinner before judging him merely on numbers.