Look at the top 5 leading wicket takers in test for India

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Many say that India do not produce great bowlers. Some compare us with many countries bowling figures where our players are very far away in terms of good average in bowling.If we look at some of the great bowlers in our cricket team there are lots of great bowlers who have touched a great milestone.

Many all-rounders were also the part of our cricket team and till now we have good all rounders who are playing very nice and giving their best to get a victory every time.

Lets check out the five most best bowlers in test match for India

5Ravichandran Ashwin – 269 wickets

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With the wicket of Mitchell Starc in the second innings, Ashwin managed to overhaul Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally of 266 scalps. His average and strike-rate are comfortably better than everyone in this list. To put the numbers in perspective, his average is 4.85 lower than that of the second-best Kapil Dev and he takes a wicket in nine lesser deliveries than the second-most penetrative bowler Zaheer Khan.

4 Zaheer Khan – 311 wickets

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The only left-arm bowler in this list, Zaheer Khan was the cornerstone of one of India’s most successful teams. Possessing the tactical nous of setting a batsman up, he methodically worked on his prey and delivered several game-changing spells for his country. A slew of high-impact spells propelled India to the top of the Test rankings in 2009. Zaheer’s value to the side was evident in the 2011 England tour when his early injury emotionally crippled the bowling attack.

3Harbhajan Singh – 417 wickets

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Capable of extracting vicious bounce from the good length area on pitches with a semblance of turn, Harbhajan Singh and his top-spinner confounded numerous world-class batsmen during the 2000s. Nicknamed the ‘Turbanator’ for his exploits against Australia in the unforgettable 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the off-spinner formed a dangerous partnership with Anil Kumble.With 417 scalps, Harbhajan is the joint tenth-highest wicket-taker (along with Dale Steyn) among all nations.

2Kapil Dev – 434 wickets

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Upon beginning his career as a tear-away quick, Kapil gradually perfected the out swinger to become a serious threat with the new ball. Often toiling hard on unresponsive tracks in India, his distribution of wickets between home and away (219-215) stands as a testament to his versatility. When he left the game, the ‘Haryana Hurricane’ did so as the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket.

1 Anil Kumble – 619 wickets

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Shunning the leg-spinner’s classic weapon of flight, Anil Kumble defeated batsmen through control and quickness off the surface. He remains the third most prolific wicket-taker in Test history after fellow spin giants Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. In matches won, Kumble’s collection of 288 wickets and average of 18.75 reiterates his stature as India’s greatest Test bowler. Often unplayable on the third and fourth innings when pitches begin to deteriorate, he was the primary reason behind his team’s indomitable home record in the 90s. After a stellar 18-year career, he returned to the dressing room last year in a different capacity.

 

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