Top 10 most wicket-takers for India in the history of Test Cricket

Nov 29, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Anil Kumble — 619 wickets

Former Indian leg-spinner and cricket coach of the Indian team, Kumble tops the list with 619 wickets taken in 132 matches with a strike rate of 66.

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Kapil Dev — 434 wickets

Former Indian fast-medium bowler, who was known for his energetic curved run-up and lethal outswingers, bags the second spot with 434 wickets in 131 matches with an average of 29.65.

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Ravichandran Ashwin — 418 wickets

India’s right-arm off-break spinner also joins the elite list with 418 wickets in 80 matches with a strike rate of 52.7.

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Harbhajan Singh — 417 wickets

Former Indian specialist spinner, who is known as one of the most successful off-spin bowlers of all time, Singh scalped 417 wickets in 103 matches with an average of 24.53.

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Ishant Sharma — 311 wickets

Often regarded as ‘Lambu’ by his teammates, Sharma, who is known for his fast medium bowling skills, has a career tally of 311 wickets in 105 matches with a strike rate of 61.4.

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Zaheer Khan — 311 wickets

Former Indian medium fast bowler, who was also one of the most successful pace bowlers in Test, has a tally of 311 wickets in 92 matches with an average of 32.95.

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Bishan Bedi — 266 wickets

Former Indian slow left-arm orthodox bowler, who formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet in 1979, took 266 wickets in 67 matches with a strike rate of 80.3.

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Bhagwat Chandrasekhar — 242 wickets

Former Indian cricketer, who was considered among top echelon of leg spinners, has a record of taking 242 wickets in 58 matches with an average of 29.75.

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Javagal Srinath — 236 wickets

One of the finest fast bowlers of his era, Srinath, who is currently an ICC match referee, took 236 wickets in 67 matches with a strike rate of 64.

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Ravindra Jadeja — 228 wickets

India’s all-rounder has a career tally of 228 wickets in 57 matches with an average of 25.18.

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