5 of the Best Spin Bowlers in History of Indian Cricket

The Indian Cricket team is known for its phenomenal batting skills, but there is also another thing it is excellent at – Spin Bowling. India has produced many great fast bowlers as well as spin bowlers. Cricket fans cannot take their eyes off the live score when they bowl. While fast bowlers have a more destructive ability, spin bowlers have a more precise technique exhibited in their performance. Some of the best bowlers in the world currently are Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, Ashton Agar of Australia, Adil Rashid of England, Ravindra Jadeja of India and others.

Let us look at some of the best Spin bowlers in India:

  • Anil Kumble

The best spinner in the Indian Cricket team, there is no doubt that he has made the top of the list. He has the most wickets as a spin bowler in overseas cricket. The former Indian captain has scored 619 wickets overall, including Tests, ODIs and World Cup Cricket. Out of these, he has scored 296 of them in away from home matches. He became the backbone of India’s spin attack as soon as he debuted. One of the wickets that he is most revered for is the one he took with a broken jaw, against his doctor’s wishes, of Brian Lara playing for West Indies. During that situation, every fan was glued to the live cricket TV.

  • Harbhajan Singh

One of the finest spin bowlers India has produced, Harbhajan Singh, has picked 152 wickets in 48 matches. He easily beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record of an Indian bowler who scored three wickets with his 32 wicket record in the 2001 Border-Gavaskar Test series. He was a major contributor to India’s win in the 2007 World T20 as well as the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Watching him play cricket live was a treat on its own.

  • Bishan Singh Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi is one of the players in the early 1970s cricket history of India. He was also among the greatest spin bowlers. Bedi gained a whopping 129 wickets in 37 matches. He finished with a 12-8-6-1 in the 1975 World Cup when the ODIs had 60 overs, and the bowlers were permitted to deliver 12 of them.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin

With 111 wickets in 28 matches, Ravichandra Ashwin has determined his place in the history of Indian spin bowlers. He has also been the star for some of the brilliant victories that India has achieved. These victories include the 2013 Champions Trophy as well as the 2-18-19 tour of Australia.

  • Ravindra Jadeja

In his overseas games, Ravindra Jadeja has scored 56 wickets in 15 matches. He is an all-rounder, and while he is not the top spinner in the country, he is one of the most important ones. Jadeja has a bowling technique that forces the batsmen to make a mistake. He also had one of the best bowling averages amongst all Indian spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja have made the greatest spin pair in Indian Cricket history. In all of the seven full series that they have played together, India has not only won but also ruled the game. Out of these seven series, both of them combined have managed to take more than 60 % of the total wickets and more than 70 % in the other two matches.  Apps like cricket exchange and others that show the live score are off the roof with traffic when they play together.

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