IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players Who Have Picked The Most Wickets In ODIs In South Africa

Published - 18 Jan 2022, 09:00 PM | Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:04 PM

Kuldeep Yadav-Yuzvendra Chahal
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India and South Africa face off in a three-match ODI series after the end of the Test series. Paarl will host the first two games (January 19, 21) of the IND vs SA ODI series while Cape Town will host the third and final game (January 23) to end the Indian sojourn in the rainbow nation.

The last time, India came to South Africa in 2018, they played three Test matches, six ODIs and three T20Is in a full-fledged tour. India won the ODI series 5-1 with some impressive performances from several Indian players. The bowling attack this time looks more potent especially with the pacers returning to the rainbow nation with more experience. 

In this article, we will take a look at five Indian bowlers with the most wickets in South Africa. 

IND vs SA ODI: 5 Indian Players Who Have Picked The Most Wickets In ODIs In South Africa

Kuldeep Yadav-17 

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kuldeep was a part of the Indian ODI outfit that last played a series in South Africa. He showcased his bowling skills by taking 17 wickets. He also tops the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets in South Africa. Kuldeep was a regular in the Indian ODI ad T20I set up between 2017-2019. However, in recent times, he has fallen out of favour in the current Indian setup. 

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Yuzvendra Chahal- 16

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

His other spinning partner Yuzvendra Chahal is a part of the Indian squad which has been announced for the IND vs SA ODI series. He took 16 wickets the last time he played in the rainbow nation in 2018. He also ranks second in the list of highest-wicket takers in South Africa. The leggie would look to add to his tally in the three-match series. 

Zaheer Khan- 15 

Zaheer Khan (IPLT20)
Zaheer Khan (IPLT20)

The former Indian pacer took 15 wickets in just nine matches against South Africa in South Africa. This keeps him third in the list of bowlers with most wickets in ODIs in South Africa. The former Indian bowler is now the Director of Cricket Operations with Mumbai Indians having announced his international retirement in 2014.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar-15 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Image-BCCI

Bhuvi has picked up 15 wickets in 14 innings previously in the rainbow nation. This keeps him at the fourth spot in this elite list. He has been struggling with injuries in recent times. He returned back to the Indian squad in the T20 World Cup and was added to the ODI squad for the South Africa series. His performance in the upcoming ODI series will be crucial given that he is the most senior pacer in the lineup.

Munaf Patel- 13

Munaf Patel
Munaf Patel (Image Credit: Twitter)

Munaf Patel concludes the list of Indian bowlers with the most ODI wickets in South Africa. He played 13 Tests, 70 ODIs and 4 T20Is for India ending his career with 125 international wickets. Munaf was a part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad. he played his last in July 2011.

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