4 Bowlers With Best Bowling Figures For India In ICC Finals

Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:24 PM

Mohammed Shami
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ICC tournaments have a great value in international cricket as all the strongest teams lock horns against each other. Winning an ICC tournament is a prestigious award for any team as it makes them the world champions. While winning an ICC final is a big achievement, reaching an ICC final also takes a lot of hard work. ODI World Cup, T20I World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World Test Championship are the 4 major ICC tournaments in international cricket currently.

India has a very good record in ICC tournaments so far. Indian team has reached the ICC finals 10 times. They have won ODI World Cup two times (1983 and 2011), T20I World Cup once (2007), and the Champions Trophy twice (2002 and 2013). India also qualified for the ICC World Test Championship final 2021.

There are few bowlers who have bowled great spells for India in ICC finals. Here we talk about 4 bowlers with the best bowling figures for India in ICC finals.

4 Bowlers With Best Bowling Figures For India In ICC Finals

RP Singh- 3/26 (T20I WC 2007 Final)

RP Singh
RP Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

RP Singh has the 4th best bowling figures in an ICC final for India. The former Indian pacer picked 3 wickets for 26 runs during ICC T20 World Cup 2007 final against Pakistan. The right-arm pacer bowled 4 overs in the match. He dismissed Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul in the match and helped India to win the match by 5 runs. India defeated Pakistan to win the first-ever edition of the ICC T20 World Cup and created history.

Irfan Pathan- 3/16 (T20I WC 2007 Final)

Irfan Pathan, ICC final
Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Irfan Pathan has the 3rd best bowling figures for India in an ICC final. The former Indian pacer also picked 3 wickets during India vs Pakistan final match in ICC T20 World Cup 2007. However, Pathan had better bowling figures than RP Singh as he conceded only 16 runs while scalping 3 wickets.

The left-arm pacer dismissed Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, and Yasir Arafat during his 4 overs. India scored 157-5 in the match while batting first and restricted Pakistan 152 all-out, earning the victory by 5 runs.

Mohinder Amarnath- 3/12 (ODI WC 1983)

Mohinder Amarnath
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Mohinder Amarnath has the 2nd best bowling figures for India while bowling in an ICC final. The former Indian all-rounder picked 3 wickets for 12 runs during ICC ODI World Cup 1983 final against West Indies.

The right-arm medium pacer dismissed West Indies’ Jeff Dujon, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding in the match during his 7 overs. India were bowled out for 183 in the match in the 1st innings. However, with excellent bowling, they bowled out West Indies at just 140, winning the match by 43 runs.

Mohammed Shami- 4/76 (WTC Final 2021)

Mohammed Shami, ICC Final
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami has the best bowling figures for India in the ICC finals. The right-arm pacer picked 4 wickets for 76 runs in the ongoing India vs New Zealand World Test Championship final. The Indian pacer dismissed Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, and Kyle Jamieson in the first innings of the match.

India scored 217 in the 1st innings. In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 249, gaining a 32-run lead. Till the end of the 2nd session on the final day, India were railing at 137/5 in the 2nd innings with a lead of 105 runs, however, they got bundled out at 170.

In response, Kiwis chased a 139-run target by losing two wickets to win an inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.


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