Indian Cricket Team has done exceedingly well in Test Cricket over the last decade. On Monday, India beat New Zealand in the second Test by a huge margin of 372 runs to win the game and take the series 2-0. It was India’s 14 consecutive series win at home. India have always been a team to beat at home in Test Cricket. Not a lot of teams have managed to win a Test series against India in India.
The overseas teams, in particular, struggle whenever they tour India to play a Test series. The overseas batsmen’s inability to play spin well is one of the biggest reasons behind their downfall in India. Spinners have always ruled the roost for India in Test Cricket. The Indian bowlers have done exceedingly well while playing for the nation in Test Cricket.
Over the years, we have witnessed bowlers exhibiting sensational performances for India in Test Cricket at home. In this article, we take a look at the top four bowlers with the most Test wickets in India.
Bowlers With The Most Test Wickets In India
Anil Kumble: 350 wickets
Former legendary spinner, Anil Kumble is hailed as one of the biggest match-winners India have ever produced. Kumble wasn’t the greatest turners of the ball and would rely on his pace, bounce and accuracy to pick wickets. He couldn’t spin the ball a lot but still managed to pick the most wickets for India in Test Cricket.
He currently has the third most number of wickets in Test Cricket only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. Anil Kumble also has the most Test wickets in India. He picked 350 wickets in India, which is the most by any bowler. Overall, Anil Kumble claimed 619 wickets in 132 Tests at an average of 29.6. Anil Kumble is the only Indian bowler to have picked 10 wickets in an innings in a Test match. Only two other bowlers apart from him have managed to achieve that feat in Test Cricket.