Indian Bowlers: The batsman is cricket’s most popular player. As cricket becomes shorter to make it more interesting, the batsman’s role has increased. Fans in the stadium and those watching on TV or mobile phones want to see activity. Most cricket fans enjoy seeing batsmen hit balls over the boundary. People prefer to see batsmen hit big shots in T20s than bowlers deliver dot balls.
Bowlers have their own importance in Test Matches and ODIs. They can win a match in one over (six deliveries). The history of cricket shows how vital bowlers are to winning a game. If bowlers take major wickets in the opening few overs of an inning, their team has a good chance of winning the match.
Top 10 bowlers that have made India’s bowling assault deadly for opposing sides
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah dominates all formats. Since his ODI debut in January 2016 against Australia. The Gujarat bowler has been a staple in the Indian XI. Bumrah was pulled out of the ODI series against England last year due to a fractured thumb. He’s India’s bowling spearhead for the 2019 World Cup.
Bumrah (841 points) concluded 2018 as the highest wicket-taker overall (all three formats) with 78. BCCI rested Bumrah for ODIs against Australia and New Zealand to ensure his fitness for the world Cup (ODIs and T20Is).
2. Kuldeep Yadav
Slow left-arm chinaman bowler has fared well for Virat Kohli’s team. In the 2018 Asia Cup in UAE, Kuldeep dismissed Hong Kong’s wicket-keeper batsman Scott McKechnie.
Yadav took 45 wickets in 19 ODIs at an economy of 4.64, with a best of 6/25. He took just two wickets in two games against Australia lately, but eight in three against New Zealand.
3. Ishant Sharma
Tall and slim with a smooth motion, Ishant Sharma is a classic fast bowler. His high-arm stride helps him bowl at a good pace and is fun to watch. In 2008, Sharma made one of Australia’s best batsmen, Ricky Ponting, his bunny.
Many injuries have made him a more reliable and smarter bowler. Sharma, a senior member of the Indian team, has given batsmen nightmares in India and elsewhere.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin plays cricket for India on the international level. Ashwin plays cricket at the domestic level for Tamil Nadu and in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals. He is the Indian bowler who took the fewest number of innings to reach 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, and 350 wickets in a Test match. He became the third Indian in 2016 to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best new ball bowlers in the world right now. He took seven wickets in four games during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England, which India won. His economy rate was 4.63.
The Uttar Pradesh pacer, who took 28 wickets in 2017, became known because he was the top Wicket-taker in the ODI series against Australia that just ended. He took eight wickets in three games. So far, he has taken four wickets in three of the five ODI games against the Black Caps.
6. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav has become India’s best bowler in all types of cricket. He is one of the fastest bowlers in this scene. When he throws the ball, it hits the ground hard and starts to move. Umesh is a unique find because he can consistently bowl at 140 km/h and sometimes get up to 150 km/h.
Early in his career, injuries kept him from playing much, but he is known to have worked hard to get fit. Even on flat Indian wickets, he throws off the best batsmen in the world with his line and length. A lot of his wickets came from bowling LBWs, which may be a sign of how good he was as a quick bowler.
7. Mohammed Shami
Shami was a key member of India’s deadly bowling attack at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mohammad was India’s second-highest wicket-taker with 17 in 7 games.
Shami is skipper Kohli’s go-to bowler in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. Recently, he performed effectively against Australia (five wickets) and New Zealand (seven wickets in three matches so far).
8. Ravindra Jadeja
In 2013, he earned the Golden Ball as India’s best wicket-taker in England’s ICC Champions Trophy. Jadeja is a great limited-overs batsman and athlete. As Axar Patel’s replacement in the 2018 Asia Cup, he took seven wickets in four matches. Jadeja made his ODI comeback following Asia Cup heroics.
Jadeja grabbed seven wickets in four ODIs against West Indies and two against Australia. He’s in the New Zealand squad but hasn’t played.
9. Hardik Pandya
The all-rounder returned to the Indian ODI XI for the third ODI against New Zealand at the Bay Oval after serving a ban (due to the Koffee with Karan show issue) and grabbed two wickets, including Kane Williamson. Pandya was India’s second-highest wicket-taker in 2017 with 31.
Despite a dismal performance in ODIs against England last year, he emerged as the top Wicket-taker in three T20Is and four Tests. The 25-year-old is India’s top fifth bowler option and will replicate his T20I and Test success in England at the 2019 World Cup.
10. Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal is one of the best wrist spinners in the world and a mainstay in India’s ODI lineup. The 28-year-old was India’s second-highest ODI wicket-taker in 2017 with 29.
Consistent with the ball, he became the first spinner to complete a six-wicket haul in ODIs in Australia when he concluded with 6/42 against Aaron Finch’s men at the MCG.
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