India’s 900th ODI: Recalling top Indian ODI bowlers ahead of New Zealand clash

2 days ago by Akash Khanna

After the 500th Test match, Indian fans are ready for another historic clash as Team India plays its 900th ODI match against New Zealand at Dharamsala on Sunday.

India’s journey of One Day Internationals that started back in 1974 at Leeds. Since then, India and their fans have gone through many ups and downs

Bowlers have always been the centre-of-attraction in the ODI cricket. India too has a list of legendary bowlers whose charm and legacy will forever be remembered. Here we analyse their contribution towards Indian cricket.

Anil Kumble

The spin maestro Kumble has delighted the cricket fans in both the formats. He remains the highest wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs. Playing 271 ODIs for India, Kumble took 377 with eight 4-wicket hauls and two 5-wicket hauls.

Javagal Srinath

It has always been said that Srinath is the best pacer India has produced so far. It will not be an exaggeration to say that he was the one who brought pace and accuracy together in Indian cricket. Srinath claimed 315 wickets in 229 matches and had seven 4-for and three 5-fors under his name.


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Ajit Agarkar

Fiery and aggressive, Agarkar was a man to watch in the blue attire. From 191 ODI matches, this Mumbai-born pacer claimed 288 wickets with ten 4-wicket hauls and two 5-wicket hauls.

Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan’s contribution to Indian cricket has been monumental and even at the age of 38, he is fit and his left-arm medium fast bowling is fiery. Playing 200 ODIs for India, Zaheer took 282 wickets with an impressive economy of 4.93 runs per over.

Harbhajan Singh

The Turbanator – Harbhajan Singh is a sheer example of early success. Debuting at the tender age of 18, Harbhajan was a perfect balance of aggression and a miraculous spin. He played 236 ODI matches for India and took 296 wickets at an economy of 4.31 runs per over.


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