Top 5 highest wicket-takers in Border-Gavaskar trophy
It’s time for the Border-Gavaskar trophy which will start from 9th February in India. Australia will tour India for four-match test series. The series becomes important because it will decide the two finalists of the World Test Championship of the 2022-2023 cycle. So, in this article, we will see top 5 highest wicket-takers in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
#5 Ravindra Jadeja
The list comprises only spinners and the first one on our list is the world’s No.1 test all-rounder, Rabindra Jadeja who played 12 test matches against Australia and took 63 wickets with an average and economy of 18.85 and 2.22.
#4 Ravichandran Ashwin
Second on our list is another Indian spinner and No.2 in ICC rankings of all-rounder and bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin who has played 18 tests against Australia so far. Ashwin has 89 wickets against the Aussies with an average and economy of 31.48 and 2.72.
#3 Nathan Lyon
The first and only Australian bowler on our list is Nathan Lyon who played 22 test matches against India so far in which he took 94 test wickets only one behind the No.2. Lyon’s average and economy against India are 34.75 and 3.14. Lyon has 7 five-wicket hauls against India.
#2 Harbhajan Singh
Former Indian legendary spinner, Harbhajan Singh is at No.2 on our list. Harbhajan took 95 wickets against Australia in 18 test matches with an average and economy of 29.95 and 2.94. He has 7 five-wicket hauls against Australia.
#1 Anil Kumble
At No.1 we have India’s most successful test bowler and spinner, Anil Kumble who played 20 test matches against the Aussies and took unbelievable 111 wickets with an average and economy of 30.32 and 3.09. Kumble has 10 five-wicket hauls against Australia.