5 Bowlers With Most Test Wickets For India Against South Africa

Let's look at the top 5 bowlers with the Most Test Wickets against South Africa.

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5 Bowlers With Most Test Wickets For India Against South Africa

Anil Kumble has picked up the most test wickets for India Against South Africa Image - Getty

Test matches are the ultimate format of the game. It tests your patience towards the game day by day. Moreover, it examines a player's game read and a captain's leadership skills each day. India and South Africa are the two of the best test cricket-playing nations in the world. The Indian cricket team will end 2023 by playing the first test match of the 2-match test series against South Africa. The South Africa vs India first test match will be started on 26th December. Some of the records are created by batsmen and some of them are created by the bowlers. Just like Anil Kumble leading the charts of the bowlers with the most test wickets for India Against South Africa.

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Anil Kumble is the bowler with most test wickets for India against South Africa  Image - Getty
Anil Kumble is the bowler with most test wickets for India against South Africa Image - Getty

Anil Kumble tops the list with 84 wickets in 21 matches. With 3 five-wicket hauls, Kumble's brilliant performance came in 1992 in Johannesburg, 6/53. Kumble was a part of the Indian team, that won the first-ever test match in South Africa in 2006.

Srinath is second on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa  Image - Getty
Srinath is second on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa Image - Getty

Former Indian fast bowler, Javagal Srinath comes in 2nd place on the list of taking the most Test wickets for India against South Africa. Srinath played 13 matches and bagged 64 wickets. During his career, Srinath took 4 out of his 10 five-wicket hauls against the Proteas, with his best against them being 6/21 in Ahmedabad in 1996.

Harbhajan Singh is third on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa  Image - X
Harbhajan Singh is third on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa Image - X

Harbhajan Singh is the 4th highest wicket-taker for India in test cricket history. With an average of 28.40, Bhajji grabbed 60 wickets in 11 matches against South Africa. In 2004, Harbhajan returned with 7 for 87 at the historic Eden Gardens stadium.

Ravi Ashwin is fourth on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa  Image - ICC
Ravi Ashwin is fourth on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa Image - ICC

Surely, the best spinner of the current era, Ravichandran Ashwin has scalped 56 test wickets in only 13 matches for India against South Africa. Ashwin has scalped 5 wickets 5 times against the Proteas, which clearly shows his domination against them.

Mohammed Shami is fifth on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa  Image - AFP/Getty
Mohammed Shami is fifth on the list in terms of taking the most test wickets for India against South Africa Image - AFP/Getty

Fast bowler Mohammad Shami is in the 5th position in terms of getting the most wickets, with 45 wickets in 10 matches so far. Shami is famous for his precise seam position, which confuses the batsmen about the way the ball is gonna move. Shami has been India's important bowler in test cricket. His brilliant spell (5/28) in Johannesburg in 2018 helped India to win the match.

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