Most Wickets for India in Test Cricket

Former Leg spinner Anil Kumble is leading the list of the most wickets for India in Test Cricket. Ashwin is also not so behind from Kumble.
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Anil Kumble picked 619 wickets in 132 Test matches that included 35 five-wicket hauls and eight 10-wicket hauls. Kumble is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history and the leader of the list of most wickets for India in Test Cricket.

In 1999, he registered his name into history books as he became just the second bowler to claim 10 Wickets in an inning in a Test after England's Jim Laker.

Kumble made his Test debut against England in 1990. He played a vital role in helping India win Test matches against various opponents both at home and away. He formed a brilliant partnership with Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, collecting a combined 501 wickets in 54 matches, the most by any spin bowling pair.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recently got past former captain Kapil Dev to climb second in the list for most wickets for India in Tests. The legendary bowler became the second Indian cricketer to cross the 450-wicket mark in Tests with Alex Carey's dismissal during the first match of the Bord 2023.

Former India captain Kapil Dev is third on the list of most wickets for India in Tests. The legendary bowler picked 434 wickets in 131 matches at an average of 29.64.

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and seamer Ishant Sharma complete the top five list of the most wickets for India in Tests. While Harbhajan Singh has claimed 417 wickets in 103 matches and Ishant Sharma has collected 311 wickets in 105 matches.

Most Wickets for India in Test Cricket:

PlayerMatchesWickets
Anil Kumble132619
Ravichandran Ashwin89452
Kapil Dev131434
Harbhajan Singh103417
Ishant Sharma105311
Zaheer Khan92311
Bishan Bedi67266
Ravindra Jadeja61247
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar58242
Javagal Srinath67236

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