5 Indian bowlers who have taken most wickets against arch-rival Pakistan

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There are many such cricket teams in the world, which people like very much and enjoy their battle to the fullest. But when it comes to cricket match between India and Pakistan, then this match is always ahead of any other match.


The people of both India and Pakistan are very fond of cricket and the people of both the countries believe that even if their country’s team loses to any other team, but when it comes to facing off each other, then in any case the victory should be of their country’s.

In the history of ODI cricket, both the teams have faced each other 131 times where the Indian team won 54 times, Pakistan won 73 times. While sometimes Indian batsmen were at the top of their game during these matches, or sometimes Indian bowlers took the duty to their hand.


Today in this article, we take a look at 5 Indian bowlers who have the most wickets against Pakistan.

Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan played One Day International for India from 2004 to 2012. He played 23 ODIs against Pakistan, taking 34 wickets. During this, his economy rate was 5.37 runs per over. Irfan took three wickets for 26 runs in his best performance against Pakistan. Irfan is a fast bowler as well as an all-rounder who has from time to time added runs with his bat for the Indian team.

Kapil Dev

Former Indian team captain Kapil Dev has played 32 matches against Pakistan. In these 32 matches, Kapil Dev took 42 wickets with his fierce pace bowling. His economy rate against Pakistan was just 4.21 runs per over. Kapil Dev took three wickets for 17 runs in a match against Pakistan, which is his best performance against them. He also holds the record of bowling a total of 23 maiden overs against the Men in Green.


Venkatesh Prasad

Venkatesh Prasad was a medium fast bowler playing for India. He played international matches for India from 1994 to 2000. Meanwhile, Venkatesh Prasad played 29 ODIs against Pakistan, in which he took 43 wickets against the Pakistan team. Venkatesh Prasad’s economy rate was just 4.66 runs per over. He took five wickets for 27 runs in an ODI against Pakistan, which is his best performance against them.

Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath is a former fast bowler who played for India. Srinath played One Day International from 1991 to 2003. Srinath has played 36 matches against Pakistan, in which he took a total of 54 wickets against the arch-rivals.

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is considered one of the greatest spinner of all all-time. Kumble holds the record for taking the most wickets in ODI cricket against Pakistan. From 1990 to 2005, Anil Kumble was a regular in the Playing XI. During this, he played 34 matches against Pakistan, in which he got a chance to bowl only in 33 matches. In these matches, he took 54 wickets against Pakistan with an economy rate of just 4.29. His best performance is 4 wickets for 12 runs against the Men in Green.

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