Top 5 leading wicket taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy
Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 will kick start from 9th February.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is not only about the batting. Over the years it has seen many staggering bowling performances. The series has seen many records being broken and created. Although India has an upper edge in the series the Aussies are also no mug as they’ve from time to time played some sensational cricket.
Top 5 leading wicket-taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy
The two nations are all set to lock horns with each other once again and it’ll decide the fate of the World Test Championship. The first game between the nations will be played on February 9th in Nagpur followed by the second Test to be played on 17th February in Delhi. The third game between India and Australia is slated to take place on 1st March in Dharamshala whereas the last game will be played on 9th March in Ahmedabad. As the series between them is just a few days away, let’s take a look at the Top 5 leading wicket-taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy.
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Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy. The leg-spinner has been one of the best bowlers to have graced the game of cricket. He has picked 111 wickets in the 20 matches with an average of 30.32 to go with 10 five-wicket hauls and 2 ten-wicket hauls. His BBI in the series is 8/141.
Another spinner that has dominated the wicket charts in Border Gavaskar Trophy is Harbhajan Singh. The off-spinner has been among the bowling greats and has played an integral role in taking his side to great heights. In the 18 games against Australia, he has taken 95 wickets at an average of 29.95. He also has taken 7 five-wicket hauls and 3 ten-wicket hauls.
Considered as the greatest spinner of all time, Nathan Lyon has also found himself in the list of the top 5 leading wicket-takers in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The off-spinner has taken 94 wickets in the 22 games that he has played at an average of 34.75. He has 7 five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul. He’s expected to play a great role for Australia this time as well.
India’s best off-spinner R Ashwin is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the Border Gavaskar with 89 scalps to his name from 18 games at an average of 31.48. He will be crucial for India’s chances this time around as he has taken 5 five-wicket hauls and 1 ten-wicket haul. He will be vital for India considering the pitches and conditions.
The fifth leading wicket-taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy is also a spinner and is none other than Rockstar Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder has troubled Australian batters with his left-arm spin. In the 12 matches he has played, Jadeja has taken 69 wickets at an average of 18.85 to go with the 7 five wicket-hauls and one ten-wicket haul.