India vs Australia 1st Test: India lock horns against Australia in the series opener of the Border Gavaskar Trophy on February 9th. Ahead of the series the battle of the bowlers is heating up. Let us look at the top three bowlers who can pick the most wickets in the upcoming India vs Australia Border Gavaskar Trophy.
India has a great record against Australia in Test matches over the last decade. Team India dominated Australia in India earlier in the decade and dominated Australia in Australia by winning the series for the 2nd time back-to- back in Australia. India has won 22 of the 52 matches played and has a win percentage of 42.30 %. Meanwhile, Australia managed to win 19 matches, with 11 matches ending in draws. Australia has a win percentage of 36.53% in Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker in Border Gavaskar Trophy. Anil Kumble took 111 wickets from 1996 to 2008. Harbhajan Singh picked up 95 wickets in 18 matches in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. His best performance came in the 2001-2002 series where he picked up match-winning 13 wickets in the Kolkata test.
India vs Australia 1st Test: Top 3 Bowlers who can pick most wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin– Ashwin is one of the best bowlers in Test matches in India. He was awarded Man of the Series in the 2012 Border Gavaskar Trophy. Ashwin picked up 29 wickets in the series and best bowling figures of 7/103. He has picked up 89 wickets against Australia in Test Matches. In the Border Gavaskar Trophy in India against Australia Ashwin has picked up 50 wickets in 8 test matches.
Nathan Lyon – Nathan Lyon is one of the best Australian spinners after Shane Warne. He is the only spinner that has troubled the Indian batsman in the last three Border Gavaskar Series. Lyon has picked up 94 wickets against India in 22 matches recording best bowling figures of 8/50. Lyon against India in India has picked up 34 wickets. He is a major threat to the Indian batsman.
Ravindra Jadeja – The left arm spinner is gearing up for another historic series. He is the second best bowler for India after Ashwin in the last decade. Jadeja has picked up 63 wickets in 12 Test matches against Australia. Jadeja has picked up 49 wickets against Australia in India. He was the leading wicket taker for India scalping 25 wickets when Australia toured India in 2017.