Team India has been one of the finest sides in Test format over the decades. India has been a cricketing powerhouse, producing some of the game's best bowlers throughout history. The Men in Blue have been dominated by the list of legendary spinners and then Kapil Dev made a transition in the side of being the fast bowler and made believe that the Indians can also become fast bowlers going forward into the game.
Anil Kumble is the highest wicket-taker for India in the longest format of the game with 619 wickets beside his name and that record has been intact over the last decade. Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have also picked several wickets for the side in the traditional format of the game. Kapil Dev still remains the highest wicket-taker among the pacers for India in the red-ball format of the game.
In the article we will look into a current lot of players, Indian bowlers stand out for their remarkable Test cricket skills, continuously showing their display of creativity in the bowling department and helping the side to win overseas and in home conditions as well.
Here are the 3 active Indian cricketers with most wickets in Test
3. Mohammed Shami
In the list, Mohammed Shami ranks 3rd for the most wickets among the active players. The UP-born pacer has been a sensational asset to the team with his ability to ball with the new ball and reverse swing with the old one. With his ability to seam the ball as well he is one of the most dangerous pacers to face off in the longest format of the game. Shami is currently the highest wicket-taker for India in the ODI World Cup history and has 229 wickets beside his name in the red-ball format in 64 games. He is currently out of action due to an injury he suffered during the mega event.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja ranks 2nd in the list. The star all-rounder has been one of the finest across formats for the side. He alongside his partner Ravichandran Ashwin has troubled a lot of batters in the subcontinent conditions. Jadeja does not often spin the ball instead he bowls quicker through the air letting the ball travel quicker than the batter expects it to be. Jadeja has bagged 280 wickets in 69 games he has played in.
1. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is probably the greatest-ever off-spinner for India. The Tamil Nadu-born spinner has been one of the finest for the side in the red ball format of the game. Ashwin has been the star for many Tests in the subcontinent conditions and in overseas as well. He has picked 499 wickets in 97 Tests he has played for the side and is just one wicket away from becoming the first off-spinner for the country to pick 500 wickets.