The cricket match between India and Pakistan is one of the best sports matches in the World. The ODI matches used to pump the people of both countries. From 1980 to 2013 India played a lot of cricket against Pakistan but afterward, Political issues restricted the cricket between the two nations. The tournaments used to be pure bliss for the cricket fans across the border. Pakistan has always been a country known for its bowling and on the other hand, India for its depth in batting. But still, there are few bowlers, who have given their sweat and blood because of the sweet rivalry with their neighbor. Let’s talk about the bowlers with the most wickets for India against Pakistan in ODI.
The bowler with the 3rd most wickets in international cricket, Anil Kumble has taken the most ODI wickets for India against Pakistan, 54 wickets in 34 matches at the best average among Indians (24.25) with more than 20 appearances. He has conceded 4.29 runs per over against them, which dictates that how hard it was to play him. Anil’s best performance against Pakistan has been 4/12, which came in Toronto in 1996. Jumbo has grabbed three 4-fors against his neighbor.
Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath has grabbed the 2nd most number of wickets (54) for India against Pakistan in ODIs. In his 36 Matches against Pakistan, he averaged 30.68 in bowling. Srinath’s bowling strike rate has been 36.4 and 4/49 the best bowling figure against Pakistan. His economy against Pakistan was 5.04.
Ex Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad has bagged the 3rd most number of wickets for India against Pakistan, 43 wickets in 29 matches with a decent average of 28.90. His bowling average was 28.90, which is pretty impressive. Prasad used to wreck the batting lineup of Pakistan with his great swing, line, and length. Venkatesh’s economy against Pakistan was 4.66. His best against them came in the 1999 ICC World Cup in Manchester, 5/27 in 9.3 overs.
One of the greatest all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev has grabbed the 4th most number of (42) wickets in( 32) ODIs against Pakistan for India. Kapil has taken wickets in almost every 27 balls against them. Along with wickets, the aggressive all-rounder has scored 382 runs also. He was very economical against his neighbor (4.21) and 3/17 was his supreme bowling. Kapil Dev owns the record of bowling most maiden overs (21) against Pakistan among Indians in ODI format.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has taken the 5th most number of wickets for India against Pakistan, 34 wickets in 23 matches with a commendable bowling average of 34. Irfan also made 399 runs against Pakistan. Irfan could skittle through the Pakistani batting lineup with his unplayable swing bowling. 3 for 27 has Pathan’s best bowling performance.
The right-hand fast bowler from Mumbai, Ajit Agarkar occupies 6th place in terms of scalping the most ODI wickets for India against Pakistan. Agarkar would bowl the good outswinger to get rid of the best Pakistani batsman. He bowled 14 maiden overs against the mighty Pakistani batting line up which is the 3rd most by any Indian bowlers against the neighbors in ODI.
Top 10 Bowlers With The Most Wickets For India Against Pakistan In ODI
Anil Kumble and Javagal Sreenath both took 54 wickets against Pakistan in ODI.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the most ODI wickets against Pakistan among active players, 14 wickets in 10 matches.