Asia Cup is the most significant format for India as well as the other Asian teams after the ICC events. The tournament started its journey 39 years back in 1984 and is still going seamlessly. Out of 15 editions of the event, India has emerged victorious 7 times. Every big tournament victory requires a solid complete team effort. Hence, the Men in Blue bowlers have been equally vital in the tournament. In this article, we will contemplate the bowlers with the most wickets for India in Asia Cup.
The player who our country can rely on for batting, bowling, and fielding abundantly in the current era, Ravindra Jadeja tops the chart of most wickets for India in the Asia Cup. Making his Asia Cup debut in 2010, Jadeja has represented India in 20 matches and claimed 23 wickets, including 4 T20 format wickets. The ace left-arm spinner bowls wicket-to-wicket and offer very less turn to make it difficult for the batsmen. Being successful in the ODI format more, his wickets have come at a good average of 26.57.
One of the finest Indian all-rounders in the 2000s, Irfan Pathan has taken the 2nd most wickets for India in the Asia Cup. From 2004 to 2012. Pathan played 12 games and bagged 22 scalps in the event, averaging a decent 27.50. The ace left-arm seamer’s best performance appeared against Sri Lanka in the 2012 Asia Cup.
India’s spearhead of fast bowling in white ball cricket from 2014-2019, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has to be on this elite chart. Kumar’s success mostly emerged with the new ball, swinging the ball both ways to trap the batsmen. Featuring 15 games across formats, Kumar claimed 22 wickets. His performance in the ODIs was average but outstanding in T20s. In 2022, he was the highest wicket-taker in the competition with 11 wickets in 5 outings.
India’s best spinner of this generation, Ravi Ashwin gets the 4th place on the list of most wickets for India in the Asia Cup. So far, he has taken part in 4 Asia Cup seasons- 2 ODI formats & 2 T20 formats. At an impressive average of 22.71, the Tamilnadu-born has snared 14 wickets in the One-Day format while In the shortest format of the event, he has 6 wickets in 6 games to his name.
Most Wickets For India In Asia Cup (ODI)
Most Wickets For India In Asia Cup (T20)
Ravindra Jadeja has grabbed the most wickets for India in the Asia Cup (23).
Irfan Pathan has the most wickets for India in the Asia Cup ODI (22).
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