Most 5-wicket hauls by Indians in an innings in Test: Test format is generally referred to as a batsman’s format, but the bowlers can dominate the bastmen in the same format. Its difficult to take wickets in Test cricket where batsmen only defends the ball, but many bowlers took 5-wicket-hauls in Test cricket. Here are the 5 Indian bowlers who has most five-wicket-hauls in an innings in Test Cricket. Check out:-
B. S. Chandrasekhar – 16
B. S. Chandrasekhar, the bowler who played for India in 1970’s, had taken 16 5-wicket-hauls in Test Cricket. His best figure in an innings is for 79. He had an average of 29.74 at a strike-rate of 65.9.
Ravichandran Ashwin – 18
Ravi Ashwin, who made his debut for India in 2011, became one of the best bowler for India in Test format. So far, He played just 33 matches and already has 18 five-wicket-hauls in an innings in Test cricket. He also has four 10-wicket-hauls to his name. His average in Test cricket is 24.72 with a strike-rate of 50.9.
Kapil Dev – 23
One of the succesfull captain of Indian team, Kapil Dev had 23 five-wicket-hauls to his name in Test cricket. He had played 131 matches at an effective average of 29.64 with a strike-rate of 63.9.
Harbhajan Singh – 25
The ‘Turbonator’ of Indian cricket, Harbhajan Singh has 25 five-wicket-hauls in Test cricket. He is the only senior player playing for current Indian team. His best figure of 8/84 in an innings came in 2001. His strike-rate is 68.5 at an average of 32.46.
Anil Kumble – 35
Anil Kumble, the ‘Jumbo’ of Team India had played 132 Test matches and picked up 619 wickets in his test career. It includes 35 five-wicket-hauls and eight 10-wicket-hauls. His bowling figure is 10/74 with a strike-rate of 65.9 and his average is 29.65 in Test cricket.