5 most successful bowlers for India in Twenty20 Internationals
As India prepare to take on Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series, the onus will once again shift on to the bowlers.
Although this format has gathered steam owing to the ruthless nature of batting, it is the bowlers who have progressed and upped their game over the years.
The bowlers have in many ways become more adept and their skills have seen a tremendous growth, and hence teams now go in with five regular bowlers as a solid bowling attack wins more matches compared to a more flamboyant batting order.
Here in this slider, we take a look at five of the most successful bowlers for India in the shortest format.
#5 Irfan Pathan
The golden boy of yesteryears, Irfan Pathan had the entire nation drooling over his skills, his remarkable bowling and his match-winning abilities.
Although Irfan is currently out-of-favour with the national selectors, there is no denying his worth with the ball and the impact he had on Indian cricket.
From 2006-2012, Irfan featured in 24 T20Is, picking up 28 wickets at an economy rate of 8.02 and with an average of 22.07.
His best bowling figures of three wickets for 16 runs came against Pakistan in the World Twenty20 finals and won the man of the match award for the performance.