Most successful bowlers for India across all three formats
For all the accolades India bestows on the batsmen, the bowlers have always stood in a corner, never too flustered with the lack of recognition, but always in the mix to win games.
The batsmen can score as many runs as they feel like, if the bowlers do not pick up wickets, the results will never be as expected.
Test cricket, the purest form of the game dictates you to pick up 20 wickets in order to win games and this is where the bowlers step up.
Now, let us take a look at top five bowlers for India across all the three formats and recognize their worth.
#5 Javagal Srinath
Javagal Srinath took the baton from Kapil Dev and forced India to wake up and take fast bowling seriously.
At his prime, he was pacy, he was scary and he was mighty effective.
Owing to the conditions, Srinath always preferred to hit the pitch and extract bounce and movement. With a strong shoulder action, he was also a master of the cutters and when the conditions favoured him, he could also extract seam and swing.
In 296 matches, Srinath picked up 551 wickets with a strike rate of 49 and an economy rate of 3.55.
He had 13 five wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul in his career.