On October 17th, 2021, the UAE and Oman will organize the T20 World Cup, and it’s just a question of time before they do. Considering India’s all-star batting and bowling squad, they are the clear favorites.
All-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Hardik Pandya are among the Indian team’s many talented bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
In addition to these two players, India has Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar on hand as backups. Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s highest wicket-taker in the limited-overs format, is conspicuously absent from the squad. However, their combination of experience and youth gives them more than enough firepower.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s inclusion was surprising as a seasoned spinner who hasn’t been in a T20 International (T20I) since 2017. Virat Kohli, India’s captain, may lean on his experience on wickets that favor spin bowling since the spinner was India’s most successful bowler in this year’s T20 World Cup.
Indian bowlers have excelled in the field of cricket since the Men in Blue won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 under MS Dhoni’s guidance. Many of the most successful Indian bowlers in tournament history can be found here.
A three-time T20 World Cup participant, the deft spinner has 20 wickets to his name after playing 15 matches in the event.
1) Ravichandran Ashwin
When Ashwin was younger, he had a lot of success with the bowling spinner. However, in the 2014 edition, his performance much improved as he picked up 11 wickets in six matches in a remarkable turnaround.
On the other hand, Ashwin had a forgettable World Cup in 2016, managing just four wickets in five games.
In the 2014 tournament’s group stages, he bowled Australia out for 86 runs as India defended their aggregate total of 159 with scores of 4/11.
He went 3/22 against South Africa in the semi-finals the same year before Virat Kohli carried the team home with an unbeaten 72 off 44 deliveries.
The spin and bounce he generates is incredible. He can also bowl with the new ball. He also has the carrom ball which outsmarts the batsman. Overall he is one of the best bowlers India has ever produced!
2) Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, a left-arm bowler, is India’s second-best bowler in the event, with 16 wickets in 15 games throughout four T20 World Cup editions.
While Irfan Pathan took ten wickets in seven games for India in 2007, the team had a great year overall. For the Men in Blue, only RP Singh (12 wickets) had a higher individual tally.
India’s Irfan Pathan was the game’s most valuable player and in the championship match against Pakistan, taking 3/16 to help India hold on to a 157-run lead. The game ended in a five-run victory for India and he was at the top on the list of fantasy cricket. Pathan’s three-and-a-half-wicket haul in the T20 World Cup remains his highest ever.
3) Harbhajan Singh
He was selected for the 2009 T20 World Cup but failed to impress, taking just one wicket in a defeat to the West Indies that year. He was a disappointment. The 2010 edition saw him miss out, but he made a strong comeback in the 2012 edition, taking five wickets in five games.
The next name on this list is a legendary Indian spinner. Harbhajan Singh took 16 wickets in 19 matches, although it took him longer. In 2007, Harbhajan helped India win the World Cup by taking seven wickets in as many matches.
His most remarkable effort came against England in a group stage loss when he grabbed five wickets in as many games. Harbhajan Singh’s World Cup 2010 was a disaster, as he went wicketless.
His four wickets came against England in a group stage match in 2012 when he played two games.
The perennial nemesis of Kangaroos and the best Indian office ahead of Erapalli Prasanna and Ashwin. His 30 wicket haul including a hattrick in the iconic Border Gavaskar series of 2001, has stamped his immortality in Indian as well World cricket folklore.
The above-mentioned players from the Indian team have created a remarkable history for the Indian team with their excellent performance in the arena of cricket. They along with their tremendous sportsmanship skills are undoubtedly to take the Indian cricket team to new heights.