India have produced some of the top-class bowlers in the past few years. India was never known for their bowlers but they have completely changed this myth with their recent balling line-ups in every format. But in this article, we will see particularly ODI format and we will look at the top 5 best bowling figures by Indian bowlers in ODIs.
#5 Kuldeep Yadav
In the 2018 India tour of England, Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav took 6 wickets and conceded only 25 runs in his 10-over spell. The match was played in Nottingham, England where Yadav took the wickets of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and David Willey.
#4 Ashish Nehra
Former Indian left-arm pacer, Ashish Nehra took 6 wickets against England in the 2003 World Cup at Durban, South Africa. Ashish gave only 23 runs in his 10-over spell. He took wickets of Michael Vaughan, Naseer Hussain, Paul Collingwood, Alag Stewart, Craig White, and Ronnie Irani.
#3 Jasprit Bumrah
Indian right-arm pacer and current No.1 bowler in ODI rankings, Jasprit Bumrah is at No.3 on our list for his incredible performance against England in 2022 in the first ODI match at The Oval. He took 6 wickets and gave only 19 runs in his 7.2 overs spell. Bumrah thrashed England’s strong batting line-up. He took wickets of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingston, David Willey, and Brydon Carse.
#2 Anil Kumble
Former Indian legendary spinner, Anil Kumble is at No.2 on our list. Kumble took 6 wickets against West Indies and gave only 12 runs in his 6.1 overs spell in 1993 at Kolkata. He took wickets of Carl Hooper, Roland Holder, Jimmy Adams, Anderson Cummins, Winston Benjamin, and Curtly Ambrose.
#1 Stuart Binny
It was in 2014 when India toured Bangladesh and it was the 2nd ODI of the series at Mirpur. It was a one-in-a-million match because India was all out at 105 while batting first and Bangladesh was looking forward to an easy win but due to the magical spell of Stuart Binny, Bangladesh was all out on just 58 and India won the match. Binny took 6 wickets and have only 4 unbelievable runs in his spell which is also the best bowling figure in ODIs by an Indian bowler.