India will host West Indies for the 3 matches ODI series than the 3 matches T20 series at home. ODI series will start from 6th February. India is struggling with their bowling department in ODIs and a glimpse of it we saw in the South Africa series. Indian pacers and spinners are not effective in the middle overs. In this article we will see the top 5 highest wicket-takers in ODIs between India and West Indies we will only include bowlers who played after the year 2000.
#5 Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul is a right-arm pacer of the West Indies who has 28 wickets against India in 15 ODI matches he played against India. Rampaul has a bowling average of 23.78. Ravi Rampaul’s best bowling figures against India are 5/51 where he took 5 wickets in the 2011 World Cup in a group stage match.
#4 Ajit Agarkar
Former Indian pacers and a much-known all-rounder Ajit Agarkar is at No.4 on our list. Agarkar has had 32 wickets in 28 ODIs against West Indies since 2000. Agarkar has a bowling average of 23.17. Agarkar’s best bowling figures in ODIs against West Indies came in jodhpur in 2002 where he picked 3 wickets and gave only 24 runs.
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#3 Harbhajan Singh
The turbinate of team India and a well-known spinner of his time Harbhajan is the third-highest wicket-taker in India Vs West Indies ODIs. Bhajji took 33 wickets in 31 ODI matches against West Indies. Harbhajan’s best bowling figures came at Port of Spain where he took 3 wickets and helped India to restrict West Indies at 219.
#2 Mohammed Shami
Indian Speedster Mohammad Shami loves to play against West Indies as he has 37 wickets in only 18 ODIs against West Indies. Shami has a bowling average of 22.54 against the West Indies. Shami’s best bowling figures came in the 2019 world cup match where he took 4 wickets and gave only 16 runs. Shami has given break for the upcoming series against West Indies and West Indies batters will love that.
#1 Ravindra Jadeja
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is truly a very important player for the Indian team. Jadeja loves to bowl to Caribbean players as the Indian left-arm has 41 wickets in 29 ODI matches against West Indies. Jadeja has a bowling average of 29.87 against the West Indies. Jadeja’s best bowling figures against West Indies are 5/36 in the champions league at the Oval. Jadeja is also not in the squad.