India has not produced many pacers in the past but at present, we have many qualities of fast bowlers. Talking about test cricket we have those world-class spinners but we have always left with that spark of a fast bowler.
Although things have changed completely because today Indian fast bowling line-up is considered as best in the world. So here are the top 5 Indian pacers with the highest wickets in test cricket.
Highest Wickets in Test Cricket
#5 Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami is one of the best test bowlers in present-day cricket. Shami and Bumrah form a deadly fast bowling duo in test cricket for India. Shami has 216* test wickets so far and to be honest, numbers are not doing justice for him because he is more than that.
#4 Javagal Srinath
At No.4 we have BCCI member and former right-arm fast bowler of India, Javagal Srinath who was the face of Indian fast bowling in the 90s. Javagal Srinath has 236 test wickets in his career which is the fourth highest by an Indian pacer.
#3 Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma is one of the most experienced bowlers on the Indian team and talking about test cricket he has emerged himself completely in it. Ishant is India’s priority in-home tests and if conditions are in favour of him, he becomes very dangerous in away tests also. Ishant Sharma has 311 test wickets in his career so far and he needs only one wicket to surpass Zaheer Khan.
#2 Zaheer Khan
India has not produced much-left arm pacers but when you will recall things in your mind you will find only Zaheer Khan’s name flashing in your memory. Zaheer Khan is no doubt one of the best India has ever produced and in his career, he took 311 test wickets the reason why I am putting him above Ishant Sharma is because of his legacy.
#1 Kapil Dev
It will be really hard for future Indian bowlers to reach the level of legend Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev was always considered as an all-rounder but his bowling skills are far better than his batting skills. Kapil Dev is the highest wicket-taker in test cricket for India when talking about fast bowlers. In his career, he took 434 test wickets which seems to be impossible to achieve but records are meant to be broken.