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Top 5 Best bowling figures by Indian bowlers in ODIs

Take a look here at the top 5 best bowling figures by Indian bowlers in ODIs. In the rich 50 year history of the ODI game there have been many legendary bowling spells by various Indian bowlers.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 13.01.2022
Best bowling figures by Indian bowlers in ODIs

In the rich 50 year history of the ODI game there have been many legendary bowling spells by various Indian bowlers that have made them heroes for the nation and they made a statement on the world stage. There have been great fast bowlers as well as spin bowlers for India in ODI cricket so to be in the Top 5 Bowling spells in ODIs history is a very tough task to accomplish.

Most of the names that are in the top 5 list of bowling spells by Indian bowlers in ODIs are names that only played a handful of matches for India but In bios few matches, they made such a big impact that they earned a place in the record books for India. So, let’s look at the Top 5 Best bowling figures by Indian bowlers in ODIs.

1. Stuart Binny (6/4): 

This is the most incredible spell of ODI bowling that Indian cricket has seen and it has come from a player who only played a handful of ODI matches which shows he was determined to make such a big impact that no one would ever forget his name. In this match he only bowled 4.4 Overs giving away only 4 runs and picking up 6 Bangladesh batters. India got bowled out for only 105 and it looked like the Bangladesh team will easily win but Stuart Binny had plans to make history that day and the Bangladesh team got bundled out for just 58 runs in ah extraordinary spell of bowling, the likes of which we will rarely see again.


2. Anil Kumble (6/12): 

This legendary spell of spin bowling by the greatest spinner India ever produced came at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata and at that day Anil Kumble was a one man wrecking crew as he single handedly won that match for India. He did this against s Great West Indies team of 1993 and this established him as not only a great test match bowler but an equally deadly and great ODI bowler as well. One of the most amazing spells of bowling one can ever see. A true champion of the game he was.


3. Ashish Nehra (6/23): 

Perhaps the most significant spell of bowling in this list is of Ashish Nehra during this World Cup 2003 match against England and that day he tore apart the England batting line-up one by one and his left arm swinging deliveries were a thing of beauty. India needed yo win this match and this left arm pacer stepped up for his nation and delivered the performance of his life and after this performance he became an instant hero she from here his career took off to a new stratosphere and he would become a legend in Indian cricket and groom future left arm pavers to play for India.


4. Kuldeep Yadav (6/25): 

This spell of chinaman bowling by the incredibly talented bowler Kuldeep Yadav against England at Nottingham is the epitome of how to bamboozle the opposition on their home ground and become the star of the match. He bowled his full quota of ten overs and only gave away 26 runs in a decent scoring match and no batter could pick him as he was different from anyone they had faced before and from this performance his stock grew in the team and he became a permanent fixture in the Indian team for a period of time.


5. Murali Karthik (6/27): 

The fact that Murali Karthik is a slow left arm bowler who can be read easily by all batters and even more amazingly he did this astounding spell of spin bowling against probably the greatest ODI team of all time, the 2007 Australia team and this fact makes this spell one of the best of all time. Majorly with his spell of bowling, India restricted Australia to below 200 in that match and won the match in the end. This was a truly special bowling spell and will be remembered by all Indian fans forever.

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