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India's Leading ODI Wicket-Taker Against West Indies: Ravindra Jadeja Breaks Kapil Dev's Record

Breaking the legendary right-arm pacer Kapil Dev’s record, Ravindra Jadeja became the leading ODI wicket-taker for India against West Indies. Check out here India's Leading ODI Wicket-Taker Against West Indies.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 27.07.2023
India Leading ODI Wicket-Taker Against West Indies

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In the opening game of the three-match ODI series between the hosts West Indies and the visitors India at Bridgetown, the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja created a new history for Indian cricket. Breaking the legendary right-arm pacer Kapil Dev’s record, Jadeja became the leading ODI wicket-taker for India against West Indies.

Before the Bridgetown ODI on Thursday (27 July), Kapil Dev was India’s leading ODI wicket-taker against West Indies with 43 wickets in 42 games.

Ravindra Jadeja started the latest ODI series in West Indies with 41 wickets in 29 ODIs against West Indies.

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Leading Indian ODI wicket-takers against West Indies: Ravindra Jadeja broke Kapil Dev’s record with three wickets

In the ODI series opener, the visitors India chose to field first after winning the toss. While the Indian pacers provided a good start, the left-arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav just dominated with the balls on the pitch. As a result, the hosts West Indies only managed to score 114 runs before getting all out in just 23 overs.

While the left-arm chinaman Kuldeep had the bowling figures 3-2-6-4, Jadeja earlier bagged three wickets and finished with the bowling figures 6-0-37-3.

In that ODI, Jadeja’s three victims were Shimron Hetmyer (11), Rovman Powell (4) and Romario Shepherd (0). While Virat Kohli’s excellent catch at the slip sent Shepherd back to the pavilion for a duck, Jadeja surpassed Kapil Dev to become India’s most wicket-taker in ODI against West Indies.


Most ODI wickets for India vs West Indies


Player

Wickets

Ravindra Jadeja

44

Kapil Dev

43

Anil Kumble

41

Mohammed Shami

37

Harbhajan Singh

33

(Updated till 27 July 2023)

Meanwhile, surpassing the legendary Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble, Jadeja has become the second leading ODI wicket-taker as a spinner against West Indies. Among the spinners, only the legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne managed more ODI wickets against West Indies than Jadeja, as Warne took 50 ODI wickets against the Caribbean team.


Spinners with the most ODI wickets against West Indies


Player (Team)

Wickets

Shane Warne (Australia)

50

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

44

Anil Kumble (India)

41

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

41

Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

38

(Updated till 27 July 2023)

On the other hand, Jadeja also became the joint seventh most ODI wicket-taker against West Indies after the ODI series opener.


Leading ODI wicket-takers vs West Indies


Player (Team)

Wickets

Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

89

Craig McDermott (Australia)

63

Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

60

Imran Khan (Pakistan)

54

Shane Warne (Australia)

50

Brett Lee (Australia)

49

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

44

Shaun Pollock (South Africa)

44

Kapil Dev (India)

43

Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

42

(Updated till 27 July 2023)

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