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India’s Highest Wicket-Takers in Asia Cup (ODI) | Wicket-Taking Wizards

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In recent times, the Asia Cup tournament has been under India’s dominant sway, and their determination to uphold this trend remains resolute. Set to unfold between August 30 and September 17, 2023, the Asia Cup 2023 promises an intense clash as six teams vie for the prestigious championship. The Asia Cup cricket tournament, renowned for its legacy, has consistently served as a prime stage for bowlers to flaunt their skills and amass wickets. This tournament gathers formidable cricketing nations from the Asian continent, boasting the likes of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and more. Over the passage of years, the Asia Cup has unfailingly granted bowlers numerous chances to showcase their excellence. In this blog, we will find out highest wicket-takers in the Asia Cup.

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India’s Highest Wicket-Takers in Asia Cup (ODI)

Rank Bowler Wickets
1. Irfan Pathan 22
2. Ravindra Jadeja 19
3. Sachin Tendulkar 17
4. Kapil Dev 15
5. Ravichandran Ashwin 14

Highest Wicket Takers in Asia Cup: Irfan Pathan

India's highest wicket-taker in Asia cup - KreedOn
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Irfan Pathan had been the fan favorite, whether it is with the ball in hand or with a mike in hand. Irfan also has 22 wickets, but he has got them at a much quicker rate. This left-arm swing bowler took only 12 games to reach the mark. Born on October 27, 1984, in Baroda, Gujarat, Irfan’s journey from a young prodigy to an international cricket sensation is nothing short of inspiring.

Pathan burst onto the scene as a left-arm swing bowler who could also contribute valuable runs with the bat. His ability to generate prodigious movement off the pitch and his knack for picking up early wickets made him a force to be reckoned with in all formats of the game.

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Highest Wicket Takers in Asia Cup: Ravindra Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja is the second highest wicket taker in Asia Cup (ODI) among Indian players. Jadeja with his left arm orthodox bowling has bamboozled a total of 19 batters in 14 matches with an economy of 4.34. Be it Test Cricket or ODI format, he scores runs pretty easily and with authority as well. In ODI format, Jadeja has taken 194 wickets in 177 matches.

So, it shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone if he contributes with both cricket ball and bat. Team India needs a player like him to deliver and brings balance to the entire playing XI.

Highest Wicket Takers in Asia Cup: Sachin Tendulkar

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This list of India’s highest wicket-takers in the Asia Cup is full of surprises. Sachin Tendulkar does feature at the top of the list of highest Indian scorers in the Asia Cup and now he occupies the number 3 position amongst the Indian players with highest Asia Cup wickets as well.

Sachin Tendulkar has taken 17 wickets, with his leg spin bowling in 15 innings. He played in 1990, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2012 Asia Cup editions and the bowling economy of 4.76 is simply quite brilliant. In ODI format, Sachin Tendulkar has taken 154 wickets in 270 innings.

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Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev in asia cup- KreedOn
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India’s legendary all-rounder, 1983 World Cup winning captain, and one of the four best all-rounders of the previous generation, Kapil Dev features at number 5 amongst the Indian bowlers with the most Asia Cup scalps. The great Kapil Dev has got 15 wickets in 7 matches. In the 1990-91 Asia Cup, Kapil Dev took 9 wickets which were the most by any bowler in that particular tournament.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin | KreedOn
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Ravichandran Ashwin sits at number 5th in the list of Indian players with the most Asia Cup wickets. Ashwin has taken 14 wickets in 7 Asia Cup matches. The economy of 4.63 speaks volumes about his capabilities.

He is a prominent name in the world of cricket, is renowned for his exceptional skills as an off-spin bowler and his contributions as an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team. Ashwin’s entry into international cricket was marked by his debut in 2010, and he quickly rose to prominence due to his unique bowling style and crafty variations. In ODI format, Ashwin has taken 151 wickets in 113 matches.

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Saurabh Sameer Karmarkar
Saurabh Sameer Karmarkar
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