Indian bowlers

Indian bowlers have been ruling test cricket for the last few years and it all began under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The Indian bowling attack has always been threatening to the opposition and recently we have seen the prime example against Australia. Let us have a look at

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Indian bowlers who have claimed No.1 Rankings in Test cricket

3. Bishen Bedi (1973)
Book excerpt: Vijay Merchant on Bishan Singh Bedi vis-à-vis Vinoo Mankad
The ICC Hall of Famer and one of the best Indian Bolwers, Bishan Bedi made it to the no.1 ICC Test rankings back in 1973. Bedi overall took 266 wickets in 67 matches. Even Chandrasekhar, Kapil Dev, and Anil Kumble ended up at the no.2 spot in ICC Rankings. Bishen Bedi, the left-arm slow orthodox bowler was part of the Indian spin quartet with Prasanna, Venkataraghvan, and Chandrasekhar.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin (2015)
Ravichandran Ashwin ends 2015 as world's No 1 Test bowler, all-rounder

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished the year 2015 as the world’s top-ranked Test bowler. He displaced South African pacer Dale Steyn from the top spot. Ashwin became the first Indian bowler since Bishen Bedi in 1973 to achieve this milestone.

Ashwin’s form with the ball in Test cricket has been exemplary as in 2015 as he took 62 wickets in nine Tests this year, at an average of just over 17.

3. Ravichandran Ashwin (2023)
Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes No.1 Test Bowler, Topples James Anderson |  Cricket News

Ashwin reclaims the top spot among bowlers after taking 6 wickets in his most recent performance, in India’s comfortable win over Australia in the second Test replacing James Anderson who dropped to second place after England’s stunning loss to New Zealand in the Wellington Test.

The 36-year-old Ashwin first claimed the honor of being the No.1-ranked Test bowler in 2015. No fast Indian bowler has achieved this feat till now and no other Indian bowler has claimed the no.1 spot more than once other than Ravichandran Ashwin.

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