Team India have always been a nation that has produced quality cricketers and history tells us that the majority of the players went on to etch their names into the record books for their extraordinary accomplishments on the field. Case in point, India produced top-tier bowlers who did the nation proud in many ways.
So far in the history of men’s international cricket, only 12 bowlers have managed to take a five-wicket haul across all three formats of the game. Out of the twelve, two of them are Indian bowlers who achieved a terrific feat of taking a fifer in Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.
1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is still one of the best bowlers in the existing Indian cricket team. The right-arm fast bowler is known for his ability to keep the opposition batsmen in check with his subtle bowling variations of line and length.
Besides that, he is known to swing the ball much better than other Indian bowlers. It is worth noting that he is the first and only fast bowler from India who has taken a fifer in Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.
He registered 5/82 against England in Tests, 5/42 against Sri Lanka in ODIs and 5/24 against South Africa in T20Is. Overall, he has taken 63 wickets in Tests, 141 wickets in ODIs and 90 wickets in T20Is. He has bagged 4 fifers in Tests, 1 fifer in ODIs and 2 fifers in T20Is.
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2. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav is best known for his potential to turn the ball away from right-handed batters. The chinaman bowler often troubles the right-handed batters by turning the ball from the leg side to the off side.
The left-arm unorthodox spin bowler relies completely on his wrist position and variations in his deliveries to generate a great deal of turn in a bid to trick the batsmen. His potential to spin the ball sharply and his subtle bowling variations in flight and pace make him highly effective.
He has well and truly improved his pace and has become a better spinner now. Notably, he is the only spinner from India who has taken a fifer in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He took 3 fifers in Tests, 2 fifers in ODIs and 1 fifer in T20Is. Overall, he has taken 34 wickets in Tests, 150 wickets in ODIs and 52 wickets in T20Is.
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