Australian national cricket team have always given tough times to the opposition teams with their consistent performances across all three formats of the game. Notably, they are the most consistent team in the ICC events and their trophy cabinet serves as a testament to this fact.
Australia won a record five ODI World Cups, 2 Champions trophies, 1 T20 World Cup and 1 World Test Championship. They are also the first and only team to win all the ICC titles. Case in point, there have always been intense battles between India and Australia over the decades.
Taking wickets against Australia have never been that easy but the Indian bowlers ensured to stick to their subtle bowling variations and reaped rewards. In this listicle, let’s take a glimpse at the three bowlers who have taken the most wickets against Australia in international cricket.
1. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is currently the best spinner in the Indian cricket team. He is a regular feature for India in the longest format of the game. On the other hand, he has been in and out of the white-ball set-up. He has been recalled into the ODI squad for Australia ODIs ahead of the ODI World Cup.
Ravi Ashwin bowled superbly well in the second ODI against Australia in Indore and broke Anil Kumble’s record to become the leading wicket-taker for India against Australia in international cricket. Ravi Ashwin has taken 144 wickets in 68 games against Australia at an average of 30.21.
2. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker for India in international cricket with 956 wickets (619 wickets in Tests and 337 wickets in ODIs). He comes second on the list as he has taken 142 wickets against Australia in 67 innings at an average of 32.50.
3. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh was one of the most important bowlers in the history of Indian cricket. The Turbanator has also given some tough times to the Australian batters during the heydays of his cricketing venture. He has taken as many as 129 wickets in 74 games in international cricket at an average of 34.22