Australian national cricket team always turns up against Team India in international cricket and history tells us that the Men in Yellow have dominated India, courtesy of their team efforts. Australia’s secret to success is the fact that they do not rely on individuals as they perform as a team to churn out results in their favour.
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ODI World Cup. They have won as many as five titles, more than any other team in the tournament’s history. Meanwhile, taking wickets against Australia is considerable a good achievement for bowlers.
Taking wickets has a crucial impact on the result of the match, as dismissing key batsmen can weaken their batting lineup and better the chances of the bowling team coming out on top in the game. In this article, we will no go through the names of three bowlers from India who have taken the most wickets against Australia in ODIs.
1. Kapil Dev – 45 wickets
Kapil Dev tops the list as he has taken 45 wickets against Australia in ODIs. He has been one of the important pillars of Indian cricket history and it was under his captaincy, that Team India defeated the West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final to win the maiden ODI World Cup. He operated as a productive all-rounder wherein he thrived as a bowler and a batsman. He was best known for his potential to swing the ball.
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2. Mohammed Shami – 37 wickets
Mohammed Shami comes second on the list as he has accounted for 37 dismissals against Australia in One-Day Internationals. The veteran Indian fast bowler has taken as many as 170 wickets to his credit including 2 five-wicket hauls.
3. Ajit Agarkar – 36 wickets
Ajit Agarkar was best known for his sheer pace and swing during the playing days of his career. He has taken 288 wickets in ODI and besides that, he was able to contribute with the bat in the lower order. Ajit Agarkar comes third on the list as he has taken 36 wickets against Australia in ODIs.
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Updated as of September 22, 2023*.