India has always been a nation that has produced a plethora of talented pool of cricketers who went on to make a name for themselves. The Indian cricket fraternity has witnessed plenty of bowlers who left an indelible mark in the sport, courtesy of their consistent and impactful bowling spells.
Taking a four-wicket haul is considered an important achievement in One-Day Internationals. So far in the history of Indian cricket, only three bowlers have taken 10 or more four-wicket hauls. Let’s dive deep into the list of three bowlers from India who registered the most four-wicket hauls in the 50-over format.
1. Ajit Agarkar
Ajit Agarkar has been one of the important fast bowlers in the history of Indian cricket. He was able to ruffle the opposition batsmen’s feathers with his blistering pace and has deservedly taken 288 wickets in ODIs.
Ajit Agarkar tops the list in terms of taking the most four-wicket hauls for India in ODIs. He has bagged 12 four-wicket hauls. On the other hand, he has taken two fifers in the format.
2. Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami is one of the best pacers in the world without any second thoughts. He possesses a lot of experience under his belt and is best known for his potential to take wickets when it mattered the most.
The right-arm fast bowler comes second on the list as he has taken 11 four-wicket hauls in One-Day Internationals. Overall, he has 165 wickets including 2 fifers.
3. Javagal Srinath
Javagal Srinath is on top of the list in terms of taking the most wickets for Team India as a fast bowler in the 50-over format. The former right-arm fast bowler has taken as many as 315 wickets in ODIs. He comes third on the list as he has taken 10 four-wicket hauls. Besides that, he has taken 3 five-wicket hauls.
Updated as of September 29, 2023.