India Vs South Africa 2021: Team India, currently touring South Africa, will play their first Test from December 26. However no bowler currently in the team has taken the highest number of Test wickets there.
Which Indian bowler has taken the most Test wickets in South Africa? The name Anil Kumble sounds like the answer to this question. The leg-spinner topped the list for Indian cricket, taking 45 wickets in South Africa. But, this is the past. Let us take a look at the list of highest Test wicket-takers in India currently on the South Africa tour.
Currently, there is a competition between Team India bowlers Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma, who have taken the most wickets in South Africa. The distance between the two is just one wicket. Under such circumstances it became interesting how the race of wickets between them would be this time.
Among the current Indian bowlers, Mohammad Shami tops the list of highest Test wicket-takers in South Africa. He took 21 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 24.71. He took 5 wickets for 28 runs at one time.
Ishant Sharma is also competing with Shami saying that he is declining. He took 20 wickets at an average of 40 in 7 Tests played in South Africa. He took 4 wickets for 79 runs and received the best record. That means the gap between Shami and Ishant is just one wicket.
Shami and Ishant were followed by Jaspreet Bumra. He took 14 wickets in 3 Tests played there. Shami and Ishant are likely to get closer in the wicket race if they perform better than these two.
After three fast bowlers from the current Team India, spinner R. Ashwin stood up. He has taken 7 wickets in 3 Tests played there so far.