AUS vs IND 2020: There couldn’t have been a better ending to this tragic year 2020. Yes, the much anticipated and awaited series is just weeks away and the cricket world is gearing up for what could be an enthralling action of cricket.
The series starts with the 50 over format in Sydney on 27th of November. This series will again be conducted inside closed doors thanks to covid-19. India will be missing the services of their vice-captain in Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in ODIs and T20Is but they have assembled their best possible squad for the series.
India are at the back of a whitewash against the Kiwis and they would be desperately wanting to make up for that with a series win against the mighty Australians.
The rivalry between these 2 teams is one of the most competitive and fierce rivalries in world cricket. Any player would want to perform well against Australia and the same goes for India as well.
Lets take a look at top 10 wicket-takers from both the sides in the 50 over format in the last decade.
10. James Falukner
The left arm pace bowling all-rounder was once seen as the next big thing in the Australian cricket. He bagged the man of the match in 2015 finals against New Zealand. He faded away big time since then but he is 10th on this list with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 6.57
9. Kane Richardson
The tall lanky fast bowler from Southern Australia is the #9 on this list with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 5.93. He is known as a wicket-taker although his economy rate is slightly on the higher side.
8. Jasprit Bumrah
He has already entered this list with 18 wickets and his standings in this list is only going to increase as he plays more games. He has an magnificent economy rate of 4.97.
7. Adam Zampa
The talented wrist spinner has picked 20 wickets at an economy rate of 5.71 in 13 games against India.
6. Umesh Yadav
He has played 11 games for 21 wickets at an economy rate of 6.78. Though, he has picked wickets at regular intervals, his lack of control has paved way for his downfall.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
The all-rounder from Saurashtra has played a whopping 27 games in the last 10 years against Australia and has picked 21 wickets at an economy rate of 5.35
4. Pat Cummins
The #1 bowler in the longest format of the game is the highest ranked Aussie in this list with 21 wickets at ah health economy rate of 5 runs per over.
3. Kuldeep Yadav
The chinaman has risen through the ranks rather quickly. He has picked 22 wickets at an economy rate of 6.07 in 15 games.
2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The genuine swing bowler has historically troubled Australia over the years and his numbers speak for itself. He has collected 23 wickets at an economy rate of 5.28 in 18 games so far.
1. Mohammad Shami
The wicket-taking machine is the first on this list. He has bagged 25 wickets in 17 games at an economy rate of 6.02. He has been the primary strike bowler for India in the last year and a half. The onus will be on him for one more time in the upcoming series.