Best Indian Spinners: Check out the 10 greatest Indian spinners to ever play the game
Updated on: Jan 21, 2023 4:21 pm IST
Best Indian Spinners: India has always had a rich history of producing some of the greatest spin bowlers in the world. From Anil Kumble to Bishan Singh Bedi, Harbhajan Singh to Erapalli Prasanna, India has never lacked spinners in their cricket history. Here, we have come up with some of the greatest Indian spinners who have made it big at the international arena.
10 Best Indian Spinners
1. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is considered to be one of the greatest spin bowlers to ever play the game of cricket. He made his international debut for India in 1990 and went on to play for the national team for 18 years. He holds several records, including the most wickets taken by an Indian bowler in Test cricket and the one of the rare bowlers to scalp all 10 wickets in a Test innings. Well, he wasn’t a huge turner of the cricket ball, but was known for his variations and the ability to take wickets on any surface.
2. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is perhaps the greatest off-spin bowler India has ever produced. He made his international debut for India in 1998 and represented the country for 18 long years. He was known for his ability to take wickets with his off-spin bowling and his aggressive attitude on the field. He holds several records and ended his career as the leading wicket-taker as an off-spinner in Indian cricket.
3. Bishan Singh Bedi
Bishan Singh Bedi was India’s flag bearer in the 70s. He made his international debut for India in 1966 and ended his career with 266 test wickets to his name. He was known for his accuracy and his ability to bowl long spells, which made him a formidable bowler for the Indian team.
4. Erapalli Prasanna
Erapalli Prasanna is one of the legendary Indian off-spin bowlers. The Karnataka born made his international debut for India in 1962 and featured in 49 Tests wherein he scalped 189 wickets. He was one of the most successful spinners in world cricket in the 70s.
5. Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Srinivas Venkataraghavan an off-spinner played for India for 18 long years between 1965-1983. He ended his Test career with 156 Test wickets and holds the record for dismissing all the eleven batters in a match, a feat he achieved in a Test match against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi in 1965.