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India vs West Indies stats: Who are the top 5 bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in Test matches?

India vs West Indies rivalry is one of the historic rivalries in the game of cricket. India and West Indies, both the teams had a very rich cricketing history. Both the teams have produced some of the greatest players of all time. Both the teams have won 2 World Cups, where India’s first world cup win came in 1983, after they defeated West Indies in the final. India vs West Indies, Test matches are worth the hype, as they are full of ups and downs. Many new records are set when these two teams play against each other. The game of both the teams have evolved a lot since the beginning. West Indies was once the most dominating team, but over the years they have lost their edge. Whereas India has grown consistently over the years and is now one of the top 3 best teams in cricket.

India vs West Indies, the 2nd and last Test of the series will be played from 20 July 2023. The Indian team won the first match quite easily on the 3rd day, as West Indies failed to score even 350 plus runs including both the innings. India and West Indies, both had given some of the best Test bowlers of the game. But the question is, in India vs West Indies, who are the top 5 bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in Test matches? There are many, who have taken multiple 5 wicket haul in Test cricket, such as Kapil Dev, Malcolm Marshall and others. Ravichandran has recently joined the list after his outstanding performance against West Indies in the 1st Test at Windsor Park, Dominica.

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List of top 5 bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls in India vs West Indies Test matches

  • Ravichandran Ashwin- 6 five wicket hauls

Ravichandran Ashwin, a no.1 ranked Test bowler in cricket comes at the 1st position with 6 five wicket haul against West Indies in Test cricket. 

  • Malcolm Marshall- 6 five wicket hauls

Malcolm Marshall is considered as one of the best bowlers West Indies has ever produced. He was one of the most dominant bowlers in his time. He comes at the 2nd spot with 6 five wicket hauls against India in Test cricket.

  • Harbhajan Singh- 5 five wicket hauls

Harbhajan Singh has taken 5 five wicket hauls in India vs West Indies Test matches and therefore comes at 4th spot. Harbhajan Singh is one of the most successful spinners of India.

  • Anil Kumble: 4 five Wicket Hauls

Anil Kumble is one of the greatest spinners of all time. He is the only Indian bowler to take a 10 wicket haul in a single inning. Anil Kumble comes 4th with 4 five wicket haul against West Indies. 

  • Kapil Dev- 4 five wicket hauls

Kapil Dev, one of the biggest names in cricket has taken 4 five wicket hauls against West Indies in Test matches. Kapil Dev is the first Indian captain to bring the World Cup home in 1983.

PlayerMatches5 Wicket HaulsCountry
Ravichandran Ashwin116India
Malcolm Marshall176West Indies
Harbhajan Singh125India
Anil Kumble174India
Kapil Dev254India

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