India has been considered the land of great batters as the country has produced some of the biggest batting talents over the years. However, since the onset of the 21st century, the cricket-crazy nation has produced numerous good bowlers as well who have left the cricketing world awestruck with their stupendous performances time and again.
The T20 format in particular has seen many talented Indian bowlers making a name for themselves with their marvellous show especially due to the IPL. As Indian bowlers continue their good work in the ongoing series against Ireland, let’s take a look at the top Indian three bowlers to complete the fastest 50 T20I wickets in the least number of matches:
3. Jasprit Bumrah (41 matches)
Bumrah has taken the cricketing fraternity by storm ever since his international debut in 2016. The speedster is the fourth-highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is with 72 scalps to his name from 61 matches at an average of 20 and an economy of 6.61. Bumrah completed his half-century of wickets in just 41 matches and is the third fastest Indian to achieve the landmark.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal (34 matches)
The wrist spinner is one of the most lethal ones in T20Is all across the globe. Chahal is India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 96 wickets to his name from 80 matches at an average of 25.09 and an economy of 8.19. The 33-year-old took just 34 matches to complete 50 wickets in the format making him the second-fastest bowler to do so.
1. Kuldeep Yadav (30 matches)
Kuldeep Yadav burst onto the scene as a mystery spinner whose variations left many top batters in the world dumbfounded. Possessing a rare skill of left-arm wrist spin, Kuldeep found early success in the format and raced to 50 wickets in just 30 matches. The 28-year-old is India’s sixth-highest wicket-taker in the format, having scalped 52 wickets from 32 matches.