Most Test wickets by Indian spinners

Test cricket has always been a great avenue for a plethora of sides to play their best cricket. One of the best sides in the world, Team India continues to dominate the longest format and remains one of the best sides in the world in Test cricket.

Apart from the pacers, the spinners have been especially impactful for the Indian team in the longest format as well. Continuing on the same, let us look at the top three Indian spinners with the most wickets in Test cricket.

3) 417 – Harbhajan Singh

Former spinner Harbhajan Singh remains to be one of the most iconic players to don the Indian jersey. Apart from his heroics in the shorter formats, Harbhajan Singh was just as crucial to India’s success in Test cricket as well. It is worth noting that Harbhajan Singh played 103 Tests for India in his career and has taken 417 wickets to his name, making him the third-highest wicket-taking Indian spinner in Test cricket.

2) 501 – Ravichandran Ashwin

Veteran all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is the second-highest wicket-taking Indian spinner. With exactly 501 wickets to his name in 97 Test matches, Ashwin remains a formidable player in the Indian team’s arsenal and continues to assert his dominance in the longest format whenever he is presented with the chance to do so.

1) 619 – Anil Kumble

Former Indian spinner Anil Kumble sits atop the list of Indian spinners with the highest number of wickets in Test cricket. Having played 132 Tests for India, Kumble took a whopping 619 wickets to his name and is one of the best ever to grace the pitch for the side. It is interesting to note that Kumble maintained an economy of 2.69 throughout his career.