The 5-match test series between India and England starts from 9th July. The English soils have favoured bowlers and pacers in particular. It was seen that the team with greater bowling attacks managed to dominate the game and also in many occasions the bowlers brought victories for the team. Here we list the all-time best bowling figures of Indian Bowlers against England in England.

5. Bishan Singh Bedi – 6/226

Bishan Singh Bedi is a former Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. The match was played at Lord’s, London on 20 June 1974. He took 6 wickets and gave 226 runs in the first innings. England scored 629 runs in the 1st innings with the major contributions of Dennis Amiss (188 runs), Mike Denness (118 runs) and Tony Greig (106 runs). England won by an innings and 285 runs. BS Bedi was the highest wicket taker in the match.

4. Dilip Doshi – 6/102

Dilip Rasiklal Doshi is a former Indian cricketer who played in 33 Tests and 15 ODIs from 1979 to 1983. Doshi was one of only four Test bowlers that played in their first tests after the age of thirty, yet went on to take more than 100 wickets, the other three being Clarrie Grimmett, Saeed Ajmal and Ryan Harris. The match was played at Old Trafford, Manchester on 24 June 1982. He took 6 wickets and gave 102 runs in the first innings. Sir Ian Botham (ENG) and Sandeep Patil (IND) scored centuries for their sides. Madan Lala (IND) also performed well and took 3 wickets. The match ended in a draw.

3. Chetan Sharma – 6/58

Chetan Sharma was a medium pace bowler who was a member of Indian cricket team. Sharma was coached by Desh Prem Azad, a Dronacharya Award winner, who was also the mentor of Kapil Dev. He made his first class debut for Haryana at the age of 16 and appeared in One Day Internationals a year later. Making his first appearance in Tests against Pakistan at Lahore in 1984, he bowled Mohsin Khan with his fifth ball – becoming the third Indian to take a wicket in his first over in Test cricket. The match was played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 3 July 1986. He took 6 wickets and gave 58 runs in the second innings. He bowled exceptionally and took a total of 10 wickets in the match. Mike Gatting (ENG) scored 183 runs, the only century, for his team. The match ended in a draw.

2. B. S. Chandrasekhar – 6/38

Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar is a former Indian cricketer who played as a leg spinner. Considered among the top echelon of leg spinners, Chandrasekhar along with E.A.S. Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan constituted the Indian spin quartet that dominated spin bowling during the 1960s and 1970s. At a very young age, polio left his right arm withered. Chandrasekhar played 58 Test matches, capturing 242 wickets at an average of 29.74 in a career that spanned sixteen years. Chandrasekhar was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972 and won Wisden’s “Best bowling performance of the century” award in 2002, for his six wickets for 38 runs against England at the Oval in August 1971. India won the match by 4 wickets thanks to the bowling attack.

1. Amar Singh – 6/35

Ladhabhai Nakum Amar Singh Lodha was an Indian Test cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler and effective lower-order batsman, Amar Singh Lodha played in seven Tests for India before World War II. He took 28 wickets in these matches. He was the first Indian Fast bowler and All-rounder, and the first Indian to receive a Test cap. He also scored India’s first half-century in Test cricket, in India’s first Test. He achieved his best bowling figure at Lord’s, London on 27,29,30 June 1936 (3-day match) against England. England won the match by 9 wickets.





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