New Delhi: Team India is preparing to conquer Cape Town to win the Test series. In this preparation, the role of bowlers becomes important, on whom it is important to take 20 wickets. In such a situation, know who has taken the most wickets among Indian bowlers in the last 5 Test matches played in Cape Town. The record of taking the most wickets for India on the Cape Town pitch is in the name of fast bowler Javagal Srinath. Srinath has taken 12 wickets in 2 Test matches here at a bowling average of 24.
Leg-spinner Anil Kumble has taken 11 wickets in 3 matches in Cape Town at an average of 46 bowling and is second only to Javagal Srinath. Zaheer Khan has taken 9 wickets in 2 matches played in Cape Town at an average of 32 bowling. He is third in the list of most successful Indian bowlers in Newlands. Harbhajan Singh has recently announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. Bhajji has taken 7 wickets at an average of 27 bowling in the only Test played here. Sreesanth, who has suffered a suspension for match-fixing, has played 2 Tests in Cape Town and has 7 wickets to his name at an average of 43. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not part of India's Test team on the tour of Africa. But in Cape Town, he has also taken 6 wickets in the only Test with a bowling average of 20.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who is part of India's Test squad on the current tour of South Africa, played his first Test match from Cape Town. In the only Test he played on the 2018 tour, he took 4 wickets at an average of 28 bowling. Bumrah is ranked 7th among the Indians who have taken the most wickets at Newlands. Like Bumrah, Mohammed Shami is also part of the squad for the current tour against South Africa. He has also taken 4 wickets there with a bowling average of 18 by playing a Test match.