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Top 5 Bowlers With Most Five-Wicket Hauls For India In Test Wins (Seamers)

image-lsahqcc6Jasprit Bumrah has the best bowling average in Test cricket (X.com)

The sport cricket is dominated by the batters and the bowlers have always been sidelined despite their valiant match-winning performances. When it comes to red-ball cricket, it's the bowlers who pick up 20 wickets and win games for their teams. During the last decade, the cricketing fraternity has seen a truckload of great bowlers, who have the capability to win games for their respective nations. 

India have become one of the prominent teams in the cricket world to have produced many great bowlers, especially in the longest format of the game. The Indian fast bowlers have been rising through the ranks and becoming the greats in modern-day cricket. As Jasprit Bumrah locked his tenth fifer in a winning cause against England in the second Test, we at OneCricket present the best Indian seamers with the most fifers in a winning cause in the longest format. 

Let's have a look at the top 5 Indian seamers with the most five-wicket hauls in Test wins.

Jasprit Bumrah - 10

image-lsahnobzJasprit Bumrah (X.com)

Jasprit Bumrah is turning out to be a once-in a generational player for India owing to his immaculate numbers so far. Even in sub-continental conditions, Bumrah has managed to ace fast bowling with his sheer pace and reverse-swing skills. In just 34 Test matches, the Indian speedster has already scalped 155 wickets and has an amazing average of just over 20. 

The right-arm fast bowler is one of the key players for the Indian team, especially in Test cricket over the last few years. Jasprit Bumrah has managed to pick 10 five-wicket hauls for India, which led the team to victory in all those ten Test matches. His recent nine-wicket haul against England in the second Test brought him to the top spot of this record. 

Mohammed Shami - 8

image-lsaho83pMohammed Shami (X.com)

One of the best seamers among the current players, Mohammed Shami has a beautiful seam positioning, which not only helps him trouble the greatest batters in the world but also makes him the most consistent player among other seamers in the world. Whether it's bowling with the new ball or the old ball, Shami's skills are intact enough to deliver the results in the team's favour. 

When it comes to picking up five-wicket hauls in Tests for a winning cause, Mohammed Shami comes second on the list with eight fifers under his belt. In 64 Test matches so far, Shami has 229 wickets under his belt with an average of 27.71. His best figures of 9/118 in Tests came against West Indies in 2013. 

Irfan Pathan - 8

image-lsahorg5Irfan Pathan (X.com)

Whenever there is a discussion about the best swing bowlers of India, Irfan Pathan always comes to the table. He had an immaculate ability to swing the ball both ways and was able to disturb the legendary batters of the cricketing world. He is also among the list of elite players, who have picked up a hat-trick in Test cricket. 

The left-arm seamer with his bowling brilliance has scalped 100 wickets in just 29 Test matches. On eight occasions, he managed to help India seal a victory by scalping five or more wickets in a Test, which lands him on the third spot on this record. 

Zaheer Khan - 6

image-lsahp5u2Zaheer Khan (X.com)

Another left-arm seamer, the champion of the World Cup 2011, Zaheer Khan has made invaluable contributions to the Indian team throughout his cricketing career. Especially in seaming conditions, Zaheer was nothing short of unplayable on his day. In his 92-match long career, the southpaw scalped 311 wickets with the best figures of 10/149 against Bangladesh.

Coming to five-plus wickets for a winning cause, Zaheer with 6 times, comes in at fourth of this record. His record against Australia has been amazing, which proves how effective he was in the seaming conditions owing to his brilliance.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 6

image-lsahpkveBhuvneshwar Kumar (X.com)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took his first international wicket on his first ball with a swinging delivery, is one of the best swing bowlers India have ever produced. While he has been out of the Test format for a long while now, but his records are speaking a different language as he comes on the fifth spot on the list of bowlers contributing more than five wickets for India's win in Test cricket. 

With picking up more than five wickets six times in Test matches for a winning cause, showcases nothing but his class with the red ball. In just 37 innings, Bhuvi has managed to pick 63 wickets with an average of just 26.