Ravindra Jadeja bagged a major record to his name as he surpassed the legendary Anil Kumble to become India’s most successful spinner in a single edition of the World Cup.
Jadeja, who took 2/49 against The Netherlands in Bengaluru on Sunday, took his tally in World Cup 2023 to 16 wickets breaking the record jointly held by Kumble, who had taken 15 wickets in the 1996 World Cup, and Yuvraj Singh, who had played a crucial role in India’s title triumph in 2011 with 15 wickets.
Another spinner, who is fast catching up on the record is Kuldeep Yadav, who claimed 2/41 against the Dutch, to take his wicket count to 14 in the World Cup.
Despite their consistent showing, the spin twins have been overshadowed by the wonderful performances from the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Siraj.
Bumrah is India’s leading wicket-taker in the World Cup with 17 wickets from nine games, with Shami taking 16 in five games and Siraj bagging 12 wickets.
India defeated The Netherlands by 160 runs to finish unbeaten in the league stage with nine straight wins. They will take on New Zealand in the first-semi-final in Mumbai on Wednesday.
- World Cup 2023
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