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5 Indian Bowlers Who Have Taken The Most Wickets In Powerplay Overs Of T20I Matches

The Indian cricket team is one of the top T20I teams in the world. One of the major reasons behind the success of the Indian cricket team is that they have one of the best bowling attacks in the world. They have many top-quality options in the bowling unit right from powerplay overs to death overs.

Picking up wickets in the powerplay overseas is an art that very few bowlers have mastered. Since the field restrictions are in place, only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Batters can score boundaries just by clearing the in-field.

But in this listicle today, we will look at the top five Indian bowlers who have taken the most wickets in powerplay overs of T20I cricket so far:

5. Washington Sundar – 13 wickets in powerplay overs

Off-spin bowler Washington Sundar is one of the few spinners who bowl well in the first six overs. He has taken 13 wickets in 24 innings during the first six overs, with his economy rate being 7.

4. Ravichandran Ashwin – 17 wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin is another spinner to feature on this list. The off-spinner has bagged 17 wickets in the 36 innings where he bowled during the first six overs.

3. Ashish Nehra – 19 wickets in powerplay overs

Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra once held the record for the most wickets in the first six overs by an Indian. He scalped 19 wickets in 27 innings.

2. Jasprit Bumrah

Right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah is second on the list with 21 wickets from 53 innings. He has a bowling strike rate of 27.1 in the first six overs.

1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 31 wickets in powerplay overs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the most wickets by an Indian in the first six overs. The right-arm fast bowler has taken 31 wickets in the powerplay which is the most by an Indian bowler. The Swingster never stops to amaze us in the powerplays.

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