India tour of Sri Lanka | Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan holds the most successful Indian bowler record in ODI against Sri Lanka
Zaheer Khan  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
- India-Sri Lanka to play limited overs Sri Lanka next month
- One team of Indian will play in England and the other in Sri Lanka.
- Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour
The limited overs series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from July 13. First three ODIs will be played and then there will be three T20 matches. On the Sri Lanka tour, the Indian team will play without many important players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, as there is a team in England. Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in Sri Lanka. Before the start of the series, let us tell you about two Indian bowlers – Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, who performed brilliantly against Sri Lanka. Zaheer and Harbhajan used to speak fiercely in ODIs.
Fast bowler Zaheer Khan took India out of trouble many times and bowled sharply on important occasions to lead the team in the match. Zaheer wreaked havoc with his pace against Sri Lanka as well. Even today, he holds the record for being the most successful bowler for India against Sri Lanka. Zaheer faced Sri Lanka in 48 ODIs. During this, he took 66 wickets while bowling at an average of 32.19 and an economy rate of 4.98. His best performance was 5 wickets for 42 runs. He also took four wickets once.
At the same time, the magic of spinner Harbhajan Singh has also played a lot against Sri Lanka. He rocked many times with his spin. In the case of Kanare getting the most wickets against Sri Lanka, Harbhajan comes after Zaheer. He has taken 61 wickets in 47 ODIs at an average of 26.95 and an economy rate of 4.19. His best bowling performance was 5/56. Like Zaheer, Harbhajan also took four wickets once. After these two, India’s successful bowlers against Sri Lanka were Ajit Agarkar (49 wickets) and Irfan Pathan (45 wickets).
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