Poll: Who will be the best bowler in the India-South Africa Test series?

India will take on South Africa in the first Test of the four-match Test series on Thursday at Mohali. India have lost both One-Day International (ODI) as well as Twenty20 (T20) series. India will now look forward to put their best performance in the Test series and it will all come down to the bowling department. Both the teams success will highly depend on how their bowling department fares.

Both the teams have a well balanced bowling department. South Africa’s pace battery is charged up with the likes of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander,whereas India will be highly dependent on the shoulders of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. Steyn is one of the most dreadful bowlers when it comes to the red ball game, whereas Rabada has already impressed the cricket cognoscenti with immaculate line and length. Yadav possesses immense temperament, his ability to move the red leather will come in handy to the side.

As the series is being played in Indian conditions, spinners will have a huge role to play. India will definitely held an upper hand when it comes to spin. Ravichandran Ashwin’s rise as a spinner has been irresistible. He has led the attack with immense confidence and always set an example. Amit Mishra too provides a lot of variations and stability in the attack. He ‘s a wristy spinner and looks to attack whenever he puts in the hard yards.

Ishant Sharma holds the key to India’s success as he has plethora of experience in his basket. It will be an interesting contest as all the bowlers are capable of making an impact. The one who which shines out will be exciting to watch. Cast your vote and on who do you think will be the best bowler in the tournament.

Players Matches Wickets Average BBI
Amit Mishra 16 58 35.98 5/71
Ravichandran Ashwin 28 145 28.44 7/103
Dale Steyn 80 402 22.48 7/51
Vernon Philander 31 123 22.13 6/44
Ishant Sharma 65 200 36.51 7/74
Kagiso Rabada (First-Class) 14 60 22.33 9/33
Umesh Yadav 15 48 38.56 5/93
Ravindra Jadeja 12 45 30.37 6/138