Expected top 5 wicket-takers Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Part 3)

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Expected top 5 wicket-takers Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Part 3)
Nathan Hauritz’s batsmen, who are normally hard hitters of slower bowling, and took 18 wickets in the 3 match Test series earlier this year in Australia.
He has played a total of 15 Test matches so far, in which the off-break Aussie bowler has taken 57 wickets, with a bowling average of 31.82. He has 2 five wicket hauls to his name, with a best of 5 for 53. In his infant career of 15 Tests, he has maintained a strike rate of 64.2 and an economy rate of 2.97.
Before the ongoing Test match Hauritz has played only one other Test against the Indian team, which was his debut Test match. He surprised many, as he took 5 for 103 in the match, at an average of 20.60. His bowling figures in the first innings were 3 for 16. In that one match he managed a strike rate of 32.4 and an economy rate of 2.81.
Ishant Sharma has played Test cricket for the last 3 years, in which he has been viewed by cricket experts of having the same attitude and physique of veteran Indian bowler
He gained popularity in the Australian home Test series, as former Aussie skipper, Steve Waugh, regarded his talent as the best thing in Indian cricket. He also became the highest wicket-taker for in the ODI matches that followed the Test series, as he bowled at a speedy pace of 150 kph. He also performed extremely well in the four match Test series hosted by India against the Aussies in 2008, in which he took 15 wickets and became Zaheer Khan’s bowling deputy.
In his 3 years of Test cricket, the new age Indian bowler has played 26 matches, in which he has taken an impressive 73 wickets, at an average of 37.50. He has 3 four-wicket hauls and 1 five-wicket haul to his name. He also has a best of 5 for 118 in an innings, and 7 for 117 in a match. Not to forget, his strike rate of 66.0 and an economical bowling rate of 3.40.
His two years of Test cricket against has allowed him to play 8 Tests. He has taken 21 Australian wickets, at an average of 38.71. He has also maintained a healthy strike rate of 70.4 and an economy rate of 3.29. With his best figures of 4 for 77, and 7 for 117 in a Test match. He is one of the most effective wicket-takers in Indian Test cricket at the moment. In the 8 test matches he has played against Australia, he has bowled around 250 overs and 45 maidens.
He has the ability to restrict the batsmen as he runs fast towards the crease and delivers at an impressive speedy pace. He was the highest wicket-taker of the 2008 encounter between the two nations and will be a threat to Australian batsmen.
Like other international cricketers, Sharma also has the ability to rise up to the occasion, as his performances have varied against different oppositions. He has done reasonably well against Australia and He can be a prime candidate for the highest wicket taker of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series.
Both Test teams have the bowling talent to take down the other opposition on any given day. It is how the slow Indian pitches of Mohali and Bangalore will play, which would decide the fate of the two match Test series.



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