In modern-day cricket, India is a powerhouse of unbelievable cricket talent. Undoubtedly, India is dominating the cricket. In recent days, India’s bowling side evolved unbelievably. In the last few years, bowlers grabbed most of the attention. On the global stage, they have changed the face of Indian bowling. The year 2023, is the year of India. They performed exceptionally well. The bowlers performed outstandingly well. They have created a record for India in the ODI in 2023.
The Unique Record of the Indian Bowlers:
The 2023 has become India’s year. Since the start of the year, they performed exceptionally well. A lot of ODI series played due to the World Cup. Even in the World Cup, India’s performance was beyond words. In the whole tournament, the Indian side remained unbeaten till the final. The batters and bowlers dominated the opponent. Especially the bowlers snatched the win in many of the matches. They also won the Asia Cup 2023 in a dominating way. Those are some excellent wins.
After this dominating performance, a special record of the bowlers came into the limelight. In 2023, Indian bowlers have taken 8-five wicket hauls in the ODI format. This is the most by them in a calendar year. Mohammad Shami got 4-five wickets hauls in the ODI format. Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Arshdeep Singh got one each.
Mohammad Shami was in his best form. In the whole World Cup, he showed magic with the ball. He got a 5-wicket haul on the big stage of the World Cup. In the year 2023, he got 4-five wicket hauls for India. Ravindra Jadeja got one five-wicket haul in the ODI format in 2023. That five-wicket haul came on the World Cup stage against South Africa. Against South Africa, he registered a spell of 5/33. That was sensational.
The most interesting five-wicket haul was by Mohammed Siraj. In the stage of Asia Cup 2023. In the final match against Sri Lanka, Mohammed Siraj was into another spell. He named the five-wicket haul in just 16 deliveries. That was his first five-wicket haul in the ODI format. Kuldeep Yadav got one five-wicket haul in ODI format in 2023.
Arshdeep Singh’s Five-Wicket Haul:
Arshdeep’s five-wicket haul came against South Africa in the first ODI against India. On December 17, India and South Africa met for the first ODI in Johannesburg. While batting first, South Africa struggled in front of the Indian bowlers. Arshdeep Singh was unstoppable. He got a five-wicket haul just in 37 runs. He picked up players like Hendricks, T. de Zorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, and Andile Phehlukwayo. India won the match by 8 wickets.
Along with that, there is another record. 8-five wicket hauls came in just one year. But in the last 8 years, from 2015 to 2022, Indian bowlers 7-five wickets hauls. That is an interesting record. 2023 turned out as a great year for Indian bowlers.