It’s no simple feat to represent a billion people while competing at the top level of cricket for India, where the competition is usually fierce.
The burden of knowing that there are other players waiting to step in if you make a mistake makes it much more challenging for players to give their all on the field.
But there are always some who rise to the challenge and play to their full potential, leading by example and helping the team to victory. India’s ODI squad is strong because of its abundance of talented young cricketers.
According to domestic cricket news, article will take a look at 10 of India’s greatest One-Day International players, all of whom could single-handedly turn the tide of a match.
- Zaheer Khan –
Zaheer Khan led India to victory in the World Cup in both 2003 and 2011. He was a big reason why India won both times. He has taken the second-most wickets for India in one-day internationals. He was very strong and fast, and he could hit the ball very hard in any direction.
His average of 23.87 shows that he has a big effect on games, and seven of the eight times he took four wickets, his team won. The rhythm bowler on his team, Zaheer Khan, saw a big difference in how his team played when they won and when they lost.
- Javagal Srinath –
Srinath is thought to be one of the sport’s unsung heroes because he was the first real fast bowler to come from India. Srinath is a big-hearted cricketer who is known for being the other bowler during a test when Kumble got 10 wickets in an innings. Srinath’s batting average, strike rate, and rate of success are all very good, and he has a high rate of success. During a test, Kumble got 10 in an innings.
In this case, his batting average of 21.63 is second only to that of Irfan Pathan among bowlers who have won with 100 or more wickets. Overall, Srinath and Agarkar have pretty similar records. Only three wickets separate them in terms of how many wins they have.
- Virat Kohli –
Virat Kohli has played in about half as many games as Ganguly, Dravid, or Azharuddin did throughout their careers. Even so, he has done a lot of good work during this time. He has done so well that he is tied with Ganguly for second place on India’s list of all-time centurions with 22. Even though this is true, he has done a lot. It’s crazy to think that 19 of those 22 tones have led to wins.
He has a higher conversion rate in important games, especially when he is under pressure. This is shown by the fact that he has scored more tones in wins than in ties (in games India won). He has trained himself to be able to chase in artificial light, and he is so good at it that it is scary. Kohli’s incredible batting average of 58 has gone up by four points thanks to 18 more wins and an even higher strike rate while batting third.
- Sourav Ganguly –
Sourav Ganguly won games while holding the ball of the opposing discipline. He did this in a way that was similar to how Sachin Tendulkar did it. He could win games, though, just with his bat. He was a stylish left-handed batsman, and he and Sachin Tendulkar were the best opening pair in the history of one-day international (ODI) cricket. Together, they helped India win a lot of games both at home and abroad. They also changed the way the Indian team thought, which helped them get to the World Cup Finals in 2003.
- Kapil Dev –
Kapil Dev was India’s first player who could do everything well. He was also the leader of the Indian team that won the country’s first World Cup, which changed the way Indian sports were played for good.
Kapil Dev is one of the few players to have taken more than 250 wickets and scored more than 3000 runs in one-day internationals. This was during a time when one-day internationals were not played very often. Besides that, he bowled with a real swing and stayed in the best shape of his life throughout his whole career. At a time when a strikeout rate of 75 was very good, the man with a 3.48 ERA in wins had a strikeout rate of over 101 in wins and 95 overall. Altogether, he got 95.
- Anil Kumble –
Kumble has taken the most wickets for India in both One-Day Internationals and Tests. He also holds the record for the most wickets taken by India in a winning cause in One-Day Internationals. Kumble has taken more wickets than any other Indian player in both forms of the game. His economy got so bad that it dropped below the important 4.0 line, and his overall score dropped by seven points.
- Virender Sehwag –
Virender Sehwag is one of Sourav Ganguly’s three big finds, along with Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh. When he was first brought into the team as a spinner who can also bat, he made a name for himself against Australia with fifty and three wickets. One of Sourav Ganguly’s three big finds is Virender Sehwag.
- Yuvraj Singh –
Yuvraj Singh is a player who can completely change the course of a game. In 2011, when India won the World Cup, he was named the tournament’s Man of the Series. He helps the team do well because his win percentage is much higher than that of the other Indian players.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni –
India did even better under Dhoni than it did under Gilchrist. One-day international record holder for the highest score by the wicket-keeper batsman (183*), beating Gilchrist’s previous record of 172; match-winner as a batsman alone; India’s best ODI MVP; also did well as a wicket-keeper and captain; also did a lot of other things.
- Sachin Tendulkar –
Sachin Tendulkar is not only India’s best one-day international player but also the best in the world. There are two main reasons for this: When compared to Ricky Ponting, who scored the second-most runs, the difference is huge. Because he had been doing his job for so long, he almost always had the upper hand.