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Australia vs India: 5 bowlers who can end the Test series as the leading wicket-taker

These five bowlers are good enough to ruffle the feathers of the best in the business.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma of India celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

It’s that time of the year when a cold-water bath is never a bad idea if you are in Australia. The sun is hot, people are sweating, and then there’s cricket, turning the heat up even more. To be honest, this is the best part of the cricketing year in Down Under. India and Australia are scheduled to fight it out in the 4-match Test series starting December 6. The series is a big one for both the teams. India would be desperate for a series win in Tests on Australian soil.

On the contrary, Australia, in absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, will be hoping to take full advantage of home conditions and take the trophy home. The matches, as usual, will be played on typical Aussie tracks – full of pace and bounce- and since both the teams are equipped with quality pacers, the bunch of pacers that clicks may well play a key part in determining the result of the series. Here are 5 bowlers who may end up taking the most wickets.

Pat Cummins

Patrick Cummins
Pat Cummins of Australia. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Pat Cummins doesn’t have much experience in the longest format of the game, but the 14 Test matches he has played, have given us more than just a sneak-peek into his wicket-taking abilities. The fiery pacer is capable of turning the game on its head, when in full flow. His team and the home crowd would love to see the speedster make the Indian batsmen face some chin-music.

The 25-year-old, with his fierce pace and bounce, has so far claimed 66 wickets, with two five-wicket hauls, at an impressive average of 23.82. He is a tough competitor and will have a word or two in store for Kohli and Co., besides bowling some rippers. Given the nature of wickets on which the two teams are going to face-off, one can easily say Patrick Cummins will have a decent say.

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