Which westindies bowler has taken the most wicket against india in test matches?


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• During his international career, West Indies bowling legend Malcolm Marshall took an awesome 76 Test wickets versus India, each wicket falling at an average of 21.98 runs. According to cricketing website cricinfo.com, he amassed this total in just 17 Test Matches and over a mere 30 innings.

• Marshall, who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18 April 1958, was one of the most prolific wicket takers of his time. He was part of the formidable West Indies bowling attack of the 1980s and seen by many critics and fans as the best bowler of his generation - some regarding him as the greatest paceman to have ever played Test cricket. With a Test bowling average of 20.94, his figures are the best of any cricketer who has taken over 200 wickets.

• His Test career began against India at Bangalore in December 1978, where he took a single wicket. He bowed out 13 years later at The Oval against England in August 1991, finishing the match with figures of 2 for 23.

• Over the 13 seasons he achieved 22 five-wicket hauls and took 10 wickets in a match on four occasions. In 81 Test matches he took 376 wickets, with his best bowling returning figures of 7 for 22 against England at Old Trafford in June 1988.

• In 1999, whilst coach of the West Indies, Marshall revealed that he was suffering from colon cancer, which forced him to quit his post. 'Maco', as he was known to cricketing fans, sadly passed away on November 4 later that year. He was 41 years-old. At his funeral his casket was carried by five former West Indian captains.

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