Vinay Kumar highest wicket-taking fast bowler in Ranji Trophy history

With a three for 24 haul in Mizoram’s second innings in Kolkata on Saturday, R. Vinay Kumar became the highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Ranji Trophy history.

Bengaluru boy Vinay Kumar started his career with the Karnataka team in 2004, and represented the State with distinction for 15 years.   -  K Murali Kumar

With a three for 24 haul in Mizoram’s second innings in Kolkata on Saturday, R. Vinay Kumar became the highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Ranji Trophy history. Vinay now has 412 wickets, going past Pankaj Singh (409 wickets). Former Haryana left-arm spinner Rajinder Goel leads the tally with 637 wickets.

Vinay, who represents Puducherry, was given a guard of honour by his teammates after his side won by an innings and 272 runs.

The 34-year-old started his career with the Karnataka team in 2004, and represented the State with distinction for 15 years.

Vinay has recorded 474 wickets in 133 First-Class matches, at an average of just over 23. He last represented India in 2013, in an ODI against Australia in Bengaluru.

Most wickets in Ranji Trophy

1. Rajinder Goel (637)

2. S. Venkataraghavan (530)

3. Sunil Joshi (479)

4. Narendra Hirwani (441)

5. B.S. Chandrasekhar (437)

6. V.V. Kumar (418)

7. Vinay Kumar (412)

8. Pankaj Singh (409)

9. Sairaj Bahutule (405)

10. Bishen Singh Bedi (403)

11. Utpal Chatterjee (401)

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