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The ongoing Test battle between England and India may have Surrey fans reflecting on the Indians to have worn the Three Feathers.

Some of India’s finest talents have played for Surrey through the years but what kind of impact did they make during their stay in south London?

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Zaheer Khan – 2004

Khan played just one first-class match for Surrey, a seven wicket victory over Kent, in which he took one wicket.

The left arm seamer’s one List A match came against Essex, where he dismissed a young Alastair Cook for a duck. After his short spell at Surrey, Khan returned to county cricket with Worcestershire in 2006.

Harbhajan Singh – 2005 and 2007

103 Test matches and 417 wickets in the five-day game made Harbhajan one of the most iconic spinners in the history of the game.

He brought his off-break to The Oval in 2005 and then again in 2007. During his two spells, Harbhajan took 57 wickets at an average of 21.10 with best figures of 6/36 during the 2005 thumping of Hampshire.

Anil Kumble – 2006

Legendary spinner Kumble played three first-class matches for Surrey in July and August of 2006, taking 11/183 against Northamptonshire at The Oval that saw Surrey to a seven wicket victory.

He also took 5/80 in the first innings at Worcestershire’s New Road in a dominant innings victory for Surrey.

In five white ball matches for Surrey, the leg-spinner took eight wickets across both the Pro40 competition and the quarter-final victory and semi-final defeat to Nottinghamshire in the Twenty 20 Cup.

Pragyan Ojha – 2011

Slow left arm bowler Ojha took 113 Test wickets for India and 123 first-class for Hyderabad across a long career with both. His 24 during the 2011 County Championship season for Surrey were not to be sniffed at either.

(L-R) Jason Roy, Steven Davies, Rory Hamilton-Brown, Chris Jordan, Pragyan Ojha

By far the most memorable outing of his four in Surrey whites was a match-winning 6-8 in 16.3 overs against Northamptonshire.

Murali Kartik – 2012

Slow left arm bowler Kartik played seven County Championship matches in the second half of the season with two wins, one loss and four draws during his stay.

During his first-class stay, Kartik took 27 wickets with best figures of 5-69 at an impressive average of 22.11.

After playing against Surrey for Somerset in the 50-over final of 2011, Kartik played his final nine List A matches for the 3 Feathers. He took 11 wickets with figures of 4/27 at Glamorgan standing out. He also used his IPL experience in nine T20 matches that season for Surrey.

Who has been your favourite Indian in a Surrey shirt so far? Let us know on Twitter at @surreycricket.

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