The first match of the two Test matches between India and New Zealand is being played at Green Park Stadium, on the fourth day of the match Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed New Zealand opener Will Young, India spinner Harbhajan Singh also known as Turbanator. He equaled the 417 wickets taken by him in Test cricket. Today, on the fifth day in Kanpur, R Ashwin has a golden opportunity to break Harbhajan Singh’s record. If Ashwin manages to take one more wicket in New Zealand’s second innings, then India will move to the third place in terms of most wickets in Test cricket.
Talking about the highest wicket-taker bowlers in the Test format from India, the first place in the list is the great bowler Anil Kumble, who has played 132 Test matches in his career. In which 619 wickets have been taken in his name. Anil Kumble is called the greatest match winner player in Indian Test history.
The second place in the list of most wickets comes in the name of former India captain and all-time great all-rounder Kapil Dev, known as Haryana Hurricane, who played 131 matches in his Test career, taking 434 wickets in his name.
If we talk about Ravichandran Ashwin’s Test statistics, so far Ashwin has played a total of 81 Test matches, in which Ashwini has taken 417 wickets in 150 innings. Ashwin’s best bowling figure has been 13 wickets for 140 runs in a match. Ashwin has taken 5 or more wickets in an innings 30 times. Ashwin also contributes to India with his batting in Test matches. So far Ashwin has scored 5 centuries and 11 half-centuries in Tests. Ashwin’s batting average in Test matches is 27.68.
Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.
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