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Sports Cricket 13 Nov 2019 R Ashwin set for ano ...

R Ashwin set for another milestone; will join Kumble and Harbhajan in elite list

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 13, 2019, 2:53 pm IST
Updated Nov 13, 2019, 2:53 pm IST
Ravichandran Ashwin is set to take the field against Bangladesh in the two-match Test series starting from tomorrow.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been selected for the Test squad and will be a guaranteed starter for Team India. (Photo: PTI)
 Ravichandran Ashwin has been selected for the Test squad and will be a guaranteed starter for Team India. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: India’s right-arm chucker, Ravichandran Ashwin, is on the brink of achieving another major milestone as he is set to take the field against Bangladesh in the two-match Test series starting from tomorrow. India won the T20I series 2-1 after losing the first match to the visitors.

Ashwin has been selected for the Test squad and will be a guaranteed starter for Team India. At present, he has 249 wickets to his name in Tests for India at home. He’s just a wicket away from completing 250 wickets and joining Indian spin legends Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh in the exclusive 250+ wickets club.

 

Anil Kumble has 350 wickets at home while Harbhajan Singh has 265 wickets. Overall, Ashwin has 357 wickets for India in Tests (home and overseas).

Here’s a list of top 10 bowlers with the most amount of wickets for India in Tests.

Anil Kumble: 619 wickets in 132 matches

Kapil Dev: 434 wickets in 131 matches

Harbhajan Singh: 417 wickets in 103 matches

Ravichandran Ashwin: 357 wickets in 68 matches

Zaheer Khan: 311 wickets in 92 matches

Ishant Sharma: 280 wickets in 94 matches

Bishan Singh Bedi: 266 wickets in 67 matches

BS Chandrasekhar: 242 wickets in 58 matches

Javagal Srinath: 236 wickets in 67 matches

Ravindra Jadeja: 211 wickets in 46 matches

Ashwin looks all set to break Harbhajan Singh’s record. Last Friday, Harbhajan Singh had claimed that Ashwin would break his record and could very well go past the milestone of 600 Test wickets.

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