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Ravichandran Ashwin eyes going past Anil Kumble to achieve yet another record in IND vs ENG 5th Test

Ravichandran Ashwin eyes going past Anil Kumble to achieve yet another record in IND vs ENG 5th Test

The India vs England 5th Test will commence from 7th March in Dharmashala

In a remarkable feat, Ravichandran Ashwin recently made history by reaching the milestone of 500 Test wickets during the Rajkot Test. Thus placing him second among Indian bowlers, trailing only Anil Kumble, who has 619 wickets. Now, the seasoned Indian off-spinner is eyeing yet another record to take over the former Indian Captain.

In the subsequent fourth Test held in Ranchi, Ashwin surpassed Kumble’s record for the most Test wickets by an Indian on home soil. Kumble previously held the record with 350 wickets in 63 Tests, but Ashwin eclipsed this during the Ranchi Test, amassing 354 wickets in 59 Tests.

Additionally, Ashwin equalled Kumble’s record for the most Test fifers for India, securing his 35th fifer in the second innings against England in the Ranchi match.

Ravichandran Ashwin eyes another record in Dharmashala:

Ashwin’s remarkable bowling performance in Ranchi not only helped India regain momentum but also set the stage for potentially breaking another of Kumble’s records in the upcoming fifth Test in Dharamshala on March 7.

Should he secure a fifer in the fifth Test, Ashwin will surpass Kumble’s record and become the Indian bowler with the most fifers in Tests, with a tally of 36.

Players with most five-wicket hauls in India:

NameSpanMatchesWickets5w/10w
Ravichandran Ashwin2011-20249950735/8
Anil Kumble1990-200813261935/8
Harbhajan Singh1998-201510341725/5
Kapil Dev1978-199413143423/2
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar1964-19795824216/2
Bishan Singh Bedi1966-19796726614/1
Ravichandran Ashwin eyes going past Anil Kumble to achieve yet another record in IND vs ENG 5th Test in Dharmashala

Ravichandran Ashwin to appear for his 100th Test:

Having participated in 99 Tests for Team India, Ashwin is on the cusp of joining the elite club of players who have represented India in 100 Tests.

Meanwhile, in the Test series against England, India bounced back impressively after losing the opener, securing victories in the subsequent three matches to claim the series 3-1.

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