Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: The Indian cricket team has started practicing again after a long break. The third match of the 5-match Test series between India and England will be played on the grounds of Rajkot. This match is going to be very important in the series which is tied at 1-1. At the same time, this match is also going to be very special for Team India’s veteran spin bowler Ashwin. He can make a big record in Test cricket during this match.
R Ashwin close to historical record
R Ashwin is one of India’s most successful bowlers in Test cricket. He is now very close to making a big test record in his name. R Ashwin has played 97 test matches for Team India so far. During this period, he has taken 499 wickets in 183 Test innings at an average of 23.92. He is now just 1 wicket away from completing 500 Test wickets in his Test career. If he takes his 500th Test wicket in the Rajkot Test, he will become the second bowler to do so for India.
There will be entry in the list of these greats
In the history of cricket, only 8 bowlers have been able to touch the figure of 500 Test wickets. At the same time, till now only one bowler has been able to achieve the feat of taking 500 Test wickets in Tests for India. This is none other than Anil Kumble. Kumble has taken 619 Test wickets for India. In such a situation, now R Ashwin has a big chance to include his name in this special list. Till now, only Muttiah Muralitharan, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Nathan Lyon, Courtney Walsh, James Anderson and Stuart Broad have achieved this feat in Tests.
Visakhapatnam test was not special
In this series being played against England, R Ashwin has so far taken 9 wickets in two matches. At the same time, R Ashwin could not do anything special in the first innings of the Visakhapatnam Test match. Ashwin bowled 12 overs, but did not get a single wicket. However, he took 3 wickets in the second innings.
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