India’s spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin will have a chance to add yet another feather to his already illustrious cap when Virat Kohli & Co. takes on Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series. With the off-spinner being surprisingly omitted from India’s limited-overs squads in recent times, all the eyes will be firmly focused on him and he would be desperate to prove his worth once again.
Well, the Tamil Nadu ace needs just 8 more wickets to reach the 300-wicket mark in the longest format of the game and if he manages to do it during the series he will better Dennis Lillee’s record and become the fastest to reach the milestone.
Ashwin, who is also the second quickest to 200 Test wickets, currently has 292 Test wickets in just 52 games while Lillee took his 300th Test wicket in his 56th game. Given Ashwin’s form and record in Tests, 8 wickets in three Tests at home that too against an inexperienced Sri Lankan side is looking like a big possibility. Meanwhile, the record of fastest to 300 wickets by an Indian is held by former spin spearhead Anil Kumble who reached the feat in his 66th Test.
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Impressive record against Sri Lanka:
Ashwin enjoys an impressive record against the Islanders. The 31-year old, who had taken 17 wickets during the last series against Sri Lanka, has managed to take 38 wickets in just 6 Tests.
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