Ravichandran Ashwin will look to achieve a major milestone when India takes on Australia in Indore. The third test between India and Australia is underway in Indore. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma who won the toss elected to bat first in the high-octane clash.
Both teams made two changes in the playing 11 with Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav coming in place of KL Rahul and Mohammad Shami for India, Similarly Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc replaced David Warner and Pat Cummins in their lineup.
Ashwin is eight wickets away from equaling the tally of Anil Kumble’s 111 wickets in Tests against Australia and becoming the joint-highest wicket-taker in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Anil Kumble, a legendary spinner, has taken the most wickets overall for India against Australia in Test matches. In the 20 Test matches he played against the Australians, he claimed 111 wickets.
Ashwin is also two wickets away from surpassing Kapil Dev’s tally of 687 wickets in international cricket. Ravichandran Ashwin is currently second among India’s highest wicket-takers in Tests behind former captain Anil Kumble who has 619 scalps.
Earlier in the series, Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to take 450 Test wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin reached the landmark in his 89th Test, becoming the fastest Indian bowler to get there. Before Ashwin, this record was held by Legendary Anil Kumble. Ashwin is now the second-fastest to the feat, next only to the great Muttiah Muralitharan, who took just 80 Tests for 450 wickets.
“Bazball” Approach Of England Will Falter In Certain Conditions – Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared his view on the “Bazball” approach of England in red-ball cricket. Ravichandran has been an important player for India in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Ravichandran Ashwin stressed that you can’t bat like T20 in test cricket and said that we need to respect the conditions and play accordingly and shared his opinion on “Bazball” and said that attacking cricket has its advantage and disadvantage to it. Ashwin continued that the conditions need to be respected otherwise any team would falter–and it is important to grind out harder to get a few runs.
Ashwin was the top-wicket taker in the first match finishing with a figure of 8/79 including a five-wicket haul in Australia’s second innings and was also an important member of India’s victory. Ashwin will be an important member of India against Australia in the last two matches.