Ravichandran Ashwin, the veteran Indian off-spinner, has reached yet another big milestone, becoming the first bowler in the history of the World Test Championship (WTC) to take 100 wickets.
The 35-year-old reached this incredible milestone in the second match of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where India won by an impressive 238 runs.
With 12 wickets in four innings against Sri Lanka in the Mohali and Bengaluru Tests, Ashwin finished as the series' leading wicket-taker. He had a strike rate of 34.6 and an average of 15.08 wickets per innings, with an economy of 2.61 and a strike rate of 15.08. His highest bowling numbers in an innings were 4/47.
In addition, during the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka, Ashwin surpassed famous pacer Dale Steyn to become the eighth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
Ravichandran Ashwin now has 442 Test wickets, second only to Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (640*), Anil Kumble (619), Glenn McGrath (563), Stuart Broad (537), and Courtney Walsh (537). (519). He is barely behind England pacers Anderson and Broad among active players.
With 71 wickets, the 35-year-old Ashwin finished as the leading wicket-taker in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin, India's second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, has taken 29 wickets in the ongoing World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle, bringing his total to 100.
With an average of 19.66, an economy of 2.50, and a strike rate of 47.1, Ashwin has amassed 100 World Test Championship wickets in just 21 games, including four five-wicket hauls.
The Wicket-takers With The Most Wickets In WTC History:
93- Pat Cummins
83- Stuart Broad
80- Tim Southee
75- Nathan Lyon
74- Jasprit Bumrah
70- Mohammed Shami
68- Shaheen Shah Afridi
68- Kagiso Rabada
66- Mitchell Starc