IND vs SA: These eight bowlers have taken more than five hundred wickets in Test cricket, now Ashwin will have a chance
So far only eight bowlers have been able to take more than five hundred wickets in Test cricket. Now India's spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin will have a chance to achieve this big achievement in the Test series against South Africa starting today.
The world record for taking the most wickets in Test cricket is held in the name of Sri Lanka's M Muralitharan. Who has taken the maximum eight hundred wickets in this format of cricket? Apart from him, Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (690), Anil Kumble (619), Stuart Broad (604), Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and Nathan Lyon (501) have achieved this feat.
Now India's spin bowler Ashwin will have a chance to achieve this feat. So far he has been successful in taking 489 wickets in 94 test matches. It remains to be seen whether he gets a place in the playing eleven in the match starting today.
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