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| On Nov 29, 2021 12:36 AM IST

Fastest 50 Test wickets for India. Axar Patel on the brink of massive record

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Fastest 50 Test wickets for India – The spinners have been the heart of the Indian team in the home conditions. This is a combination of the assistance of the pitches and their skills as well. In the test matches, the players like Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble have been an inspiration to many youngsters as well. Few of them will surely comprise of current crop of spinners, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja, who have done quite well in the red ball format.


Axar Patel close to Fastest 50 Test wickets

The left arm spinner and a handy batter down the order has been terrific in the test matches for the Indian team. Axar made his test debut in February 2021 and ran down the England batting order in a quick succession. In only his 4th Test match, Axar Patel has secured 32 wickets. His most recent 5 wicket haul came against New Zealand in 1st Test Match of the series.

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The fastest to 50 test wickets feat has been achieved by Charlie Turner way back in 1888 in 6 Test Matches. From the Indian team, Ravichandran Ashwin did it in 9 Test Matches. It is very much possible for Axar to break the record of Ashwin, if he maintains the same consistency. Here are the top 3 fastest bowlers to pick 50 wickets in Tests.

Player Year Tests Taken to 50 Wickets
Charlie Turner 1888 6
Tom Richardson 1896 7
Vernon Philander 2012 7

Probable bowlers of Indian team for South Africa Tour

The South Africa tour is said to be going forward according to the Cricket South Africa director. After playing against the New Zealand team in the test series, the Indian team will depart on 8th December. The series will start from December 17 and continue until January 26.

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The players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are expected to be back for the Indian team. While Shardul Thakur can also be preferred in the overseas conditions. The rest of the attack will same, with Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja.

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