Ashwin Wickets – In India, the pitches have been quite friendly to the spin bowlers due to the dense clay soil. More the pitch is dense, less likely it is to offer bounce, which is quite evident in the test matches at India. While it is totally different for thinner soil at Australia, which have been offering a bounce for past few decades. Due to this reason, the Indian team has seen many heroes in the spin department and have helped them to emerge victorious in test series, especially at home.
The Indian test cricket saw its peak when the players like Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh won matches for the Indian team during period of 2000-2010. Both the players were terrific performers to put opposition in pressure and win crucial series and rewrite history. Anil Kumble scalped 619 wickets, while Harbhajan had 417 dismissals. While Kapil Dev is one of the most inspirational performers in Indian cricket and picked 434 wickets.
In the India vs New Zealand 2021 Test series, Ravichandran Ashwin became the third highest wicket taker in the test format after going past veteran off spinner Harbhajan Singh.
The off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been a quality bowler in India as well as overseas conditions. He has been the biggest match winner for the Indian team in the home test series, and has fared better than most of the spinners all around the world in away tours as well.
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Ashwin has picked 418 wickets in 80 Test matches, and is looking quite confident of executing his skills in crucial situations. If he plays for next 2-3 years, he is expected to break the record of Anil Kumble as well.
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