- Indian off-spinner Ashwin has performed well so far in the current Test series against England
- Ravichandran Ashwin can become man of the series in this 4-match series
- 34-year-old Ashwin is considered a big threat to left-handed batsmen
Team India’s star of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is in amazing form. He has performed brilliantly in the current Test series against England. It is now being said that Ashwin can become the man of the series in this 4-match series.
Ashwin bowled 23.5 overs in the first innings of the second Test of the series being played in Chennai, and was extremely economical and took 5 wickets for 43 runs. He may have scored 13 runs in the first innings but in the second innings he formed a half-century partnership with Captain Virat Kohli till lunch on the third day.
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By lunch on the third day, India scored 156 losing 6 wickets, in which Virat contributed 38 runs, while Ashwin batted at a strike rate of 89 and scored 34 runs from 38 balls with the help of 5 fours. Ashwin played 75 matches in his Test career earlier and has taken a total of 386 wickets.
Ashwin is a big threat for left handers
34-year-old Ashwin made a special record during this series, due to which he is considered a threat to the left-handed batsmen. Ashwin has dismissed left-handed batsmen 200 times in Tests. He is the first bowler in the world to achieve this feat. He has hunted Australian legend David Warner 10 times, former England captain Cook and Ben Stokes 9 times.
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Ashwin is amazing on home ground
Ashwin performs awesome on home ground anyway. He has surpassed Harbhajan Singh in the list of most wicket-takers on Indian soil. Ashwin left behind Harbhajan, who has 265 wickets at an average of 28.76, after dismissing Ben Stokes from his better off-spin on the second day of the second Test against England in Chennai. Ashwin has taken 266 wickets at home.
Had a great performance in the first test as well
Even though the Indian team had to face defeat in the first Test match of the series by a margin of 227 runs, Ashwin also took a total of 9 wickets in that match. He took 3 wickets in the first innings and 6 wickets in the second innings. Ashwin also scored 31 runs in the first innings.
Number 1: Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)