Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to take 300 test wickets in the recently concluded 2nd test against Sri Lanka against Nagpur. India won the second test match by an innings and 239 runs to register their biggest wins over Islanders. R Ashwin is one of best bowlers for in test matches. He made his test debut against West Indies in 2011.
He has taken 300 wickets in 54 test matches ( 101 innings) with 5 wicket haul 26 times and 10 wicket haul 7 times. Ashwin made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2010. Since his debut, Ashwin has taken 150 wickets in 111 matches (109 innings). He is not a part of the Indian ODI squad at the present moment. Also, he has the experience of playing 46 T20I’s for India taking 52 wickets.
Ashwin has dismissed some top quality deliveries to dismiss opposition batsmen. India’s ace off-spinner took the wicket of Nick Compton in the first test match at Ahmedabad during 2012/13 test series at home. During that test match, Ashwin took 4 wickets. New Zealand Ross Taylor was dismissed by a beautiful delivery. In that match, Ashwin took 12 wickets.
Ashwin also dismissed Darren Sammy in the test match against West Indies at Delhi. He took 9 wickets in his debut test match. In last year’s home season, Ashwin produced a great delivery to dismiss England opener Cook at Mohali.
He has been a star in the Indian Premier League. R Ashwin playing for CSK dismissed Rajasthan Royal Rahane. In last year’s test series against New Zealand, R Ashwin dismissed New Zealand Kane Williamson on the third day at Kanpur.
Ashwin also dismissed Jeetan Patel in the third test match at Indore. He also produced a magic delivery in 2013 Champions Trophy to dismiss Nuwan Kulasekara.
Last year in West Indies, Ashwin dismissed West Indies captain Jason Holder. The best ball was to dismiss Hashim Amla during the 2014 edition of World T20 held in Bangladesh.