R Ashwin Fastest 300 Wicket Taker in Test
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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be eyeing yet another record in the upcoming Test series against Lanka, commencing on Nov 16 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Ashwin's wickets in Ind Vs SL Test series 2017 will be must to watch for as he can break Dennis Lillee's record of fastest 300 wickets in Test.
The spin magician has done wonders in his resounding Test career, bagging tons of records to his name. Although his record list is endless, the most recent feat that he achieved was to get fastest 250 wickets in Test. With that feat, he surpassed veteran Austrian pacer Dennis Lillee's record. While Lillee reached 250 wkts in 48 matches, Ashwin took just 45 matches to breach the milestone.
Ashwin is now close to one more record, even bigger and even greater indeed. He has pocketed 292 wickets in 52 matches at a stunning average of 25.26. If the 31-year old spinner picks up 8 more wickets in the upcoming Ind Vs SL Test series, he will become the man to get fastest 300 wickets in Test. 8 wickets in three Tests, and that too in familiar home conditions aren't something he would toil for. Not to surprise if he achieves the feat in the opener of the three-match series. Now everyone will be having an eye on Ashwin's wickets in Ind Vs SL Test series 2017.
Dennis Lillee presently holds the record of fastest 300 wickets in Tests. Since Ashwin has bagged 292 wickets in 52 matches, one stellar performance featuring just 8 wkts will make him surpass Lillee's record. Ashwin will be hungry ahead of the series and if we go by the history, his hunger has produced him bagful of wickets.
Can R Ashwin surpass Dennis Lillee's record of fastest 300 wickets in Test?