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Top wicket taker in international cricket

By Ravi - July 13, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 14, 2023 12:02 PM
Top wicket taker in international cricket

Top wicket taker in international cricket

The first day of the first Test in India-West Indies was named after Team India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He took 5 wickets for the 33rd time in his Test career, due to which the West Indies team was all out for 150 runs. Ashwin overtook James Anderson for most bowlers taking 5 or more wickets in an innings.

Ashwin completed 700 wickets in his international career. With this, he also became the most Indian bowler to bowl 96th. He broke the record of Anil Kumble. Many more such records were made on the first day of the match.

Ravichandran Ashwin 702 international wickets

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Ravichandran Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings. His name got 702 international wickets. Ashwin reached number 16 in terms of taking the most wickets in all three formats. He left behind South African fast bowler Dale Steyn (699 wickets). He became only the third Indian bowler to take 700+ wickets. Before him, only Anil Kumble (956 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh (711 wickets) could do so

International top wicket taker bowler

PlayerCountryMatchWickets
Muthiah MuralidaranSri Lanka4351347
Shane Keith WarneAustralia3391001
James AndersonEngland403956
Anil KumbleIndia394975
Glenn McGrathAustralia376949
Wasim AkramPakistan460916
Stuart BroadEngland342841
Shaun PollockSouth Africa423829
Waqar YounisPakistan349789
Chaminda VaasSri Lanka439761
Courtney WalshWest Indies337746
Brett LeeAustralia322718
Tim SoutheNew Zealand355714
Harbhajan SinghIndia367711
Daniel VettoriNew Zealand442705
Ravichandran AshwinIndia271702

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Ravichandran Ashwin took 5 wickets in the innings for the 33rd time

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Ashwin is at number six in the list of most 5 wicket takers in Test cricket. He has 5 or more wickets in 33 innings in 93 Tests. He left behind Ted's colleague James Anderson (32) of England. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for most number of 5+ wickets in an innings. He has done this feat 67 times.

Most 5 wicket takers Bowler in test cricket

PlayerCountryMatch5/Wickets
Muthiah MuralidaranSri Lanka1331347
Shane Keith WarneAustralia14537
Richard HadleeNew Zealand8636
Anil KumbleIndia13235
Rangana Herath Sri Lanka9334
Ravichandran Ashwin Sri Lanka9333

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Ashwin became the most bowled Indian

Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Tejnarine Chanderpaul to take his first wicket of the innings. With this wicket, he became the highest wicket-taker by an Indian bowler in Test cricket. He got 95 wickets. He broke the record of 94 bowled by leg-spinner Anil Kumble. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for most bowled in Test cricket. He has bowled 167 wickets in 133 matches. Ashwin is at number 11 among the overall players.

Most Bold by an Indian Bowler

PlayerMatchBoldWickets
Ravichandran Ashwin9395474
Anil Kumble13294619
Kapil dev13188434

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Ashwin took 65 wickets for West Indies

Ravichandran Ashwin took the wickets of 65 West Indies batsmen. Ashwin became the fourth Indian player to take the top wicket taker against the West Indies. He left Bishan Singh Bedi behind. Ashwin equals Bhagwat Chandrasekhar. Ashwin has taken 65 wickets in 12 matches against the Caribbean team, while Bedi has 62 wickets in 18 matches. Chandrasekhar has also taken 65 Caribbean wickets.

Indian Most Wicket Takers Bowler Against West Indies

PlayerMatchInningsWickets
Kapil dev254189
Anil Kumble172874
S Venkataraghavan 233768
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 152465
Ravichandran Ashwin122265

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