Ashwin can achieve a major achievement in WTC finals
By Sudev Haldar
on Fri May 28 2021
Indian All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin can achieve a major achievement in the World Test Championship (WTC) finals
The final match of the ICC World Test Championship is to be played between India and New Zealand in England next month. Indian Great spinner R Ashwin, who is in great form, is scheduled to play in this historic match to be played in Southampton. R Ashwin has a chance to achieve a very special place in the finals. Ashwin is four wickets away from becoming the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship.
Currently, World No.1 bowler Pat Cummins is the highest wicket-taker in the ICC World Test Championship. Cummins has 70 wickets in his name. Cummins has taken these wickets in 14 Tests while Ashwin has 67 wickets in 13 Tests.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee is at number five with 51 wickets in 10 matches. It is not possible to take 20 wickets in a match, so the Southee has been out of this race. Ashwin has taken four or more wickets in WTC matches so far four times. He is followed by Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, who has 56 wickets in his account.
Ashwin has played nine matches in India, three in Australia, and one in New Zealand so far in WTC matches. He has taken most wickets in India only. Apart from this, he has taken 15 wickets in foreign and 52 wickets at home.
Among the 52 wickets that Ashwin has taken abroad, he has taken 32 wickets in the four-Test series during the WTC this year. He was also the man of the series against England. Ashwin has taken 14 wickets in only six Test matches in England.