Ravichandran ashwin completed his 300 wickets in 54 match.
He take over D Lillee who had taken his 300 test wickets in 56 matches
Ashwin breaks Dennis Lillee’s record exactly 36 years after the latter set it (27 Nov 1981).
SrI Lankan no 11 Batsman Gamage was his 300th victim. He bowled his Carom ball to tickel his stump. Ashwin is 5th indian and overall 31st bowler to take 300 wickets in test.
The 2nd test Between India and Sri Lanka become frutefull for team India in many aspect. Firstly India get their biggest innings win after 10 years years as they defeated Sri Lanka by inn and 239 runs.2nd thing is that their all bowlers are in good rythem before very Important SA tour. 3rd what we are going to discuss ‘Ashwins 300 Test wicket”.
In the recent times when Ashwin Fails drastically to impress in Limited overs format from champions Tropie. Soon after he get’s droped from the team in Oder to find his alternatives in ODI and T20. Many Critics feels like Indian Selectors and team managment should look beyond him amd also find alternatives of Ashwin in test.
At that time when struggled with his form one strong statement came from him and that statement shows his desperation to make comeback in the team. After than he goes to England and played County cricket and comeback India and play Ranji Trophy match to prepare himself against Sri Lanka. During Ranji Trophy matches He was not able to pick wickets according to his caliber. But he always indulged in making himself better. He always tried many variations and use many different angles of release of carom ball to beat the batsman.
The best thing about Ashwin is that he always learn from his mistakes. That’s what we sees when he fails in England because he is bowling on the leg stump line. But later when he came back India he worked on his mistakes and improved it and after than he took so many wickets. Currently he completed 300 wickets.
What lies Ahead for Ashwin
As we know that India is preparing to play in South Africa against SA. That’s why Indian team Managment focusing on preparing those piches which assist fast bowlers. So when India goes to SA than they will play wit 4;1 option in bowling where 4 will be the fast bowlers and one is the spinner.Now india have two top quality spinners one is Jadeja and other is Ashwin. R Jadeja has better track records on the flat pitches compare to ashwin. so it is simple that Jadeja may be the first priority of Captain to play in 1st eleven.
Ashwin will get his opportunities when India play in Delhi which i think it could be seamers Friendly pitch because that match will be last match for India before SA tour. If ashwin able to impress their than he also become top contender of playing eleven when India play against SA their 1st Test.