In the five-match Test series, India is currently playing 1st Test against England in Birmingham. So far in the Test match, experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been in the best form. Ashwin also showed his spin magic in the both the innings of Test Match. During this Test match, Ashwin made a incredible record in the captaincy of Virat, which no Indian bowler had ever done.
There has been lots of occasion in Test cricket when Ashwin has played the key role in team India’s victory. Ashwin is an important part of the Indian Test team and he has done remarkable performances under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. During the first Test match against England, Ashwin took his 200th wicket in Test cricket under the captaincy of Virat. No other Indian bowler had achieved such a feat before Ashwin.
In the list of bowlers with the most Test wickets under a single captain, Ashwin sits in 14th spot. Dale Steyn is at the top of the list, along with the likes of Makhaya Ntini (both under Graeme Smith) and Muttiah Muralitharan under Sanath Jayasuriya. Here is the complete list:
|Dale Steyn||347||Graeme Smith|
|Makhaya Ntini||280||Graeme Smith|
|Craig McDermott||231||Allan Border|
|Muttiah Muralitharan||230||Sanath Jayasuriya|
|Allan Donald||225||Hansie Cronje|
|Daniel Vettori||219||Stephen Fleming|
|Michael Holding||218||Clive Lloyd|
|Glenn McGrath||217||Rickicky Ponting|
|Malcolm Marshall||216||Vivian Richards|
|Merv Hughes||212||Alan Border|
|Muttiah Muralitharan||203||Arjuna Ranatunga|
|Stuart Broad||202||Alastair Cook|
|Shane Warne||200||Ricky Ponting|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||200||Virat Kohli|
Best match figures for an Indian spinner in England:
Ashwin took his place in the Test team in 2011, and since his stunning debut against West Indies has claimed 321 wickets in 59 Tests (the current one ongoing) while breaking several records.