India’s spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36; here’s a look at his records | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36 on Saturday and has several achievements to his credit.
Since making his international cricket debut in 2010, he has established himself as a key part of the Indian team and played a vital role in its success, especially in test cricket. Here’s a look at some of his records and major accomplishments.
Ashwin is the eighth-highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket with 442 scalps. He is the second most successful Indian test thrower of all time, next to spin magician Anil Kumble (619). Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan has the highest number of test wickets with 800 scalps.
At 36, the spinner is among the 20 most successful international cricket bowlers of all time, ranked 19th with 659 international wickets. Muralitharan leads the charts with 1,347 international wickets.

Ashwin is the fastest bowler to reach 250 Test wickets (45 Tests), 300 wickets (54 Tests) and 350 wickets (66 Tests) in the longer format. He is also the second fastest bowler to reach 400 Test wickets (77 Tests) and the third fastest to reach 200 Test scalps (37 Tests).
The spinner has won a total of nine ‘Man of the Series’ awards in Test cricket, the second highest in the format’s history next to Muralitharan (11) and the highest by an Indian.
He has 30 five-wicket runs in international cricket, the 10th-most in the format and second-most by an Indian next to Anil Kumble (38). Muralitharan has the most five-wicket runs (77).
Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, with a total of 71 wickets. He played a key role in India’s runner-up finish in the event.
The all-rounder is among only four Indian players to score a century and take five wickets in a Test besides Ravindra Jadeja, Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar. In fact, he did it three times.
He won the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2016.
Ashwin was a member of the Indian team that won the Cricket World Cup aged 50 in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
Ashwin won two Indian Premier League titles (2010, 2011) and T20 Champions League titles (2010 and 2014) with Chennai Super Kings.
In 86 Test matches, he scored 2,931 carries at an average of 26.88. Five centuries and 12 half centuries came off his bat, with the highest score of 124. He also took 442 wickets in the longer format, the eighth highest in the format. Ashwin’s best numbers in the tests are 7/59.
In 113 ODIs, he scored 707 runs at an average of 16.44. Half a century has come off its bat in the 50+ format. His individual best score in the format is 65. Ashwin captured 151 wickets in this format, with bowling best figures of 4/25.
In 56 T20I he scored 161 runs at an average of 32.20. Ashwin’s best score in this format is 31*. He also took 66 wickets in this format, with the best bowling figures of 4/8.

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